Mazda K8-ze engine

The 1.8-liter V6 engine Mazda K8-ZE was produced at the Japanese factory from 1991 to 1998 and installed in local versions of popular models such as Eunos, Efini MS-6, and Cronos. In the European and American markets, a degraded version designated as K8-DE was used. The engines included in the K-engine series are: K8-DE, KF-DE, KF-ZE, KJ-ZEM, KL-DE, KL-G4, and KL-ZE.

Technical specifications of the Mazda K8-ZE 1.8-liter engine.

Exact capacity1845 cm³
Power systemdistributed injection
Engine power140 - 145 HP
Torque155 - 160 nm
Engine blockaluminum V6
Block headaluminum 24v
Cylinder diameter75 mm
Piston stroke.69.6 mm
Compression ratio9.5
Engine featuresDOHC, VRIS
Hydraulic compensator. tak
Timing drivebelt
Timing phase adjusterthere is no
Turbochargingthere is no
What oils to use4.0 liters 5W-30
Fuel type95
Environmental classEURO 3
Approximate life expectancy275 000 HP

Fuel consumption Mazda K8-ze engine

Using the example of the 1993 Mazda Eunos 500 with a manual transmission:
City10.3 litry
Route7.0 litry
Mixed8.7 litry

Engine Overview and Common Failures

The weight of the K8-ZE engine is 167 kg (with attachments). The engine number of the K8-ZE can be found at the junction of the block and the cylinder head. The cylinder block and engine head are made of aluminum and are very sensitive to overheating. Additionally, engines in this series often consume oil after 150,000 km. It is also common to encounter lubricant leaks from under the valve covers at this mileage. The timing belt is changed every 100,000 km, but it usually does not bend in case of a valve failure. The hydraulic compensators do not tolerate cheap oil and may start ticking before reaching 50,000 km.

Engine Mazda K8-ze

Cronos I (GE)1991 - 1994
Efini MS-6 (GE)1991 - 1994
Eunos 500 (CA)1991 - 1994
Eunos Presso I (EC)1991 - 1998

Engines from the same line as Mazda K8-ze engine

See Also

Mazda B6 engine

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Mazda Fe-de Engine

The 2.0-liter 16-valve Mazda FE-DE or FE-DOHC engine was installed from 1987 to 2004 and used in various versions of the GD body model 626, as well as in the Kia Sportage SUV with the symbol FED. Modifications of this engine for other markets are also known by the indexes FE3 or FE-ZE. Engine F: F6, F8, FP, FP-DE, FE, FE3N, FS, FS-DE, FS-ZE, and F2.

Mazda Lf-de engine

The 2.0-liter Mazda LF-DE gasoline engine was produced by the company from 2002 to 2015 and installed in Asian versions of the 3, 5, 6, and MX-5 models, as well as in Ford vehicles under the name CJBA. In some markets, there was also an engine designated as LF-VE, which differs in terms of the intake valve phase regulator. The L engines are: L8-DE, L813, LF-VD, LF17, LFF7, L3-VE, L3-VDT, L3C1, and L5-VE.

Mazda ZL-DE engine

The 1.5-liter Mazda ZL-DE engine was produced by the Japanese company from 1998 to 2003 and was only installed in the Asian versions of the 323 family cars, better known as Familia. The version of this engine for the European market is simply called ZL, but there are no significant differences. The Z-engine series also includes: Z5-DE, Z6, ZJ-VE, ZL-VE, ZM-DE, and ZY-VE.

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