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156 Pollen Filter Delete?
« on: October 09, 2019, 10:30:17 PM »
Is there benefit in removing the pollen filter and leaving it out to give the aircon/fan the best chance of success on a hot QLD day?

Will the cover go back on with the element removed?

Will it throw any warning codes?
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Re: 156 Pollen Filter Delete?
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2019, 11:24:54 PM »
Best chance to get it working best is -

A/ Replace pollen filter with new
B/ Replace Drier (the part that sucks water out of the system, the desiccant will be well used by now)
C/ Have the Charging valves replaced when you get the system re-gassed
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Re: 156 Pollen Filter Delete?
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2019, 10:20:34 AM »
Make sure the heater blower blades are 100% clean!
Accumulated crap on the blades reduces the airflow considerably.
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Re: 156 Pollen Filter Delete?
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2019, 10:23:17 AM »
All airflow goes through the evaporator core IIRC, removing the follen pilter will simply allow this to block up faster. A contrary outcome to the desire stated.

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Re: 156 Pollen Filter Delete?
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2019, 04:38:05 PM »
All airflow goes through the evaporator core IIRC, removing the follen pilter will simply allow this to block up faster. A contrary outcome to the desire stated.

100% correct.
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Re: 156 Pollen Filter Delete?
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2019, 08:29:07 PM »
I read that some filter elements are two-piece and easier to install?

Which brands are two-piece?: 

-Alfa Romeo OEM
-Corteco
-Marelli
-Ryco
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Re: 156 Pollen Filter Delete?
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2019, 08:55:59 PM »
Your 156 is a Facelift Interior, and thus uses a 2 piece filter set that inserts under the passenger side of the dash. The earlier 156 interior uses a one piece filter and is fitted under the passenger side wiper scuttle cover.

Your car must use the 2 piece filter and is not brand specific, but car model specific.

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Re: 156 Pollen Filter Delete?
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2019, 09:51:37 PM »
Perfectly opaque...  Thanks Bazz!  :D
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'04 GT 3.2 Rosso/Tan