Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Engine Swapping 2011 Mazda 3 Sport GS with MZR-L3-VDT

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2021
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    0 Post(s)
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Engine Swapping 2011 Mazda 3 Sport GS with MZR-L3-VDT

    Hello everyone,

    I have bought my 2011 mazda 3 a while ago and now I am considering doing an engine swap with 2.3L turbo from mazdaspeed 3. I have not bought the engine yet but I have a couple of questions regarding the swap:

    1- I understand there is no need for a new harness to hook up the engine. is this the case for both gen 1 and gen 2 mazdaspeed 3 engines?

    2- my transmission is 6 speed (G66M-R) which is different that mazdaspeed 3's transmission (A26M-R). does that I mean I need a mazdaspeed 3 transmission as well or is the engine compatible with my transmission? What is the difference between the two transmissions?

    3- what things are to look for in the mazdaspeed engine before buying one? how did you manage to do the swap?

    4- I have heard that people use the block from MZR-L5-VE Engine combined with the 2.3L DISI Turbo one. is this true?

    if anyone has done the swap (specfically from Gen 1 mazdaspeed 3 to gen 2 Mazda 3 2.5). what did you do generally? are there specific parts you had to order? if you can guide me with the procedure I would appreciate it. Thanks in advance everyone.

  2. #2
    Jr Member G ~ MINI's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Thanked 93 Times in 86 Posts
    0 Post(s)
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Engine Swapping 2011 Mazda 3 Sport GS with MZR-L3-VDT

    Sounds like some questions you should the mazda expert - Jimmy at Street Performance

    You can also check the speed3 thread on mazda3revolution forum

    The peeps at
    rebuild speed 3 engine and should be able to answer

Similar Threads

  1. Zeno's CPW 2011 Mazda 3 Sport GX
    By Zeno in forum Member Rides
    Replies: 63
    Last Post: 08-21-2013, 11:53 PM
  2. My 2011 Mazda 3 Sport GS
    By babyblue3 in forum New User's Lounge
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 10-16-2012, 07:05 AM
  3. New Mazda 3 s Sport 2011
    By taxinjazz in forum Mazda3 Reviews
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 08-08-2011, 11:07 PM
  4. Getting myself into a 2011 Mazda 3 Sport!
    By acid604 in forum Buying a Mazda3
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 04-26-2011, 04:48 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts