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Cleaned Maf Sensor + Throttle Body

Postby Altezzahead » Fri May 07, 2010 9:52 pm

Decided today to give them a good clean because I had a flat spot . Very happy with the results , Shes driving a lot smoother after this . I should have done this sooner really. Anyway i said I'd put up a few pics to show the amount of crap that is on the back of the throttle body.
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Re: Cleaned Maf Sensor + Throttle Body

Postby Evelyn » Fri May 07, 2010 11:06 pm

Oh u took the whole housing out! I have never done that just cleaned it in the car. Is there a gasket?
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Re: Cleaned Maf Sensor + Throttle Body

Postby Alex-evita » Fri May 07, 2010 11:19 pm

:shock: why u remove it?
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Re: Cleaned Maf Sensor + Throttle Body

Postby Altezzahead » Fri May 07, 2010 11:24 pm

Alex-evita wrote::shock: why u remove it?

because theres all that dirt behind the butterfly valve , its way worse than the front , And cleaned in behind where the throttle body comes off , u will see in the pic below a pool of oil that sits there before i cleaned it.
Evelyn wrote:Oh u took the whole housing out! I have never done that just cleaned it in the car. Is there a gasket?

Ya theres a gasket as well .
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Postby Alex-evita » Fri May 07, 2010 11:31 pm

i see now. :wink: well done,u using a same gasket ?
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Re: Cleaned Maf Sensor + Throttle Body

Postby Altezzahead » Fri May 07, 2010 11:35 pm

Alex-evita wrote:i see now. :wink: well done,u using a same gasket ?

ya , it was a metal / aluminum gasket , why ? was that not a good idea ? :(

Ya thats fine to use the old aluminium gasket, I was just afraid to do that to mine in case it was a paper type gasket

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Postby Alex-evita » Fri May 07, 2010 11:37 pm

i have no idea,just asking
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Re: Cleaned Maf Sensor + Throttle Body

Postby E910 » Sat May 08, 2010 12:09 am

Awesome. I've been meaning to find out if I would need a new gasket if I removed the throttle body to clean it. Might do it tomorrow. Going to watch the WRC this afternoon :wink:

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Re: Cleaned Maf Sensor + Throttle Body

Postby raffo » Sat May 08, 2010 12:57 am

Great post man, this is now the next job on the to-do list!!!! :D :D
Did u give the gasket a scrub aswell? And is it safe/ok to re-use metal gaskets?

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Postby Altezzahead » Sat May 08, 2010 2:03 am

raffo wrote:Great post man, this is now the next job on the to-do list!!!! :D :D
Did u give the gasket a scrub aswell? And is it safe/ok to re-use metal gaskets?


As far as i know its ok , i did give that a clean as well . I took out the air box to get at it properly . before i used to just pull the pipe off the throttle body and just clean the front . Which was really only doing half the job . Damok on the site warned about what to watch out for when taking it off . (thank you)There is a few handy tips to know before removing this , i had planned to put this in the 'How To' section with pics but my camera died after taking off the maf so i charged it for a bit before being able take pics again
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Re: Cleaned Maf Sensor + Throttle Body

Postby raffo » Sat May 08, 2010 9:16 am

and what were the things to watch out for?

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Re: Cleaned Maf Sensor + Throttle Body

Postby Damok » Sat May 08, 2010 11:21 am

Good post man, Glad to be of help :D
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Re: Cleaned Maf Sensor + Throttle Body

Postby Damok » Sat May 08, 2010 11:32 am

Just to add, when i replaced mine the old one it was a mess, Alot worse than Altezzaheads at the back, But to look at the front it looked new, , :shock: Want to clean mine now dude :D :lol: :D
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Re: Cleaned Maf Sensor + Throttle Body

Postby Altezzahead » Sat May 08, 2010 12:08 pm

raffo wrote:and what were the things to watch out for?


I will put up a few other pics and info on how many pipes and connectors are involved in disconnecting . Its just handy to have some idea whats involved .

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Re: Cleaned Maf Sensor + Throttle Body

Postby raffo » Sat May 08, 2010 2:22 pm

ye that'd be great, would definitely be a popular ''how to'' on here :) :)


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