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Old 10-03-2004, 09:35 PM   #31
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Point is TB cleaner and carb cleaner do about the same thing, cost about the same amount, and are just as handy. If carb cleaner scares you, don't use it.
Exactly. If they do the same thing, but we've seen evidence on our own site that Carb cleaner killed a MAF sensor, why on earth would you want to use it?
Because I haven't seen any evidence that TB cleaner is any safer for the MAF and I've posted half a dozen links to non-forum sites that use carb cleaner ON the maf directly when suggesting how to clean it.

Besides that we're not even talking about spraying it all over the MAF, if you notice my original post I suggested getting electrical/sensor cleaner for just that reason. I'm not sure if your fears of a puddle forming and somehow flying straight up, going upwind, and getting all over the MAF have any grounds.

If you use any cleaner outside its recommended use (ie. using carb cleaner or tb cleaner on your MAF instead of proper sensor cleaner) and it messes something up, its not the cleaner its you. I should have included a disclaimer I guess.

"* The carb cleaner is for cleaning the TB itself and not the MAF or other sensors, thats why you also bought the sensor cleaner. After cleaning ensure you shake TB and let dry. Do not spray harsh cleaners on your MAF. Carb cleaner is not for consumption. Avoid spraying directly into eyes. Do not taunt happy fu..err..Carb cleaner."



Like I said though, I don't care to debate it any unless for some weird reason someone REALLY wants to know.
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I think people are afraid to post now.

You keep pushing Carb Cleaner, and I'll keep pushing Intake cleaner.
(In future posts).
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you guys are just having a good old time here.. I guess I speak for everyone, we were just standing around watching.


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I think people are afraid to post now.

You keep pushing Carb Cleaner, and I'll keep pushing Intake cleaner.
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Haha I'm not really pushing carb cleaner, just not scared of it. Whats to fear about the post? (edit,clarify)

Oh well, I'll crawl back into the cave.
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