Engine Mazda AJ-VE

The Mazda AJ-VE 3.0-liter gasoline engine was produced by the company from 2007 to 2011 and was installed only in the second generation Tribute crossover for the North American market. This unit was essentially a modification of the AJ-DE engine and was distinguished by the presence of phase regulators.

The engine was installed on:

  • Mazda Tribute EP2 in 2007 – 2011.


Production years 2007-2011
Displacement, cc 2967
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 240
Torque output, Nm 300
Cylinder block aluminum V6
Block head aluminum 24v
Cylinder bore, mm 89
Piston stroke, mm 79.5
Compression ratio 10.3
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator at the inlet
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 5.7
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Mazda Tribute 2009)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~350 000

Disadvantages of the AJ-VE engine

  • There are no reliability issues with this motor;
  • From low-quality fuel, candles, coils and a gasoline pump quickly fail;
  • Cooling radiators and a water pump are not the biggest resource;
  • Very often there are oil leaks in the area of the oil pan or cylinder head covers;
  • After 200,000 km, piston rings usually lie down and lubricant consumption appears.

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