Engine Mazda F6 1.6l

The company assembled the 1.6-liter 8-valve Mazda F6 engine in Japan from 1982 to 1987 and installed it on the base modifications of the 626 model in the back of the GC and pickup truck with the B1600 index. This power unit is found only in the version with a carburetor and an 8-valve head.

The F-engine family includes: F6, FP, FP‑DE, F8, FE, FE‑DE, FE3N, FS, FS‑DE, FS‑ZE, F2.

The engine was installed on:

  • Mazda 626 GC in 1982 – 1987;
  • Mazda B-series UD in 1983 – 1985.


Production years 1982-1987
Displacement, cc 1587
Fuel system carburetor
Power output, hp 72 – 82
Torque output, Nm 120
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 8v
Cylinder bore, mm 81
Piston stroke, mm 77
Compression ratio 8.6
Features SOHC
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.9
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 0
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Mazda 626 1985)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~250 000
Weight, kg 152.9

Disadvantages of the Mazda F6 1.6l engine

  • Due to an incorrectly tuned carburetor, a car can consume a lot of fuel.
  • Also, many problems of this engine are associated with failures in the ignition system.
  • After 200,000 km of run, an oil burner is very common due to stuck rings.
  • The timing belt resource is approximately 60 thousand km, but when it breaks, the valves do not bend.
  • There are no hydraulic lifters here and every 100,000 km you will have to adjust the valves.

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