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    Pollen Filter - which way round (pic inside)

    I'm replacing my filter shortly. Looks like an easy job according to the guides on here.

    Here is the filter I bought from Autovaux:



    It says in Haynes to fit the filter with the arrows on the filter facing the front of the car.
    But looking at it you'd think that the arrows should be facing the rear of the car as that is the way the air flows, surely?

    Any help on this?

    [I am not bothering to look at which way round the present filter is installed in case that was put in the wrong way round!]

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    The Haynes Manual is wrong.

    The arrows should (as pictured) point with the arrows pointing the direction of Air Flow.

    So, pointing to the back of the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keif View Post
    The Haynes Manual is wrong.

    The arrows should (as pictured) point with the arrows pointing the direction of Air Flow.

    So, pointing to the back of the car.
    That's what I thought. Thanks mate.

    What other things are wrong in the Haynes book then?

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    TBH not alot.

    I do call them HBOL's though.

    Haynes Book Of Lies

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    I followed the "How To" on changing the pollen filter..
    when I get to the two bolts that open up the pollen filter 'hatch' the How To says that they are loosened with a 6mm socket.

    I don't seem to have a bit or tool in my toolbox to undo these.

    Can someone suggest a tool/bit/weblink/solution?
    I don't mind buying a new bit if they are only a few quid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Dean View Post
    Can someone suggest a tool/bit/weblink/solution?
    I don't mind buying a new bit if they are only a few quid.
    A cheapy thing from Argos?
    http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produc...SOCKET+SET.htm

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    I put my glovebox back in without taking a pic....does anyone know if it is a 6mm socket, male or female bit that I'll need?

    The female bits are called keys I think.
    Whilst the males are called sockets?

    I've seen one of each on ebay:
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/FRANKLIN-6mm-H...item3a59124465

    or

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/6mm-3-8-DRIVE-...item255d7a4dd7

    :S

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    It's that one, but it's a 5mm. I checked mine earlier today and some plonker (me) put it in the wrong way round. hopefully my windows won't steam up so much as they have done now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fraggle View Post
    It's that one, but it's a 5mm. I checked mine earlier today and some plonker (me) put it in the wrong way round. hopefully my windows won't steam up so much as they have done now.
    Thanks, mate.

    Are you sure it's a 5mm though? I can't even find a 5mm socket on ebay.
    I only ask cos the "How To" up on this site says its a 6mm and I'm figuring AOC wouldn't put up the wrong info...would they?

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    I tried a 6mm and it was too big. 5mm was the right one for me.
    you might be able to undo them enough and the rest by fingers with a pair of pliers?

    I'd personally just buy a cheap socket set which have all the 4/5/6/7 in. they don't need to be quality.

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