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epapp 10-25-2013 10:55 AM

Why would these MAF wires be spliced?
 
Cleaned the MAF yesterday, noticed the PO had the red and blue wires spliced. Doesn't look like they are spliced into anything anymore, but what WOULD they have been spliced into? I can't think of anything you would want to splice into the MAF wires.http://986forum.com/forums/uploads01...1382723744.jpg

JFP in PA 10-25-2013 11:13 AM

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Originally Posted by epapp (Post 369249)
Cleaned the MAF yesterday, noticed the PO had the red and blue wires spliced. Doesn't look like they are spliced into anything anymore, but what WOULD they have been spliced into? I can't think of anything you would want to splice into the MAF wires.http://986forum.com/forums/uploads01...1382723744.jpg

They don't look like splices, they look like clamp on wire taps where someone had something attached.

Jager 10-25-2013 11:19 AM

Voltage testing??

JFP in PA 10-25-2013 11:26 AM

More likely one of those A/F "tuner boxes" used to lie to the DME about what is really going on in an attempt to eek a couple of HP out of the car.

epapp 10-25-2013 12:06 PM

Right, they are taps...splices...same thing.

I suppose it could have been something like the resistor trick...eek

Shehadehd 10-25-2013 12:44 PM

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Originally Posted by epapp (Post 369265)
Right, they are taps...splices...same thing.

I suppose it could have been something like the resistor trick...eek

I'd expect someone to try something like that on an old Beamer but not Porsche... Weird

Nine8Six 10-25-2013 01:15 PM

Yep that's what some tuner needs to get a spot on job done on a cheap porsche ;) Got it on my 986.... 50K POT and 50kohm resistor is all you need. Safely hiden in the cabin/console compartment.

Magic weapon lol

epapp 10-25-2013 01:17 PM

haha....you mean like when I chipped my bmw? Thats totes different...a chip versus a chinsey resistor

Shehadehd 10-25-2013 02:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Nine8Six (Post 369276)
Yep that's what some tuner needs to get a spot on job done on a cheap porsche ;) Got it on my 986.... 50K POT and 50kohm resistor is all you need. Safely hiden in the cabin/console compartment.

Magic weapon lol

Hahaha, not sure if you're joking.... ?:/

Nine8Six 10-25-2013 02:13 PM

fooling downstream vortex vibrations?? hacking your O2?? spring rates on the larger TB?? Nah?! Now that's what freedom means +525 horses minimum! Oh and Chinese Made Tires!

I was sure that you guys had it all sorted already.

Shehadehd 10-25-2013 02:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Nine8Six (Post 369300)
fooling downstream vortex vibrations?? hacking your O2?? spring rates on the larger TB?? Nah?! Now that's what freedom means +525 horses minimum! Oh and Chinese Made Tires!

I was sure that you guys had it all sorted already.

Haa!!! Beat you on the tires. Homemade... 100 grit sandpaper... Don't even need snow chain anymore.

drew44 10-25-2013 02:33 PM

Had found something similar to that on my 2001 Boxster, where the wire had been tapped like with a voltage tester. It was so bad I had to replace the entire wiring for the MAF connector, and the only way to do that was to purchase the entire wiring loom.
http://986forum.com/forums/uploads01/MAF1382736685.jpg

Nine8Six 10-25-2013 02:38 PM

Oh hang on, not too fast...

My tires are so goddamn cheap they "melt" after a good heat cycle. 100 times more sticky than Performance tires, and 100 grit :p That's how it done

ChrisZang 10-26-2013 09:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Nine8Six (Post 369305)
Oh hang on, not too fast...

My tires are so goddamn cheap they "melt" after a good heat cycle. 100 times more sticky than Performance tires, and 100 grit :p That's how it done

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epapp 10-26-2013 09:11 AM

I think you guys should post in the cheap tires thread haha


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epapp 10-26-2013 11:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Shehadehd (Post 369297)
Hahaha, not sure if you're joking.... ?:/

And to think I was just about to put one of my spare log taper 50k pots in.


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Shehadehd 10-26-2013 09:22 PM

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Originally Posted by epapp (Post 369387)
I think you guys should post in the cheap tires thread haha


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I'm not the one of fills my tires with nitrogen....


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