Engine Mazda FE3N

The 2.0-liter Mazda FE3N engine was assembled at the company’s Japanese plant from 1989 to 1997 and installed in the local version of the Capella sedan or GD and station wagon or GV models. On Mazda sports cars, there is a turbo modification with an FE3T index of 260 hp.

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 Capella GD in 1989 – 1991;
  • Mazda Capella GV in 1989 – 1997.


Production years 1989-1997
Displacement, cc 1998
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 150 – 170
Torque output, Nm 180 – 190
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 86
Piston stroke, mm 86
Compression ratio 9.5 – 10.2
Features DOHC, VRIS
Hydraulic lifters yes
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 2
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Mazda Capella Wagon 1996)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~250 000
Weight, kg 168.7

Disadvantages of the Mazda FE3N engine

  • Despite the high degree of forcing, the engine is reliable and with a good resource;
  • The aluminum head is very afraid of overheating, and hydraulic lifters are afraid of low-quality oil;
  • After 200,000 km, oil scraper rings often lie and lubricant consumption appears;
  • The timing belt is designed for 60,000 km, and with sports pistons, when it breaks, the valves will bend;
  • Minor engine problems include oil leaks and the vagaries of the ignition system.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top