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    Crikey - I'm glad I've done it!

    I've noticed over the last few months - especially when it was really hot - that the Climate Control not really seeming to cool the cabin down as quickly or efficiently as it used to.

    Anyhow, went and got a new pollen filter yesterday from nearby VX dealer to work in my lunch hour and fitted it in the dark when home from work - very easy to do too!!!! You should have seen the state of the old one!!!! It weighed a ton from all the leaves and grime. I don't think it had been changed in 3 years!!! There were loads of leaves etc at the bottom of the filter and the filter housing too!!!!

    My recommendation folks is if you know your pollen filter hasn't been changed recently, then have a look to see how dirty your's is!!!! (Less than a tenner to replace and no tools needed!)

    I'll probably get better mpg now too!?

    HTH
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    Dunno about the MPG

    It is amazing how filthy they get isn't it!.. I change our's every year. I also fit the charcoal filters, which are slightly dearer but do remove more 'smell' from the incoming air.

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    Hi Mark.

    I followed your How-to guide - cheers for that buddy - very handy!!!!

    I'm gonna keep an eye on clearing out all the leaves at the bottom of the filter housing now - theres a drainage hole at the bottom which was pretty much blocked by the leaves - not good!!!!

    I got a new Air Filter whilst I was at the dealers, have you changed your Air Filter yet too? Is that an easy job?

    Cheers fella.
    ATB
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    almost as easy as changing the pollen filter Grant..

    undo the jubilee clip off the top of the airbox where the pipe comes out..

    undo jubilee on the engine end and remove pipe section

    undo the torx screws now showing arounfd the edge of the airbox

    unclip the cable carrier that's on the airbox lid to get to the 'difficult' screw

    lift up the lid towards the wing and remove.

    remove the filter, and clean out the tons of muck that will be in there

    replace is the reverse mate..

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    Cheers buddy

    I'll probably do this at the weekend when I can do this during daylight!!!
    Better safe than sorry!!!!

    ATB
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gsi3.2
    I also fit the charcoal filters, which are slightly dearer but do remove more 'smell' from the incoming air.
    Are these the filters that are fitted to non-A/C Vectras? (We don't get Vectras without A/C here )

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    I believe all Vec C's here in the UK have at least standard AirCon. GSI's, Elites etc have climate control.

    I'd say that carbon as opposed to paper pollen filters are just more efficient, albeit expensive though.

    HTH
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    Quote Originally Posted by SirGSi
    I believe all Vec C's here in the UK have at least standard AirCon. GSI's, Elites etc have climate control.

    I'd say that carbon as opposed to paper pollen filters are just more efficient, albeit expensive though.
    I can't remember where I read it, but thought I'd recalled reading that Vectras without A/C didn't have a recirculation valve, and that the use of some special carbon filter was to compensate. Don't know which country this applied to...

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    I don't know anything about that - I'm sure someone else will be able to verify though!!!!

    ATB
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    Where is the pollen filter

    Is it in the same place as the veccy B, in the bulkhead between the wipers ? !
    TIA
    Si

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