Donate to the MX-3.com Forums
View unanswered posts | View active topics It is currently August 05 2020, 12:25 AM



Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 
 possible engine swap 
Author Message
Junior Member
User avatar

Joined: July 21 2011, 1:25 PM
Posts: 9
Reply with quote
 possible engine swap
I currently own a 93 mx3 with the 1.6 SOHC that has 230k miles on it and the other day the trans decided to get stuck in 4th gear and is going to cost somewhere in the 1500 to 2000 price range to repair. instead of dumping that much on an old motor i was thinking about swapping a 1.6 DOHC from a 94 mx3. I called around to a few different auto shops and they all said that it couldnt be swapped and i was just wondering if it can be swapped and what, if any, modifications would need to be done to make this happen. thanks


July 21 2011, 1:35 PM
Profile
Regular Member
User avatar

Joined: January 29 2010, 1:33 PM
Posts: 457
Location: Greece
Reply with quote
Post Re: possible engine swap
It can but it would be more easyyyyyy for you to throw a bp engine instead a b6d

_________________
Black Mazda Mx3 Rs 1997 B6DE


July 21 2011, 4:58 PM
Profile
Supporting Member
User avatar

Joined: April 18 2002, 2:01 AM
Posts: 3432
Location: Washington state
Reply with quote
Post Re: possible engine swap
It would cost you more to swap in the 94-95 B6 than it would for you to swap in a Protege or Kia BP motor. You could go for a B6 our of a 323 if you wanted same motor you have in it now. the BP motor is plug and play with the 92-93

_________________
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


July 21 2011, 5:43 PM
Profile WWW
Junior Member
User avatar

Joined: July 21 2011, 1:25 PM
Posts: 9
Reply with quote
Post Re: possible engine swap
so the stock ECU and wiring harness works with the bp? what year range on the protege has the bp-d motor


Last edited by sway_528 on July 22 2011, 12:36 AM, edited 1 time in total.



July 21 2011, 8:09 PM
Profile
Junior Member
User avatar

Joined: July 21 2011, 1:25 PM
Posts: 9
Reply with quote
Post Re: possible engine swap
also are there any recommended sites to buy from??


July 21 2011, 8:26 PM
Profile
Supporting Member
User avatar

Joined: April 18 2002, 2:01 AM
Posts: 3432
Location: Washington state
Reply with quote
Post Re: possible engine swap
Stock wiring harness will work, but you will need to get a BP ECU and a BP VAF. If you decided to go with the B6DE you would have to change just about everything. ECU, wiring harness, convert the VAF to a MAF..... on and on.

1st gen Protege they are like 91-94 or a 94-96 Kia sophea

_________________
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


July 22 2011, 12:30 PM
Profile WWW
Junior Member
User avatar

Joined: July 21 2011, 1:25 PM
Posts: 9
Reply with quote
Post Re: possible engine swap
ok i went to a salvage yard today and they can get the BP motor and trans for 1000. and that should come with the VAF right?


July 22 2011, 3:07 PM
Profile
Supporting Member
User avatar

Joined: April 18 2002, 2:01 AM
Posts: 3432
Location: Washington state
Reply with quote
Post Re: possible engine swap
I would ask them for the VAF, ECU, and AXLES, to go with it. Depends on the wrecker some do and some dont.

_________________
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


Last bumped by sway_528 on October 21 2012, 5:32 PM.


October 21 2012, 5:32 PM
Profile WWW
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 8 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 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.