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What other (larger) engine can be fitted to a 1990 Mazda MX5

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What other (larger) engine can be fitted to a 1990 Mazda MX5 (Miata) and bolt up to the original gearbox ?, 1600 engine in car now, 1800 not worth the trouble.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Australia Car
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

Hi Bill,

If the 1800 is not worth the trouble, then you are limited to the 1600 MX5 engine.

No other engine will match with the transmission.

Otherwise you are then looking at a conversion, for which an RX7 or RX8 engine/trans is the perfect donor.

Whatever is wrong with yours, it would be cheaper to stay with a 1600, since no changes will need to made to electronics.

Hope this helps.


Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

Hi Bill,

I hope my advice has been of assistance to you.

Kind regards


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