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Old 04-02-2007, 04:47 PM
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Cool DIY: How to clean the MAF.....

Good link to a Mazda6 forum post......

Ninja cleaning....

When it's done this well, why re-do it? Just link to it.

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Mod Edit 9/1/2012: Because sometimes that link goes dead
Anyone looking for the DIY should go here instead, as the mazda6tech link is broken.
https://www.rx8club.com/do-yourself-...ean-maf-94872/

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Old 04-02-2007, 04:59 PM
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that is an excellent DIY . Only thing I would debate is the need to disconnect the battery .

Can't see how you could do any harm leaving it connected & it disconnecting it will cause the ecu to reset & the car to idle badly until it relearns the engine .
This could inturn make the unsuspecting owner believe he has stuffed something up with the maf clean & who knows where that will go .
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Old 04-02-2007, 05:13 PM
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does anybody know where i can get an extra o-ring for the maf? it seems as if mines is getting a big worn out...
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somewhere that sells hydraulic fittings etc should have one that would be suitable .
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all i did was disconnect the negative terminal, remove the MAF sensor, take a cotton bud and some nail polish remover and gently clean the filament on the sensor. let it dry for about 20 mins then re-install. i've had no problems so far.
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Worked like a charm. The engine loved it upon start up!
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There are better RX8-specific photos available since 01-08-2007, to where it is possible to see the wires themselves (not blurry).

https://www.rx8club.com/series-i-do-yourself-forum-73/diy-how-clean-maf-94872/

In the Mazda6 link, he is using the CRC Electrical Parts cleaner. This raises a question because CRC makes a specific Mass Air Flow cleaner, which is what I used.
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this is the easiest DIY and effective.
I can do it once month.
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