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I've owned enough cars to know that I've never had a car that attracts outside odors more than my R.
The other day at a red light I had a car next to me where the driver was smoking. The smell was so strong I almost thought my 5 year old had lite a Marlboro in the backseat.
Driving behind a diesel F250 was downright nasty.

Must be something in the air intake. Anyone else notice?
 

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Re: R thy art a stink magnet (flybynight)

No IAQS in your R?

I ask, and then admit that I'm not that impressed with IAQS. One of the "selling points" of IAQS was that it senses smelly outdoor pollutants and blocks them from coming in. I still smell dieses fumes and other nasty odors when I'm driving...
 

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Re: R thy art a stink magnet (kr900)

With the IAQS being an added $125 for the '05, I decided that my little finger could push the button when needed


And, yes I do get to "enjoy" some bit of diesel smell before my digit finger gets to the button.

I guess we are just used to clean sweet air here in the Northwest
 

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Re: R thy art a stink magnet (flybynight)

Quote, originally posted by flybynight »

Must be something in the air intake. Anyone else notice?

I too have noticed that my IAQS doesn't do diddly, or at least is slow to react as has been discussed here before. I don't know whether the smell tapers off or IAQS kicks in, but it definitely does let in a bunch of odors either way.

My wife really notices it when she has a headache or migraine.

The P2 platform must have a very efficient outside air intake system. It'll suck air from a WAYS away.
 

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Re: R thy art a stink magnet (Lead Foot 60)

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With the IAQS being an added $125 for the '05, I decided that my little finger could push the button when needed
In addition to closing the recirc valve automatically, IAQS also upgrades the filter to a (larger) activated carbon unit.

Tom.
 

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Re: R thy art a stink magnet (tmtalpey)

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In addition to closing the recirc valve automatically, IAQS also upgrades the filter to a (larger) activated carbon unit.

Tom.

Do you know what the part number is? I would like the larger filter, but not the IAQS - it sucks. I prefer to keep the car on manual recirculate when I hit the "auto" button.
 

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Re: R thy art a stink magnet (e1618978)

There are several different parts depending on year and model. I suggest going to a good Volvo parts counter for numbers. The IAQS filter is a kind of double-unit which is significantly thicker than the standard particulate one.

On your 04 V70R, the filter change should be easy, it's in a box under the kick panel above the passenger's feet. You drop the old filter down and insert the double IAQS unit in the wide opening. I don't know how your 06 S60R will be configured though, you may want to take a good look at it before deciding to go ahead with that. On my V50 it's a huge pain, you have to remove the accelerator pedal to get at it.

Tom.
 
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