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Old 02-07-2012, 08:36 PM
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Cabin Air Filter Woes

Driving down the road, minding my own business, when....
I smelled Diesel fumes.... argh!!

(insert another comparison between Jeep and BMW)

Seriously the Cabin Air Filter should be made with activated carbon, not paper. I found a place that makes custom carbon filters:

The dimensions are 9.5" x 10.5" x 1.25"
Cost $125/6 pack, inc. Shipping. (which is about the same as the paper filters at Autozone)

Problem solved!
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Old 02-07-2012, 08:53 PM
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Re: Cabin Air Filter Woes

BMW has a sensor that switches it to re-circ also.
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Old 02-07-2012, 09:12 PM
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Re: Cabin Air Filter Woes

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Driving down the road, minding my own business, when....
I smelled Diesel fumes.... argh!!

(insert another comparison between Jeep and BMW)

Seriously the Cabin Air Filter should be made with activated carbon, not paper. I found this place that makes custom carbon filters:

http://www.airfilterusa.com/custom.html?type=astrosorb-activated-carbon-filters

The dimensions are 9.5" x 10.5" x 1.25"
Cost $125/6 pack, inc. Shipping. (which is about the same as the paper filters at Autozone)

Problem solved!
Order some and let us know!
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:44 AM
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Re: Cabin Air Filter Woes

sweet! subscribed for updates. big fan of activated carbon. was hoping it would just be a matter of time before we got some... going the custom route works too!
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Old 02-08-2012, 10:15 AM
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Re: Cabin Air Filter Woes

Do they really stop diesel fumes? If so, I will also jump on that.
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Old 02-08-2012, 11:10 AM
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Re: Cabin Air Filter Woes

I will sell 3 of these for anyone who wants a carbon filter that fits the WK2. These filters will last at least 2 or 3 years EACH, so I don't need the whole 6-pack. $25 plus the postage. PM me your info and we'll go from there. I have a PayPal account.
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Re: Cabin Air Filter Woes

I'd be in for one. Is the air filter the same for the 3.6 v6 as the Hemi?
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Re: Cabin Air Filter Woes

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I'd be in for one. Is the air filter the same for the 3.6 v6 as the Hemi?
Yes it should be. If you want to remove the paper filter and double-check the dimensions are 10.5 x 9.5 x 1.25
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Re: Cabin Air Filter Woes

took a pic of the recirc button on my BMW - it works great. you can see there's a manual and automatic setting.
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Re: Cabin Air Filter Woes

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took a pic of the recirc button on my BMW - it works great. you can see there's a manual and automatic setting.
I had that on my 2010 M3 and there were times the smell of diesel still got inside the car. I think the only way to keep out that stench is to wrap the vehicle in a gigantic plastic bag.
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Re: Cabin Air Filter Woes

Guess I always thought that "A" stood for AIR as in Outside Air. I always had mine on then and it worked perfectly.
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Re: Cabin Air Filter Woes

skunk smell will beat any filter anyway
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