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I had thought every 850 and newer Volvos all had cabin filters, wrong <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>I'm a smoker.<br>My car was starting to stink of smoke when the A/C was turned on.<br>(I clean my interior at least every two weeks)<br>I found out there is a kit to add a pollen filter. That combined with a total evac of the system and spraying (twice) with Fridgee Fresh made it smell like new again. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Well, it actually sort of smells like bleach <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> but that will pass through in another day or so. I think the stuff IS sort of a spray bleach to kill all the mold and bacteria in the A/C system
 

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Re: You learn something every day. No cabin filters in pre 97 850's (JRL)

JIM, you of ALL PEOPLE! LOL> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: You learn something every day. No cabin filters in pre 97 850's (MadeInJapan)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MadeInJapan</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">JIM, you of ALL PEOPLE! LOL> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>Why, I've only owned one 850 (current) and only sold about 4.<br>They were all high mileage, Do you think I would look for a cabin filter on a 150K mile car?
 

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They started putting pollen filters in the 850's in 95. Some 95's have them some don't, but every year after that should have one.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>jrodT5</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">They started putting pollen filters in the 850's in 95. Some 95's have them some don't, but every year after that should have one.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Guess what, my <B>96 </B>R did NOT have one, (does now)!<br>I was told they made the change in the middle to late <B>96</B> production
 

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Re: You learn something every day. No cabin filters in pre 97 850's (JRL)

At least you can get the adapter to fit such things and at the right price, here in Oz being RHD the bracket thingo's are like hens teeth. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: You learn something every day. No cabin filters in pre 97 850's (cocka)

My 95 most certainly had one. It was nasty as sin when I pulled it out.
 

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Re: You learn something every day. No cabin filters in pre 97 850's (doug242ti)

I guess mine barely squeeked its cabin filter in! My build date is 04 97.<br>I've spoken to the prev. owner, he said he never had the AC system touched. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>My AC works great! (knock on my wood dash) I havent had the evap. replaced since I've had it. <br>I wonder if the cabin filter somehow prolongs the life of the evap. <br>Anyone know?
 

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Re: You learn something every day. No cabin filters in pre 97 850's (TurboMoose)

I read somewhere that it does prolong the evaps life by keeping it clean and assists it to stay dry, also removing the filter and giving the evap a very light vacumn off doesn't hurt, although if the filters in place and working properly it should stay clean anyway ??<br>Another recommendation was to only use the best filters no cheapies
 

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If your 850 doesn't have one, I recommend you buy the adapter kit from <A HREF="http://www.fcpgroton.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.fcpgroton.com</A> and while you're at it, buy a charcoal activated filter. There is truth to buying the best filter. Not only does it keep the evap clean of small particles which store moisture and promotes its rusting, the filter also helps keep foul odors out of the car.
 

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I myself would love to get one of those kits from FCP Groton and fit it, but they only have them for cars that drive on the "wrong" side of the road, sigh !!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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cocka, what different about Left side or Right side with the kit? Seems it would be the same to me.
 

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They are the mirror opposite, as is the whole underscreen area, wipers work from the other side etc., the round corner on the adaptor piece is on the opposite corner, the filter is the same though, I was going to fit a strut brace, similar thing, the brake master cyl is different, a lot larger and you need a lhd or rhd brace they are not interchangable. <br>Bay13 shows the set up re the filter/adaptor on a LHD car and Ozbricks shows it on a RHD car (it's a V70 but you will see the difference).<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by cocka at 6:43 PM 8-20-2006</i>
 

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Let me ask my friends in the Volvo club in Tokyo and see if they have this for RHD 850's over there. I'll get back to you. It's just a piece of plastic so it can't be that much.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>jrodT5</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">They started putting pollen filters in the 850's in 95. Some 95's have them some don't, but every year after that should have one.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>No, not every 850. <p>My 1996 850 Turbo wagon did not have a pollen air filter, but it has one now. I had some A/C work done last month, and my Volvo tech added one to my 850.<p>William
 

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Are you a Camel man JRL???<p>Is the pollen filter related to the "airmix" knob on the dash? I was told never to move the airmix adjuster...<p>My cabin filter was replaced once...at 40,000 miles....I should probablt throw a new one in soon.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>nobbe3728</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Are you a Camel man JRL??<p><br>My cabin filter was replaced once...at 40,000 miles....I should probablt throw a new one in soon.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>No and yeah
 

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My 1996 855R did not have one either. I bought the car new in the early part of March 1996, so I would guess it has a build date in Jan or Feb 96. When I had the evaporator replaced earlier this summer, they added one with the kit. This week the compressor died, and I had that fixed. Nothing like spending 30% the value of the car within two months just to keep the AC going. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: You learn something every day. No cabin filters in pre 97 850's (JRL)

I added a filter to my '94 several years ago. I had to get the adapter and filter. One of the theories at that time was that the filter would prevent pollen, leaves, other debris from coming in contact with the evap and causing a problem.
 

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Re: You learn something every day. No cabin filters in pre 97 850's (Wayne T5)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Wayne T5</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">One of the theories at that time was that the filter would prevent pollen, leaves, other debris from coming in contact with the evap and causing a problem. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I don't think it's a theory.
 
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