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Old 11 December 2018, 09:20 PM
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I give you exhibit A:




That's just over a year old and should be bright white with none of the bits.
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Old 11 December 2018, 10:19 PM
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Originally Posted by RockyRoad View Post
I give you exhibit A:




That's just over a year old and should be bright white with none of the bits.
Them things get proper grubby and restrict air flow through the heater vents
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Old 11 December 2018, 10:50 PM
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Not got one the classic.
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Old 12 December 2018, 12:09 AM
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That's nothing compared to what came out of my car when purchased lol

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Old 12 December 2018, 12:57 AM
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That's nothing compared to what came out of my car when purchased lol

About as bad as the one I took out last year when I bought the car. Although that's nothing compared to the one from my parents Astra I did a few months back. Turns out they had never done it in the 7 or 8 years and 70000 miles since they've owned it! It amazes me the effort some people go to maintaining/modifying their cars but then they never think to change out their cabin filter occasionally.
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Old 12 December 2018, 08:45 AM
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After seeing this, just ordered one up. Will post before and after if it's suitably disgusting, not had the car long so no idea if it has been done.
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Old 12 December 2018, 08:49 AM
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I had mine changed the other day. It looked a bit like the pic above - mostly black and full of debris. I think people tend to forget them!
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Old 12 December 2018, 09:26 AM
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I have had my car for just over a year now and have no idea when it was last changed. I ordered one last night from icp but there ebay page. It was about £13 delivered off there main site but only £9 delivered off the ebay page.
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Old 12 December 2018, 10:14 AM
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Muahahahahahahahahahahaha...none on the classic, , manic laughter,

Just another thing the japs and IM took OFF our cars before charging us 30-50% MORE for them!
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Old 12 December 2018, 11:59 AM
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Can anyone direct me to how I would do this in a 2005 blobeye Impreza? And what bits to get to replace? Looks disgusting!!
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Old 12 December 2018, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by jamestinning View Post
Can anyone direct me to how I would do this in a 2005 blobeye Impreza? And what bits to get to replace? Looks disgusting!!
You need one of these
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F282867803958
The filter is behind the glove box loads of vids on YouTube
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Old 12 December 2018, 12:44 PM
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not sure when mine was last doen so also order one on ebay from ICP for £8.95

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/282867803958
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Originally Posted by jamestinning View Post
Can anyone direct me to how I would do this in a 2005 blobeye Impreza? And what bits to get to replace? Looks disgusting!!
It's behind the glove box. It's a long time since I did it on my old wagon, but as I remember just undo a couple of screws so the glove box opens further, then you'll see a white box behind. I don't think you need to take the glove box door off to get at it.
Open the door of the white box being careful not to snap off any lugs and pull out the old filter, plus loads of leaves and dead bugs. Then pop in a new filter and job done.
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Old 12 December 2018, 04:27 PM
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Is there any kind of air freshener that you can spray these with before fitting. My local valeting company does a sherbet lemon spray that you spray on your mats after cleaning it lasts for ages.
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Old 12 December 2018, 05:57 PM
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Although not as good if you suffer from allergies. Although can't see a dirty one helping you either.


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Muahahahahahahahahahahaha...none on the classic, , manic laughter,

Just another thing the japs and IM took OFF our cars before charging us 30-50% MORE for them!
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Old 12 December 2018, 05:59 PM
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Originally Posted by jaygsi View Post
Although not as good if you suffer from allergies. Although can't see a dirty one helping you either.
A dirty one should still stop the pollen etc. getting in, it just won't let fresh air in either.
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Old 14 December 2018, 11:38 AM
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Just fitted my new one. This is what came out

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Old 14 December 2018, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by alcazar View Post
Muahahahahahahahahahahaha...none on the classic, , manic laughter,

Just another thing the japs and IM took OFF our cars before charging us 30-50% MORE for them!
Available for both JDM and UK cars from MY98 onwards....


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Old 14 December 2018, 01:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Jon T View Post
Just fitted my new one. This is what came out
That ones a real beauty one of the worst i've seen looks like it hasn't been changed for 10 years
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Old 14 December 2018, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Russell38 View Post
That ones a real beauty one of the worst i've seen looks like it hasn't been changed for 10 years
agreed surprised air even gets through it lol
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Old 14 December 2018, 02:12 PM
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Tbh I think it was the original one. No wonder my heaters were asmatic. I can actually feel them blowing on my feet now.
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Old 16 December 2018, 03:45 PM
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Pretty sure mine had never been replaced either. Thanks for posting OP
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Old 17 December 2018, 09:28 AM
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don't think mine has been changed since new

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Old 17 December 2018, 09:39 AM
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Old 29 December 2018, 09:34 PM
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Had my 05 STi 6 years and didnít know it had one 😳better have a look at mine in the morning
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Old 29 December 2018, 09:37 PM
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I must do this ASAP! Keep putting it off....
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Old 30 December 2018, 01:06 AM
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Have had my Bugeye from new I did not know one was fitted will be in a right state!!!!!
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Old 30 December 2018, 01:56 AM
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Lol post a picture when you change it.

Also reminded me to change the one in my vauxhall.

Do you know you also have a dip stick for your gear box?


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Have had my Bugeye from new I did not know one was fitted will be in a right state!!!!!
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Doing mine tomorrow
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Old 02 January 2019, 09:12 AM
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Doing mine tomorrow
getting mine from euro carparts today dread to think how itís gna come out....
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