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Post maf "public enemy" target ???

Discussion in 'Engine' started by poormansporsche, Sep 25, 2016.

  1. poormansporsche

    poormansporsche Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Took my maf off to clean it and inside the actual housing after the sensor there is a plastic gunsight. Of the 4 points where it is joined to the housing were snapped and the 4th was half way through. It was sooo lucky that it hadn't blown off into the engine. So I snapped it off. Does this actually do anything re smooth airflow ? There is a gauze to catch contaminants before the maf so I should imagine the target is not to do with that.

    Thoughts ???

    Cheers
     
  2. Druk

    Druk Administrator Staff Member

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    1st thought. It's a strengthening part for the tube. :dk:
     
  3. John Jones Jr

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    You'll need the to replace it as it does have an effect on the airflow for the MAF air flow sensor, it won't effect the air temp sensor. There's no need to refit the metal gauze.
     
  4. John Jones Jr

    John Jones Jr Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    From memory when I experimented with my MAF and removed the airflow straightener I'm fairly sure it induced an engine flat spot. What I can't understand is how your's is damaged?
     
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