K & N filter?

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Maintenance' started by Zormecteon, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. Zormecteon

    Zormecteon Active Member

    I've been looking for a K& N filter for the FiST, but was wondering if the filter listed 33-2955
    for ALL 1.6 litre engines is the right one for our cars. Anyone changed theirs out yet and KNOW?
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  3. wash

    wash Active Member

    I think that's the one I put in but I don't have the number handy.

    When you install it, you need torx wrenches I think. It surprised me, I thought it would be a couple spring clips holding it together.

    Be careful to make sure the lid goes down flat, mine didn't want to go down at the rear passenger side so I had to remove all the screws to start that one and get it to close.

    Make sure you don't drop a screw, there are lots of little nooks and crannies that they could fall in to.

    Also be careful you don't move the lid too far because there are wires holding it down.

    The degree of difficulty is high for an air filter but with the right tool and a little patience it is doable if you're even a tiny bit handy.
  4. reddog99

    reddog99 Active Member

    You're right. For a simple air filter, they have it attached as if it was engineered for flight use. Not one of Ford's better ideas.
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  5. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    I am sure they figured that you were supposed to bring it to a dealer for service.
    For the average driver you should only need to get at it once a year.

    That's OK reddog, we understand that you hate everything. ;)

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  6. reddog99

    reddog99 Active Member

    I don't hate everything, but I can understand how it must look that way.

    My problem is that my 49 years spent as an inspector in various industries has trained me to analyze, to look for, and see the defects in everything, even when I'm not aware of it. It can be a curse. :shy:

    That said, it's baffling why Ford changed the air filter housing to make it more difficult to remove...
  7. S2r

    S2r New Member

    Have you looked into changing the "cabin" air filter? :panda::hungover:
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  8. LuvfiestaST

    LuvfiestaST Active Member

    It's in a tidy place..
  9. reddog99

    reddog99 Active Member

    Excellent point. Anyone who has changed the cabin filter in a Toyota Yaris will be dumbfounded by the Fiesta's complexity. I have changed the Yaris cabin filter in less than a minute. And that includes unlocking the door and climbing in...
  10. CarefreeAZ

    CarefreeAZ Active Member

    Well, I've done it once and there is a nice DIY post on Fiesta Faction from some years back. It took me 30+ minutes and I suggest going to a few yoga classes before attempting this work. As I have to also replace the fan resistor located nearby, I will be changing out my cabin filter again this Spring.
    See here:
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2014
  11. Sil3nt611

    Sil3nt611 Active Member

    That must be the selling point of the Yaris...
  12. eRic

    eRic Active Member

    Yes. the Fiesta ST uses the same air filter as a non-ST Fiesta. Ford part number FA-1914 in the 2014 Fiesta owner's manual and on www.fordparts.com
  13. jimclark

    jimclark Active Member

    Yes, the K&N 33-2955 is the correct filter.

    Important note: If you look this up on Amazon, using Amazon's convenient feature which lets you put in the year, make, model of your car, and then helps you identify parts, it will tell you that this filter does NOT fit. You can search for it again, and it'll lead you back to the same product, and you'll again see a message box that says it does not fit. I have no idea why, but it does.
  14. Zormecteon

    Zormecteon Active Member

    Amazon does the same thing with the Sylvania ZXE headlights. Apparently, nothing fits the ST.
  15. jimclark

    jimclark Active Member

    I'm hoping this is all due to the newness of the car; most everyone takes time to get proper entries into databases and then those entries linked to the right things, etc. But it is certainly frustrating when a company purports to be helping with this sort of thing and produces confusing, self-contradictory results and information. Makes me wonder if Jeff Bezos was not talking about using drones for deliveries from Amazon, but was instead talking about using druids to do so.
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  16. LuvfiestaST

    LuvfiestaST Active Member

    Picking up my k&n filter tomorrow. It's the same as the fiesta 2013.. #33-2955.
  17. pelotonracer2

    pelotonracer2 Active Member

    Yes because I used one already for like 1,500 miles. lol
  18. LuvfiestaST

    LuvfiestaST Active Member

    Installing a K&N filter took less than 5 mins.. Good to go

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