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Old 06-28-2004, 12:48 PM
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GM 60degree v6 MAF sensor question

I have 2 questions.
I have a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE1 with the regular 3400 (3.4L, cubic inches anyone know?) v6. The H.O. (and ram air, are they different or the same? Seen both kinds of fender badges.) are only available on the GT.
First off, there is this screen in the MAF sensor and it looks like it thwarts airflow considerably. Is there a way to remove it without getting the computer P.O.ed?
Second, the intake tube from the airbox goes doun into the fender, and does it open there, or does it go closer to the ground or what?
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here's the intake tube pic.
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Carefully use a knife or small snips. Yes the screen does inhibit airflow some (however the hp gain will be VERY minimal). The computer will account for the new air and it should not be a problem. However if you gut the screens you need to use a high quality air filter at all times. The internals of the MAF are fragile so be careful. Like I said minimal gain but it does up your CFM's a little.

In the end I guess every little bit helps.
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Old 06-29-2004, 11:10 AM
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Didn't GMs GenII v8s come with a screen like that also?

Would a Dremel tool work for screen removal?

Would a KN air filter be okay, or does "high quality air filter" mean a paper filter (I use OEM right now).
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Removing the screen has NO (ZERO, NADA, ZILTCH) effect on airflow or performance. If anything it actually assists with straightening out the air. There was a very long post on Z28.com and the word from THE GM engineer was to leave it in. Also, don't waste your money on any of the aftermarket "high flow" MAFs either.
All of this screen removal bunk is marketting crap from the aftermarket industry......
Tim

Also, as for using an oiled filter (K&N etc), keep an eye on the elements in the MAF. They tend to get gunked up with the oil from the filter. Using a 'Q-Tip' and some carb cleaner every so often will do, just be very gentle when cleaning the MAF elements, they are delicate.

Remove the screen to get to the elements easier. It is held in by a wire 'snap' ring which is easy to remove.

Tim
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