: Stupid Check Engine Light!!!

02-13-13, 10:37 AM
Has anyone had problems where the check engine light comes on only after getting on it a bit? I know the code is for the M.A.F. It goes away after a day or so. Could it be that my M.A.F. is going bad? Car is a daily driver and when the light is on, car kinda runs like crap and eats fuel. Thanks for the help in advance.

02-13-13, 11:45 AM
Clean it. Carefully.

02-13-13, 11:51 AM
Also...when I put on my K&N CAI...I noticed if the filter is over oiled and the throttle is punched....the intake will suck some filter oil and dirty the MAF.

However...I've never had any loss of power when my CEL would pop.

02-13-13, 12:04 PM
I had the problem originally start after I re-oiled my filler. Cleaned off the filter of extra oil and cleaned the MAF. I have cleaned it once a week since and still getting the code at hard acc. I have a Volant CAI.


And haven't really had any loss of power with the light on, just seems to stutter.