Air con under dash fresh air filter

Air con under dash fresh air filter

Postby berniecam on Mon, 27 Jan 2020 5:05 +0000

Checking my air con fresh air filter I found dead insects dust & possibly stains from our recent bush fire smoke the fabric was generally quite grey to black in color there was not any fractures or holes in the fabric, last time I checked they were about $70 genuine to replace so I set about cleaning it up first removing the larger particles with a blower then using a small toy paint brush to remove any grass seeds & other debris lodged in the lower folds, then came up with a good idea to remove the grey black stains still in it I used Nappy san laundry cleaner soaking it for about one hour fully sub merged in a tub of warm water & gently agitating it up & down a few times after removing it from the tub took it out & sprayed it with a garden hose nozzle gently till it ran clear then left it out in the sun to completely dry out I would say it is about 90% as clear as a new filter did not seem to harm the fabric in any way so it may be able to be cleaned many times this way. :D Cheers.
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Re: Air con under dash fresh air filter

Postby grunf on Mon, 27 Jan 2020 7:12 +0000

$40 at Repco
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Re: Air con under dash fresh air filter

Postby mitch_893 on Fri, 31 Jan 2020 3:31 +0000

A lot of cabin filters are charcoal activated. Better to replace them than to wash.
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Re: Air con under dash fresh air filter

Postby ggreenie on Fri, 31 Jan 2020 8:46 +0000

A vehicle worth $60,000 deserves a new filter worth $40. Even the Toyota version only cost me $65. Just replace it.
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Re: Air con under dash fresh air filter

Postby Skrewdriver on Fri, 31 Jan 2020 9:03 +0000

Try www.sparesbox.com.au

Ryco RSK2C Filter Kit
Oil Filter
Air Filter
Fuel Filter
Cabin Filter

Less than $90 for the lot, I replace all of my filters every 10,000km

Same on my wife's Mazda CX-5
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