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How's the Model 3 Air Filter?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by sbtz, Aug 4, 2018.

  1. sbtz

    sbtz Member

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    Coming from a Model S, whose air filter has done a great job insulating me from the exhaust, smoke, cows, etc... I'm worried about the 3 not having such an advanced filter. Any reports on how well it works compared to the S?
     
  2. wagonwheel

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    While it says nothing about their actual performance, this short video gives a nice visual of the air filters (yes, there are two filters):

    Skipping ahead to 0:50 will get you to the pertinent portion of the video.

    For what it's worth, it does appear that they are excellent quality.
     
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  3. ewoodrick

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    Pretty darn good. Have yet to smell a diesel or cigarette smoke
     
  4. RayK

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    Got a very slight whiff of skunk today while driving out in the boonies. Don't know how well / if it actually cut down on the smell as the temps were in the low 90s and I didn't lower the windows.

    Note: A/C was on but the recirculation was off.
     
  5. flyingpenguins

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    It’s better than any other car I’ve owned (largely Japanese cars). I often forget I’m not on recirculate on the highway because I can’t smell the fumes.

    Very interesting that there are two filters!
     
  6. SDKoala

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    Excellent. I was stuck behind an obvious gross polluter in bumper to bumper traffic today and didn't smell anything.
     
  7. ebmcs03

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    Oh nice. Good to know. I always keep it on recirculate cuz I never know what’s out there. Seems like the better filters I’ve seen. Japanese and German.
     

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