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Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:03 am 
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Cat piss ? :lol:

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:24 am 
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Cat piss ? :lol:


LOL :lol:

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:22 pm 
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That's horrible, luck no one got sick from it!

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:03 pm 
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You have to remember that before the BA no falcon had that filter.
All the same dust and crap still builds up on the evaporator, Ever get in a falcon where you have to turn the AC up full to any air flow? That because the Evap is full of that s**t.

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:27 pm 
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You have to remember that before the BA no falcon had that filter.
All the same dust and crap still builds up on the evaporator, Ever get in a falcon where you have to turn the AC up full to any air flow? That because the Evap is full of that s**t.
hmm might have to look into that. usually get a decent quiet flow on three bars now you have to turn it three quarters until the fan is louder then road noise.

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:52 pm 
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You have to remember that before the BA no falcon had that filter.
All the same dust and crap still builds up on the evaporator, Ever get in a falcon where you have to turn the AC up full to any air flow? That because the Evap is full of that s**t.


Is this an option or all BAs have this standard ?

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:59 pm 
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tickford_6 wrote:
You have to remember that before the BA no falcon had that filter.
All the same dust and crap still builds up on the evaporator, Ever get in a falcon where you have to turn the AC up full to any air flow? That because the Evap is full of that s**t.


Yep.....and woolen seat covers don't help the cause either.

 

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:04 pm 
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93EB wrote:
Cat piss ? :lol:


LOL :lol:


Yep cat urine. The s**t of a cat used to sit up on the valance on the passenger side of my Subaru and piss as it was warm, dry and was too lazy to get up and piss in the garden. Took months to get the smell out! Took a humane cat trap and a trip to the pound to sort the feline issue out(free from some rspca's or local animal shelters)!!

A good way to get the smell out is to spray a mix of lemon cleaner(you can buy a super concentrated odour neutraliser from any industrial cleaning outlet)and demineralised water into the fresh air intake of your aircon. Turn your climate control to fresh and fan on full, then spray 3-4 mists into the intake. Not too much as you will add to the moisture issue you have in the first place.

I also put one of those moisture hippos in the car to draw out the moisture from the carpets and upholstery. You would be knocked down when you realise how much moisture is in you car!!

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Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:07 pm 
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tickford_6 wrote:
You have to remember that before the BA no falcon had that filter.
All the same dust and crap still builds up on the evaporator, Ever get in a falcon where you have to turn the AC up full to any air flow? That because the Evap is full of that s**t.


Yep.....and woolen seat covers don't help the cause either.


Holy crap! Legionnaires infection waiting to happen! :shock:

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Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:41 pm 
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Hi guys FYI. Got a pollen filter for my BA from Ford today. They retail for $30. I will post pics of mine once i get it out.

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Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:30 pm 
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Ok guys FYI The Pollen Filter is an option On B series Falcons. I changed mine tonight to find that a mesh filter is fitted in place of the pollen filter when its not used. In a way the mesh filter may be a tad better in not holding moisture and as much germs. Here is a pic of my mesh filter just after i removed it from the car. Was not as bad as i thought considering its never been changed. Excuse the pic quality (taken on mobile in dark garage)

The pollen filter is now in place. Should have taken pic of it but basically it looks the same as a standard paper air filter. A pic of the box and part number is shown if any B series owners want to replace theirs. :P

All you have to do is lower the glove box and then you will see it straight in front up the top / unlock and remove thin cover and pull the filter out.

Thanks for the advice from the op about changing it :)

 

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:46 pm 
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any advice regarding returning the little plastic strut in the glovebox to where it belongs without being a contortionist? :P And cover the annoyance of changing it for the first time and dropping that one little bit of leaf matter into the blower fan that refuses to dislodge & is heard ticking in the fan blades forever more.

I did mine many moons ago in the bf & splashed out on a ritzy carbon one to find they just clog up quicker and are one of the filters advised to be changed every 5k, for $40. The mesh works fine, most of us would have been breathing through non filtered systems for years.

All this anti-germ business is the reason kids immune systems are insufficient these days.

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:00 pm 
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nice work 93eb, being a falcon i assumed the job wouldve required removing the entire dash, unpicking chassis welds, engine & gearbox out etc, .......... :lol:

and to reply to ryda's comment, yes everyone breathes in crap all the time.......... but i see how filthy my car gets just from being out on the road, so if you can prevent that dirt from blowing straight into you and your families faces just by fitting a filter, i would say its a worthy investment.

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I didnt see a plastic strut. I just undone the clip at the top and gently lowered the glove box. Did not even remove it from the car.
Basically push the clip back until it lets go.

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:12 pm 
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fair enough, then in light of my failure I would advise not to remove the entire glovebox 8-) though I'm not the only one I know of with this problem.

I understand your point fordfairmont, perhaps just go the standard paper instead of the carbon though. I believe it was a bit of a rip. And being a boilermaker and a smoker I'm sure I breathe in more than enough crap that's worse for me than common air. Observation of your electrical appliances with fans in your home will display the same amounts of buildup if not more.

 

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