Engine Mazda FS-ZE

The Mazda FS-ZE 2.0-liter gasoline engine was produced by the company from 1997 to 2004 and was installed on Japanese versions of such popular models as Premacy, Familia and Capella. This power unit is often used for budget swaps for Mazda 323-626 cars.

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 GF in 1997 – 2002;
  • Mazda Capella GW in 1997 – 2002;
  • Mazda Familia BJ in 2000 – 2004;
  • Mazda Premacy CP in 2001 – 2004.


Production years 1997-2004
Displacement, cc 1991
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 165 – 170
Torque output, Nm 175 – 185
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 83
Piston stroke, mm 92
Compression ratio 10.0
Features DOHC, VICS
Hydraulic lifters no
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 3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Mazda Capella 2001)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000
Weight, kg 138.2

Disadvantages of the Mazda FS-ZE engine

  • Despite the high boost, this engine is reliable and has a good resource;
  • Most of all, the motor is afraid of overheating, here it immediately leads the aluminum head;
  • After 150,000 km, oil consumption often appears, up to 1 liter per 1000 km;
  • The timing belt is supposed to be changed every 60,000 km, but if it breaks, the valves will not bend;
  • There are no hydraulic lifters and valve clearances need to be adjusted every 100 thousand km.

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