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Cleaning the cold air intake

On the can to re-oil the air intake, there's a disclaimer that you have to properly measure the amount of oil to put on, and blah blah blah. The whole thing sounds like a plug for you to buy their oil measurer from sbfilters.com, saying "DO NOT OIL FILTER UNLESS YOU HAVE THE PROPERLY MEASURED AMOUNT OF OIL. YOU MUST GET A SCALE FROM US" And at the bottom it says "do not oil filter excessively"

Have any of you bothered with getting the oil scale thing?


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Not needed. Just lightly coat unitl the fabric is evenly colored and you'll be fine.


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Should it be completely dry when you touch the outside or a tiny bit of oil residue? Will the car explode if you put too much on?

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It won't explode but you do run the risk of contaminating the MAF sensor if you over oil it.

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You don't want to over oil the filter, because you could get oil all over the MAF. Now if you don't ruin the MAF, due to excess oiling you'll be cleaning the MAF. Also if you have to clean the MAF, don't just use any electrical cleaner CRC makes a product just for cleaning the MAF. It comes in a silver grey can, and it's called CRC Mass Air Flow Sensor Cleaner make sure that's the only thing you use to clean it with. Also make sure you allow the MAF, to air dry thoroughly or you could mess it up, or your car just won't start until it is dried, Mike. SCT Tuner.

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TechSpray Blue Shower II, Blue Shower G3 cleaner and MG Chemical Super Wash are also great for cleaning a MAF sensor. You can also use 90% or higher Isopropol Alcohol.

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Should the inside of the filter be the same color as the outside? I'm not spraying the inside, but going to let it soak through, so just curious if the inside should just barely be colored (the oil I have is blue-what Steeda sent me) or if it should be the dull grey that the filter naturally is.

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It should be lighter. If it soaks clean through, you've oiled it too much.

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Ooops. I may have done it a titch too much :kooky:
Any way to clean it off? Or should I just get ready to clean off the MAF with that 90% isopropyl alcohol?

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Ooops. I may have done it a titch too much :kooky:
Any way to clean it off? Or should I just get ready to clean off the MAF with that 90% isopropyl alcohol?
You would have to clean it again and reoil.

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Mark, I'm surprised you haven't mentioned the AEM Dryflow Filters. Getting ready to switch to them myself.

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Mark, I'm surprised you haven't mentioned the AEM Dryflow Filters. Getting ready to switch to them myself.
Oh? Sounds interesting! My filter is drying again after being cleaned again. I may want to get some alcohol to clean the sensor just to be safe anyway.

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Any recommended ways to clean the MAF sensor with the alcohol? Just lightly coat it?

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CRC Mass Air Flow Sensor Cleaner. Spray about 6" away from wires, they're delicate and can break by being to close and to much air pressure. Let dry and reinstall.

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CRC... thanks! Just ordered some. I'm sure even if not from over-oiling, just age would warrant the sensor needing to be cleaned. I'll dake all your advice and be extra intensely careful with handling the sensor and spraying it lightly from 6 inches or so away. I'm assuming it's bad to spray the sensor while it's inside the intake.


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