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Maintenance DIY: Change Pollen Filter (Aircon Filter)

Postby Graham » Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:35 pm

Hey guys,

So At my 30,000km service the dealer tried to hit me with $120 to change my pollen filter and check the aircon system, I told them not to worry about it.

The next day I checked my cars pollen filter and it was FILTHY, I did not want it in my car any more! So I went to my local dealer and asked how much the part was by itself, they quoted me A$69-79. I told them not to worry about it and I'll source it elsewhere cheaper.

Got one off eBay for around $20.

It arrived today so I swapped it out and here is a DIY for you guys.

I strongly recommend checking and changing this as if you see it and it's disgusting like mine you'll realise what you're breathing in every time you use your aircon, lol.


Tools required: NOTHING!
Time required: 5 Minutes tops.
No experience needed at all, anyone that can read this DIY can change the filter.
This will NOT void your warranty in any way.




STEP 1 - Removing the Glovebox.

Open your glovebox and pull together the parts circled in red while pushing it down further, then simply pull it out.

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STEP 2 - Removing the guard to the filter.

There are two clips, one at each red circle in the below picture, unclip these by pulling the clips out and pulling forward and then remove front guard exposing the air filter.

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STEP 3 - Removing/replacing the air filter.

Simply pull the filter out, if this is difficult use something to lever it out such as a flathead screwdriver or your car key, then just put the new filter in with the arrows pointing the right way (down).

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STEP 4 - Repeat the steps backwards!!

And then you're done!!


Simple, right?
Now here's a picture of my old air filter (taken out at 36,000km) and a new air filter...

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I hope this helps you guys! :D



Places you can purchase a new filter from:
Mitsubishi Motors Australia - Part #7803A004
RRP = A$52.60+
CCJ = A$45.00

Ryco - Part # RCA182P =
TYC Filters - Part #800106P =
Wesfil - Part # WACF0090 from Bursons (VIC) = A$23.50

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www.genera.com (Parent company to TYC?)
www.ebay.com
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Postby milobob » Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:47 pm

Hehe.. I wonder what ofey's cost would be!
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Postby SIR-VRX » Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:23 pm

Well done. I've been meaning to replace mine for a long time now, but I've been waiting for an aftermarket one that is carbon-activated. I may be waiting a while yet.

Ryco don't make a replacement yet, but I believe they are soon.

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Postby tadz0rz » Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:26 pm

SIR-VRX wrote:I've been waiting for an aftermarket one that is carbon-activated


How many extra kw atw?

Great how to Graham, nice work.
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Postby SIR-VRX » Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:33 pm

tadz0rz wrote:
SIR-VRX wrote:I've been waiting for an aftermarket one that is carbon-activated


How many extra kw atw?


Douche, they make the air cleaner again.

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Postby tadz0rz » Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:42 pm

I aint that stupid adrian, i was being a smartass :P
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Postby AOTR » Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:45 pm

Group buy for the pollen filter?

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Postby Graham » Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:59 pm

hahahahah @ above convo :P
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Postby SIR-VRX » Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:55 pm

I thought I should go and look at my pollen filter... :oops:

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Postby Dire » Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:12 pm

Its a massacre! :lol:

I want to check mine, being quite new (3000km).
They could 'appear' dirty quite quickly.

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Postby SIR-VRX » Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:21 pm

Mine is ~65,000km old... But the AC is on recirculate 100% of the time so buggers me how it got so bad... Perhaps the shutter is after the filter? Not sure.

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Postby Dire » Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:35 pm

Checked mine. Looks a tiny bit darkened but rubbed my fingers over it and they're still clean. There was a terrifying looking bug in it though :P

Pretty sure recirculate isn't total recirculation, for oxygen/CO2 reasons :P

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Postby SIR-VRX » Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:58 pm

Yeah for oxygen/CO2 reasons the car automatically turns off recirculate after a certain amount of time and in certain modes automatically... however it is possible to overwrite this, which I have done, so it stays where I put it!

I don't like fumes of other cars coming in, especially in QLD where there are cars blowing smoke left right and centre. We don't have annual Roadworthy inspections here.


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