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Old 08-13-2019, 11:27 AM   #31
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Default Re: cabin filter change.

Anyone have the part number for the blanket? Mine is present but kind of beat.

Cabin air filters:

Mercedes 9018300418
Dodge 5103600AA
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Old 08-13-2019, 11:54 AM   #32
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Update: dirty was a huge understatement! What does the dealer charge for OEM replacement?
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That looks like nesting material. Have you had any problems with chewed wires?

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Old 08-13-2019, 01:04 PM   #33
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Default Re: cabin filter change.

No.

This could have happened anytime in 13 years. Presumably when the previous owners weren’t using it much.
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Old 08-13-2019, 07:47 PM   #34
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Anyone have the part number for the blanket? Mine is present but kind of beat.

I reused mine using velcro straps to fastened them to the box.


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06WVCGC37


It hasn't melted yet and maybe someone else has a better idea.
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Old 08-13-2019, 08:05 PM   #35
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Default Re: cabin filter change.

It's a freakin Hanta virus bio hazard, don't breath and bleach area well. Run some Lysol spray through system plenum intake. Use leaf blower to back flush cabin vents. Curious if evaporator is easily accessible for cleaning. Probably not.


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Default Re: cabin filter change.

OEM filter was $62 at Mercedes of Manchester, NH. Aftermarket carbon filters run $22-$45.

Disinfecting advice: https://publichealthinsider.com/2017...-your-vehicle/

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What do I do if I see evidence of rodents in the engine compartment?
  • Start by disconnecting the cables from the battery so that you don’t get shocked while cleaning up the compartment!
  • Using 1 part Chlorine bleach to 9 part water solution (or a commercial disinfectant) spray the materials until fully soaked. Make sure the materials are really drenched.
  • Let it sit for 5 minutes (or follow the manufacturer’s instructions for disinfection time).
  • Then using your papers towels, pick up the material and throw everything away in the garbage bag.
  • After you’ve thrown away the droppings and nesting materials, clean the rest of the area with additional disinfectant. Don’t reconnect the battery until the compartment is dry.
  • Wash the gloves with disinfectant or soap. Take off the gloves, then wash your hands with soap and water.
At least they didn’t gnaw through the filter, which I’ve seen on motorcycles.
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The greatest danger for exposure is while cleaning out the nesting material, etc.

Disinfecting with a bleach solution may be great for sanitizing, but flooding the engine bay with it may not be so great for electrical connections or other components.

Before installing the new cabin filter I wouldn't hesitate to spritz a mild beach solution on the plastic duct parts. If I were to bother cleaning the general engine bay something like Lysol cleaner would probably be my choice.

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Default Re: cabin filter change.

Common to air-filter box, a light misting until surface is wet is sufficient for pathogen eradication.

Relating to air distribution vents, I would open all the vents, max out the fan, and if you have one, take a leaf blower and try to air flush from the engine compartment. I also do a back flush of each vent as much as easily possible possible.

After as much dust is flushed out, I would max out the fan, and spray Lysol spray in the air-intake, turn off the fan and continue spraying until no air flows out the vents, this will keep Pathogen killing residual Lysol inside the air Plenum's. I'm partial to the baby powder fragrance.

For a strategic engine compartment cleaning, I use a handheld sprayer with Dawn dish soap to rinse off aerosol engine degreaser.
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