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Mazda Protege, Sedan
#23971 of 24043 Engine in the 1997 Mazda Protege LX
Dec 21, 2007 (7:34 pm)
I have somewhat of a problem, wonder if anyone knows the answer to this..I am trying to replace a catalytic converter assembly on my 1997 Mazda Protege LX. I do not have an owner's manual for the car.
Apparently there are two (2) different catalytic converters, depending on whether your MAZDA has a 1.5 L engine or a 1.8 L engine. I cannot find this info anywhere on the engine, in the engine compartment or anywhere else on the vehicle. Sometimes the VIN identifies these things, but I do not know how to interpret the number...
The VIN on my vehicle starts with JM and ends in 7 digits. If anyone can tell me how to get this info I would appreciate it.
Jan 03, 2008 (2:03 pm)
i own a '92 mazda protege dx, it has a L4 engine. does anyone here know if you can swap out an inline with a V-type?
#23976 of 24043 Re: engine types [bigblue4101]
Jan 03, 2008 (3:37 pm)
Sure, what do you want: a V-6, V-8, V-12 or V-16?
You can do anything; all it takes is money.
#23977 of 24043 Re: engine types [maltb]
Jan 04, 2008 (5:18 pm)
Maltb, I was thinking of putting a V6 in it. however, I am not sure of where to look for such an engine. I want one that will put out around 300 Hp and torque. Has good fuel economy. And I want to turborize it, to give it a little more power. can you give me any advice on where I might obtain such a motor?
#23978 of 24043 Re: engine types [bigblue4101]
Jan 09, 2008 (8:05 am)
I was being sarcastic in my original response. The money you will spend making a V-6 fit and work properly would be better spent on a car closer to what your target is. The weight of a v-6 is going to make the car handle even worse and your torque steer will be horrible.
Does this car have some sentimental value or are you just looking to make the ultimate sleeper stoplight racer?
#23979 of 24043 Re: 205/55/16's [iamz]
Feb 10, 2008 (7:04 pm)
Terry... I was wondering how the 205/55/16 size tires are working on the Protege5. I need new tires and want to switch to Michelin X Radials, 80,000 mile tires. I've been running T/A 205/50/16's, but they only lasted about 35,000 miles.
Anyway... let me know if you have any advice. Thanks! Mackeroni
#23980 of 24043 Re: 205/55/16's [mackeroni]
Feb 11, 2008 (4:39 pm)
Are they the BFGoodrich V rated tires?