Service & Maintenance Pollen Cabin Filters - Question?

Discussion in '7th Generation (2003-2008) [Acura TSX]' started by Sphinx, Tuesday 17th May, 2016.

  1. Sphinx Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Hi,

    Just done an oil service on the car and usually I replace the pollen filters at the same time.

    I always use genuine parts on the engine, however I was thinking how many of you out there use pattern parts for the cabin filter only?

    What effectively is a paper filter - the genuine honda one comes in around £17 where are a pattern part is around £5.

    Would like to know you experiences of using non-honda pollen filters and which manufacture would you recommend?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. Zebster Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    I would advise using OEM filters, but not necessarily buying them from Honda. Some makes of filter are desperately bad!

    But I will admit to having fitted a cheap aftermarket pollen filter last time it was changed. It's a scrapyard-dodging old banger, I can't spend too much money in it!
     
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  4. Sphinx Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Hi - Where do you purchase yours from?
     
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    I got the pollen filter from EuroCarParts. I have no idea how well it filters, but the airflow is OK. As said, I would definitely go OEM on engine filters though.
     
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  6. Nels Moderator Staff Team

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    What a thing to say about your Accord. :telloff:
     
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  7. Zebster Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    I know, I know. But it isn't the car I bought over 8 years ago when it was only 3!

    Realistically it's worth around £500, so a £20 OEM pollen filter represents a whopping 4% of the value of the car. And would fail to add a penny to the resale value.

    But it's still a nice car that I like driving.
     
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  8. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    My first gen is 39 years old and it value currently is 11K (insurance has valued it at) and increasing :Wink: and still use genuine parts which you can still get .
     
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  9. sawf1 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    I think if you change it every year and it's of reasonable quality the aftermarket ones would be ok.
     
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  10. Sphinx Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Which ones would you say are good quality?
     
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    LOL
     
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  12. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Laugh as much I have a certificate with its value and worth every penny. What is you capri worth then?
     
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  13. Pottermus Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    I have no idea what it's worth. It is insured for £12K though.

    Your car goes up by £2K every time you mention it.

    EDIT: Oh, and my car won Gold at the nationals last weekend. Nice little trophy collection going now.
     
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  14. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Well you getting jealous my car is catching up with your Ford .. isn't it.

    I am not in trophy collection that a Ford thing.. LOL, the Honda is a trophy in it own right. BTW congrats
     
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  15. sawf1 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    I've got a crosland one in mine at the moment. It isn't quite as thick as the OEM ones but not far off, and it was about half the price from Euro car parts.
     
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  16. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

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    i bought a crosland one for my Jazz and it took ages to get in cause the size was sightly off.. I think non-Honda filter is fine as long as its decent quality... Crosland is a bit too cheap so maybe get Blueprint or something
     
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  17. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Are you ill? :ill:
    Is there something wrong? :depressed:
    You've said something nice to @Pottermus :flowers:

    Well done you! :likeit:
    There's hope for you yet. :Icecream:
     
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  18. Sphinx Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Well the search was continuing - I was just about to buy a FEBI one and a Blueprint one to compare it with original, however a brand new genuine Honda one popped up on ebay for £10 so I bought that instead.

    Will revisit this thread next time I guess if I do change them again.
     
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  19. sc489 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    I just ordered this Blue Print pollen filter


    I'll let you know how it looks and fits when I receive it.
     
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  20. sc489 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    I just fitted the Blue Print pollen filter from Amazon for £6.60 (see post 19). The job took 2 minutes and this after market filter was a perfect fit. See the photos of the new and old filters after 4 years / 25k miles. perhaps I should have fitted a new one sooner?
    New Pollen Filter. Old Pollen Filter 1. Old Pollen Filter 2.
     
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