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PostSubject: 200OZ Cabin Filter Install   Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:08 pm

I was up at Mike's again this weekend. Mike has come up with an ingenious was to filter our cabin air. Several folks have had this install previous, but we thought we would document an install and he was generous enough to install on in my car. And I washed my car at his house as well, but that is old news.


Prior to install


Remove your wipers




Remove hood seal carefully. Remove your cowl cover with the proper tools. A door panel removal tool works for the push plastic pins. Be sure not to lose the sheet metal screws, as they are unique to this piece. 7mm I believe.


There is a small cover on the passenger side with two screws holding it down. Remove this cover.




Install the filter.


Cover goes back on. And reverse the order of the install.

I think has a few made up to sell. But he has to add that info.

Thanks Mike......



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PostSubject: Re: 200OZ Cabin Filter Install   Sun May 05, 2013 11:46 pm

Bringing this back from the dead.

So I got my car out of my friends barn a few weeks ago, and I smelled a slight odor of mice....

Neutral That smell got worse in the last few day so I started tracking it down.
Found a nest.... Nice.



I used a few mothballs in storage, and dryer sheets, I heard mice don't like dryer sheets....
Looks like the boogers grabbed one and used it in his nest.

Anyway the dryer sheet, and filter media provided some nice bedding for them, figured the metal screen mesh would have stopped them.
Nope. Back to the drawing board.
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PostSubject: Re: 200OZ Cabin Filter Install   Mon May 06, 2013 8:06 am

Well that sucks. Darn mice. When I first got my 9C1 years ago I had to completely disassemble the dash to clean out the entire HVAC box because of how bad the mouse pee smell was.

I can't remember if I mentioned this but those boogers ate through the circuit board on the back of my father-in-law's 1970 Mustang instrument cluster and I had to make some jumpers to get it working correctly again.

Darn mice.
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PostSubject: Re: 200OZ Cabin Filter Install   Mon May 06, 2013 8:23 am

That was nice of you Mike, to provide bedding material for the mice for the winter.


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PostSubject: Re: 200OZ Cabin Filter Install   Mon May 06, 2013 8:52 am

Mice like wagons Too!
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PostSubject: Re: 200OZ Cabin Filter Install   Mon May 06, 2013 9:28 am

They also like 9C1's according to Dave Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: 200OZ Cabin Filter Install   Mon May 06, 2013 9:30 am

You mean Joel?
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PostSubject: Re: 200OZ Cabin Filter Install   Mon May 06, 2013 9:36 am

BigBlackBeaSSt wrote:
You mean Joel?

No, Dave. He had some mice build a nest in his 9C1, ended up causing a fire.
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PostSubject: Re: 200OZ Cabin Filter Install   Mon May 06, 2013 10:13 am

Mike, just pondering this a bit this morning. I don't think you're going to find ANY air filter that will survive mice chewing. Maybe what you ought to do is just include a metal plate with your kit. If the car goes in storage, replace the filter with the metal plate, and stick the filter inside the car on the dash or something as a storage reminder. The mice probably will not chew through metal. The cost of making a metal plate oughta be cheap enough to keep the total kit cost reasonable.

In other news, I was helping my neighbor restore an old commercial walk-behind mower that had been sitting outside for a few years. One of the casualties was that mice attempted to chew through the gas cap to get inside the gas tank. They stopped at the metal breather cover inside the bottom of the cap.

BTW, your buddy's barn needs a barn cat... or lots of mousetraps.
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PostSubject: Re: 200OZ Cabin Filter Install   Tue Oct 18, 2016 2:09 pm

Darn mice ! Just resolved a no air flow issue on my 96 Roadie wagon caused by mice. A/C had been working flawlessly all summer then abruptly stopped blowing. Mice had built a nest against the evaporator core during the summer finally plugging off any air flow. Along with the nest their acid pee ate a hole in the evaporator core. Jesus thanks ! Caught it before a fire but it still was a pain to have to replace the evap core. I will say this = As much as I hated tearing into the A/C box, I must admit the design is rather sweet in the fact that other than one hard to get screw it isn't that hard to get into for core replacments compared to other cars I've owned. Why do mice love these cars ?
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PostSubject: Re: 200OZ Cabin Filter Install   Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:40 am

Putting a better flap at the end of the passenger's side drain would probably make it tougher for them to get in. You can not spring load it, because it would collect debris, but something that covers it tighter when closed would help. A hinged metal one that only opens out would be better than the OEM rubber flap, but the hinge must be loose enough to that it can not rust and stick closed.
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PostSubject: Re: 200OZ Cabin Filter Install   Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:14 pm

I'm thinking sticky trap attached to the cowl right in front of the hvac intake... Mice suck!
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PostSubject: Re: 200OZ Cabin Filter Install   Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:40 pm

A sticky trap would put the dead mouse right in front of the intake, and you would still get the wonderful odor of dead mouse.
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PostSubject: Re: 200OZ Cabin Filter Install   Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:47 am

mothballs work for me every winter so far,.
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PostSubject: Re: 200OZ Cabin Filter Install   Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:17 pm

^^^Truth^^^
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