Air con decontamination

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  1. shorif2000

    shorif2000 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I have a 53 plate s class and need to decontaminate the air con. Can anyone tell me reliable place where i can get this done
    Im based in harrow london.
     
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    I’ve used the little cans of stuff you trigger and leave in the car with the AC on full blast recirc. They worked a treat to get rid of musty smell.
     
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    Isnt that a temp fix
     
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    No, the cans really do clear out the bacteria. Clean filters hep too. Follow the instructions and your a/c should be way fresher.
     
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    As above

    About to do all three of ours as they've been in full use the last month with the 'air con bombs'
    I do them every other year just for good practice
     
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    Where do i buy these from. Whats it called
     
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    I saw in tesco car wash they charge £20. Is this the same thing
     
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    It isn't just an air freshener, it's a biocide, it sterilises bacteria and mould. Hence, the smell goes away.

    It's no more temporary than a brand new car that doesn't have any living mould or bacteria in its HVAC system.
     
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    I'm not sure what you guys mean by decontamination but if your evaporator is dirty, remove the cabin filter and spray a/c coil cleaner and wish it through
    If you're getting a must smell in the vents, get 2 cans of lysol disinfectant spray and dump it onto the evaporator with the cabin filter removed with the a/c on full blast. It should flow through the vents

    Good luck
     
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    I used the spray from halfords. Called Tps or something. Hopefully it dont smell anymore. Replacing cabon filters seems like a bit of work. Ill do that next of it didnt help. Thanks
     
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    I’ve used the Autoglym kit a few times with good results.
     
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    Not sure about the S class but generally cabin filters are nearly always (in my experience) very easy to access and cheap to buy.
    They are often overlooked during DIY servicing and shockingly filthy and blocked (inefficient) as a result. I have used the 'Halfords' air con refresher aerosol before with acceptable results. Good luck.
     
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    Which pollen filter should i get from euro carparts?
     

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    Is cabin filter pollen filter same? I just looked in my glove and its dirty like hell
     
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    I think i will get this.
     

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    Halfords sell mann filter for £23. Isnt it same thing?
     
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    Pollen and cabin filter are the same thing.

    One word is what it’s designed to filter out, and the other is it’s location.
     

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