cleaning parts with spray brake cleaner

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Asked by Jan 22, 2015 at 11:20 PM about the BMW Z3

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

can I use brake cleaner to spray clean :
1-throttle body
2-idle control valve
3-mass air flow
4-o2 sensors

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I wouldn't, brake clean leaves a residue that can damage sensors, there is a cleaner that is called mass airflow sensor cleaner, it works good and no residue, if your mas air flow sensor is a hot wire type wait until it is cold before cleaning or you will wreck it. A small brass brush can really help with the throttle body cleaning.

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The only thing you should EVER use on a MAF sensor is MAF cleaner, anything else and you'll be buying a new MAF sensor sooner than later.

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