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Old 02-07-2009, 11:41 PM   #1
falak sher

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can i adjust MAF settings? or clean MAF element

hey guys i have an e36 316i

i was wondering if is it possible to adjust my MAF settings for better fuel delivery and if is it possible to clean the element inside?

because my car has idle problems in the morning and i feel thr is fuel starvation

how do i clean it or adjust the MAF settings

please help!
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Old 02-10-2009, 10:57 PM   #2
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You really can't/shouldn't adjust your MAF settings. There is a shitty way to do it with a capacitor, but I'm not telling you how. You can clean it though. You should be able to find a can of MAF/electrical component cleaner at your local auto parts store. It's a simple spray the hell out of it, let it dry, and done.

There are a number of other things that can be causing your problem. Consider spark plugs, o2 sensors, ect...
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Old 02-10-2009, 11:33 PM   #3
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hey bro thanks for the reply. dude i would really appreciate it if you could tell me how to adjust the settings with a capacitor because i have already messed with the settings and so i need to fix it. i would be really grateful. also i changed my spark plugs three years ago should i change them now? and whr are the o2 sensors located?
btw can i clean my maf element with wd40?? sorry for so many questions man

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Old 02-11-2009, 09:02 AM   #4
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hey bro thanks for the reply. dude i would really appreciate it if you could tell me how to adjust the settings with a capacitor because i have already messed with the settings and so i need to fix it. i would be really grateful. also i changed my spark plugs three years ago should i change them now? and whr are the o2 sensors located?
btw can i clean my maf element with wd40?? sorry for so many questions man

hope to hear from you soon.
The capacitor is not the answer, it's a cheap way to make it run rich, but that there's no good reason for your car to be running rich. It's better for the life of your car, and dodging future headaches to fix the problem rather than mask it.

Your plugs are due to be changed. This is very likely your problem.

o2 sensor is in the exhaust, but don't worry about looking into that until your plugs are changed.

Don't clean your MAF sensor with anything other than MAF cleaner

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Old 02-12-2009, 11:34 PM   #5
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hey bro thanks alot man, i will definatley do what u just said. thanks a million
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