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Old 08-04-2013, 01:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Cleaning MAF with Brakleen

Is it ok to clean the MAF with brakleen? I have read about people using it and no problems occurred. I have also read that people say not to use it because it can damage the sensor. Anyone have experience using brakleen on their MAF sensor?
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Old 08-04-2013, 10:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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not really sure but why not just go buy MAF cleaner? its pretty cheap and made for the job. i know i didnt answer your question but im just saying.

i ran out of goof off to clean my rims and used MAF cleaner i has sitting around so i understand the base of your question...and yes MAF cleaner worked cleaning the rims.
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NO! Use sensor cleaner! Break cleaner will damage the sensor and MAF's arent cheap!
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Your welcome ...hey I'm new as well.
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what's important with the sensor cleaner is that the cleaning agent leaves no chemicals or residue on the sensor. Brake cleaner cleans to the metal, is highly volatile and leaves no residue. I use it in all my vehicles and just a few days ago, I did the MAF of my 318 with it. It did the trick nicely, improving both the idling and the performance of my M42 engine. I wouldn't be surprised if the sensor cleaner is just brake cleaner with a different label. They do smell the same and evaporate just as fast.
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