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Old 09-01-2004, 08:28 PM   #1
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After thinking about this for awhile I removed my MEF screen. I didn't want to do it because I figured it was the last defence against sucking something into my intake. I figured" what the hell" try it. It does make a differance. I have a rice pipe and this 99 se is sucking air much better! Low end torque hasn't changed much but, mid range is much better! 50 mph -80 is much better.
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Cool. I didnt notice anything, but when I pulled mine I pretty much had everything else allready installed. Good thing is that it didnt hurt anything though!
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On my 94 it made the idle a little rough. Have no intension of doing it on my 98 unless I bore the TB. Anyone else have opinions on this?
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I did keep it if I have problems and want to put it back in. It takes less then 60 seconds to take out with a flat blade screw driver.
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It takes abotu 5 with ring pliers. 4 to get it on right, and one to pull.

I noticed a lil, and i only did it on my intake setup. But N/A needs all the help it can get.
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Well, This morning I got in the car and the check engine light was on? I checked the sensor connection and all looked okay as far as I can tell?? Does the computer need to learn the new air flow or something?? Any advice would be appericiated. It still seems to run good.
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It may have to re-learn the airflow. Otherwise try resetting the PCM by disconnecting the negative battery terminal.
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Thanks man. I love this site and the people on here.There are some awesome people on here with good technical advice. If problem is still there in the morning. I'll try the battery thinging.
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I dont necessarily agree with removing the MAF screen, but it should be a good idea to test the car with it back on. Just to make sure.

After seeing all the crap that gets onto an MAF screen over time.... Im leary, but either way, its been done, people have done it, so hopefully it wont cause you a problem!
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The Check engine light went out by itself. All is good!
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