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ive been reading up on this and it sounds interesting as a fair few cars respond very well to a maf delete (esp forced induction cars) as the maf usualy is a restriction when running higher boost...... for a bit of info MAFless tunning see below.

anyone thought about this on a benz? i know the SLK32 does not use a MAF at all. i know it wouldnt be cheap as you would have to program the ecu while on a dyno for a while... and need to find a good MB tunner


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MAFless Tuning
MAFless tuning is a method of operating the fuel injection system on a gasoline-powered motor vehicle whereby the mass airflow meter, or MAF, is removed.


The MAF

The MAF is a component in a vehicle's intake system through which air flows past a wire that is heated by an electrical current. The airflow cools the wire, enabling the MAF to calculate the volume of airflow into the engine. The vehicle's engine management computer then uses this information to calculate the correct amount of fuel to be delivered to the cylinders by the fuel injection system.


Removing the MAF

When tuning a MAF-equipped vehicle to operate in MAFless mode, the MAF is removed. This requires the use of an alternative method of calculating airflow into the engine. On vehicles so equipped, this alternative involves the use of a manifold absolute pressure, or MAP, sensor. The MAP sensor measures pressure in the engine's inlet manifold. When coupled with data regarding the engine's revolutions per minute, or RPM, and throttle position, the MAP sensor can be used by the engine management computer to calculate fuel requirements.


Advantages

By changing the engine from MAF mode to MAFless/MAP mode, vehicle modifiers claim two advantages:

* The MAF may pose a physical restriction across the vehicle's intake tract, thereby reducing airflow into the engine. By removing the MAF this restriction is eliminated, potentially improving engine performance.

* By moving the airflow measurement sensor from the intake plumbing to a point closer to the cylinders, the time lag from air moving past the sensor to reaching the cylinder can be reduced, thereby improving throttle response.


Disadvantages

A potential disadvantage of converting an engine from MAF to MAFless mode is that where the MAP sensor is used to measure airflow, the corresponding fuel calculations must be performed by the computer based on tables of information programmed by the engine tuner. If other parts of the engine are subsequently modified with an effect on airflow through the engine, these fuel tables must be adjusted to match the revised engine hardware. By contrast, when operating in MAF mode the computer can automatically adjust its fuel delivery based on the airflow data generated by the MAF, even if other engine hardware is changed.
 

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ive been reading up on this and it sounds interesting as a fair few cars respond very well to a maf delete (esp forced induction cars) as the maf usualy is a restriction when running higher boost...... for a bit of info MAFless tunning see below.

anyone thought about this on a benz? i know the SLK32 does not use a MAF at all. i know it wouldnt be cheap as you would have to program the ecu while on a dyno for a while... and need to find a good MB tunner


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MAFless Tuning
MAFless tuning is a method of operating the fuel injection system on a gasoline-powered motor vehicle whereby the mass airflow meter, or MAF, is removed.


The MAF

The MAF is a component in a vehicle's intake system through which air flows past a wire that is heated by an electrical current. The airflow cools the wire, enabling the MAF to calculate the volume of airflow into the engine. The vehicle's engine management computer then uses this information to calculate the correct amount of fuel to be delivered to the cylinders by the fuel injection system.


Removing the MAF

When tuning a MAF-equipped vehicle to operate in MAFless mode, the MAF is removed. This requires the use of an alternative method of calculating airflow into the engine. On vehicles so equipped, this alternative involves the use of a manifold absolute pressure, or MAP, sensor. The MAP sensor measures pressure in the engine's inlet manifold. When coupled with data regarding the engine's revolutions per minute, or RPM, and throttle position, the MAP sensor can be used by the engine management computer to calculate fuel requirements.


Advantages

By changing the engine from MAF mode to MAFless/MAP mode, vehicle modifiers claim two advantages:

* The MAF may pose a physical restriction across the vehicle's intake tract, thereby reducing airflow into the engine. By removing the MAF this restriction is eliminated, potentially improving engine performance.

* By moving the airflow measurement sensor from the intake plumbing to a point closer to the cylinders, the time lag from air moving past the sensor to reaching the cylinder can be reduced, thereby improving throttle response.


Disadvantages

A potential disadvantage of converting an engine from MAF to MAFless mode is that where the MAP sensor is used to measure airflow, the corresponding fuel calculations must be performed by the computer based on tables of information programmed by the engine tuner. If other parts of the engine are subsequently modified with an effect on airflow through the engine, these fuel tables must be adjusted to match the revised engine hardware. By contrast, when operating in MAF mode the computer can automatically adjust its fuel delivery based on the airflow data generated by the MAF, even if other engine hardware is changed.
Some American models of 230k already use MAF and MAP sensors. MAF on 230k is not used only for meassuring intake air volume,but also for meassuring intake air temp and to control SC clutch engaging/disengaging.
So if you ask me about canceling MAF in 230k, it is not only too complicate mod,but its also not worth to do it.
 
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