The 1.5-liter Mazda ZY-VE engine was produced at a plant in Japan from 2002 to 2015 and was installed on the company’s most popular models with indexes 2 and 3, as well as Verisa. There was a modification of this motor without an inlet phase regulator called ZY-DE.
The Z-engine family also includes:
The engine was installed on:
- Mazda 2 DY in 2002 – 2007;
- Mazda 2 DE in 2007 – 2015;
- Mazda Demio DY in 2002 – 2007;
- Mazda Demio DE in 2007 – 2015;
- Mazda 3 BK in 2003 – 2009;
- Mazda 3 BL in 2009 – 2013;
- Mazda Axela BK in 2003 – 2009;
- Mazda Axela BL in 2009 – 2013;
- Mazda Verisa DC in 2004 – 2015.
|Fuel system||distributed injection|
|Power output, hp||100 – 115|
|Torque output, Nm||135 – 140|
|Cylinder block||aluminum 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||3.9|
|Euro standards||EURO 4/5|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Mazda 2 2012)
|Engine lifespan, km||~280 000|
Disadvantages of the Mazda ZY-VE engine
- The main problem of the unit is the tendency to accelerated carbon formation.
- Without regular decarbonization, the engine will begin to noticeably lose power already by 100,000 km.
- Throttle and EGR pollution is also the main cause of floating speeds.
- The timing chain has a good resource, but the replacement is expensive.
- Valve clearance adjustment is carried out every 100,000 km, there are no hydraulic lifters.