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Nasty cabin filter #4975844
01/11/19 09:42 AM
01/11/19 09:42 AM
Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 296
Minnesota
JoelB Offline OP
JoelB  Offline OP

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Minnesota
I bought a prius a few days ago and I've been going through my normal fluid and filter checks. Overall this car has been telling me its been unloved for quite a while. Glad i swapped out this filter. $14 and 2 minutes seems well worth it. (Hopefully I attached this picture correctly)

Cabin filter.jpg

Mine: 2019 Chevy spark 1.4 Non-turbo
Factory Fill
Factory filter

Wife's: 2018 Chevy spark (Blue) 1.4 Non-turbo
Mobil 1 0w20 AFE
ACDelco UPF64R
Re: Nasty cabin filter [Re: JoelB] #4975850
01/11/19 09:55 AM
01/11/19 09:55 AM
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Posts: 2,696
Cincinnati
Chris Meutsch Offline
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Cincinnati
Yeah, someone didn't care for that car based on your posts.


2005 Honda CR-V EX, 270k
Re: Nasty cabin filter [Re: JoelB] #4975865
01/11/19 10:13 AM
01/11/19 10:13 AM
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Posts: 21,863
Upstate NY
Donald Offline
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Upstate NY
This could have been a short time if it was in the fall. Feel lucky no mouse nest.


2015 Subaru Forester 2.5 engine/CVT
2015 Ford F250 w/Powerstroke
2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)
Re: Nasty cabin filter [Re: JoelB] #4975923
01/11/19 11:27 AM
01/11/19 11:27 AM
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Posts: 2,922
Phoenix, Arizona - USA
SirTanon Offline
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Phoenix, Arizona - USA
Yeah that's a disgusting filter. Just judging by the discoloration and buildup of gunk, it's clearly been installed in that car for years.


2010 Ford Fusion SE - 2.5 liter/6F35 Trans - 271,000mi
2014 Nissan Altima SL - 2.5 liter/CVT - 62,000mi
Re: Nasty cabin filter [Re: JoelB] #4975956
01/11/19 11:57 AM
01/11/19 11:57 AM
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Posts: 173
Long Island, N.Y.
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Long Island, N.Y.
I'm surprised that you got any air flowing through that thing! laugh


2006 Jeep Commander 3.7 V6 -112k (PUP5W30/XG3600)
2006 Toyota Corolla 1.8 VVTi -81k (PPHM5W30/XG3600)
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Re: Nasty cabin filter [Re: JoelB] #4975961
01/11/19 12:00 PM
01/11/19 12:00 PM
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 10,496
Kendall, FL
wemay Offline
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Kendall, FL
The replacement filter seems so much smaller, no? But like everyone else has mentioned, that old filter was nasty.


18 KIA Sportage 2.4 AWD
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ST Syn 5W30, ST9688 (next)

13 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T
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Re: Nasty cabin filter [Re: JoelB] #4975971
01/11/19 12:03 PM
01/11/19 12:03 PM
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Tri State Conservative
Zee09 Offline
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You could have just dusted that off and went another 100K smile


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Re: Nasty cabin filter [Re: JoelB] #4975983
01/11/19 12:16 PM
01/11/19 12:16 PM
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Posts: 274
Seattle, WA
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Seattle, WA
Seems like my 6-month filter looks like this due to parking under a tree in a rural area.

Great to have a new filter in there though!


2003 VW Jetta Wagon TDI 198k M1 5W40 TDT
2001 VW GTI VR6 250k T6 5W40
2001 VW Passat Wagon V6 4motion 110k PP 5W30
Re: Nasty cabin filter [Re: wemay] #4976072
01/11/19 01:27 PM
01/11/19 01:27 PM
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St. Charles County, Missouri
csandste Offline
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St. Charles County, Missouri
Originally Posted by wemay
The replacement filter seems so much smaller, no? But like everyone else has mentioned, that old filter was nasty.


Yeah. Size difference is disconcerting.


2017 Kia Soul Plus-- Super Tech Synthetic 5w30 59000 miles
Re: Nasty cabin filter [Re: JoelB] #4976076
01/11/19 01:29 PM
01/11/19 01:29 PM
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Posts: 296
Minnesota
JoelB Offline OP
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Minnesota
The filter is held in a plastic frame. I hadn’t transferred in the new filter yet since dirt was going to fall out of it.


Mine: 2019 Chevy spark 1.4 Non-turbo
Factory Fill
Factory filter

Wife's: 2018 Chevy spark (Blue) 1.4 Non-turbo
Mobil 1 0w20 AFE
ACDelco UPF64R
Re: Nasty cabin filter [Re: JoelB] #4976683
01/12/19 04:00 AM
01/12/19 04:00 AM
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Posts: 10,496
Kendall, FL
wemay Offline
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Kendall, FL
Ok, see that now.


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M1HM 10W30, OEM
ST Syn 5W30, ST9688 (next)

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PPeL 5W30, OEM
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Re: Nasty cabin filter [Re: JoelB] #4977372
01/12/19 08:40 PM
01/12/19 08:40 PM
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Posts: 314
Illinois USA
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Illinois USA
Originally Posted by JoelB
I bought a prius a few days ago and I've been going through my normal fluid and filter checks. Overall this car has been telling me its been unloved for quite a while. Glad i swapped out this filter. $14 and 2 minutes seems well worth it. (Hopefully I attached this picture correctly)


That looks like it could be original. 😐


04 Ford Explorer PP 5W-30/Puro PSL
99 MB CLK320 Castrol 0W-40/M1 filter
08 MB SL550 M1 0W-40/MB
09 BMW X5 3.0i Dealer oil/filter
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Re: Nasty cabin filter [Re: JoelB] #4977928
01/13/19 12:52 PM
01/13/19 12:52 PM
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Posts: 357
Atlanta, GA
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Atlanta, GA
Wow - doubt that was ever touched since it was put on in the factory. Did you get any funky smells from the HVAC before you changed this? I could imagine it did not smell too luxurious.


2011 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic - 85k miles
Re: Nasty cabin filter [Re: JoelB] #4979652
01/15/19 07:40 AM
01/15/19 07:40 AM
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Posts: 296
Minnesota
JoelB Offline OP
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Minnesota
No funky smells. But the dealer "detailed" the car right before i bought it. Basically hosed the whole interior with smelly product. Possibly to cover up a funk from the cabin filter.


Mine: 2019 Chevy spark 1.4 Non-turbo
Factory Fill
Factory filter

Wife's: 2018 Chevy spark (Blue) 1.4 Non-turbo
Mobil 1 0w20 AFE
ACDelco UPF64R
Re: Nasty cabin filter [Re: JoelB] #4989740
01/24/19 04:47 PM
01/24/19 04:47 PM
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Posts: 40
Northern KY
Elkins45 Offline
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Northern KY
A few years ago we went on a cruise so my Mazda3 was parked in the driveway for a couple of weeks. The first time I started it up the AC didn’t work. Here’s what came out of the blower:

[Linked Image]

This used to be the soundproofing under the hood.

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