Designed to fit into the factory air box, the K&N 33-5024 replacement air filter is backed by a 10-Year/Million Mile Limited Warranty.
First introduced in 1965, the Ford Transit is primarily a cargo van that can also serve as a passenger van or minibus. The chassis can also serve as the base for a pickup truck. There have been five generations of the vehicle, which was the first product manufactured by Ford of Europe. It was marketed through Western Europe and Australia and by the end of the century was available worldwide. It was introduced into North America in 2013 and K&N was quick to produce the 33-5024 replacement air filter for the 2015 version of the Ford Transit.
It has been the best selling light commercial vehicle in Europe for 40 years. In some countries it introduced the term “transit” as a generic title for any light commercial van the size of this vehicle. Not only manufactured in Europe, the van is now also made in Asia and North America for worldwide sale.
The Transit has roots back to the Ford Taurus Transit van manufactured in Germany and introduced in 1953. A 1.3-liter inline-four engine from the Ford Taunus was used as the powerplant. In 1955 the engine capacity was increased to 1.5 liters.
The Transit was different from the European commercial vehicles of the day because it featured American-inspired styling. It had a wide track giving it an advantage over the European models in carrying heavier loads. Most of the components used in the van were adapted from Ford’s car lines of the time. Ford in Europe offered the van in a number of body styles including a panel van with a long or short wheelbase, a pickup truck, minibus, crew-cab and more.
The K&N 99-5000 Air Filter Cleaner Kit can be used to clean the air filter so that it can be used practically forever.
A United Kingdom 1.7- or 2.0-liter Essex V-4 gasoline engine powered the first generation models from 1965 to 1978. The use of a short V-8 permitted Ford to minimize the length of the engine compartment in front of the driver. A diesel engine was also available as an option. This model had a longer front to accommodate the larger engine. However, the diesel engine was not popular because it was underpowered and a Ford York engine replaced it in 1974.
For consumers in mainland Europe, the German-made Ford 1.3-, 1.5-, 1.7- or 2.0-liter Taunus V-4 was used to power the van. The longer nose diesel version was also equipped with a Ford 3.0-liter Ford Essex V-6 engine that was made in the UK for high performance applications including vans used by police and ambulance services. In 1974 an inline 6-cylinder engine used on the Ford Falcon was also used.
An interesting side note is that the British Police reported that in the 1970s, 95 percent of all robberies in which the criminals used a vehicle involved the Ford Transit.
Ford of Europe and Ford in North America partnered to design the fifth and newest generation Transit. Ford offers it in two distinct body forms, mid-size front wheel drive and full size rear wheel driver. The exterior borrows from the fourth generation model and showcases a kinetic design used by the OneFord global models since 2010. The interior borrows from the third generation Ford Focus.
It is imperative that commercial vehicles perform well if for no other reason than businesses rely on their dependability. K&N offers the K&N 33-5024 replacement air filter for the 2015 models. These performance air filters are designed to improve horsepower and increases acceleration by using a high-flow washable cotton filter media. Durable and dependable, these air filters feature four to six layers of cotton gauze media sandwiched between two aluminum wire screens. The cotton media is treated with a specially formulated grade of filter oil that causes the cotton strands to become tacky so that the filter can catch impurities while still flowing clean air to your engine.
Cleaning the air filter is easy to do with the K&N filter cleaning kit. The package includes cleaner and air filter oil to restore the air filter’s efficiency. K&N is so sure of the reliability of these air filters that it offers an extraordinary 10-Year/Million Mile Limited Warranty.
The K&N 33-5024 replacement air filter fits the following models of the Ford Transit:
2015 Ford Transit 350 HD 3.7L V6
2015 Ford Transit 350 HD 3.5L V6
2015 Ford Transit 350 HD 3.2L L5 Diesel
2015 Ford Transit 350 3.7L V6
2015 Ford Transit 350 3.5L V6
2015 Ford Transit 350 3.2L L5 Diesel
2015 Ford Transit 250 3.7L V6
2015 Ford Transit 250 3.5L V6
2015 Ford Transit 250 3.2L L5 Diesel
2015 Ford Transit 150 3.7L V6
2015 Ford Transit 150 3.5L V6
2015 Ford Transit 150 3.2L L5 Diesel
You can view all the air filters that K&N makes for the Ford Transit series at the Air Filters for the Ford Transit 150, Air Filters for the Ford Transit 250, and Air Filters for the Ford Transit 350 HD pages. You can view all the K&N performance products for any vehicle by using the Search by Vehicle tool and you can find a local K&N retailer by plugging your location into the K&N Dealer Search as well.