Need engine source for Mazdaspeed Protege

BenjiHoggi

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Oregon, USA
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22v Protege5
Where can I find an engine for my 2003 MSP? Trying to save a spicy orange…
The 2.0L is the same engine across the MSP, Protege5 and Protege sedan, just in different NA and turbo configurations (FS-DE, FS-DET). I'm 99% sure you should be able to source any 2.0L from a USDM Protege and put the turbo stuff onto it, and you'll be back up and running.
 
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BenjiHoggi

OEM+
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Oregon, USA
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22v Protege5
Not trying to shoot this down or anything like that...I would have also suggested a JDM engine because of their generally better condition and lower miles, but there has been recent discussion about potential differences between the USDM and JDM FS-DE that cause it to ping without premium fuel. I'm not sure how that would work with an MSP ECU, since I believe the MSP already takes premium.

I think @katapaltes had the JDM engine and was experimenting with fuels and pinging.

Just thought I'd throw that in there. I wasn't following the discussion too closely, maybe they figured it out. Worth a quick look.
 
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Not trying to shoot this down or anything like that...I would have also suggested a JDM engine because of their generally better condition and lower miles, but there has been recent discussion about potential differences between the USDM and JDM FS-DE that cause it to ping without premium fuel. I'm not sure how that would work with an MSP ECU, since I believe the MSP already takes premium.

I think @katapaltes had the JDM engine and was experimenting with fuels and pinging.

Just thought I'd throw that in there. I wasn't following the discussion too closely, maybe they figured it out. Worth a quick look.
Good point and I might have linked the wrong title to include "mazdaspeed" in it in error.
OP should check out his VIN at the link below as he may have a 2003 Mazdaspeed or a 2003.5 Mazdaspeed.

VIN Lookup for 2003 Mazdaspeed or 2003.5 Mazdaspeed?

From there he can check and see what the treim levels are. A sample VIN is already entered for a 2003 Mazda Protege.

Best to check the VIN with the seller against the engine to see if it's compatible to his specific vehicle.
 
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Hey guys. Not sure how the thread works. But it’s a 2003. And I put premium in it anyway. Please send more links. I wanna save this car but not break the bank… the paint is very faded haha spicy orange
 
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