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K&N 33-2029 air filter for Volkswagen Corrado, Jetta, Golf, Santan, and Passat

Designed and engineered to fit more than 120 models of VW Corrado, Jetta, Golf, Santana, and Passat built between 1983 and 1997, the K&N 33-2029 is a panel style engine air filter that easily slips into the stock air box.

Volkswagen's sport compact cars, the Corrado, Jetta, and Golf, plus the all-rounders, Santana and Passat, are all world cars in their own right, manufactured in several countries, driven on miles of international highways, country roads, and urban streets. They have done respectable duty as family cars, sport tourers, club racers, and fleet vehicles, engendering loyalty and winning high-mileage awards along the way.

When introduced, the Corrado was marketed by Volkswagen as a sport compact car with a difference, replacing the Scirocco and complementing the Golf II, Golf GTI, and Jetta II while sharing their A2 platform. This car, built between 1983 and 1997, shares similar engine configurations with the Golfs and Jettas, primary among them a 1.8-liter, fuel-injected inline 4-cylinder, and for 1992-1997, the Corrado got the VR6 engine, a 2.8-liter, 179-bhp V6 for the U.S. and Canadian markets, and a 2.9-liter, 187-bhp version for Europe. It was a wedge-shaped hatchback that was fun to drive. Limited edition variants were the Storm (UK only) and Campaign specials with trim modifications and special wheels. With its performance a popular selling point, it enjoyed warmhearted reviews, and now has status on a few "gone but not forgotten" lists. If you still have a Corrado, you have a special classic that you've worked hard to maintain.

Early second-generation 2- and 4-door sedan Jettas, and 3- and 5-door hatchback Golf IIs can also be collectibles in their own right because of their longevity. The Jetta, VW's best-seller of the time, outsold Golf two to one, but the Golf maintained an enthusiast niche, and the GTI model was named VW Vortex's "Best Golf of All Time" and in the U.S., Motor Trend magazine's Car of the Year for 1985.

The Jettas of 1983 to 1991 showcased VW's 1.6-liter, 4-cylinder turbo diesel that grew from 54hp to 79hp in that time frame. The Jetta II also was powered by this diesel plus a 1.8-Liter, four-cylinder fuel-injected gasoline engine. They proved reliable and high-mileage cars were on the road for decades. Interestingly, a 1986 Jetta turbodiesel won a 2007 contest by Volkswagen of America in the U.S. with 562,000 miles (904,000 kilometers) on the original engine.

Packaging for K&N 33-2029 replacement air filter

Depending on the car's maintenance schedule and driving conditions, you may inspect and clean your engine air filter up to 50,000 miles or 80,000 kilometers. The procedure is simple, with no special tools required, and printed instructions come in every box.

The 1981-1995 Santana (so-named in Brazil, Spain, and alternatively "Santana Vista" in China) shares the Passat B2 platform and the 1.8-liter, 4-cylinder fuel-injected gasoline engine. Others in the Passat range have the 1.9-liter 4-cylinder diesel, and the 2.8-Liter and 2.9-liter V6 fuel-injected gasoline engines. The Santana's greatest achievements were in China, where 10,000 were constructed by fall of 1986 and the vehicle was popular among law enforcement and taxi fleets. In Europe, the nameplate was discontinued in 1985 everywhere except Spain.

Among the Corrado, Jetta, Golf, Santana and Passat there are at least 123 (see list below) Volkswagen models that have for some time been served and preserved by caring owners and the same K&N 33-2029 replacement engine air filter. Chances are that if you own one of these VWs, you will know about the advantages of a washable, reusable air filter. If not, may this be an introduction to the last engine air filter your classic will ever need.

Designed and engineered to increase horsepower and acceleration while providing excellent filtration, the K&N 33-2029 is a panel style, rectangular cotton gauze filter that brings a greater surface area to trap dirt and other particles, and increase the air flow to the engine. More air equates to more horsepower and torque for a crisper throttle response in whichever engine version your VW Corrado, Jetta, Golf, Santana, or Passat may have.

Because you've been maintaining your VW classic on a regular schedule, you'll know that inspecting and replacing the engine air filter is part of that routine. You may also know that with a K&N filter, your engine is protected for up to 50,000 miles (80,467 kilometers), depending on driving conditions, between servicing. So instead of replacing a stock paper filter, you can wash and reuse the K&N at 50,000mi/80,000km, depending on driving conditions and keep on driving, perhaps to surpass that Jetta turbodiesel's record of 562k-mi/904k-km.

The bottom line is, you may inspect and clean your engine air filter as often as you wish, and the process is simple, and requires no special tools. A set of printed instructions accompany each filter, and depending on your model, there are videos available online to walk you through a filter service.

And, the bottom line also includes K&N's 10-year/Million Mile Warranty, so you won't ever need to buy a new engine air filter again.

K&N makes more than 1,200 different replacement air filters for the majority of vehicles on the road. To source the 33-2029, visit K&N's online search by vehicle tool. To purchase, find an authorized K&N dealer, just about anywhere worldwide, using the K&N dealer search.

The K&N 33-2029 replaces the following part numbers: AC Delco A1226C
BMC 11201
Fram CA6545
Mann-Hummel C311521
Napa 6240
Purolator A24409
Ryco A1528
Volkswagen 859129620
Wesfil WCA9267
WIX 46240

The K&N 33-2029 will fit the following Volkswagen models: 1997 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 2.9L V6
1997 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 2.8L V6
1997 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 2.8L V6 F/I - 174BHP
1997 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 2.0L L4
1997 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 1.9L L4 DIESEL
1997 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 1.9L L4 DIESEL - 35i model
1997 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 1.8L L4 F/I - 35i model
1996 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 2.9L V6
1996 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 2.8L V6
1996 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 2.8L V6 F/I - 174BHP
1996 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 2.0L L4
1996 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 1.9L L4 DIESEL
1996 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 1.9L L4 DIESEL - 35i model
1996 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 1.8L L4 F/I - 35i model
1996 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 1.6L L4 F/I - to 8/96
1995 VOLKSWAGEN SANTANA 1.8L L4
1995 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 2.9L V6
1995 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 2.8L V6
1995 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 2.0L L4
1995 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 1.9L L4 DIESEL
1995 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 1.8L L4
1995 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 1.6L L4
1995 VOLKSWAGEN CORRADO 2.9L V6
1995 VOLKSWAGEN CORRADO 2.0L L4 F/I - 115BHP
1994 VOLKSWAGEN SANTANA 1.8L L4
1994 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 2.9L V6
1994 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 2.8L V6
1994 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 2.0L L4
1994 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 1.9L L4 DIESEL
1994 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 1.8L L4
1994 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 1.6L L4
1994 VOLKSWAGEN CORRADO 2.9L V6
1994 VOLKSWAGEN CORRADO 2.8L V6
1994 VOLKSWAGEN CORRADO 2.0L L4 F/I - 115BHP
1993 VOLKSWAGEN SANTANA 1.8L L4
1993 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 2.8L V6
1993 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 2.0L L4
1993 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 1.9L L4 DIESEL
1993 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 1.8L L4
1993 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 1.6L L4
1993 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 1.6L L4 DIESEL
1993 VOLKSWAGEN CORRADO 2.9L V6
1993 VOLKSWAGEN CORRADO 2.8L V6
1993 VOLKSWAGEN CORRADO 2.0L L4 F/I - 115BHP
1993 VOLKSWAGEN CORRADO 1.8L L4
1992 VOLKSWAGEN SANTANA 1.8L L4
1992 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 2.8L V6
1992 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 2.0L L4
1992 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 1.9L L4 DIESEL
1992 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 1.8L L4
1992 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 1.6L L4
1992 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 1.6L L4 DIESEL
1992 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA 2.0L L4
1992 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA 1.8L L4
1992 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 2.0L L4
1992 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 1.8L L4
1992 VOLKSWAGEN CORRADO 2.9L V6
1992 VOLKSWAGEN CORRADO 2.8L V6
1992 VOLKSWAGEN CORRADO 1.8L L4 F/I - 160BHP
1991 VOLKSWAGEN SANTANA 1.8L L4
1991 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 2.8L V6
1991 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 2.0L L4
1991 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 1.9L L4 DIESEL
1991 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 1.8L L4
1991 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 1.6L L4
1991 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 1.6L L4 DIESEL
1991 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA II 1.8L L4 F/I - 107/112BHP
1991 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA II 1.6L L4 DIESEL - 60/80BHP
1991 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA 2.0L L4
1991 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA 1.8L L4
1991 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF II GTI 1.8L L4 F/I - Exc., 105BHP
1991 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF II 1.6L L4 DIESEL - 60/70/80BHP
1991 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 2.0L L4
1991 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 1.8L L4
1991 VOLKSWAGEN CORRADO 2.9L V6
1991 VOLKSWAGEN CORRADO 1.8L L4 F/I - 160BHP
1990 VOLKSWAGEN SANTANA 1.8L L4
1990 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 2.0L L4
1990 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 1.9L L4 DIESEL
1990 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 1.8L L4
1990 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 1.6L L4
1990 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 1.6L L4 DIESEL
1990 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA II 1.8L L4 F/I - 107/112BHP
1990 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA II 1.6L L4 DIESEL - 60/80BHP
1990 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA 2.0L L4
1990 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF II GTI 1.8L L4 F/I - Exc., 105BHP
1990 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF II 1.6L L4 DIESEL - 60/70/80BHP
1990 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 2.0L L4
1990 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 1.8L L4
1990 VOLKSWAGEN CORRADO 1.8L L4 F/I - 160BHP
1989 VOLKSWAGEN SANTANA 1.8L L4
1989 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 2.0L L4
1989 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 1.9L L4 DIESEL
1989 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 1.8L L4
1989 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 1.6L L4
1989 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 1.6L L4 DIESEL
1989 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA II 1.8L L4 F/I - 107/112BHP
1989 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA II 1.6L L4 DIESEL - 60/80BHP
1989 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF II GTI 1.8L L4 F/I - From 9/89 129/139BHP, Exc., 105BHP
1989 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF II 1.6L L4 DIESEL - 60/70/80BHP
1989 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 1.8L L4
1989 VOLKSWAGEN CORRADO 1.8L L4 F/I - 160BHP
1988 VOLKSWAGEN SANTANA 1.8L L4
1988 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 2.0L L4 F/I - 35i model
1988 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 1.9L L4 DIESEL
1988 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 1.8L L4 F/I - 35i model
1988 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 1.6L L4
1988 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 1.6L L4 DIESEL - From 5/88
1988 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA II 1.8L L4 F/I - 107/112BHP
1988 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA 1.6L L4 DIESEL - Turbo
1988 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF II GTI 1.8L L4 F/I - 107/112/160BHP
1988 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF GTI 1.8L L4
1988 VOLKSWAGEN CORRADO 1.8L L4
1987 VOLKSWAGEN SANTANA 1.8L L4
1987 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA II 1.8L L4 F/I - 107/112BHP
1987 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA 1.6L L4 DIESEL
1987 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF II GTI 1.8L L4 F/I - 107/112BHP
1986 VOLKSWAGEN SANTANA 1.8L L4
1986 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA 1.6L L4 DIESEL - Turbo
1985 VOLKSWAGEN SANTANA 1.8L L4
1985 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA 1.6L L4 DIESEL - Turbo
1984 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA 1.6L L4 DIESEL - Turbo
1983 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA 1.6L L4 DIESEL - Turbo


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