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Cabin Filter - New Pre Filter Option

Sandman GTI

Drag Race Newbie
Location
Tennessee USA
This is not a hard mod and low cost.
I thought is was worth making a post so that some of you can use the info.
I titled the post "Cabin Filter" so when people search it might come up better.

Below is a link to Forum Member "Sabo" and his post on this mod.
I also linked mine for pictures as well as some others.

SABO
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=351395&postcount=110

SandmanGTI
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=360374&postcount=604

Triharderken
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=360122&postcount=5908

Not many have completed this mod so not sure how it will hold up long term. The pre-filter might get wet or fill up with dirt fast.

Members who have made the mod, please post any issues when you have some. This way we can see how it works long term.
 
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What does this mod acheive? I thought the cabin pollen filter was pretty efficient anyway! There are also upgrade pollen filter elements available for those with hyper sensitivity.
 

Quebster

Autocross Newbie
Location
Dallas, Tx
What does this mod acheive? I thought the cabin pollen filter was pretty efficient anyway! There are also upgrade pollen filter elements available for those with hyper sensitivity.
From the site: "Audi car air conditioner filter all two layers, while foreign air filter mass is simple out of the car, causing health risks for you, so help you find simple products. For your health regardless of the cost, perfect firmly this flaw, provides the clean air for you in the car"

Hahaha, man I love Engrish. Seriously though, I am wondering the same thing... So basically the point is to add an extra layer of filtration for... health benefits? And to extend the life of the one in the glovebox..?
 

Quebster

Autocross Newbie
Location
Dallas, Tx
Those are the only two possible benefits. "Better" filtration and extension of the inner filter life.
I guess that makes sense :p Pass for me! Although if I still lived in West Texas (super dusty all the time) I'd probably consider it. Thanks for sharing, Sandman.
 

yo_marc

Ready to race!
Location
New England
I haven't had my GTIs cabin filter out yet -- but after changing one in my other vehicle, I could see the benefits of pre-filtering.

My other vehicle had all kinds of debris, critters, junk on it. (IIRC: pine needles, dried up bug parts, etc. )

If there is a way to stop them from getting down inside the AC system in the first place, its probably all the better.
 

BlueHen

Go Kart Champion
Location
Delmarva
I am working on layering a third filter on mine somehow, to protect the second filter and make my air even cleaner than those with just two pollen filters.

 

Quebster

Autocross Newbie
Location
Dallas, Tx
I am working on layering a third filter on mine somehow, to protect the second filter and make my air even cleaner than those with just two pollen filters.

Brilliant! Maybe put it behind the grille/bumper to filter all air going into the engine bay in the first place? This would also extend the life of our CAI filters! ;) :D

"Hey bro, I heard you liked filters, so I got a filter for your filter" haha sorry couldn't help it!
 

Sandman GTI

Drag Race Newbie
Location
Tennessee USA
From my first cabin filter change I think the benefit is to filter out the leaves, bugs, etc that can get all the way inside the vehicle and fill the main filter. Might help prevent smell.
I would think for places like Texas it would help keep dust out of main filter. Longer life of the main filter. Behind the cabin filter it looks like a swinging trap door when outside air is blocked. This filter might help keep dirt from building up on backside of cabin filter in the long run.

Here is what it might help keep out.
For $24 I will give it a try.

http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=339193&postcount=539


It also satisfied my mod bug for an afternoon.;)

I guess it would be better to spend money on a filtering system to replaced the good filtering system that let's air in the engine.
 
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Quebster

Autocross Newbie
Location
Dallas, Tx
Point taken! Making me reconsider lol I still haven't replaced mine (I'm around 27k) because I didn't do the full 20k service (around 20k was when my car pretty much got re-built) so I was planning on having my shop do it with the 30k here pretty soon. I'll be sure to take a look at the filter when I do
 

2slowvw

Moderator
Location
VA
Car(s)
2016 GTI
While I can see the theoretically benefits of this, I am going to pass because the main argument seems to be it helps prolong the life of the original filter, but then you would still have to replace the new filter,...so either way you are replacing a filter, but with the extra filter, looks like you will be replacing two.
 

Diggs24

Autocross Champion
Location
de plains! de plains!
Car(s)
2015 GTI; 2003 Saab
Similarly, one wouldn't stack 2 filters on their house furnace either. It's hard on the blower motor. Who wants to replace a blower motor? It wasn't fun in my Saab hanging upside down in the passenger footwell. Probably isn't fun in the GTI either.
 

ITGUY

Drag Race Newbie
Location
PA
This is not a hard mod and low cost.
I thought is was worth making a post so that some of you can use the info.
I titled the post "Cabin Filter" so when people search it might come up better.

Below is a link to Forum Member "Sabo" and his post on this mod.
I also linked mine for pictures as well as some others.




SABO
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=351395&postcount=110

SandmanGTI
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=360374&postcount=604

Triharderken
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showpost.php?p=360122&postcount=5908

Not many have completed this mod so not sure how it will hold up long term. The pre-filter might get wet or fill up with dirt fast.

Members who have made the mod, please post any issues when you have some. This way we can see how it works long term.





Just did mine off the long standing thread in DIY.
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