The Mazda FP-DE 1.8-liter gasoline engine was produced by the company from 1997 to 2004 in a wide range of capacities: from 90 hp on the base 626 to 135 hp on the Familia S-wagon R-4. This motor was distinguished from the FP by a modern ignition system and the absence of hydraulic lifters.
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 323 BJ in 1998 – 2003;
- Mazda Familia BJ in 1998 – 2004;
- Mazda 626 GF in 1997 – 2002; 626 GW in 1997 – 2002;
- Mazda Capella GF in 1997 – 2002; Capella GW in 1997 – 2002;
- Mazda Premacy CP in 1999 – 2004;
- Mazda Protege BJ in 1998 – 2000;
- Kia Carens 1 (RS) in 1999 – 2006.
|Fuel system||distributed injection|
|Power output, hp||90 – 135|
|Torque output, Nm||145 – 165|
|Cylinder block||cast iron R4|
|Block head||aluminum 16v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||83|
|Piston stroke, mm||85|
|Compression ratio||9.1 – 10.2|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||3.5|
|Euro standards||EURO 3|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Mazda 626 2001)
|Engine lifespan, km||~400 000|
Disadvantages of the Mazda FP-DE engine
- This is a simple and reliable unit with a decent resource and no special weaknesses;
- The aluminum cylinder head here often leads to overheating, keep an eye on the cooling system;
- Also, on runs over 150,000 km, these power units often consume oil;
- According to the regulations, the timing belt serves about 60,000 km, but when it breaks, the valves do not bend;
- There are no hydraulic lifters here and valve adjustment is required every 100,000 km.