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#1 Thadd

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 11:02 AM

Ive changed my cabin filter on my RHD mondeo mk4 using these instructions it was easy enough.

I bought my mondeo second hand with 18,000 on the clock and serviced twice, so I doubt it has had its cabin filter changes because I think ETIS says it wont need changed until its third service.

From the moment I bought it the air con was never that cold, the fans didnt blow that fast, it took ages for warm air to come through the vents, and after using the air con I got a musty smell from the vents.

It now has 44,000 on the clock and been serviced twice (not by ford). I never asked for the cabin filter to be changed.

I was able to easily change my mondeo mk3 cabin filter so I wanted to give my mk4 a go. The filter I removed was covered in what looked like black tar. The side with the black carbon looked nearly brand new

RESULTS!

The Fan Speed: What a difference, with the fan on full and vents pointing at me I find it hard to breathe its so much stronger. Reminds me of my mk3.

The Heat: I dont know how but it seems to heat up the quicker. I never got any warm air coming through the vents until the temperature needle was above 60 and that didnt happen for 20 minutes. I get warm air coming through after 5 minutes even though the temp needle hasnt moved.

The Air Con: The biggest improvement, my air con just didnt seem as cold as my mk3. Now its so so much better, on par with the mk3 I would say.

BTW this is with manual temperature controls

#2 tellmah

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 11:41 AM

Ive changed my cabin filter on my RHD mondeo mk4 using these instructions it was easy enough.

I bought my mondeo second hand with 18,000 on the clock and serviced twice, so I doubt it has had its cabin filter changes because I think ETIS says it wont need changed until its third service.

From the moment I bought it the air con was never that cold, the fans didnt blow that fast, it took ages for warm air to come through the vents, and after using the air con I got a musty smell from the vents.

It now has 44,000 on the clock and been serviced twice (not by ford). I never asked for the cabin filter to be changed.

I was able to easily change my mondeo mk3 cabin filter so I wanted to give my mk4 a go. The filter I removed was covered in what looked like black tar. The side with the black carbon looked nearly brand new

RESULTS!

The Fan Speed: What a difference, with the fan on full and vents pointing at me I find it hard to breathe its so much stronger. Reminds me of my mk3.

The Heat: I dont know how but it seems to heat up the quicker. I never got any warm air coming through the vents until the temperature needle was above 60 and that didnt happen for 20 minutes. I get warm air coming through after 5 minutes even though the temp needle hasnt moved.

The Air Con: The biggest improvement, my air con just didnt seem as cold as my mk3. Now its so so much better, on par with the mk3 I would say.

BTW this is with manual temperature controls


On ETIS for my MK4, it says to change the oudor filter (as they call it) every service.
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#3 Myfanwy Hertz

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 07:15 AM

I have noticed that my air con is not comparable to my last two MK3's and I have had the pollen filter changed twice.

MIne is L/H/D which means the accelerator pedal has to be removed. I will do the job yself when the car is due its next service. I will be effing furious if the tow different Ford dealers have charged me for changing the filter, only to find it hasn;t been done.

This is such a bad design fault to make this filter so difficult to change. Lazy mechanics will say they have done the job, but how can you check? FOrd should do better than this.

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 08:43 AM

Hi, I repeat what I said before, all cars that have to be adapted from right hand drive to left, or visa versa, will have to have compromises with the design, depending, of course, with how they they were originally designed. It just can't be helped and the recent recall with the Citroen C3 Picasso illustrates the problem car designers have, nothing is perfect...
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#5 herrbohnen

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 03:03 PM

After much ado and struggling I've just changed mine, I noticed the air coming into the cab was really slow and the a/c was rubbish. I thought I'll just try the filter

see if you can spot the difference:

https://picasaweb.go...668959977366626

#6 herrbohnen

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 03:03 PM

After much ado and struggling I've just changed mine, I noticed the air coming into the cab was really slow and the a/c was rubbish. I thought I'll just try the filter

see if you can spot the difference:

https://picasaweb.go...668959977366626

#7 herrbohnen

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 03:04 PM

After much ado and struggling I've just changed mine, I noticed the air coming into the cab was really slow and the a/c was rubbish. I thought I'll just try the filter

see if you can spot the difference:

https://picasaweb.go...668959977366626

#8 4titx

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 03:11 PM

Oh you decided to put a white one in instead of a black one. Now that will only get dirty you know :whistling:
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#9 Alex Heney

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 03:36 PM

You replaced it three times in a minute?

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 02:12 PM

i dont know what happened there




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