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Offline macboatmaster

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Re: Pollen filter change with pics
« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2011, 05:47:05 PM »
AN excellent guide.
However on my 2008 Mazda 3 1.6ts2 you do NOT have to remove the glove box. Otrher than that, the information for which I found on another forum, it is exactly as this guide and took me just one hour to complete.

For anyone having difficulty finding these filters
http://www.eurocarparts.com/pollen-filter
just enter your .reg.no

Or here but being from a Mazda dealer more expensive
http://mazda-3.sgpetch.co.uk/pages/parts/detail/category=ROOT-service/engine=21/part=255

Re image the 61J6X on the lower left is the filters.

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Re: Pollen filter change with pics
« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2011, 11:29:35 AM »
Just changed mine. Talon's excellent post provided the encouragement.

Fitting the replacement filters was a real pain for me. I muddled the correct way to replace them and gave myself more grief than necessary. Finally I consulted the Workshop Manual and found the diagram that I should have looked at first. :-[  ::)

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Re: Pollen filter change with pics
« Reply #17 on: November 05, 2011, 06:24:48 PM »
i have decided to service my car myself now

1, the car is a 2006 and having the car mazda serviced is not going to help keep its resale value up.

2,with the current economic climate money is tight and i can't justify spending main stealer costs for servicing.

(mazda want £440 for the major service it needs - 4th year major service ), which i think is extortionate.
the car has full mazda history up until now.

so today i changed the pollen filters (which is a fiddly pain of a job).

what surprised me today is i don't think the pollen filters have been changed for a very long time - they were is a hell of a state full of crud etc,etc and choked up and also completely black ( i know they are designed to do this ) before everyone jumps on me.

my gripe is i don't think the main dealer who has serviced my car in the past has changed them ( in my opinion) on the last few services the car has had with them - even though i have paid for them "being replaced".
i followed this walk through which was excellent but everything was done up so tight when i took everything apart to change them
which also makes me think the filters have not been replaced in a long time on the service's.

maybe because the job of changing them is such a pain the technician servicing the car doesn't bother fitting new one's and says he has.

has any one else ever thought this ?
 
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Re: Pollen filter change with pics
« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2011, 11:08:25 PM »
From the experiance I had had with main dealers, I would tend to agree with NEwbs. I think somehting like a pollen filter would take far too much of their time to replace. So just say it was done, after all its not like you can check it after you get the car back unlike the Air filter etc.

I personaly think most dealers just do the oil, air filter, oil filter and top up window washer etc.




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Re: Pollen filter change with pics
« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2011, 03:05:22 AM »
Hi Newbs & talon,

When you get as old and cynical as I have you learn to take precautions.

When ever any part is to be replaced by any garage I leave written instructions that the old parts are to be kept and shown to me when the vehicle is collected. Boy do I create when those instructions are ignored. (too often)

With something as awkward to replace as the Pollen Filter I would even remove the old ones from the garage so that they do not show them to anyone else.

Can you tell that I have learned the hard way that "The Trade" is not to be trusted.

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Re: Pollen filter change with pics
« Reply #20 on: November 07, 2011, 01:22:09 PM »
I have a 3rd party filter sat at home waited to be fitted and to be fair it does come with some instructions to change it.

They say it shoud only take 15-20mins!

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Re: Pollen filter change with pics
« Reply #21 on: November 07, 2011, 10:40:49 PM »
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They say it shoud only take 15-20mins!

Don't you believe it!! :)

Although that might be accurate for a LH drive car when the access to the pollen filter is from the RH passenger footwell. :'(

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Re: Pollen filter change with pics
« Reply #22 on: November 08, 2011, 07:07:57 PM »
the fitting instructions in the after market filters i had said an amazing 12 minutes  :D to change them from start to finish.
the job took me a good 40 - 50 minutes to do,but i was taking my time and making sure i did not break any trims i removed.
it would be very easy to do the job alot faster, but i doubt in the claimed 12 minutes

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Re: Pollen filter change with pics
« Reply #23 on: March 19, 2012, 01:30:42 AM »
Nice to know its easily accessible :-\

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Re: Pollen filter change with pics
« Reply #24 on: May 29, 2013, 09:42:32 PM »
Changed mine last weekend - it's not particularly difficult, just a bit fiddly.

The filter was original on a 2008 car with 38k - despite the first 3 years servicing at a Mazda dealer.

The filter was clogged and looked pretty disgusting, I'd say it should be changed every 2 years or 20k.

I got the replacement from Eurocarparts and it looked similar quality to the original.

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Re: Pollen filter change with pics
« Reply #25 on: May 29, 2013, 10:12:30 PM »
Where are the filters on the gen2 mazda3, I'm going to take a look and mark the filter somewhere and see often steelers replace it.
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Re: Pollen filter change with pics
« Reply #26 on: June 13, 2013, 11:46:02 AM »
Just changed mine the other week with little over 24k on the clock and it was black!! Needs doing more regularly if you ask me!

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Re: Pollen filter change with pics
« Reply #27 on: June 25, 2013, 07:46:46 AM »
Hi all,
I did mine. I found that it was fiddy. Not very good place to put the filter.
The only bit of concern was moving the FUSE/RELAY, panel out of the way.

An after thought. I should have removed the filter, placed a Air Con Cleanser  (b**b), have to be careful about the wording I use here, the USA might pick it up !! and then fitted the Pollen Filter.

Something to bear in mind next time.

It took my about an hour. Longest part of the job, getting the FUE/RELAY panel to fit back into the metal bracket.

Totally agree with The Bun Yip ALWAYS ask for the old parts back. Dealership or otherwise.

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Re: Pollen filter change with pics
« Reply #28 on: January 03, 2015, 02:28:25 PM »
Hi all,

Just read the instructions /  photos and wondering if this is still the same procedure  for a 2010 Mazda 3 1.6D?

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Re: Pollen filter change with pics
« Reply #29 on: February 21, 2015, 05:13:41 PM »
What a great guide, its helped me get a picture of how much effort it will take to change them, my air con absolutely stinks when its on, and from what I've read, the filter is the main culprit
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Re: Pollen filter change with pics
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