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Old 04-07-2020, 04:25 PM   #1
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MAF "Crosshair" Screen - Repair, Replace or Ignore?

This flimsy piece on my original MAF broke:



Safe to repair with epoxy or better not chance it and replace the MAF?

Would be great if there's a replacement piece out there...
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Old 04-07-2020, 05:34 PM   #2
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if you're talking about the gun sight, I would think with or with-out it would not make any substantial effect. just make sure the remainder would not break off and make further damage
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Old 04-07-2020, 06:05 PM   #3
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I found mine cracked too about a decade ago. Removed the plastic and left it alone until I replaced the MAF about 3-4 yrs ago for piece of mind (they were on sale, Siemens VDO from FCP IIRC.) Never had an issue with it, and still have it in the parts stash for backup.
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Repair with epoxy or leave alone, IMHO.
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Old 04-08-2020, 11:06 AM   #5
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Many plastics don't take adhesives well, even epoxies, and even "plastic weld" epoxies. I'd do a test for adhesion somewhere on the outside first. If you can't get a really strong bond, I'd leave it alone.
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It's after the air filter. I think the shield is to keep your fingers out of it.

They say to treat the MAF like eggs because of the thin wire inside. I'd leave it alone and not worry.
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