Donate to the MX-3.com Forums
View unanswered posts | View active topics It is currently July 03 2020, 12:20 PM



Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 
 miata bottom end parts in my b6-ze 
Author Message
Regular Member
User avatar

Joined: February 04 2010, 1:51 AM
Posts: 74
Location: Ottawa
Reply with quote
Post miata bottom end parts in my b6-ze
hey all

im trying to wrap my brain around all that is needed to rebuild my engines internals in order to boost it with a turbo.

I know theres not much i can do with the top end of the engine as there are not many upgrades available for a (96-obd2) mazda b6-ze engine other then replacing the valves and springs and keepers with oem parts.

my Question lies with the bottom end and its compatibility with the miata's 1.6L b6 engine. would the same pistons,rods,main bearings ect fit in the bottom end of my mx3 engine? or is there specific length or unique differences between the miata 1.6 DOHC B6 engine and my mx-3 1.6 DOHC B6-ze enginie

If anyone has info on this it would be much appreciated...thanks always
Chris

_________________
-BLACK 1996 1.6L DOHC
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3834912" (Car Domain Page)
viewtopic.php?f=46&t=76892 (mx3.com worklog)
-Green 1993 Toyota Turcel (winter beater)


February 04 2012, 2:54 AM
Profile
Supporting Member
User avatar

Joined: April 18 2002, 2:01 AM
Posts: 3432
Location: Washington state
Reply with quote
Post Re: miata bottom end parts in my b6-ze
the_twig_187 wrote:
hey all

im trying to wrap my brain around all that is needed to rebuild my engines internals in order to boost it with a turbo.

I know theres not much i can do with the top end of the engine as there are not many upgrades available for a (96-obd2) mazda b6-ze engine other then replacing the valves and springs and keepers with oem parts.

my Question lies with the bottom end and its compatibility with the miata's 1.6L b6 engine. would the same pistons,rods,main bearings ect fit in the bottom end of my mx3 engine? or is there specific length or unique differences between the miata 1.6 DOHC B6 engine and my mx-3 1.6 DOHC B6-ze enginie

If anyone has info on this it would be much appreciated...thanks always
Chris



UMmm there are many upgrades for the top end... If you are going turbo you should at least replace the valves for Stainless Steel or sodium filled valves, they take the heat a lot better.

to answer your ? all lower end parts are interchangeable. to keep it on the cheep look for B6T, BPT, or GTR rods. they are plenty strong and often you can find them used around 100 bucks.

_________________
Josh
95' AWD MX-3 RST - (work log - http://www.mx-3.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=73765 )
94' GS - KLZE DD (work log - http://mx-3.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?uid=2713&f=46&t=79063&start=0 )
05' MS RX-8 - Parted out and Sold :'(
Feedback - http://www.mx-3.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=49519
Cardomain Page - http://www.cardomain.com/ride/408020
Face Book page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mazda-MX-3-Owners-Enthusiast/137983472959216


February 06 2012, 6:42 PM
Profile WWW
Regular Member
User avatar

Joined: February 04 2010, 1:51 AM
Posts: 74
Location: Ottawa
Reply with quote
Post Re: miata bottom end parts in my b6-ze
Amazing thanks josh!

_________________
-BLACK 1996 1.6L DOHC
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3834912" (Car Domain Page)
viewtopic.php?f=46&t=76892 (mx3.com worklog)
-Green 1993 Toyota Turcel (winter beater)


February 06 2012, 10:56 PM
Profile
Forum Moderator
User avatar

Joined: February 11 2001, 3:01 AM
Posts: 2651
Location: baltimore,md usa
Reply with quote
Post Re: miata bottom end parts in my b6-ze
the_twig_187 wrote:
Amazing thanks josh!

Dont hold me to this but i think jarid perry has a b6t bottom end on a b6 head. remember for miata top end parts they are opposite of the mx. so just reverse cams. i have been researching intake manifolds. There are a few out there so you can put a 75 mm throttle body on

_________________
Jason Danaher
Please Help Support MX-3.com
MX-3.com Online Store - http://www.mx-3.com/osv3
CafePress - http://www.cafepress.com/mx3com


February 12 2012, 10:20 AM
Profile ICQ YIM
Regular Member
User avatar

Joined: August 01 2010, 10:26 AM
Posts: 317
Location: Texas, USA
Reply with quote
Post Re: miata bottom end parts in my b6-ze
monty73741 wrote:
the_twig_187 wrote:
Amazing thanks josh!

Dont hold me to this but i think jarid perry has a b6t bottom end on a b6 head. remember for miata top end parts they are opposite of the mx. so just reverse cams. i have been researching intake manifolds. There are a few out there so you can put a 75 mm throttle body on


LOL! Don't make the mistake I did and purchase a re-manufactured engine without doing enough research... ended up with a Miata long block assembly set up for rear wheel drive and the reversed Miata head. (disti on the intake cam side)... I still feel like an idiot for that one!

Miata head on a Kia Sephia B6 block
Image

Here's the Valve Cover Gasket from the gasket set that came with re-manufactured engine laying on top of my engine.
Image

_________________
Worklog: Vecia's 1994 MX-3
www.cardomain.com: Vecia's 1994 MX-3
Buyer/Seller Feedback

Image


February 12 2012, 3:57 PM
Profile YIM
Supporting Member
User avatar

Joined: April 18 2002, 2:01 AM
Posts: 3432
Location: Washington state
Reply with quote
Post Re: miata bottom end parts in my b6-ze
monty73741 wrote:
the_twig_187 wrote:
Amazing thanks josh!

Dont hold me to this but i think jarid perry has a b6t bottom end on a b6 head. remember for miata top end parts they are opposite of the mx. so just reverse cams. i have been researching intake manifolds. There are a few out there so you can put a 75 mm throttle body on


All b3, b5, b6, and BP lower end parts can be interchangeable minus the BP crank that it. There is a difference between a b6 head and the b6de head out of the mx3. Only exhaust manifolds are interchangeable between the b6 and b6de.

It's not as simple as reverse came, do a search on that I did a write up several years ago on it.

_________________
Josh
95' AWD MX-3 RST - (work log - http://www.mx-3.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=73765 )
94' GS - KLZE DD (work log - http://mx-3.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?uid=2713&f=46&t=79063&start=0 )
05' MS RX-8 - Parted out and Sold :'(
Feedback - http://www.mx-3.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=49519
Cardomain Page - http://www.cardomain.com/ride/408020
Face Book page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mazda-MX-3-Owners-Enthusiast/137983472959216


February 12 2012, 4:49 PM
Profile WWW
Regular Member
User avatar

Joined: January 29 2010, 1:33 PM
Posts: 457
Location: Greece
Reply with quote
Post Re: miata bottom end parts in my b6-ze
[/quote]

Only exhaust manifolds are interchangeable between the b6 and b6de.



Does this include for B6-2E version?It's the same b6 Soch engine with 16valves instead 8.

_________________
Black Mazda Mx3 Rs 1997 B6DE


February 12 2012, 8:12 PM
Profile
Supporting Member
User avatar

Joined: April 18 2002, 2:01 AM
Posts: 3432
Location: Washington state
Reply with quote
Post Re: miata bottom end parts in my b6-ze
DeadMaker wrote:


Only exhaust manifolds are interchangeable between the b6 and b6de.



Does this include for B6-2E version?It's the same b6 Soch engine with 16valves instead 8.[/quote]


Sohc manifold will not bolt to a dohc.the 16 valve and the 8 valve sohc manifold may be interchangeable. I have never checked that one. But rumor has It the 8 valve head actually flows more air than the 16 valve.

Lower ends of the sohc 's are shared as well. You can swap a dohc head to a sohc block but the de head requires a couple of modifications to oil ports.

_________________
Josh
95' AWD MX-3 RST - (work log - http://www.mx-3.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=73765 )
94' GS - KLZE DD (work log - http://mx-3.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?uid=2713&f=46&t=79063&start=0 )
05' MS RX-8 - Parted out and Sold :'(
Feedback - http://www.mx-3.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=49519
Cardomain Page - http://www.cardomain.com/ride/408020
Face Book page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mazda-MX-3-Owners-Enthusiast/137983472959216


February 13 2012, 2:22 AM
Profile WWW
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 8 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.