Is a pollen filter really needed?
Just removed my pollen filter from my '06 159. Black and lots of small leaf debris.
Fitting the new one (genuine) is really fiddly and I'm a bit over it.
Here in Australia, our summers get really hot. I've put all back together (without the pollen filter) and the air flow is fantastic - will make the aircon more easily cool the cabin.
So, is the pollen filter purely for health / comfort benefit, or does a play a role in looking after the internals of the cabin air tubing? I figure with the window down, I am breathing the same air as the pollen filter is filtering, so a I am not that concerned from a health / comfort point of view.
If not essential, I will leave out and enjoy a much cooler Aussie summer.