Pollen Filter -one lump or two?
Yesterday's rain was just about the worst since I got my car (54 plate GT - JTS 2.0) and the demister was so poor it made the car positively dangerous to drive. I supposed it had to to be because of a clogged pollen filter. I found the refit information on your very helpful site and took the old one out this morning.
I haven't got a replacement yet (I think it's probably better to leave it off until the new one arrives) but I was surprised to find that I seem only to have one pollen filter (most of the instructions I've seen describe two filters - and the replacement filters look to be mostly supplied in pairs).
The filter I removed measures 280 x 175 x 30 mm. I suspect that the ones sold in pairs measure half the length - the graphic in "e learn" supports that theory. After taking mine out I was in fact pretty pleased that it was just one piece - it would have been a real struggle getting the driver's side out from the passenger footwell - I'd probably need forceps.
So the question is - is the "one-piece" filter a genuine alternative to the two part kind? It looks like a genuine part and has the number 52406856/01. Or was it an enterprising "bodge" by a previous owner?
And can I get hold of one anywhere?