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View Poll Results: Are you aware that your US Focus comes with an air filtration system for cabin air?
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Old 04-28-2006, 09:50 AM   #51
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Knew about this for a while, but just now put in one of the paper elements. I'm hoping to cut down on the amount of saw dust being blown into my car. The business next door to where I work has a furniture shop and was blowing all this super fine saw dust out their front bay door.

I, too, broke those stupid little clips on the cowl, but I haven't had any leaking problems. Thanks, I think, to the trough that Ford molded into the cowl cover.
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Old 05-03-2006, 07:36 AM   #52
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damn 05+'s, Ford f[:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)]ed us over again, lol.
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Old 06-29-2006, 05:50 PM   #53
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2001 Focus SE Wagon (Black)

I purchased a cain air filter (Motorcraft) and thought it was the wrong one as it seemed mal-fitting. You have to kind of bend it to fit it in (leaving the sides contorted). Now that I saw the above post with the "how to" link, I see that I am not alone. Does anyone make a cabin air filter that is actually the correct size?? I don't think it's acceptable to have to settle for an oversized filter that doesn't really fit.

Anyone have any ideas on this??

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Old 07-06-2006, 12:31 PM   #54
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Will this take away the musty smell when i have my heat or blowers on?
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Old 07-06-2006, 01:41 PM   #55
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The air filter will remove dust or particles from outside air....it won't do anything about dust or mold already in your vent system. Air conditioning systems always have some moisture associated with them, and that will cause a musty smell unless it dries out - cabin air filter has nothing to do with that.

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Will this take away the musty smell when i have my heat or blowers on?
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Old 07-06-2006, 04:25 PM   #56
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"Will this take away the musty smell when i have my heat or blowers on?"

The best way to prevent the musty smell (which results from moisture left in the evaporator area supporting mold growth), is to routinely switch off the A/C (using the button), and leave the fan continue to blow, 30 - 60 seconds before you turn off the car. A longer period is even better, but then you can get a bit hot on a hot day. A 60 second "pre shutdown A/C turnoff" shouldn't be too uncomfortable.

This reduces the residual moisture left in the coil area, which is the cause of mold growth and the musty smell.

You can sanitize the system with a special anti-mold/bacteria spray, but the smell will come back as long as residual moisture remains in the coil area.
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Old 12-19-2006, 08:14 PM   #57
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yeah the spot where mine goes is covered by this screen thingy that is like glued down to the point that i can't get it off, no way no how...even with a saw, Xacto, etc....any ideas?
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Old 12-20-2006, 01:27 PM   #58
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why have it there but not put in the filter?
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Old 12-20-2006, 03:21 PM   #59
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A filter costs $10 for Ford to put in.....$10 times every Focus sold in North America......
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Old 01-18-2007, 10:48 PM   #60
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so they charge 10$ more for every focus.. I would have wanted this ;p
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