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Hold down Alt and on the NUM pad type oI63 I need a new post filter and was wondering what to go for. Quite like the HEPA filters but what is the seal like, do you need to get some sort of a rubber seal aswell? Going into a Lime/Grey Non-Clutched DC04.
I need a new post filter and was wondering what to go for. Quite like the HEPA filters but what is the seal like, do you need to get some sort of a rubber seal aswell? Going into a Lime/Grey Non-Clutched DC04.
The seal is a pain, I often leave it out after giving it one chance.Also, post pads are post pads. I buy very cheap ones and their fine! Push them in, lob an air freshener on and pop the cover on, odds are once sold itll never get opened again!
Thanks fellas. Was considering the HEPA because I worry about the effectiveness of the cheapo pads. Letting the fine stuff through. I thought maybe an after market HEPA would be more effective than an after market pad.I put a genuine pad in 2 years ago and it's completely black now, machine doesn't get used much either so thought I'd see how the HEPA went.Anyway will just stock up on some cheap pads. I did put the genuine filter through a 15 min quick wash but it's not clean and has broken apart, bit dissapointing - wouldn't of paid £12 for a genuine one if I'd of know it'd only last 2 years. Oh well.
The machine I mentioned above had its original motor in, and unless they changed the filter (which might have happened) it was very clean.But different motors will produce differing amounts. It all depends on how much use it's had, how clean the pre filter has been (strain on the motor), if it's been blocked, if it's had fine dust in it that will reach the motor, damp or dry conditions, heck, even if wan-po-lee at happy factory number 6 that produces even the genuine motors put enough magic sand in the mix for the carbon brushes probably!It's not really something that I imagine can be scientifically tested, if your filter is black, replace it, if not then don't! As for the hepa vs pad question, the hepa well trap more, but unless you are allergic to everything you won't notice! And £3 pattern hepa filters will be just as fine as £20 Dyson ones, I've held brand new examples of both and short of getting the microscope out couldn't tell the difference! You should check and replace if needed every year anyway, so you may as well buy the cheaper pads, then the cost of ownership goes down.Would you put £60 for 5l GM branded oil and a £25 OEM GM oil filter in your £1,000 55reg vauxhall astra and change it every 25,000 miles as the handbook states regardless of driving style, or buy £12 Valvolene from Euro Car Parts and a £2.99 Crosland oil filter and change it every 6 months/8,000 miles? I know which I would prefer!