The 2.3-liter Mazda L3C1 engine was produced at the company’s enterprise from 2002 to 2008 and was installed only on the first generation of the popular model of the sixth series. In fact, this power unit is not very different from its counterpart under the symbol L3‑VE.
The L-engine family also includes:
The engine was installed on:
- Mazda 6 I (GG) in 2002 – 2008.
|Fuel system||distributed injection|
|Power output, hp||165|
|Torque output, Nm||205|
|Cylinder block||aluminum R4|
|Block head||aluminum 16v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||87.5|
|Piston stroke, mm||94|
|Phase regulator||S-VT, intake|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||3.5|
|Euro standards||EURO 4|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Mazda 6 2007)
|Engine lifespan, km||~280 000|
Disadvantages of the Mazda L3C1 engine
- Most of the complaints on specialized forums are related to high lubricant consumption;
- In second place in terms of mass are problems with intake manifold flaps;
- The weak points of the motor also include a thermostat, pump, lambda probe and engine mounts;
- After 200,000 km, the timing chain is often extended, the phase regulator fails;
- Do not forget to adjust the valves every 90,000 km, there are no hydraulic lifters.