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Old 17-12-2008, 03:16 PM
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I've always wanted some way to filter dust and other krap that enters through the air vents, and so that I can go about with the vent in the open position. Up till now, I've tried to think of everything and come up with nothing. Then by pure happenstance, someone here posted a thread about cleaning just such a filter and my prayers were answered.

And to make things even easier, Nizzbits informed us that he had just the filters to fit into the heater box that would filter everything from the dirty outside world. I ordered the filters on a Sunday and received them around midday Monday (great service). It wasn't until today that I was able to install them, and when Nizzbits said that it was around a 15 min job, he was exaggerating, I think it took me less than that.

So here's the working end:

The two filters as supplied (which included the all important 'clip'):



The glove box was easy to remove, no need to take out the lid separately, as the unit came out as a whole by removing seven screws. This photo shows the piece that has to be removed with a Stanley knife or the like (you do it in three steps, take the vertical pieces off first and then the centre piece):



Once the plastic has been removed, there's a clean slot for inserting the filters. Inside are premoulded grooves for the filters, as well as locating lugs for locking in the filters:



Once the filters have been inserted, you use the clip to lock them in place. The diagram that comes with the filters shows the clip going on the bottom, but when I did this, the top filter was clearly able to rattle. So I inverted the bottom filter and, even thought the mating surface wasn't quite right, it went in as easily as the other way round. The clip then seated home perfectly in the middle where the fliters joined and there was no movement.



There's a foam surround on the face of each filter, so that the filter seals with the air box.

I'll add this diagram (which the is most important one) to illustrate exactly what has to be cut, in case the photos aren't quite clear enough:



Nizzbits

Glad to promote someone who's good as their word and provides what works.

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Old 17-12-2008, 03:42 PM
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top write up
exactly the info i have been waiting for to know how this setup works
will now have to pull my finger out and order a set

if you read this NIZBITS can you let us know if you have any kits available
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Just e-mail Nizzbits at: nizzbits at hotmail dot com.

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Your a legend Ray. Now I can refer people to this thread instead of sending PDF instructions that are pretty good but nowhere near as clear as your pics and diagrams. I owe you one mate.

Barcode I can get them just about any time so E-mail me if/when you want one. $85 posted to save anyone asking.
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well got mine today fron NIZZBITS
took only a day - top support

one question though - when these need to be replaced do you have to buy the same kit again or is there a cheaper option for the filter only replacement
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well got mine today fron NIZZBITS
took only a day - top support

one question though - when these need to be replaced do you have to buy the same kit again or is there a cheaper option for the filter only replacement
Sadly pretty much the same kit. Only thing you can re use is the clip which is a $2 part of the kit. I would suggest slide them out every say 5k and blow them out with an air hose.
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Fitted one to my GUIV this weekend - gotta be the easiest 10 min job ever - especially with Ray's step by step pics.

Will see what a difference it makes on the next big trip after Xmas!
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Post trip report on performance???
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Will this fit my 05 GU ST ute ?

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Will this fit my 05 GU ST ute ?

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These filters look good, but before I buy, one question.

Is the aircon airflow reduced at all? Thanks.
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These filters look good, but before I buy, one question.

Is the aircon airflow reduced at all? Thanks.
None whatsoever.

One note though. It won't stop putron fumes, like overly rich exhaust smells from coming through, but it does stop a lot of other crap.

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Fitted my filter this morning. As all have previously said, it is a dead easy modification and install. I ended up leaving my filters in the way that the original instructions showed as I did not have the movement that Ray had with his top one (ie my clip is at the bottom).

Many thanks Ray for the detailed photographs and description - it sure made the install much faster!

Once I had cut out my slots, I noticed that there were a lot of leaves and other small debris inside, along with a lot of dust. Did my best to vacuum up the crap, but there is not a lot of room - the slot is quite narrow.

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X2 on everything-left mine as per instructions too, Thanks brett and thanks ray for the pics. Hey ray did you have the glove box reinstalled when they were rattling-there is a channel in the back of the glove box that pushes against th filters when its back in(just a thought) cant see it making to much of a diff anyway. Cheers all great mod.
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Hi Ray,

Great pictures.

Do you notice any reduction in airflow through the Filter?

Patrols do not have great fan speeds to start with.

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Ps I notice that this has been answered already
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I was at the local nissan dealer last week getting new filters for a service. they had a pamphlet on the counter about replacing the air con filter behind the dash. Would this be the same filter? By the looks of the pamphlet its already there.
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Thanks Ray! Awesome stuff. Suggest anyone doing this to use a decent stanley knife. I broke 2 of those pencil sized blades doing this & cutting with a compromised blade is difficult at best.

Also suggest doing the full horizontal cuts in one go - I tried cutting out the top section first and the lower section tried its best to fall down the hole. I grabbed it eventually.

Once cut out, there is a clip on the inside of the top left hand corner. This seems to lock the filter in place, so don't get overzealous with the blade and think this needs to be cut out. It does make slipping the filters in tricky - but that seems to be its design to ensure a tight fit.

I was able to fit the filters as shown in the orig pic without any movement with the clip at the bottom.

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I was at the local nissan dealer last week getting new filters for a service. they had a pamphlet on the counter about replacing the air con filter behind the dash. Would this be the same filter? By the looks of the pamphlet its already there.
The cavity is there - you just need to remove some trim with a stanley knife. I think it may be there with some models, not others. Wanna check? Just remove the 7 screws holding in the glove box and see for yourself.
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