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Mazda MAZDASPEED Protege Questions

Keri Meadows

Overheating, Losing Coolant But Don't Ever See Any On Ground Or In Oil. Par...

Any ideas what might be going on and if the two freeze plugs coming out might have caused damage. It should have been empty because I was having to fill it up completely with water before I drove ...

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Keri Meadows

If My Car Was Parked With Barely Any Water In It But Enough To Push Out Two...

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How Lond Do These Engines Last, Mine Is Blowen Up.

I have approx 60,000 miles on the car and the rod bearings went out and of coarse the crank is ruined and the connecting rods, The oil was full, maybe the oil pump went bad,,Dont know, But I do need a...

94 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 years ago)

Where Is A Good Place To Order Parts, Also Will Need Engine Spec's

I have a 2003 Mazdaspeed engine I purphased from a wrecking yard with 87000 on it and I want to replace the timing belt and pull the pan and check the bearings ( as this what went bad with my orginal ...

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I Just Bought A 2004 Mazda Protege And When I Bought It The Timin G Was Off...

starting problems on a 2004 mazdaspeed protege.

80 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 years ago)

About the Mazda MAZDASPEED Protege

When Mazda decided it was time to introduce a high-performance, specially tuned vehicle to its lineup in an effort to add some juice to the current offerings, the automaker turned to MAZDASPEED, its own in-house motorsports and aftermarket tuner. And the first vehicle to get a souped-up makeover was the compact Protege sedan, which was in its final year of production. The result was the MAZDASPEED Protege, the foundation in what would prove to be a coveted line of MAZDASPEED limited-edition sport vehicles.
Of course, any high-performance vehicle needs a high-performance engine, so Mazda started with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and added a Callaway Garrett T25 turbocharger system. That kicked power up 30 notches, to 170 horsepower. Other upgrades included a suspension tuned by Racing Beat, larger four-wheel disc brakes, special headlight housings, and 17-inch Racing Hart wheels, as well as more than 1,000 additional modifications.
The custom interior included a two-tone steering wheel, high-bolstered bucket seats, alloy pedals with rubber grips, and an alloy shift knob wrapped in leather. Additional features included power steering, power door locks, a keyless entry system, dual airbags, power exterior mirrors, and a premium Kenwood 250-watt audio system.
Drivers gave the MAZDASPEED Protege high marks for its handling (especially around corners), styling, interior appointments, and stereo system (which also garnered high praise from reviewers and critics). On the downside, some drivers noted that the car wasn't as fast as they expected from a high-performance automobile, especially when compared to its competitors.