The Mazda K8-ZE 1.8-liter V6 engine was produced in Japan from 1991 to 1998 and was installed in local versions of such popular models as Eunos, Efini MS-6 and Cronos. A deformed version with the K8-DE index was installed on the European and American markets.
The K-engine family includes: K8‑DE, KF‑DE, KF‑ZE, KJ‑ZEM, KL‑DE, KL‑G4, KL‑ZE.
The engine was installed on:
- Mazda Cronos GE in 1991 – 1994;
- Mazda Efini MS-6 GE in 1991 – 1994;
- Mazda Eunos 500 CA in 1991 – 1994;
- Mazda Eunos Presso EC in 1991 – 1998.
|Fuel system||distributed injection|
|Power output, hp||140 – 145|
|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 Eunos 500 1993)
|Engine lifespan, km||~275 000|
|Weight, kg||167 (with attachments)|
Disadvantages of the Mazda K8-ZE engine
- The cylinder block and cylinder head are cast from aluminum and are very afraid of overheating;
- Also, power units of this series often consume oil after 150 thousand km;
- On the same run, there are often leaks of lubricant from under the valve covers;
- The timing belt changes every 100,000 km, however, when it breaks, the valves usually do not bend;
- Hydraulic lifters do not tolerate cheap oil and can knock even up to 50,000 km.
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Thanks for the info I have a mazda coronos V6engine with fault automatic gearbox, and i find the clutching here in Zambia.