The 1.5-liter Mazda ZL-VE gasoline engine was produced in Japan from 1998 to 2003 and was installed only on the local modification of the 323 models, better known as the Familia. This motor differed from the similar ZL-DE by the presence of an S-VT phase regulator on the intake shaft.
The Z-engine family also includes:
The engine was installed on:
- Mazda Familia BJ in 1998 – 2003.
|Fuel system||distributed injection|
|Power output, hp||130|
|Torque output, Nm||141|
|Cylinder block||cast iron R4|
|Block head||aluminum 16v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||78|
|Piston stroke, mm||78.4|
|Phase regulator||S-VT, intake|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||3.3|
|Euro standards||EURO 3|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Mazda Familia 2001)
|Engine lifespan, km||~290 000|
Disadvantages of the Mazda ZL-VE engine
- This simple and reliable engine is only afraid of untimely maintenance;
- If you delay the replacement of candles for a long time, you will also have to spend money on ignition coils;
- According to the regulations, the timing belt is changed every 60,000 km, but when it breaks, the valve does not bend;
- There are no hydraulic lifters here and valve adjustment is required every 100,000 km;
- At high mileage, an oil burner occurs due to wear on the valve stem seals.