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Old 04-01-2013, 09:52 AM   #1
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Maf cleaning question

Guys, i need to clean the maf on my 330d. Unfortunately i live in a fuc**d up country where we dont have something for that purpose.... Can i use abro's spray for carburator cleaning for this job?

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Old 04-01-2013, 10:14 AM   #2
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Carb cleaner on a throttle body or ICV i'd say yes, but on a MAF you don't want to risk it
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:59 AM   #3
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Well Im sure youre not the only guy in your area with a MAF;
ask in an auto parts store, or maybe some local mechanics what they use.
Strike up a conversation, and then after you get a little friendly throw in a
"By the way" and ask...
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:26 AM   #4
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Electrical contact cleaner is probably fine. The biggest point to consider is residue and evaporation time. Contact cleaner won't leave residue and it evaporates very quickly.

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Old 04-01-2013, 11:45 AM   #5
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Electrical contact cleaner is probably fine. The biggest point to consider is residue and evaporation time. Contact cleaner won't leave residue and it evaporates very quickly.

What he said...
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:01 PM   #6
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Electrical contact cleaner is probably fine. The biggest point to consider is residue and evaporation time. Contact cleaner won't leave residue and it evaporates very quickly.
Except don't use the kind of contact cleaner that has lubricant in it. They sell both types.
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:03 PM   #7
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Except don't use the kind of contact cleaner that has lubricant in it. They sell both types.
Good insight. I didn't know that existed.
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:38 PM   #8
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guys i live in south africa and need a mass air flow meter, manage to get one but not the right size for 330 i 2001 model.Please help
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:53 PM   #9
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guys i live in south africa and need a mass air flow meter, manage to get one but not the right size for 330 i 2001 model.Please help
Uh get one that's the right part number. What else can I say? Junk yard maybe.
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