Engine Mazda RF-T DI

The 2.0-liter diesel engine Mazda RF-T DI or 2.0 DiTD was produced from 1998 to 2004 and was installed on the most popular models of the company of its time, such as 323, 626 or Premacy. In total, there were three different modifications of this power unit: RF2A, RF3F and RF4F.

The R-engine family also includes diesel engines: RF and R2.

The engine was installed on:

  • Mazda 323 BJ in 1998 – 2003;
  • Mazda 626 GF in 1998 – 2002;
  • Mazda Premacy CP in 1999 – 2004.


Production years 1998-2004
Displacement, cc 1998
Fuel system direct injection
Power output, hp 90 (basic modifications RF2A, RF3F)
100 – 110 (powerful modification RF4F)
Torque output, Nm 220 (RF2A, RF3F)
220 – 230 (RF4F)
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 86
Piston stroke, mm 86
Compression ratio 18.8
Features SOHC (RF2A, RF3F)
SOHC, intercooler (RF4F)
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging yes (RF2A, RF3F)
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.7
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 2/3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Mazda 626 2000)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000
Weight, kg 210

Disadvantages of the Mazda RF-T DI engine

  • This unit has no proprietary weaknesses, its problems are typical for diesel engines;
  • The motor does not like low-quality diesel fuel, it is easy to get there for repair of fuel equipment;
  • The turbine is not famous for its largest resource, in the range from 100 to 200 thousand km;
  • It is better to change the timing belt every 100,000 km, or if it breaks, it will break the rocker;
  • There are no hydraulic lifters here and every 100,000 km the valve will have to be adjusted.

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