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QUOTE(sobpd1 @ 14 Nov 2009, 11:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>thanks, i`ll leave it until next summer then

shaun

I bottled it and got my local dealer to take it out for me. Cost £30 which I thought was reasonable. I did not replace it as I prefer the increased efficiency of the ventilation system without it and I also think that they are not really necessary. Even my Son - who does suffer from hay fever has had his one removed too. He said that as he likes the windows open at low speeds, and he has to get out of the car sooner or later, he is going to be exposed to pollen anyway.
 

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QUOTE(Dabhand16 @ 15 Nov 2009, 02:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I bottled it and got my local dealer to take it out for me. Cost £30 which I thought was reasonable. I did not replace it as I prefer the increased efficiency of the ventilation system without it and I also think that they are not really necessary. Even my Son - who does suffer from hay fever has had his one removed too. He said that as he likes the windows open at low speeds, and he has to get out of the car sooner or later, he is going to be exposed to pollen anyway.
Matey its quite a good idea to change them because theyre not just to stop pollen but also to stop
getting into the blower motor and killing it.

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QUOTE(morty1970 @ 15 Nov 2009, 08:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Matey its quite a good idea to change them because theyre not just to stop pollen but also to stop
getting into the blower motor and killing it.

Nick

Dealer did not say that - just that pollen coming through face vents in air directed at your face could affect people who suffer with pollen related problems.

I ran my last car for over ten years with no pollen filter and had no blower motor problems, so I'll take a chance on it.

Thanks for the heads up though - appreciate it
 

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From memory I had to also drop the trim panel/flap below the glovebox, the nuts on the fuebox bracket were a pain in the butt to get access to and I had to unplug some stuff from the CJB to make room for the pollen filter to actually come out of the housing.

All done whilst lay upside down in the passenger footwell, on a hot day. And the filter I took out didn't even look that grubby


Needless to say I'm not in a hurry to do it again.
 
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