Clean Your MAF!

I pride myself on maintaining a very rigorous service schedule on our Chevrolet Suburban.  It’s not only our trusty tow-vehicle, but it’s our daily driver.  The manufacturers recommended service schedule are, in my humble opinion, the lazy-mans-maintenance and guarantee for increased operating expenses.  So, it didn’t surprise me that cleaning the MAF was not included in the “heavy-duty service schedule”.  Never-the-less, keeping this little guy clean is important.

It’s easier than changing the air filter, and every bit as important.  On the SuperBurb, it consists of loosening two hose clamps, then removing the assembly.  I’ve got the three volume CK8 service manuals, but you can YouTube your vehicle for instructions, I’m sure you’ll find it.

Once it’s free, I used a liberal amount of “CRC Mass Air Flow Sensor Cleaner” to make it sparkly clean.  $8 at O’Reilly’s, AOT a $165 replacement part.mafcleaner

Idles much smoother, and isn’t hesitating from a stop.  Bet my MPG just bumped up a bit, too.

 

See you down the road!

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