my MAF and the California fires - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


1987-1991 Parley with regards to your 1987 to 1991 Bonneville, Olds 88 or Buick Le Sabre Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-14-2003, 08:18 PM   #1
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 203
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
grey3800 is on a distinguished road
Default my MAF and the California fires

if anyone remembers a few weeks ago the fires here in southern cali, well i was right in the middle of it, in fact it came within quarter mile of my house. anyways.....there was ALOT of smoke begging that day and for the following 5.

on that fifth day my idle started acting up and got a TPS SES light thrown.

I think a cleaning of my MAF sensor and TB will help. Can anyone recommend the name of the product to accomplish this?

anytips would be awesom as well

thanks guys
grey3800 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2003, 12:24 AM   #2
Senior Member
Posts like a Camaro
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Simi Valley, CA
Posts: 971
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
99BonnevilleSE is on a distinguished road
Default

Use a cleaner that is safe for electronics. But you have to take the TB off to clean the MAF. And the fire was within 100ft of my house. =) And my car runs just fine. Seems your car is not filtering very wwell.
99BonnevilleSE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2003, 02:48 AM   #3
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 203
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
grey3800 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 99BonnevilleSE
. And the fire was within 100ft of my house. =) And my car runs just fine. Seems your car is not filtering very wwell.
Darn! ya beat me. On the spot i took out the K&N drop in and put a brand new standard one in, things have seemed to stableized, but ill still do the cleaning.

thanks
grey3800 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2003, 04:21 AM   #4
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Robbinsdale, MN
Posts: 15,408
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
MOS95B is on a distinguished road
Default

With mess y'all had out there, a cleaning sounds like an excellent idea. Don't forget the screen, although the filter should have caught most of it.

By the way, as they went out, we don't get to hear much, anymore. Do they have any suspects or leads on who may have started them yet? I'd like to be there to help y'all string 'em up by thier nether regions....

Glad to hear y'all survived, tho. Hopefully those floods aren't in your area.
MOS95B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2003, 06:45 AM   #5
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 203
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
grey3800 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MOS95B
With mess y'all had out there, a cleaning sounds like an excellent idea. Don't forget the screen, although the filter should have caught most of it.

By the way, as they went out, we don't get to hear much, anymore. Do they have any suspects or leads on who may have started them yet? I'd like to be there to help y'all string 'em up by thier nether regions....

Glad to hear y'all survived, tho. Hopefully those floods aren't in your area.
They got the guy in who started it in custody as the fire started. He was a lost hunter who shot off a signal flare which sparked it. the fire was small at first but helicopters dispatched to put it out were called back, so the fire grew very big very fast. On top of that Gov Grey Davis held off Marine Core fire fighting helicopters from joining the battle. Investigators arent sure if he will face murder charges as 11 people in San Diego county area died from the fires.

heres a link to see some pics from my neighborhood during the fire (not my site):
http://web.figure1.net/~jlindqui/photos/fire031026/
grey3800 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2003, 06:48 AM   #6
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Robbinsdale, MN
Posts: 15,408
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
MOS95B is on a distinguished road
Default

Whoa. Pictures 14 and 17 remind me of when I was in Kuwait. Due to the oil well fires, you could actually look right at the sun without squinting or anything. Creepy
MOS95B is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
california fires firebuick Lounge 20 10-24-2007 08:34 PM
Large California Fires Picture (1200x1400, be warned, large) Bonneville92V688 Lounge 2 10-24-2007 12:56 AM
f'n fires corvettecrazy Lounge 6 12-13-2005 10:29 AM
Car will not run, turns over and fires, will run if primed. ckbell13 1992-1999 51 04-06-2005 06:58 PM
Transmission Oil Cooler Fires - Update fuddyduddy121 General GM Chat 42 12-30-2003 10:38 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:51 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.