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RE: Climate Control Air Filtration

I'm not particularly familiar with 90s, but most cars that are
advertised as having fresh air filters simply have a paper filter which
only stops dust (and which, BTW, needs to be renewed at regular
intervals). It won't eliminate smoke and smell, though. I've heard that
it is possible to fit an aftermarket charcoal filter, but given the
complexity of Audi's climate control system it probably won't be easy to

Aleksander Mierzwa
Warsaw, Poland
87 Audi 5000CS turbo (mine)
88 Renault Medallion wagon (mom's)
91 mountain bike (just in case both cars broke at the same time :-)

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Mark.Granoff@Software.com [SMTP:Mark.Granoff@Software.com]
> Sent:	Wednesday, February 04, 1998 2:41 PM
> To:	Quattro Mailing List
> Subject:	Climate Control Air Filtration
> When I took delivery, the salesman described all the car's features,
> including the climate control system. He was careful to note that the
> system filtered incoming outside air. I am here to report that I don't
> think it does. When I'm driving behind a large diesel truck, for
> example, I
> can smell its exhaust but good.