Replace the plastic joke pollen filter

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Leggera
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Replace the plastic joke pollen filter

Post by Leggera » Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:19 pm

I like a good pollen filter and wasnt surprised to find the cheapest looking plastic filter id ever seen in there.

So unless anyone has found a better solution heres a nice one thats slightly too long. Should be easy to trim down 20mm off the end. Its for a ford fiesta 1.6 2003 if you dont need an all singing one like I do look up another

Use code SAVE30 at the moment .

http://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/c/Ford_ ... 981&000047

https://www.mann-hummel.com/mann-filter ... 9b2b26696a

My aircon barely does anything so hoping a filter that isnt plastic might help airflow too.


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Re: Replace the plastic joke pollen filter

Post by Leggera » Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:00 pm

Its slightly taller and 20mm needs trimming off but im now safe from coolant diesel gas 2.5pm soot fungi mould and pollen yay.

The standard one might just stop leaves if you are lucky.

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Ps I did this as aftermarket ones arnt showing for the chr yet.


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Re: Replace the plastic joke pollen filter

Post by mjvdzwet » Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:12 pm

What is the diffrence between them? As far as I can see both are active carbon filters.
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Re: Replace the plastic joke pollen filter

Post by holyhead » Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:15 pm

The difference is that Leggera claims It is the cheapest looking plastic filter id ever seen in there.
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Leggera
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Re: Replace the plastic joke pollen filter

Post by Leggera » Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:39 pm

The standard one is a hard rough single layer of cellulose plastic. No carbon, no fibres. Its 0.5mm thick.

New one is 3mm thick with all different layers to do different jobs.

The difference to me is it now traps contaminants and I don't feel as sick when I drive.

My cars coolant is already on low at 4000 miles so I probably have a leak and its supposed to catch that too.


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Re: Replace the plastic joke pollen filter

Post by mjvdzwet » Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:05 pm

I thought the original was carbon too.
I'm thinking about putting a carbon+hepa filter in.

I think the measurements are the same as the Auris.
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Re: Replace the plastic joke pollen filter

Post by Leggera » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:28 am

mjvdzwet wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:05 pm
I thought the original was carbon too.
I'm thinking about putting a carbon+hepa filter in.

I think the measurements are the same as the Auris.
A cross reference to another model would be great. Although it was nice to see all the thick layers of carbon etc as I modified the one I bought. Other ones ive had listed as carbon just had a dusting in the fibres.

Im 90 percent certain there is no carbon in the oem one. Classic cost cutting where it cant be seen.




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Re: Replace the plastic joke pollen filter

Post by DutCHR » Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:58 pm

Missing the best option, original carbon filter from Toyota. No shipping costs and fits 100% :mrgreen:
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Re: Replace the plastic joke pollen filter

Post by dim_theo » Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:58 pm

What worries me is that a few Prius owners in the US say that the carbon one is cheaper than the pollen one and that the car comes with the carbon one from the factory. Is it possible that the carbon one was tested and had the 1% filtration?


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