I know this sounds confusing because Mazda is a Japanese Car, some Mazda 2.3L Engines Are Made by Ford. For instance the 2.3 liter gasoline engine offered in the Mazda 3, is one of them. Beginning in the 2006 model year [generation 1] the 2.3 L engine became option, only coming with the automatic transmission.
The only other 2.3 liter Mazda engine is a diesel engine, model MZR DISI Turbo, made by Mazdaspeed3 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazdaspeed3]. The MZR engine family is Mazda company’s own brand of inline 4 cylinder diesel engines.
The DISI is a Japanese engine and is turbocharged: MZR L3-VDT. It was on the Ward’s 10 Best Engines list for 3 years in a row, 2006, 2007 and 2008. Ford Motor Company owns rights to build and use the MZR Family of engines under their Ford Duratec brand name along with Duratec gasoline engines for global service in its vehicles since 2003.
Locating and choosing a replacement Japanese car engine can be intimidating and confusing to lots of folks. Even figuring out what motor is in your car may be foreign to you. So what is the best course of action? The best thing to do is become educated about said subject. Choose a supplier who provides lots of free information, and takes all the time you need to understand and make a decision that suits YOUR best interests. One of the best is JapaneseEnginesForSale.com.
It’s a must know before you call what your options are. Japanese car engines are available in the usual forms replacement engines come in. such as Rebuilt or Remanufactured engines [which should be the same end product by definition], good used low mileage engines, new crate engines and JDM engines.
JDM engines are unique to Japanese cars. They arrive here from the Japanese Domestic Market. Without going into excessive detail. The cars in Japan, due to strict emission laws, need engine replacements, or you need a new car by about 35 to 40 thousand miles.
The cost of doing the required emission repairs are very high, so most consumers trade the car in. These low mileage cars are “parted out” and the parts get shipped to America, examined and certified good and then re calibrated to our emission laws and resold. With about 40,000 miles on it, now that’s a great value, specific to Japanese cars only.
Do what I do, give them a call. It’s nice to speak with a human being who can help you out. We pride ourselves on outstanding customer service along with the finest replacement engines available. Call JapnaeseEnginesForSale.com.