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MAF is a consumable, but like sparkplugs, can last a long time before degrading.No codes whatsoever, my mechanic used a fancy scanner... it's barely a misfire more a very slight "out of round" idle when warmed up. I had the motor mounds checked and they look ok.
I recently took the MAF insert out and used CRC MAF cleaner and the wire is nice and shiny.
I don't want to throw money after a problem I don't know the cause of but at 107k I thought replacing the MAF would be one option. I am planning to keep the truck, almost looks like out of the factory and people are amazed it's a 99.
I wonder why you chose the 1913 definition of "consumable" but the word is used, and has been used on this and other forums incorrectly. People just keep using a word because is sounds good or meets their need/s."A consumable is, according to the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, something that is capable of being consumed; that may be destroyed, dissipated, wasted, or spent"
This clearly applies to a MAF. Nevertheless isn't there a schedule for replacing the serpentine belt even if you don't see any severe usage or damage? So that would be a "consumable" item that needs to be replaced.
Or I can just change the headline to: Would you consider to replace the MAF at a certain age if thats less confusing.
Wiley, in no way did I berate you. Your original post asked, is a MAF sensor a consumable item. And the answer was no it is not and I gave the reason why.I give up... I use a simple example because I am asking for help and I am being berated about grammar and words that I shouldn't use... thanks for all the help
Whoever is in charge here please deleted this post since it apparently doesn't live up to the high standards of this web site.. You may want to add a warning that you have to be a member of Mensa to post here
No, if you don't like your thread anymore, stop reading it.Yeah right... let this idiotic thread become philosophical... I was pondering every day why the intelligent quotient of the entire Mercedes work force in Alabama is about as high as the janitor in the German factory in Stuttgart...
Give me a freaking break with your lecture... my transmission broke at 46k miles and had to be replaced, both front cooling fans broke at 50k, the transfer case broke around 60k miles... and on and on and on.. of course that was all my fault!!!
"and so far the only thing that has damaged them has been me".... means I should have NOT put the key in the ignition and drove it out of the garage because my sensitive German engineered piece of wonder is to prissy to be driven by a wild man in his sixties who dares to take of from a green light at over 30 miles and stomps the gas pedal to the ground and flies down city streets at over 50 miles.....
Please somewhere here delete this thread it is becoming ridiculous!