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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 07-13-2015, 07:01 AM
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Hey guys I'm currently having issues with my maf sensor on my 98 540i and I took it to have the code read and the helpful guy at the auto parts store sprayed my sensor with maf cleaner but he also sprayed the air box temp sensor as well. My question is will that possibly damage the temp sensor??
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Old 07-13-2015, 10:45 AM
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Not likely. Why do you ask? And why do you let a moron futz with your car?

And what "issues" are you having with the MAF? What were the codes?
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Old 07-13-2015, 08:24 PM
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People spray the MAF sensor all the time.
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Old 07-13-2015, 10:50 PM
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... but spraying often solves nothing.
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Old 07-14-2015, 01:45 AM
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spraying often makes more problems

the amount of parts that get replaced on this site, hurts me... Its like an autopart store of e39 parts dies every day
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Old 07-14-2015, 06:33 AM
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Well you can add a maf sensor to that pile of dead parts
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Old 07-14-2015, 07:21 AM
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... but spraying often solves nothing.
Not if you ask the guy at Firestone...
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Old 07-14-2015, 07:29 AM
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If you have the m62tu i have a spare MAF I would be willing to part with.
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Old 07-14-2015, 08:02 AM
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What do you want for it??
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Old 07-14-2015, 08:05 AM
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... but spraying often solves nothing.
I got one off amazon for $150 after extreme efforts to revive mine...I was able to get 2 more months out of it. But, at the end of the day would have been miles ahead just to spend the $150 at Amazon...gl
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Old 07-14-2015, 02:43 PM
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Well you can add a maf sensor to that pile of dead parts

your like the 10millionth here...

another bad idea is unplugging to see how it runs better......

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Old 07-14-2015, 02:45 PM
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I don't understand that one either lmao
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