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Pollen filter

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by Tomo1971, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. Tomo1971

    Tomo1971 New Member

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    Have non air conditioned freelanders got a pollen filter?

    Reason I ask is that I was charged for one on the last service.

    If it has one, where is it?

    Steve
     
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    beneath glove box in foot well, square panel about 4 might be two cant remember from last change, posi screws underneath.Remove housing and an acordion type filter should pull out.
     
  3. Northern Irelander

    Northern Irelander Well-Known Member

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    Ah yes the piece of muslin charged at around £25 plus VAT.

    I removed mine back in 2001 after the first service, resealed the hole with the base cut away from the filter, they are an extortionate price and only work for the first few months TBH. Airflow to the windscreen is better now without it ;)
     
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    Hi N.I.

    Sorry but there you lost me, when I replaced my filter (once so far) I just had to take off the lid at the bottom and slide the filter out, the new one could just slide in and afterwards screw the lid on again. Nothing to cut away from the filter or so ???
     
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    The lid is part of the filter ,He removed most of the filter and just fitted the plastic bottom bit back in with the screws .
     
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    Hi DTO,

    That's what puzzled me in the answer as when I changed my pollenfilter all I had to do was take off the bottom lid and slide the old filter out. This was in no way attached to the lid. Also the new one was just to be sticked in and then the lid to be screwed on again. No cutting whatsoever to be done. Thanks and have fun.
     
  7. DTO

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    you must have an early pollen filter which has a separate lid , which is funny because your td4 is 01 and mine is 2000 and has the new type .

    the bottom of filter element is the lid that screws up , and like mine has been chopped down because it's blocked up , I will be getting one of ebay for about £12 so not to bad , I had to do this for now as fan output was down for clearing windscreen !


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  8. Northern Irelander

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    Correct, I cut the base off, which screws up into the ducting. It is an early FL1, late 00
     
  9. willo

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    Hi all,

    Mine was delivered on january 9th 2001 which makes it a make 2000, but as mine was an export (Europe, same specs. as NAS I think) it is possible these got the separate lid and the domestic ones got the combined filter/lid ?
     
  10. DTO

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    yes you still have a pollen filter :D
     
  11. willo

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    Hi guys,

    Sorry sorry but I lied to you AGAIN (after the 50 kms instead of 5 kms, in the FBH thread), this time it's about the pollenfilter. Contrary to what I said yesterday mine too is with the filter AND the lid as one part. As excuse I can only say it was on june 6th 2004 that I changed mine, so .... (I was convinced it was with a separate lid:eek: ). Anyway, I cut the filter from the lid, such as N.I. did and put the lid alone on it again. When I drove off I also had the impression the airvolume coming through was superior to before but I noticed as well a smell of dust which seemed to be blown out of the filterhousing. Checked on Ebay (Belgium) but no such filters for sale. In 2004 I bought mine through an independant mechanic and paid 23.28 Euro for it (19.74 Gbp), much more expensive than the 12.00 Gbp DTO is paying 4-1/2 years later....:confused:
     
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    Good man Willo ;)

    The dust will be from the interior of the air-ducts, post-air filter onwards.

    With the increase in airflow this has blown out any remaining particles.

    I have never replaced the pollen filter, I don't suffer from allergies, the filter is negatively charged for attaching the pollen, some other particles will get trapped as well. Once coated in dust the filter just doesn't work as well.

    If you can get one for a good price then maybe you can refit the filter at a later stage,
    personally for that money I expect activated carbon purification inserts and Lithium hydroxide to absorb the CO2 as well Lol