The Mazda K8-DE 1.8-liter V6 gasoline engine was assembled by the company from 1991 to 1998 and was installed only on the European and American modifications of the popular MX-3 model. A version of this engine with the K8-ZE index with 145 hp was installed on cars for the Japanese market.
The engine was installed on:
- Mazda MX-3 EC in 1991 – 1998.
|Fuel system||distributed injection|
|Power output, hp||130 – 135|
|Torque output, Nm||155 – 160|
|Cylinder block||aluminum V6|
|Block head||aluminum 24v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||75|
|Piston stroke, mm||69.6|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||4.0|
|Euro standards||EURO 3|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Mazda MX-3 1995)
|Engine lifespan, km||~290 000|
|Weight, kg||165 (with attachments)|
Disadvantages of the Mazda K8-DE engine
- All-aluminum motor is afraid of overheating, keep an eye on the cooling system;
- Closer to 150,000 km, oil consumption may already appear, up to a liter per 1000 km;
- Also, at high mileage, grease leaks from under the valve covers are often found;
- The timing belt resource is about 100 thousand km, but when it breaks, the valves almost never bend;
- Due to low-quality oil, hydraulic lifters can knock even up to 50,000 km.