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Old 01-07-2019, 11:28 AM   #111 (permalink)
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Could you modify the housing to allow a second, larger filter?
Too small.

Probably have to change the housing to fit something bigger, but it's a tight fit behind the glovebox.

Apparently it's also an issue on other small hatchbacks here (that you don't get Stateside)

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How about a chunk of poly(something) foam on the outside over the air intake as a pre filter?
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What about removing the filter? My body already has a filter called mucus membranes.

...or is the fitler to keep the fans and levers from gunking up with dust?
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Sweet! All optioned out and everything. Ivory knobs and chrome handles.

Clock and radio, gas gauge, bamboo shelf and [batwing] steering wheel wrap, defroster vent helpers, and an actual pedal on the throttle roller. It even has a right-hand sun visor!

I got a ride in a VW Jetta. The right-hand sun visor had a lighted mirror with a switch to turn it on and off. The switch had a plastic component that was broken so it took two hands to store the visor. I told him about the green see-through visor in my (two) oval window Beetles.

Times change.

(That right-hand door pillar is missing a plug over one hinge bolt, the door check strap is missing and the domelight switch is a blanking plate. I don't recall if they had a passenger door courtesy light.)
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How about a chunk of poly(something) foam on the outside over the air intake as a pre filter?
It's the cabin filter, not the air intake. And if you're talking about the outside air vents, given the pollution in this country, 99.999% of the time, the system is on full recirculation, windows up.

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What about removing the filter? My body already has a filter called mucus membranes.

...or is the fitler to keep the fans and levers from gunking up with dust?
I think that's the ticket.

Which reminds me... I really should clean it and put it back in. Haven't driven the car regularly for a few weeks (doing an evaluation on a truck, with free diesel, so...), and I keep forgetting.
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It's the cabin filter, not the air intake. And if you're talking about the outside air vents, given the pollution in this country, 99.999% of the time, the system is on full recirculation, windows up.
Most people here use the recirculation only too, not due to pollution-related concerns. I'm sure some use it as an excuse to not replace the cabin filter...
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I've always thought of cabin air filters as another kind of razor blade refill for cars.


Needless to say, I've never had a car that came with one either.

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