There are two great things about forums like this one one is that every subject is covered somewhere. And two that there is a really powerful search tool in the top right hand corner (where it says search this forum...) Typing pollen filter into that throws up all the answers to this frequently-asked question. Try here as a starting point from previous posts httpwww.fiatforum.companda19863...pollenfilter And another here httpwww.fiatforum.companda159869-filter-c.html
I did try the search function but unfortunately typed pollen filter 100hp which didnt help still ya live and learn. And not a bit of sarcasm in your reply lol. But I am grateful Colin.
Handy hint instead of searching in the footwell use this sites really very good search tool instead... At panda top level select search this forum from just under the page 1 to 159... text . Type pollen filter in the box... and hey presto lots of answers to this previously asked question youll find them all here httpwww.fiatforum.comsearch.phpsearchid4962607 and if you choose teh seventh one down (here
Just guessing (as I cant be arsed to get cold going the garage) but I think the pollen filter is replaced every two years. No harm in changing it annually though. Ben
Originally Posted by BenP Just guessing (as I cant be arsed to get cold going the garage) but I think the pollen filter is replaced every two years. No harm in changing it annually though. Ben 2 years might be a bit too long I changed mine every year and man it looks terrible Moldy and black. Am thinking of changing it every 6 months now...
Wow the air must be bad in Malaysia. I left the pollen filter in for nearly 3 years here in the UK only changed it when the windows started to mist up too easily. OK it was a bit black but not mouldy. The fiat service book recommends a change every year. However the dealers have only recently cottoned on to this which is surprising as it does increase their profit from a service (longer time for service
My 2008 panda Cross does not have the screws that hold the pollen filter in place. They have not gone missing I suspect fiat have discovered they are not really needed and just make fitting a new filter more difficult.
Having looked within the forum it appears that as my panda does not have air con therefore it has no pollen filter and the cover must be fixed by fiat as no srews either and must be a sealed unit. Can you confirm please. Thanks.
Would love to know the same 2007 Dynamic skydome so no aircon and the cover is there but Im sure is moulded glued closed. Whatever I prod there is no sign it will come undone and no screws. Assume then no pollen filter
Recirculating is bypassing the pollen filter hence full air flow from vents. Reduced flow on normal ventilation suggests the pollen filter is obstructed. I suggest possibilities are filter installed wrong way round dodgy pattern filter filter crumpled or distorted when being installed foreign object has got in at installation or pollen filter cover not properly fitted. pandaEs thanked for this post
Thanks doctorchris. Ill pull the filter and check it again. What is a pattern filter If its a non-OEM filter I bought the new one from the fiat dealer so I hope its correct.
Originally Posted by pandaEs Thanks doctorchris. Ill pull the filter and check it again. What is a pattern filter If its a non-OEM filter I bought the new one from the fiat dealer so I hope its correct. as I understand it pattern parts are non-OEM and not always a good fit e.g. pattern panels such as wings have to be trimmed down to fit correctly...
That plastic cover should hold the pollen filter inside. Have you tried looking inside The only problem I can forsee is the fact that the steering column is quite close and would make the task of removing and refitting the filter rather tricky. Well...theres only one way to find out I guess Good luck and please let us know if you find it. Attached Thumbnails   __________________ fiat Forum Useful
To complete the picture I just looked at my daughters 1.1 Active no aircon and its just the same as in Rolyapples picture i.e. no screws and in fact a cover permanently sealed to the unit. Therefore it looks like aircon means a pollen filter thats a bugger to fit and fiat dealers probably wont bother with it no aircon means no filter and an easier life all round.
I agree with you Upnorth to a certain extent in that the cabin filter is upstream of the aircon condenser thus its removal will have no effect on this component. However a very important issue especially for the ladies came to light when I replaced the cabin filter on my wifes Honda Jazz and told her that it was full of tiny dead spiders. Now she is seriously arachnophobic and the concept of her car
Just a short note to say that replacing the pollencabin filter on my panda has led to much less misting up quicker warming up of the cabin and a sweeter smell (except when I fart sorry to have to share that with you).
Sorry its a bit vague but they are usually mounted in the plastic panel under the windscreen wiper pivots on most cars dont even know if the panda has one there though
Originally Posted by jj58panda In the uk there are CDM regulations which cover construction design and maintenance. You would think that things would be fitted in order that maintenance can be carried out easily on a filter Thats an hours labour charge at the garage lol. Thanks anyway. The problem RHD cars have is that when the cars were designed (to be LHD) the bloody steering column wasnt in the way Its an easy job on a LHD panda but as Jai says a total cock on a RHD car Ben
They dont only filter pollen but also regular dust. So if you end up behind some old Transit diesel or similar at a traffic light itll filter out some of the particle matter. I think its worth keeping it.
Interesting one this................ MY bf has had Astras for years the leasing company always refuse to replace the cabin filter so after a while it becomes clogged and soaking wet causing the car to steam up so he then throws it away and it does without one. Also the ram air effect goes if you have a pollen filter ie you have to have the fan on 1 or 2 to get any air through whereas with no filter just the airflow as you drive will suffice making for a quieter journey.
Ive just been told that my panda because it doesnt have air-con also doesnt have a pollen filter. Great another reason not to have splashed out on air-con.
How do you know if they even change the pollen filter. I changed the air filter on the Doblo a few weeks ago & one bolt was particularly hard to get to & on taking the filter out & looking at the amount of insects etc I dont believe the filter had ever been changed.
I fitted one the other weekend too - piece of cake. I got down there expecting to have trouble but the cover came off easily and the new filter slotted in with minimal trouble. Im not sure if the 1.2 is the same as the 1.4 but the air filter and plugs take ages for what are usually easy to change parts. Youll enjoy getting to the plugs ... dont stretch any of the cabling while your trying to work out how to get the coil packs off...
What a coincidence Had first service on my 1.2 Eco carried out by local dealer yesterday and they made a point of mentioning the pollen filter. Having been given an inclusive price for the service I assumed that the pollen filter would be itemised on the invoice but there is no mention of it. Right thought I - where is it Had a look round car but no sign then lo and behold todays question. I know filter
Originally Posted by rinsor Many thanks srted though only held in with one screw that I dropped behind dash and cant find Anyone two 5.5mm headed screws My 1.2 pollen filter housing did not have any screws in it - it just clipped on and off. Had a bit of a result though as the dealer missed PF replacement on first service. I noticed it because there was no charge for it on the invoice so I spoke to