Exactly the problem I had with the last car. I know that on some cars the MAF is more sensitive than on others and was wondering how it was on the Taurus (particularly the Vulcan). If I was to make an intake, I wouldn't use anything but an AEM dryflow to reduce the chance of getting oil on the sensor. Basically, if the guys with intakes haven't had MAF issues, I won't worry.I think that can be a slanted question. On my Aerostar I had to replace my MAF three times, but did not have an intake kit. The factory one failed, replaced with aftermarket, and the low quality of aftermarket MAFs set up a cycle of failures. I finally put a dealer one in and never had another problem.
Oiled air filter elements are known to foul the MAF. Plus any filter that can let stuff through the filter can foul the MAF.
You do run the risk of getting spray in there. i do have a fine wire mesh that covers the lower bumper wholes so i dont get hardly any water spray in there. Youll know if you do cause the car will hesitate when the water hits that cylinders but clears after that.why is it best to put the filter in the fender well? it seems like it wouldnt be much colder there. wouldnt you want it up front more?
Yeah, I am amazed how much it helps, once got the Airaid one and put it on the SHO, which I did when I got the intake, I was kicking myself for not installing them on my other intakes before the SHO, it's made that much difference.Thanks It's already helping, I live down a dirt road (about 1 block) and it keeps the big stuff from collecting on the filter.