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Loren

Pollen Filter Change Instructions

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Pollen Filter Change Instructions


Note: Part numbers sometimes change without notice. Always double check with your supplier that you have the latest part numbers. Images are for LHD cars - RHD cars will be on the opposite side. Parts you will need: 1 ea 996 571 219 03 Pollen Filter (Charcoal activated filter) Tools you will need: T25 Torx drive Remove T25 Torx screw that holds the panel cover in place (passenger side front trunk). Remove the panel cover. Remove the particle filter upw

 

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This is a great thread. Missed this one at the last service. Thanks to Loren and all. jl

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I just went through and did the 30K service with Loren's help...but changed out all the trans oil, differential oil, oil and filter changes, gaskets, GT2 headers, new struts in the rear, spark plugs, air filter, 997SSK. had Loren run the ECU on the PIWIS, and did the usual "visuals" that Porsche makes a huge list of as items that make up justification for a $2,000 30K service charge????....and after all that, I just couldn't see the benefit of installing a new "pollen filter". I am not "cheaping out", but I just don't see the benfits of installing a filter that is virtually useless when you roll down your windows, open the sunroof...or have a cabriolet. I just took it out, blew it out with an air compressor, and stuck it back in.

Maybe it's just me, but it seems like an unnecessary expense. Maybe if you're an allergy sufferer it might be different, but the efficiency of that filter is questionable to me.

Edited by Chuck Jones

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I just went through and did the 30K service with Loren's help...but changed out all the trans oil, differential oil, oil and filter changes, gaskets, GT2 headers, new struts in the rear, spark plugs, air filter, 997SSK. had Loren run the ECU on the PIWIS, and did the usual "visuals" that Porsche makes a huge list of as items that make up justification for a $2,000 30K service charge????....and after all that, I just couldn't see the benefit of installing a new "pollen filter". I am not "cheaping out", but I just don't see the benfits of installing a filter that is virtually useless when you roll down your windows, open the sunroof...or have a cabriolet. I just took it out, blew it out with an air compressor, and stuck it back in.

Maybe it's just me, but it seems like an unnecessary expense. Maybe if you're an allergy sufferer it might be different, but the efficiency of that filter is questionable to me.

Chuck, you make a valid point. My indy wondered if the filter really needed a change, so we decided not to do it at the 15k. I've wondered about it since because the air filter was pretty dirty. I bought the car at just under 14k. So tonight, I thought about it again, noticed the thread, and checked the filter, and it was pretty crummy. Lots of crap accumulated and the top had turned grey. (the foam around the bottom was good.) There have been many fires burning up here on the north CA coast, so I've used the air recirc a bit and have been wondering about this filter. So I vacumned it out, and will order up a new one later tonight or tomorrow. Makes me wonder about the car, low miles and all, but it runs strong now at over 16k. We're still getting used to each other. Take care, jl

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Judge: In your case, with the fires and all, and if the filter is clogged, then I could possibly see the benefit. However when the air gets nasty, they all recommend you stay out of it anyway....which is something everyone can't do if you have a job or things to accomplish outside...but your comment about "makes me wonder about the car low miles and all".....has me a bit perplexed. What is it you're wondering about?

It sounds like a great car to me....low miles and running strong?

Perhaps there's someone on the forum who will chime in and give me a perspective on the filter I hadn't thought about.

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I really enjoy the C4S. My comment comes after reading another thread about the flat six's needing to be driven every day to perform well, keepings seals pliable, etc. I know the car was not used as a daily driver before I bought it, and was wondering about the comments in the thread. I do enjoying cruising the forums and maybe I was just "parading the horribles" a little too much.

Take care. Sounds as though you and Loren are having some fun over there in the valley. :D

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Much Easier And Cheaper To Just Do It Urself ..... Get A Pack Of OEM Filters And 6 Bottles Of Amsoil And Ur Set For Up To 20k Miles Between Oil Changes , Just Change The Filter Every 5k Or So . And Do The Cabin Filter , Air Filter , Fuel Filter , & Spark Plugs Urself Its Too Easy ... Theres No Need To Pay Up To 4X The Price Just To Have A Dealerships Dummy Change Em For U

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997 filter is almost exactly the same procedure. The only difference is that the black cover just pops off with no fastener. There is a small bracket that has two hex screws to hold the filter in place.

If you can change a lightbulb you can change this filter :D

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This is an excellent site and this thread was perfect. Just did my first 996 DIY, 2 minutes max. Air Filter and headlights next.

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997 filter is almost exactly the same procedure. The only difference is that the black cover just pops off with no fastener. There is a small bracket that has two hex screws to hold the filter in place.

If you can change a lightbulb you can change this filter :D

Phillip: Can you please advise what size the hex screws are? Thank you.

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The only thing I would add to this - on RHD drive cars the filter is on the other side! Ask me how I know..

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I'm not saying it wasn't nasty, but the one on the left looks like a charcoal impregnated filter.

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