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Old 08-11-06, 09:36 AM   #46
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I change my A/C filter once every year, regardless of mileage. You have to deal with the change of seasons when replacing the filter, not so much the driving aspect.
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Old 11-02-07, 01:26 PM   #47
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Hi Milton,

Great job with the photos and explanation.
I was going to let my mechanic do it, but now have changed my mind!

Still wondering, however, which is the best filter to use, the particulate or the activated charcoal?

If they are both HEPA type filters with the same MERV rating, I guess the
charcoal would be better.

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Old 11-02-07, 06:28 PM   #48
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Truly an excellent DIY thread from a former (?) forum great, but, ahhh....
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Old 11-02-07, 08:14 PM   #49
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^Sloooooow you took the words out of my mouth.
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does anyone here want free cabin filter for their 97-01 ES? I just ask for them to take some pictures of the installation process. Thanks.
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Old 12-13-07, 08:41 PM   #51
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Check near the beginning of this thread, there are plenty of nice installation pictures!
Also, for those who were wondering, the activated charcoal filters are better than the particulate ones. They are actually particulate fiters with an extra (thin) layer of activated charcoal. They are a bit more difficult to install, due to the extra thickness, however, I have found them to be far superior in keeping the cabin air smelling clean and fresh.
Do a bit of Googling and you can find a fairly cheap set.

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Check near the beginning of this thread, there are plenty of nice installation pictures!
Also, for those who were wondering, the activated charcoal filters are better than the particulate ones. They are actually particulate fiters with an extra (thin) layer of activated charcoal. They are a bit more difficult to install, due to the extra thickness, however, I have found them to be far superior in keeping the cabin air smelling clean and fresh.
Do a bit of Googling and you can find a fairly cheap set.

Dave
Hi Dave. Thanks for your response however I need the pictures for printing and would rather take my own pictures rather than infringe on any rights by using random pictures online. Thanks.

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Just changed the cabin air filter with Denso charcoal type. My car didnt come with a filter... 97es300, so i basically been breathing dirty air for many years... Car smells better and it does feel like the air feels cleaner. I think i should of gotten the regular non charcoal type filter, it gives a weird smell but its better than smelling burnt oil and smog.
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Glad to hear you were successful in installing the cabin filter. I still to this date have no idea why the '97 ES did not come with the cabin filter from factory even though there is a place for one.
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This is great stuff.
Do you have any pics on replacing the knock sensors in a 2000 es300.
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Thanks to the thread, I just replaced it this morning as well with the Wix brand.

And like many others, I was surprised to open it up and see leaves and dirt, but NO FILTER! This should make a world of a difference this summer and fall.

I did, however, have to unplug the harness near the compartment to squeeze in the filter elements, because the harness was pushing through the filter pretty hard.

I also took a toothbrush inside it for a quick scrub and did not see as much trapped dirt and leaves as expected. I must have inhaled it all during my drives!

Everyone should do it themselves...
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I'm going to see if the 92/93 comes with one by checking mine out. supposedly it does or it can.
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Do all '01s have a cabin air filter?
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supposedly: all can take one, some might be missing one
incl 92/93
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My '93 has a beautiful hole full of leaves instead of the filter.It is not Camry it's a Lexus.Yeah....or is it?My '92 320i had one,'94 jetta had one,'91 940 volvo had one.This one doesn't.Well,it's reliable as hell,at 330.000 km that's for sure but i guess that's all about these cars.
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