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Cabin Filter for 2013 Ford Fiesta #4441064
06/25/17 12:09 PM
06/25/17 12:09 PM
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Central Texas
borgward Offline OP
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Central Texas
Looking for a good brand of Cabin Air Filter for 2013 Ford Fiesta. Wow It costs $80 to 111, and more to have a shop replace it! I already removed it. Not too dirty, but don't want that extra charge when I have the AC serviced. I was curious if it was so dirty that it was affecting the AC performance. Don't think so. Will replace while I'm in there.

Last edited by wwillson; 06/26/17 05:59 AM. Reason: subject clarification
Re: Cabin Filter for 2013 Ford Fiesta [Re: borgward] #4441067
06/25/17 12:15 PM
06/25/17 12:15 PM
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Basehor, KS
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Try O'Reilly Auto Parts. Microgard for $8.49; Wix for $24.99.. As I understand it, Wix makes Microgard Assume I got your Fiesta info correct. I would think any of the big box auto stores would be close to this pricing.

Re: Cabin Filter for 2013 Ford Fiesta [Re: borgward] #4441068
06/25/17 12:16 PM
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Santa Barbara, CA
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Anything wrong with getting a Motorcraft one? The FP-69 is $27.98.


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Re: Cabin Filter for 2013 Ford Fiesta [Re: borgward] #4441072
06/25/17 12:26 PM
06/25/17 12:26 PM
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Central Texas
borgward Offline OP
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Mine is a VP8E2H-16N619-AB. Who makes it for Ford? Where to get Motorcraft in 78621? Motorcraft would be fine, but don't want to pay 2X if I can get one that matches the same specs.

Re: Cabin Filter for 2013 Ford Fiesta [Re: borgward] #4441074
06/25/17 12:28 PM
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Santa Barbara, CA
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No idea who makes it for Ford. The service part number is FP-69, yours is probably still the factory one.


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Re: Cabin Filter for 2013 Ford Fiesta [Re: borgward] #4441088
06/25/17 12:48 PM
06/25/17 12:48 PM
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Central Texas
borgward Offline OP
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Yeah, it is. 28,000 miles on it. Book that came with it when I bought it new said change at 30,000 miles on one page and every 10,000 on an other.

Re: Cabin Filter for 2013 Ford Fiesta [Re: borgward] #4441089
06/25/17 12:49 PM
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CAF and oil filters are commonly reviewed by sight alone. We here on BITOG don't even have "specs" on oil filter media. It's the 800 lb. gorilla which never was in the room.

Regarding CAFs, I've seen mere wavy "paper", cheaper to better thicker filter paper and thick, seemingly well assembled charcoal laden examples.

Also, I've seen posts involving making your own from large, home AC panels. Unless I've missed something, going that route seems a waste of time as the home filters seem very porous to me.

Pick an example from FRAM or Purolater when they're on a combo sale with an oil change at some store near you and take it from there. When ordering from RockAuto make sure any CAF (or anything else, really) is shipped from the same warehouse or multiple postage fees will eat any savings up real fast. Look for the little truck icon.

Believe me, we all know the sting of buying a basic maintenance part at a dealership's parts counter.
If you go WIX or Hastings via mail order (just seeing if you're listening) you'll have matched any auto company branded filter and get a leg up on simplifying your situation.

Want a genuine Ford filter? Check out Tasca Auto Parts (Rhode Island) then see what the shipping will be. I just did that for a $7.50 part and learned that adding $70 worth of other stuff didn't move the $10 minimum shipping fee one penny.

What'll get your hackles up is when something like a cabin air filter comes in a box 5 times the size necessary.

It's a game. Learn it so you pay the least. And remember, they're not in it to break even or lose.

Re: Cabin Filter for 2013 Ford Fiesta [Re: borgward] #4441098
06/25/17 12:59 PM
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Unless you have bad allergies, choose the cheapest low-efficiency, high-flow filter. You want the extra blowing power in that TX heat.


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Re: Cabin Filter for 2013 Ford Fiesta [Re: borgward] #4441103
06/25/17 01:03 PM
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Central Texas
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You're right about that. The Fiesta's AC seemed wimpy even brand new. Beginning to wonder if they put enough coolant in the system in when assembled in Mexico. Our 99 Tracer blows cold no matter how hot it gets. How do you determine what's high flow?

Last edited by borgward; 06/25/17 01:05 PM. Reason: Requested more info
Re: Cabin Filter for 2013 Ford Fiesta [Re: borgward] #4441122
06/25/17 01:15 PM
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Buffalo, NY
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If it's a sturdy enough constructed one, just shop vac it off and stuff it back in. I get a year or two worth of service out of them that way. If it's a flimsy Nissan style where you have to mash it into a strip, stuff it in and hope it expands into the plenum space it's supposed to, I just remove and replace those.


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Re: Cabin Filter for 2013 Ford Fiesta [Re: borgward] #4441161
06/25/17 02:07 PM
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Houston, TX
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I prefer activated carbon in my cabin filters, personally. Anything to prevent bad smells from wafting over the evaporator coils.

Re: Cabin Filter for 2013 Ford Fiesta [Re: borgward] #4441163
06/25/17 02:10 PM
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British Columbia, Canada
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We noticed a relative's Honda Minivan had almost no air flow through the back seat air vents. Replacing the cabin air filter changed that immediately. That filter was pretty dirty. So a very dirty cabin filter can affect AC output.

My 2007 Honda Accord came with a Microguard cabin filter (I don't know what it said on the box but that's what it said on the filter). So I buy a Microguard filter if I can find them. I bought an Ultra brand cabin filter a few days ago. It was $15 vs $30 at the dealer. I don't worry too much about the brand of cabin filter.

But I buy an OEM engine air filter ($18.66 for the Honda). I bought a (non OEM) name brand engine filter for the BMW a few years ago but it had far less surface area (far fewer pleats) than the original and it didn't fit as well as I would have liked. So I took it back.


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Re: Cabin Filter for 2013 Ford Fiesta [Re: borgward] #4441169
06/25/17 02:13 PM
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USA
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USA
Fram CF11670
Mann CUK2436
Mahle LAK463
Hengst E2964LC
Denso DCF365K

The Mann is about $25 on eBay

The Denso is under $20

Re: Cabin Filter for 2013 Ford Fiesta [Re: slacktide_bitog] #4441171
06/25/17 02:17 PM
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Connecticut
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Nothing wrong with FRAMs in the $12-$25 range. I replaced mine with a $17 FRAM less $3 mfg rebate. Ordered it as part of a $50 Walmart deal to get free shipping.


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Re: Cabin Filter for 2013 Ford Fiesta [Re: borgward] #4441327
06/25/17 05:43 PM
06/25/17 05:43 PM
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NJ now SC
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I go with TYC cabin filters and buy from Amazon.
Good quality filters at a decent cost.


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