I was intrested in installing the mazda 2.5L V6
>(KL-ZE)engine in my 1993 ford escort gt. I´ve heard that it was possible but im not sure.I know if i do this i would have to change everything under the hood for the most part- tranny, axles, wiring, computer....etc
can any one help me
its the jap. spec version of the 2.5 v6 found in probe gts and mx6 ls´s...200 hp stock over the 170 stock in the american version
Well, it is the J spec version of the KL series V6. However, the KLZE did not make it over here in the US, and no Ford Probe or Mazda MX6 in the US has a KLZE unless it was installed in the US,and the motor came directly from Japan. If you really want to pick up a KLZE, go to
And look there, one pops up every week, usually cheaper than Corksport or Streetimports will sell it for.
On another note, if anyone has an email addy for someone who has installed a KL series V6 into a 91-96 Escort or Tracer, please email me. I just picked up a 93 Escort GT for free with a blown tranny, and I have all the parts from a 93 Probe GT to install into the car, but I know there is more to the swap than just installing a few parts. Any help would be grateful.
Bryan [email protected]
To get that engine to fit you need the mx3 lower crossmember and axles. Also I think you´ll need custom engine mounts. Depending on which intake manifold you use, you may also need a probe brake master cylinder so it won´t get in the way. All the wiring and stuff too of course. That´s the most major parts I can think of, but it´s much more complicated than that. Darren (w/ the tracer) owns www.redpepperracing.com, so maybe you can find his email on there and contact him. I used to talk to him right here in the feoa chats back when he had the tracer.