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Model Info
What are the chassis designations for the Protegé?
How do I read my VIN?
What engines were available on the Protegé and Mazda3?
Where is my Protegé made?
How do I find out the production number of my MP3/MazdaSpeed Protegé?
How do I find out the production number of my Mazda3 SP23/MazdaSpeed3?
What colors are available for the Protegé?
What  interior colors are available for the Protegé?
The Sunburst Yellow and Vivid Yellow have the same color code, what is different?
What is the model change history on the Protegé?
Is the Protegé sold in other areas of the world under other names?
  What other body styles have been available?

What other North American Mazdas share the same platform (i.e. basic mechanical
  layout) with the Protegé?

Has the Protegé ever been available in North America with four-wheel-drive (4WD)?
What stock wheel and tire combinations have been available on the Protegé?
What's the deal with the "Protegé ES GT"?
What is different about the MazdaSpeed Protegé other than the turbo, suspension, body kit, color, stereo
  system, brakes, drivetrain, exhaust and wheels?

What is a MazdaSpeed Familia?
What is the boost level set to on the MazdaSpeed Protegé?
Engine Info
1st generations
1.3 liter SOHC 16 valve engine (B3-M)
1.3 liter SOHC 16 valve EGI-S engine (B3-MI)
1.3 liter SOHC 8 valve EGI-M engine (B3-E)
1.3 liter SOHC 16 valve EGI-M engine (B3-ME)
1.5 liter SOHC engine (B5-M)
1.5 liter SOHC EGI-S engine (B5-MI)
1.5 liter DOHC engine (B5-DE)
1.6 liter SOHC 8 valve EGI-M engine (B6-E)
1.6 liter SOHC 16 valve engine (B6-M)
1.6 liter SOHC 16 valve EGI-M engine (B6-ME)
1.6 liter DOHC engine (B6-ZE)
1.7 liter diesel engine (PN)
1.8 liter SOHC engine (BP-ME)
1.8 liter DOHC engine (BP-ZE)
1.8 liter Turbo engine (BP-ZET)
2nd generations
1.3 liter engine (B3-ME)
1.5 liter "economy" engine (Z5-DE)
1.5 liter "lean burn" engine (Z5-DEL)
1.5 liter "performance" engine (B5-ZE)
1.6 liter engine (B6-DE)
1.7 liter Isuzu diesel engine (4EE1-T)
1.8 liter engine (BP-ZE)
2.0 liter diesel engine (RF)
3rd generations
1.3 liter engine (B3-ME)
1.5 liter engine (ZL-DE)
1.5 liter S-VT engine (ZL-VE)
1.6 liter Mitsubishi engine (4G18)
1.6 liter engine (ZM-DE)
1.8 liter engine (FP-DE)
2.0 liter engine (FS-DE)
2.0 liter engine, high power (FS-ZE)
2.0 liter Turbo engine (FS-DET)
2.0 liter diesel engine (RF, RF-MDT)
Mazda3
1.3 liter S-VT engine (ZJ-VE)
1.5 liter S-VT engine (ZY-VE)
1.6 liter S-VT engine (Z6-VE)
2.0 liter engine (LF-DE)
2.0 liter S-VT engine (LF-VE)
2.3 liter S-VT engine (L3-VE)
2.3 liter DISI Turbo engine (L3-VDT)
1.6 liter diesel engine (Y6)
2.0 liter diesel engine (RF-CDT)
Mazda3 (2nd generation)
1.5 liter S-VT engine (ZY-VE)
1.6 liter S-VT engine (Z6-VE)
2.0 liter S-VT engine (LF-VE)
2.0 liter DISI i-stop engine (LF-VDS)
2.0 liter SkyActiv-G engine (PE-VPM)
2.0 liter SkyActiv-G i-stop engine (PE-VPS)
2.3 liter DISI Turbo engine (L3-VDT)
2.5 liter S-VT engine (L5-VE)
1.6 liter diesel engine (Y6)
2.2 liter diesel engine (R2-CDT)
Transmission Info
What are the transmission specifications of the Protegé/Mazda3?
Manual Transmissions
A26M-R  6-speed FWD
B76M-R  6-speed FWD
C66M-R  6-speed FWD (SkyActiv-MT)
F4M-R  4-speed FWD
F5M-R  5-speed FWD
F25M-R  5-speed FWD
F35M-R  5-speed FWD
Mitsubishi F5M41  5-speed FWD
G5M-R  5-speed FWD
G5MX-R  5-speed 4WD
G15M-R  5-speed FWD
G25M-R  5-speed FWD
G25MX-R  5-speed 4WD
G35M-R  5-speed FWD
J65M-R  5-speed FWD
Automatic Transmissions
DJVA-EL  CVT FWD
FA3A-H  3-speed FWD
F4A-EL  4-speed FWD
FA4A-EL  4-speed FWD
FB4A-EL  4-speed FWD
FN4A-EL  4-speed FWD
FS5A-EL  5-speed FWD
FW6A-EL  6-speed FWD (SkyActiv-Drive)
G4AX-EL  4-speed 4WD
GF4AX-EL  4-speed 4WD
What transmissions are used in the Protegé/Mazda3?
Performance Mods
Engine
I need more power! Are there any cams for my Protegé?
Is there a solid lifter upgrade for the Protegé?
Are there any ECU (PCM) upgrades for the Protegé?
Is it possible to swap in an ECU from the MP3 into my 2.0 liter Protegé (5)?
Are there any headers for the Protegé?
What exhaust systems are available?
Can a Protegé 5's exhaust be fitted into a 4 door Protegé (3rd gen)?
What brand of fluids is the best?
What oil filter is the best?
Who makes the OEM oil filters?
Is it safe to use oil treatment/additives?
What ignition wires are available?
Are there any intake systems available?
I want to use the factory airbox though!
Are there any turbo kits for the Protegé?
Is it true that the Miata uses the same engine as my Protegé? All sorts
  of speed parts are available for Miatas.

Is it true that I can use Ford Escort parts to hot-rod my Protegé?
Can I use MX-6/Ford Probe engine parts for my Protegé?
I am getting a FS-ZE engine for my 3rd generation Protegé, are there any tune up
  parts that I can get before installing the engine?

Is it true that I can use Ford Focus parts to hot-rod my Protegé?
I like the MP3's plastic engine cover, will it fit into my normal Protegé?
What type of catalytic converters does the BJ Protegé use? What effect do they have
  on modifications to the exhaust system?

I really, really want a header for my BJ Protegé. It says above in the "Header" question
  that the primary catalytic converter has to be removed to install a header.  Is there any
  way to install a header and retain the primary catalytic converter?

Will my OBD-II equipped car run without a catalytic converter?
I just installed a homemade/Brand X air intake system on my 95+ OBD-II equipped
  Protegé, and now my “Check Engine” light is lit. What’s going on?

What intake manifolds are available?
Some parts on my FS-ZE intake manifold are faulty, can I replace them?
What is VICS?
What is VTCS?
What is TSCV?
My 2003 Protegé does not apply to the 3005C Intake Manifold Shutter recall, but I'm
  worried that my intake manifold has the same defect. What can I do?

What engines can be swapped into the Protegé?
What engine internal parts are interchangable in the Protegé?
I am rebuilding my FP-DE engine, is there a service manual available?
What is this "stroker kit" from MazdaSpeed I always hear about?
What engine mounts are available for the Protegé?
What does "S-VT" mean?
I live in a warm climate and I race my engine a lot, is there a way I can keep my oil from
  getting too hot?

I hate changing oil on my 2.3l Mazda3, the cartridge filter is messy. Is there anything
  I can do about it?

The stock radiator doesn't cool well enough for my high performance needs, are
  there any radiator upgrades for the Protegé?

I've upgraded the radiator the engine still gets really hot (almost boil), is there
any way to further improve the cooling?

Are there any underdrive pullies available?
Where is the fuel filter?
My ECU keeps giving me EGR trouble codes, can I get rid of the EGR system?
I am shopping for a good condition used import engine. What are the compression
  pressure test specifications?

Transmission
Are there any performance clutches for the Protegé?
What are the advantages of a lightened flywheel?
Are there any short shifters for the Protegé?
Ok, I want to get a limited-slip differential, are there any for the FWD Protegé?
Can I convert a U.S.-market 90-91 4WD Protegé into a J-spec GT-X Turbo “clone”?
What if I want a limited-slip differential for my GT-X?
Is the rear differential on the 4WD Protegé the same as the GT-X?
What kind of drivetrain upgrades can I perform and suit my needs?
Is it true that the MP3 has a stiffer clutch pedal (pressure plate)?
Is the MazdaSpeed Protegé's transmission stronger?
I turbocharged my 3rd generation Protegé and I also want to beef up the
  drivetrain components. What can I do?

Are there any stainless steel braided clutch lines for the Protegé?
Suspension
I'd like to lower my car, are there any springs available for the Protegé?
I want to get new shocks while I'm lowering my car too, are there any?
What tower bars are available?
Are there any sway bars for the Protegé?
What does the MP3's sway bar kit comes with?
What does the MazdaSpeed Protegé's sway bar kit comes with?
I own a 3rd generation Protegé and would like to get the MP3's tower bar.
  What do I need to get?

What's the part number of the Protegé 5 front tower bar?
What's the part number of the MazdaSpeed Protegé's front tower bar?
My (stupid) dealer got my tower bar all scratched up, what can I do to make it
  not such an eye sore?

Everywhere I look, they only have front tower bars for the 3rd generation.
  Where can I find a rear tower bar?

What about "lower tie bars"?
What suspension settings should I use?
Are there any suspension bushings available?
What are the wheel bolt on paterns for the Protegé?
I am going to get larger/smaller aftermarket wheels for my car, will it affect the speedometer?
Can suspension parts from foreign 323/Familia models be used to improve the
  performance of my BJ chassis Protegé? What about MP3 parts?

Can any wheels from other Mazdas or Fords be used as an upgrade on a Protegé?
I need wheels for SCCA Solo II Stock-class autocrossing. What are some good,
  inexpensive choices other than a set of stock Protegé wheels?

I am performing an alignment on my MP3. Are there any special settings?
I am performing an alignment on my MazdaSpeed Protegé. Are there any special settings?
What is camber, and what effect does it have on handling?
I’m going to lower my Protegé and I’m concerned about camber.  Will lowering my car
  increase camber too much and cause a tire wear problem?

How do I adjust my Protegé’s camber?
What is caster, and how do I adjust it? What are the effects of more or less caster?
What is toe, and how do I adjust it? What are the effects of toe-in and toe-out? Will lowering my car
  affect the toe?

After I replace the struts and/or springs on my Protegé, do I need an alignment? Is there any way to
  avoid it?
Brakes
Are there any brake upgrade kits?
How do I do a rear drum brake to disc brake conversion?
My manual recommends DOT 3 brake fluid, is it safe to use DOT 4 or 5?
Is there a special "break-in" procedure when I upgrade my brakes?
Aesthetic Mods
Exterior
What body kits are available for my Protegé?
Are the 3rd generation Protegé OEM side skirt accessory kit different from the factory
 installed side skirts?

Help! I ordered replacement fenders for my MP3/MazdaSpeed Protegé  but they don't
 have the mounting hole for the side skirts! What can I do?

I have a 1999-2000 3rd generation Protegé and I want a the MP3 body kit. What can
  I do?

<store name here> told me they have Altezza lights for the 1999-2000 Protegés. Will it
  fit into my 2001?

Will the Protegé Altezza lights fit into the Protegé 5?
Are there different style OEM tail lights for the Protegé?
Are there any Altezza lights for the Mazda3?
I don't like to have any clear tail lights, nor do I want all red tail lights on my base model
  Mazda3, what can I do?

I like the Protegé 5's dual headlamps, will it fit into my Protegé?
I want to get JDM headlights for my Protegé. Where can I get them?
I want to remove the fog lights to save some weight, can I do so without leaving
  ugly holes in my bumper?

Are there any clear corners for the Protegé?
Are there any clear corners for my 2001-2003 Protegé?
I want JDM side markers, where do I get them?
What is the factory location for the side markers?
I want some color matching mirrors for my Protegé. What options do I have?
I have seen some pictures of the Familia and it has chrome mirrors. Where can I get
  these?

I installed a spoiler that has a 3rd brake light built in. Is it possible to remove the
  original 3rd brake light inside the car?

I want to upgrade my headlights with something brighter, what should I use?
I have a US market Protegé 5 and would like to remove the roof rack completely and
  have the same look as the Canadian version. Is it possible to do that?

I want to get a JDM emblem my car, what is available?
I want to get a European spec emblem my car, what is available?
I want to get an Australian spec emblem for my car, what is available?
Interior
I hate the factory gauges, is there anything better?
I'm trying to install the indiglo gauges, how do I remove the needles?
Ok, I tried installing the indiglo gauges and I DID break the needles. Can I
  get replacements?

I have a Protegé DX and would like to have a tachometer. What can I do?
I want a 3-spoke leather steering wheel, is it ok to remove the air bag?
I want to keep the air bag/My local regulations do not allow me to remove the air
  bag. What can I do to have a 3-spoke leather steering wheel and an air bag?

What is the stock steering wheel size?
Could I add rear cup holders into my 3rd generation Protegé?
I like the silver center dashboard trim piece in the 2001-2003 Protegé ES/5.
  Where can I get this for my 3rd generation Protegé?

What is the shift knob thread pitch on the shifter on the Protegé?
I live in a wet climate area and would like to have more control over my windshield
  wipers. Is there anything I can do?

I have allergy problems, can a cabin air filter be installed into my car?
Is "ozone friendly" R134a air conditioning retrofit available for the 1st generation?
I live in a hot climate area and my air conditioning isn't cold enough. Can I improve the
  system performance any?

Is there a child seat anchor kit ?
Light Bulbs
1st generation
2nd generation
3rd generation
Mazda3
Mazda OEM bulb part numbers
Audio
Parts Gallery
OEM JDM Accessories
General Questions
I feel my car jumping around sideways a bit when I'm corning hard, why is this
  happening?

What do the different tire ratings mean?
Is there a certain order I should use when I tighten the wheel lugs?
There's so much wind noise when I'm driving my Protegé 5 on the highway, what's
  the deal?

Where is this whistling noise coming from when there is a gust of wind?
I hate these annoying automatic seat belts I have. Is there a way I can get
  manual seat belts?

What is this "Toyo Cork Kogyo" and "Toyo Kogyo" I sometimes hear about?
What does "Mazda" mean?
What logos did Mazda use in its company history?
What does "MAGMA" mean?
Does modifying a car void the warranty?
Is modifying a car illegal?
On the Japanese webpages, I see people put "PS" for the power readings, this means
  horsepower right?

What does the product line-up names from MazdaSpeed mean (A-Spec, etc)?
If I buy genuine Mazda accessories at the local dealership, does that mean I have
  a full warranty?

Do all MazdaSpeed parts carry a warranty?
What supplies can I order from a Mazda dealer to keep my parts in "factory"
  condition?

Who makes the factory fluids?
I need to change/top off my coolant. Since it is green, can I use any "green" colored
  antifreeze?
I am carrying a full load in my car. Do I need to be concerned about the tires?
Technical Service Bulletins
Credits


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