Engine Mazda FP 1.8l

The 1.8-liter Mazda FP gasoline engine was assembled at a factory in Japan from 1991 to 1997 and was installed in the 626 hatchback sedan in the back of GE and the Japanese Xedos 6 clone called Eunos 500. The next generation of the 626 model was equipped with an already updated version of this unit FP-DE.

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 GE in 1991 – 1997;
  • Mazda Eunos 500 CA in 1994 – 1996.


Production years 1991-1997
Displacement, cc 1839
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 90 – 115
Torque output, Nm 145 – 155
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 83
Piston stroke, mm 85
Compression ratio 9.1
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.5
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 2
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Mazda 626 1995)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~350 000
Weight, kg 131.8

Disadvantages of the Mazda FP 1.8l engine

  • This is a reliable engine, but he really does not like the use of low-quality oils;
  • From cheap lubrication, hydraulic lifters here can knock already by 50-70 thousand km;
  • In addition, units of this series are prone to oil consumption even at low mileage;
  • According to the regulations, the timing belt is changed every 60,000 km, but when it breaks, the valves do not bend;
  • The remaining engine problems are most often associated with the vagaries of the ignition system.

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