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Old 12-07-2009, 05:31 PM   #1
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changing my cabin air filter

Just found a vid from youtube, how to change cabin air filter. Has anyone tried these steps? As far as I know, some cars have them and some don't.

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GTOs don't but some have worked them in there

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Old 12-08-2009, 12:01 AM   #3
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There is a DIY thread on here somewhere. I am too lazy to for you . I followed those steps.
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Old 12-08-2009, 01:45 AM   #4
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I've been meaning to do this or a while, guess I will add it to my to do list for the winter.
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Old 12-08-2009, 02:00 PM   #5
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My GTO seems to build up dust really fast inside. The black interior makes it really obvious. I keep saying I'm going to rig up a filter but I don't really know if the dust and dirt are coming thru the vent system, or off of me. (Pig Pen)
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Old 12-08-2009, 04:18 PM   #6
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There is a DIY thread on here somewhere. I am too lazy to for you . I followed those steps.

I remember that one also, was a good DIY thread.
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Old 12-08-2009, 04:34 PM   #7
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apparently nobody looked at the link i posted above?
HEY! IT'S THE HOW-TO THREAD
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Wanted to do this myself, found the thread. It's a sticky in the knowledge base right up top!

http://www.ls1gto.com/forums/showthr...+filter+change

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apparently nobody looked at the link i posted above?
HEY! IT'S THE HOW-TO THREAD

Edit for correction, I saw KB in your link, didn't think it had been made a sticky, my bad!

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Old 12-08-2009, 04:37 PM   #9
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Barbara from AutoMD has had some fat from her butt injected into her lips.

Back to the thread....

This is a nice idea. Hmm wish that mod weren't so ghetto.
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Old 12-08-2009, 04:55 PM   #10
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Just found a vid from youtube, how to change cabin air filter. Has anyone tried these steps? As far as I know, some cars have them and some don't.

we haz those them cabin air filters???
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Old 12-08-2009, 05:15 PM   #11
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As far as I know, some cars have them and some don't.

Mine has one now
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Old 12-08-2009, 08:48 PM   #12
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The KB link Svede posted above is very good. Rather than cutting the Fram 'charcoal impregnated filter' however, I took a hammer and squished/flattened down the rear part of its cardboard frame, especially at the rear corners. It slid right back there and the front squeezes right into the shelving.

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Old 12-11-2009, 01:18 PM   #13
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cabin air filter

The new GTO's don't have a cabin air filter
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Old 12-11-2009, 06:57 PM   #14
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The new GTO's don't have a cabin air filter

Did you read through the thread???
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This is a nice idea. Hmm wish that mod weren't so ghetto.

Really? Cutting a filter to make it fit is ghetto to you??
A filter that you don't even see?

Let it be known, ladies and gentlemen, that this man is above cutting a $4 filter to make it fit in his car. Yep, way above it. He would rather clean his dash every hour on the hour than be caught placing a modified filter under his cowl. In fact, he can't see why anyone else would do it, either. If you have done this mod, then you are clearly beneath him, too.

You also should give your car to someone with more class and knows better than to modify a cabin air filter.
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Old 12-13-2009, 01:41 PM   #16
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LOL @ muhthugga ..
Back some time ago, a member here welded a frame together and inserted washable media.

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here was the thread: http://www.ls1gto.com/forums/showthread.php?t=179398&

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Old 12-13-2009, 02:39 PM   #17
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Really? Cutting a filter to make it fit is ghetto to you??
A filter that you don't even see?

Let it be known, ladies and gentlemen, that this man is above cutting a $4 filter to make it fit in his car. Yep, way above it. He would rather clean his dash every hour on the hour than be caught placing a modified filter under his cowl. In fact, he can't see why anyone else would do it, either. If you have done this mod, then you are clearly beneath him, too.

You also should give your car to someone with more class and knows better than to modify a cabin air filter.

Let it be known ladies and gentlemen that this man is above taking things lightly. Someone obviously has been referred to as ghetto, or ghetto-like, etc.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=ghetto

I was utilizing definition #4 Einstein....

4. (adj.) jury-rigged, improvised, or home-made (usually with extremely cheap or sub-standard components), yet still deserving of an odd sense of respect from ghetto dwellers and non-ghetto dwellers alike

Get a life and a set of balls.

For the sensitive types:

I would love to apply this fantastic idea, but I would like a more aesthetically pleasing piece to apply for my inner cabin air filtering requirements.

Now STFU.
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Let it be known ladies and gentlemen that this man is above taking things lightly. Someone obviously has been referred to as ghetto, or ghetto-like, etc.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=ghetto

I was utilizing definition #4 Einstein....

4. (adj.) jury-rigged, improvised, or home-made (usually with extremely cheap or sub-standard components), yet still deserving of an odd sense of respect from ghetto dwellers and non-ghetto dwellers alike

Get a life and a set of balls.

For the sensitive types:

I would love to apply this fantastic idea, but I would like a more aesthetically pleasing piece to apply for my inner cabin air filtering requirements.

Now STFU.

I know what you meant.

You just further proved my point on the absurdity of your statement.

The damn filter isn't even seen. It hides under the cowl.
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Our cars have a cabin air filter?
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Our cars have a cabin air filter?

Stock? No.
People have been removing the "mesh" from under the cowl, and placing a FRAM filter there.

Its in the Knowledge Base.

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GTOs don't but some have worked them in there

http://kb.ls1gto.com/KB/article.aspx...8&cNode=8H6C2L

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Old 12-13-2009, 06:27 PM   #21
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From what I can tell, don't use the FRAM filters or any filter with "charcoal." The results can be counter-productive. Since you need to cut it, cutting into the filter media allows some charcoal to spill out. First time you hit the fans and *fwoom* ... lots of charcoal dust all over your interior. If you do opt for a charcoal filter, I'd highly advise hitting it with some compressed air real well before install. I just got a CarQuest filter for about $5, cut it, still hit it with some compressed air and installed it. Interior does get somewhat dusty, but I suspect that's more from having the windows open all the time more than anything else.
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I see, thx...

Wouldn't a 3M micron filter from Lowes/Home Depot be better? You could cut it to shape pretty easy and duct tape the edges to make a frame. That's what I use in my Subaru, rather than pay the dealer $60 for an oem filter.
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I know what you meant.

You just further proved my point on the absurdity of your statement.

The damn filter isn't even seen. It hides under the cowl.

There was nothing absurd in my statement. It was an opinion based on a filter which was not designed for the car.

An opinion, which generally is based personal-biases and collected data, cannot ALWAYS be subject to the absurdity test. If it was to be judged absurd I would have had to have used an ultimate, ie. never, always, etc.

For example, "Every one knows this filter is ghetto." "Mods like this are always ghetto."

You are absurd in thinking EVERYone will like this mod.
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From what I can tell, don't use the FRAM filters or any filter with "charcoal." The results can be counter-productive. Since you need to cut it, cutting into the filter media allows some charcoal to spill out. First time you hit the fans and *fwoom* ... lots of charcoal dust all over your interior. If you do opt for a charcoal filter, I'd highly advise hitting it with some compressed air real well before install. I just got a CarQuest filter for about $5, cut it, still hit it with some compressed air and installed it. Interior does get somewhat dusty, but I suspect that's more from having the windows open all the time more than anything else.

Someone was saying that the charcoal filters smelled really nice & clean. I few guys used them in the DIY thread I think
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Someone was saying that the charcoal filters smelled really nice & clean. I few guys used them in the DIY thread I think

Yes, actually, they do freshen the air. They're charcoal impregnated which filters the air and smells. The charcoal will not come out as dust as mentioned above since it's integrated/impregnated into the fabric of the filter medium. I've been using them for nearly 3 years and find them to do a very good job...and no charcoal dust in the car.

If you were to buy the 'pure' charcoal filters at Lowes or Home Depot, (and cut to size), they're the pieces that can produce the dust and debris in your car.

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There was nothing absurd in my statement. It was an opinion based on a filter which was not designed for the car.

An opinion, which generally is based personal-biases and collected data, cannot ALWAYS be subject to the absurdity test. If it was to be judged absurd I would have had to have used an ultimate, ie. never, always, etc.

For example, "Every one knows this filter is ghetto." "Mods like this are always ghetto."

You are absurd in thinking EVERYone will like this mod.

I don't think everyone will like this mod.

I just think your reason for not liking this mod is stupid.
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I did this mod and it works well.

I get tired of all these GTO newbs who can't read.
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I get tired of all these GTO newbs who can't read.

I did this mod and it works well.

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The KB link Svede posted above is very good. Rather than cutting the Fram 'charcoal impregnated filter' however, I took a hammer and squished/flattened down the rear part of its cardboard frame, especially at the rear corners. It slid right back there and the front squeezes right into the shelving.

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That method is not as good an idea as just cutting - by "squishing" the filter media all together your lowering the flow capacity of the cabin filter, possibly resulting in your vent settings won't blow as hard.
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