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derek2079
11-10-2004, 05:48 PM
i have searched audizine and audiworld and even google. on 99.5 and earlier it was in the stock airbox but now i dunno where it is and my new maf is here and i am ready to replace it. somone help me pls?

EVIL-AUDI
11-10-2004, 05:50 PM
You've got to be kidding? If you took the cover off for the airbox and looked you'd see it there.

dukez
11-10-2004, 05:54 PM
Its in the airbox. Remove the filter.

skene
11-10-2004, 06:03 PM
its all the way in the bottom.

derek2079
11-10-2004, 06:04 PM
i dont know what to disconnect when taking the top off of it. i took the filter out and looked in it but it doesnt come right off. and i dont want to disconnect somthing that shouldnt be disconnected. is the maf at the top or the bottom of the airbox?

skene
11-10-2004, 06:08 PM
Please refer to above ^

derek2079
11-10-2004, 06:08 PM
is it torwards the front of the car or torwards the back of the car?

EVIL-AUDI
11-10-2004, 06:10 PM
Nothing that you take off isgoing to be a problem. Just be careful of the wires plugged into the MAF. That should be your first indication of where it is. Here's another hint. It looks just like the one you got in the mail.

derek2079
11-10-2004, 06:20 PM
ok i found it and its at the top of the airbox filter. now the problem is getting the damn top off. because there are wires that are connected and so forth. what is the easiet way to do this?

skene
11-10-2004, 06:21 PM
one into the two.. two into the three... three into the four... then you gotta breathe!

derek2079
11-10-2004, 06:21 PM
k ill just start disconnecting wires thats what i was most worried about thx

EVIL-AUDI
11-10-2004, 06:22 PM
Just take the time to sit and figure out what can be unplugged. It's extremely simple to do. Then reverse the process to reinstall.

derek2079
11-10-2004, 07:06 PM
thx guys for all the help.i will post pics of the install as a refrence if anyone wants me to.

derek2079
11-10-2004, 07:08 PM
another thing is i took my n&n filter and rinsed it with soap and water. i think i will let that sit over night until i put it in and hopefully my maf wont give me anymore problems.

skene
11-10-2004, 07:09 PM
soap and water?!?!

WTF go out and buy the cleaning kit...

you will mess it up with using soap.

derek2079
11-10-2004, 07:20 PM
Originally posted by skene
soap and water?!?!

WTF go out and buy the cleaning kit...

you will mess it up with using soap. i have a cleaning kit and soap and water is what is in the cleaning kit. along with the spray oil which i will not be putting on my k&n this time. since the oil in the k&n is what fux the maf

skene
11-10-2004, 07:27 PM
oil is what catches the dirt.

not the cotton gauze.

derek2079
11-10-2004, 07:30 PM
but the k&n has to much oil in it that is what messes your maf up in most situations

skene
11-10-2004, 07:31 PM
no... the person responsible for oiling the filter after it has been washed correctly messes up the MAF.

derek2079
11-10-2004, 07:36 PM
Originally posted by skene
no... the person responsible for oiling the filter after it has been washed correctly messes up the MAF.

then why do so many people have problems with their k&n screwing with their maf?

skene
11-10-2004, 07:38 PM
because they over oil it.

1+1 = 2 much!

derek2079
11-10-2004, 07:42 PM
Originally posted by skene
because they over oil it.

1+1 = 2 much!

no people who havnt over oiled it and just put it directly in have had problems aswell. i know because i never re oiled mine

bitterchild
11-10-2004, 09:20 PM
a dry cotton filter element is not going to give you efficient particle filtration. Enjoy the next 10,000 miles

derek2079
11-10-2004, 11:21 PM
Originally posted by bitterchild
a dry cotton filter element is not going to give you efficient particle filtration. Enjoy the next 10,000 miles
i did spray a little oil on it but not alot.

skene
11-11-2004, 07:24 AM
I purchase new filters... if one can last for 50k... before a cleaning.. why should i bother it served it's purpose already.

EVIL-AUDI
11-11-2004, 10:14 AM
Once again you've not done your research on the topic before doing something.

Rieger_RS4
11-11-2004, 10:19 AM
I've have a K&N for over a year and my MAF is fine

sumpsfast
11-11-2004, 01:06 PM
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Skene vs Derek2079


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skene
11-11-2004, 01:30 PM
Originally posted by sumpsfast
All time best AZ match up:

Skene vs Derek2079


I love it. LMAO[:D]

instigator.

skene vs. the world!

muhahaha!

alen
11-11-2004, 02:20 PM
lol on this topic. well make sure you oil your K&N but don't overoil it. too much oil will go through your MAF and mess it up. not oiling it will allow dangerous particles to get through MAF and mess it up. maybe that's why your MAF is messed up even though you never oiled your K&N.

what was the problem with car before you had to change the MAF? did you do a VAG reading on the amount of air flow? how is it driving now?

i'm asking because in chipped mode i'm not getting ~160-180 g/cm^3 of air as I should so i may have to replace my MAF, too.

alen

derek2079
11-11-2004, 09:55 PM
ok i just want to say i chaned the maf re oiled and cleaned my k&n. and installed new coilpacks.


i want to say thanks to cbass for helping me countless times to finnally fix this problem. and thx to everyone else on these boards for your help