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    Default MAFS How offten do you clean it? Or don't you?

    Mass Air Flow Sensor. Do you clean yours? If not Why? I do mine every 5000K. Better pickup, Better MPG it only takes about 10 mins. and cost is about $6.00 for a can that will last you for years..
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    I clean mine everytime i change the oil usually, dont really know how often that is cause i change oil when the oil life monitor says change engine oil. but i use crc mass airflow sensor cleaner. it really works and can tell a difference when you clean the maf.


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    I clean my MAF sensor every time I change my oil, also. This should be part of regular maintenance on your truck. I will also clean it in between oil changes if i think I need it.

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    also when i change my oil i dont stop with cleaning the maf i also clean my throttle body!!!!

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    iv never heard of this sensor, is it on my truck?


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    Don't have one on my '94 K1500...

    Think they started putting on '99 and beyond.
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    I will be honest and say that I have never cleaned mine on any of my trucks, If It don't throw a code and isn't visibly nasty than why mess with it?

    With that being said I got a lecture from the mechanic I took my S-10 to for a tune up a few months ago, he showed me the MAF and it was encrusted in carbon buildup and you couldn't even see the surface of the MAF sensor. Yeah I guess I should clean it every now aand then, but it's one of those things that is easy to forget.
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    just cleaned mine for the first time in the life of the truck made a huge difference, got power much
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    Quote Originally Posted by TRPLXL2 View Post
    I will be honest and say that I have never cleaned mine on any of my trucks, If It don't throw a code and isn't visibly nasty than why mess with it?

    With that being said I got a lecture from the mechanic I took my S-10 to for a tune up a few months ago, he showed me the MAF and it was encrusted in carbon buildup and you couldn't even see the surface of the MAF sensor. Yeah I guess I should clean it every now aand then, but it's one of those things that is easy to forget.

    Clean it every 5000-8000 miles and you will keep it clean.. and feel the differance.....

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    Where are the located at on the NBS silverados?
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