pollen filter on fiesta 1998 - r2d2
The air coming into the car (a 1998 1.2 16v LX fiesta) seems a little dusty. It seems to get worse when the hot air setting is used.

I've swiched the 'pollen filter' over and it's improved things marginally.

I'd consider switching the generic filter to a 'premium' air filter if anyone thought that might do the trick.

Are there any other things that could cause it?

Thanks

{Subject header amended - so as not to be mistaken for the engine air filter, but I'm not editing all the postings in this thread to reflect that - DD}
air filter on fiesta 1998 - r2d2
anyone have any ideas?

Thanks for reading the post anyway.
air filter on fiesta 1998 - Number_Cruncher
Perhaps the foam around the edges of the heater matrix is decomposing?

Number_Cruncher
air filter on fiesta 1998 - wemyss
Switched it over ?.. Do you mean replaced?.
air filter on fiesta 1998 - r2d2
Switched it over ?.. Do you mean replaced?.



Yes, sorry, i replaced the old one with a new generic one.

air filter on fiesta 1998 - MW
These filters do get dusty, but it is just doing its job. When you pop in a new one its amazing how much greater air flow takes place. I would just replace the ordinary one more often and make sure the seating etc is all in good order. Can't see any advantage in wasting money on a better one.
You could give it a half-time hoover to prolong it's life and increase airflow.
air filter on fiesta 1998 - r2d2

Perhaps the foam around the edges of the heater matrix is
decomposing?


How can i check for that?

Thanks again
 

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