The 2.0-liter V6 Mazda KF-DE engine was produced at the company’s factories from 1992 to 2002 and was installed on European versions of such popular models as 323, Xedos 6 and Xedos 9. A modification for 160-170 hp was put on cars for the Japanese market with index KF-ZE.
The engine was installed on:
- Mazda 323 BA in 1994 – 1998;
- Mazda Xedos 6 CA in 1992 – 1999;
- Mazda Xedos 9 TA in 1992 – 2002.
|Fuel system||distributed injection|
|Power output, hp||140 – 145|
|Torque output, Nm||180|
|Cylinder block||aluminum V6|
|Block head||aluminum 24v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||78|
|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 Xedos 6 1995)
|Engine lifespan, km||~300 000|
|Weight, kg||175 (with attachments)|
Disadvantages of the Mazda KF-DE engine
- The aluminum block here is very afraid of overheating, keep an eye on the cooling system;
- After 100-150 thousand run, these power units often already consume oil;
- Approximately at the same runs, there are lubricant leaks from under the valve covers;
- The timing belt changes every 80,000 km, but when it breaks, the valves almost never bend;
- From low-quality oil, hydraulic lifters can knock even up to 50 thousand km.