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breather element replacable?

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#1 teasdam


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Posted 04 August 2004 - 01:11 PM

I frequently drive my 2003 Outback on dirt roads and I was hoping to change out the filter for the air coming throurh the vents. I thought thay were called breather elements, but it appears that can also apply to the engine air filter. Looking at the catalogs in the filter section of the parts store (where they have part numbers for all filters), this one for the vents is always lsited as "N/R".

Does this mean thay are not easily replacable, or it simply can't be done...or that this model doesn't even have anything like this?

If it is replaceable, could someone give me some quick instructions?

#2 DerFahrer


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Posted 04 August 2004 - 01:15 PM

The breather element refers to PCV filters. Since Subarus draw the air for the PCV system directly from the intake hose, your air filter doubles as your breather filter.

The N/R, I'm pretty sure, means that there is no such part to replace.

#3 All_talk


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Posted 04 August 2004 - 01:19 PM

Cabin Air Filter is the name I've heard it called, I dont if your car has one, most older cars dont, but yours being a 2003 I would think it would. Maybe call the dealer?


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Posted 04 August 2004 - 04:23 PM

In 2003, the cabin air filtration system is optional for the Outback and Outback Limited, and standard equipment for the H6 model. If you do have one, it would be mounted underneath the passenger side dash, below and behind the glove compartment. The cabin air filter is mounted with two screws. This link may help you locate it:

https://www.1stsubar... Air Filter.pdf

#5 teasdam


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Posted 04 August 2004 - 04:41 PM

cool, thanks! I'll take a look.

cabin air filter...that's the name I've been trying to think of! Doh!

#6 DerFahrer


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Posted 04 August 2004 - 10:46 PM

Okay cabin air filter, that's entirely separate from any engine filter. Thanks for clearing that up :)

#7 Subie Gal

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Posted 05 August 2004 - 10:32 AM

cabin air filter:
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$31 here <----

i need to add one of these to my 01 RS...
the older subaru's didnt come with them stock... you have to add em.


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