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 Post subject: DIY cabin airfilter for EF/EL
Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:44 pm 
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Just wondering if anyone here has ever fitted a cabin air filter to a EF/EL Falcon?

I'm in the middle of rebuilding the aircon unit for my car and after cleaning all the crap out of the evaporator I want to stop it from happening again. As far as I can see the opening between the fan and evaporator is about 11cm x 7cm. It also appears to be reasonably accessible from the bottom. I was thinking of cutting the bottom of the case out and making a small frame up attached to a cover plate that will hold a filter in place.

Any thoughts?
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 Post subject: Re: DIY cabin airfilter for EF/EL
Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:31 pm 
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The easiest thing you can do is while repairing the recirc box (the flap arm usually breaks) is glue a square of flyscreen over the intake opening, then redo the foam surround.
I've never had any leaves jam in the blower fan ever again.

 

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 Post subject: Re: DIY cabin airfilter for EF/EL
Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 9:12 am 
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yeah, fixed the flap arm already :) glued and screwed... it shouldn't break again. And all the foam has been done.

If you glue a piece of flyscreen over the opening, how do you clean it?
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 Post subject: Re: DIY cabin airfilter for EF/EL
Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 12:52 pm 
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Well obviously you don't. It will let finer particles through, larger particles not. I've had no problems with it blocking up.

 

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 Post subject: Re: DIY cabin airfilter for EF/EL
Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 7:12 pm 
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Fair enough... I still think I'm going to do the replaceable mod for mine. I'll pop some pics in as I do it.
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 Post subject: Re: DIY cabin airfilter for EF/EL
Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 8:39 pm 
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Yeah, see how you go.
I'd say still go with the flyscreen also - very effective in keeping leaves out.

 

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