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.
|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|
|Phase regulator||at the inlet|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||5.7|
|Euro standards||EURO 4|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Mazda Tribute 2009)
|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.