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Starting new thread to avoid cluttering, but this was mentioned in this other thread here: tps://www.crzforum.com/threads/mpg-fixed.96339/post-1420809

Can anyone tell me if I am missing anything as far as the fresh air vent leading to the glovebox filter?

or if this is just normal factory spec for the CR-Z?

As it is now, the only thing between the replaceable cabin filter media and the outside elements is the large plastic windshield cowl.

Seems rather exposed and unprotected with the vent/hole placed perfectly to invite water and everything else into it...

*The filter in photos is 1 week old.

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This last one is a picture of the vent in recirculate mode.
 

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Completely normal. Most every Honda is exactly this configuration.
Thanks for the clearing that up.

I noticed on lexus' the vent holes in the plastic cowl on have a mesh screen on the underside of the larger holes so I'm going to do the same in addition to covering that hole with aluminum window mesh.

The prelude I had for more than a decade must have been one of those outliers.

20seconds later...now that I recall it was marketed as having a HEPA filter and it took 2 rectangular box filters to change out.. hella expensive too.

Now that I've had a chance to compare the "regular" Honda configuration to their HEPA configuration. Wow, yeah a difference for sure.
 

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Thank you for explaining all that. Was there any other reason for placing the blower before or after the filter media or just due to space and design layout?

I recall the only available filter media was HEPA for the prelude, but I could be wrong. .good filtration.
 
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