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Hi guys,

I know its been done a couple time but cant find much info on it.. does anybody here have done it or atleast know some info about it?

what's involve in this swap? is it a full custom mount and shaft job or can we mix and match some stuff to make this a bolt-on job?

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it's pretty close to bolt on. i don't think anyone has done it here but several have been done on bg chassis

http://www.clubprotege.com/forum/showth ... highlight=

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September 26 2012, 6:49 PM
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ive heard of a couple of the guys from Europe (mainly Britain) doing it

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Always was a fan of this, not too bad for a 4 banger! :wink:

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September 27 2012, 6:09 AM
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i'd really like to do one but the motivation to swap from a BPT is pretty low =P

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There have been a couple in MX-3's state side. The fastest MX3 in the 1/4 ran an FE motor and got into the high 9's. The issue now is finding a FWD FEDOHC motor.

It is easier to start with a GS and you will use the trans and mounts from the GS to bolt it in, but the engine bay harness from the 92-93 RS, you can use a BP10 ecu to run it, timing will be just a tad off but it can be adjusted properly. most go with standalone and modded BP maps. If I would not have found the GS I did I would have done an FE swap ;)

if you stay N/A you can stroke it to a 2.2 pretty easy. Probably one of the best engines Mazda ever constructed that never made it to the US. The Kia sportage used the FE DOHC and they are everywhere but RWD. they can be converted to FWD easily but the cranks in the Kia are cast and not forged like the mazda version, and the cams are milder but they can still take the boost. The crank also HAS to use the kia flywheel and it is an 8 bolt vs 6 bolt or something like that. the Mazda FE3 motors have made up to 500 to 700 WHP on stock internals. They are an amazing machine.

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Josh summed it up beautifully!

Btw, didn't Goldmember hit high 9s?

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I think baby blue was pretty close to that

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ive seen 2 F2T swapped mx3's in the states. but havent seen a fe3 one yet. but once you have a F2T swapped in, the fe3 would be a direct bolt in replacement.

i know the owner of clubprotege Ryan installed a fe3 in his 323 though. and has a Massive build thread with pics and all the details on his forum. ;)


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If I find an FE motor, I am buying it to have and keep weather I use it or not :) if the KL goes and i decide to not do a rebuild that motor will take its place. :)

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Thanks for the info guys!

I might look into it! was planning for a Turbo DE when I graduate university.
Basically have all my setup already just no time and no cash for all the small stuff right now.

But I might look into a FE3 instead if I can get my hands on one!

So josh you says it will basically bolt on in a GS? I would absolutely go with a standalone if im going this route so wiring and ECU combination is not much of an issue for me.

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