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#1 OFFLINE   jeff_h

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 07:27 PM

This video created by user Darthsnipe on BOF -- was done on a 1.6L Fusion, though it probably would also be the same procedure for the hybrid.

 

He says it is his first video and I think it's a great job for doing the job AND holding the camera too... would have been so much easier with an assistant running the camera.

 

The only suggestion I have is one from experience, which is when taking off the trim pieces and setting them aside, don't just set them on the ground outside the door as it makes it too easy to step on them by mistake -- so better to set them out of the way (like in the back seat) where it would reduce chances of getting stepped on.

 

 


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#2 OFFLINE   GrySql

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 10:34 PM

Thanks to that young man for the movie and to you Jeff for showing us this.

Nope, in my youth I'd do it but not now. 

The Dealer will get this job, I'll let his Service Tech break the pieces and dismount the air bag...

Plus, I'll know what to look for after they do the filter change and the vent trim is sagging or the side panel is not aligned, good info.

 

It makes you wonder who okay'd the design to make something as useful and important as an air filter so difficult to change.


Edited by GrySql, 12 September 2013 - 10:36 PM.

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#3 OFFLINE   majorleeslow

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 09:21 AM

I totally agree in all of my old (JPN) cars it used to be a 5 min job. pop two hooks that hold the glove compartment. open the snap on the air filter and swap. snap and re fit. done.

This seems to be a steep back.

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 05:37 PM

Wow. I can't believe it's this complicated to change an air filter. Thanks for the video.

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 08:40 PM

Extra revenue for Ford and/or their dealers and designing / engineering solution would have cost only additional money.
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Posted 09 October 2013 - 07:53 AM

Motorcraft part FP-71 FYI for those who are looking


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Posted 09 October 2013 - 01:15 PM

That's just crazy to replace a filter! Thanks for the video though, I could do it myself and will keep that in mind.


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Posted 20 April 2014 - 08:20 AM

I saw this video before I attempted to change the filter in my Z this week.  Wow!  The Z has two screws at the bottom of the glove box, and four clips holding it in.  No need to tear the dash apart like in the video!  Too bad my local O'Reilly store can't get the correct filter for the Z.  Their computer only lists the one for the 2010-2012 as being compatible with the 2013/14.  Wrong!    I hope I can find an easier route to take when it comes to changing the filter in the FFH next month.  :)

 

What is everyone's opinion of RockAuto?  They sell the correct FP-71 Motorcraft filter for $11.64 plus shipping.  I can get two of them for our hybrids for less than what the Ford dealer wants for ONE! 


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Posted 20 April 2014 - 04:13 PM


What is everyone's opinion of RockAuto?  They sell the correct FP-71 Motorcraft filter for $11.64 plus shipping.  I can get two of them for our hybrids for less than what the Ford dealer wants for ONE! 

Following jeff_h's lead I bought my cabin air filter and engine air filters from Rock Auto, it was easy, and quick.  Shipping adds to the price but is still a better deal than the Ford Dealer.


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Posted 20 April 2014 - 08:02 PM

Rock Auto is a good place to get parts from, but shipping can make it cost more, so plan out purchases so you have a large order which reduces shipping costs to pennies per piece.


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Posted 05 July 2014 - 06:24 PM

The similar thread on the Energi forum got bumped so I figured well I better give this a try since the weather was nice, reviewed the youtube clip again and noted the steps on a piece of paper and went to work and replaced the filter on both cars. Mine has 21,700 miles with mostly highway driving, and hers has 21,100 miles with almost all in the 'burbs.  I didn't keep exact track on how long it took to replace, for my car was about 18 minutes and then hers about 12 minutes - so it is pretty quick when you know what to look for (thanks to that youtube clip, however I skipped the part about detaching the wiring harness and just held the glove box on my shins while I sat in the seat and swapped out the filter).  Here is how they looked after 21k of use:

First filter from my car, compared to the new filter:
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Next filter from her car, looks about the same, maybe a little less grubby:
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Filter from her car held up to the sunlight, is dirty but isn't awful:
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Posted 13 August 2014 - 04:43 PM

Here is another video that was just posted to youtube a couple days ago, and is also very good.

 


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Posted 13 August 2014 - 04:56 PM

Thanks Jeff!

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 06:03 PM

Thanks Jeff!
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Posted 15 August 2014 - 01:33 PM

I have nearly 30K and 14 months on mine, though I rarely use the HVAC except in winter. Wonder how long it lasts before needing to be replaced. 


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Posted 15 August 2014 - 01:36 PM

I replaced mine at 15K miles. It was very dirty and had captured a significant numbers of bug life.


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Posted 15 August 2014 - 05:25 PM

I replaced the whole HVAC system & filter at 28k miles, it was dirty.  :)


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Posted 03 September 2014 - 01:39 PM

Fram Fresh Breeze cabin air filter

I just ordered one for my Flex.

 

Fram told me that they are still in development for our FFH's and should hit Marketing soon, a product number still needs to be assigned.


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Posted 03 September 2014 - 02:36 PM

Miles don't mean a thing for this filter, its time only.

 

Its not like an engine filter that is used while the motor is running.

 

Oh, and my Escape (Tribute) was done from outside in 10 minutes using a cut up Filtrete furnace filter and lasted a year.


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Posted 03 September 2014 - 04:41 PM

I wonder if the Freestyle has one, if you guys think your moldy smelling AC is bad, try a 9 year old one that probably has dog hair in it. WOOOF does it have a FUNK to it. 


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