Protege High Mileage Club

2002 DX. 265000 miles. Purchased new. Manual transmission. All original except tires, battery. brakes,timing/alternator belt, O2 sensor. Replaced timing belt for the first time at 210K, looked basically new. Had the valve covers off at 200K and the engine looked pristine. Have only ever used Mobile 1 full synthetic. This car just starts and runs, virtually trouble free, every time I drive it
 
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Calgary
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Blue MP3, Grey MSP
2003 MSP. 423,000 kilometers (262,800 miles). Original engine, turbo, transmission, differential, WGA... Still runs perfect. Synthetic oil every 5000km or less. Only non-typical maintenance item that failed was the radiator just cracking recently.
 
I have a 2002 Protege5... 289,000 miles... First try it doesn't do anything, starts on 2nd try almost every time... I've put some work into it since purchasing about a 2 years ago at around 270k miles...
 
2000 Mazda Protege LX 212,000+. No heavy complaints. Does anyone else experince a front of the engine (cylinder 1) oil pan gasket oil leak. Since the oil pan has (2) U-shaped gasket pieces and the rest is silicone I'm wondering if that’s a cause anyone has had?
 

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31N007
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Mazda Protege5
Certainly a possibility that the seals have started to go hard over time. You could probably get a gasket kit that will include those gaskets as well as some RTV to put around the corners to ensure the "fix" doesn't end up leaking.
 
Certainly a possibility that the seals have started to go hard over time. You could probably get a gasket kit that will include those gaskets as well as some RTV to put around the corners to ensure the "fix" doesn't end up leaking.
Cool cool. All avenues point to the U-shape gasket on the oil pan. The only bad thing about changing the oil pan on the Gen3 Proteges is the cradle/riggid transmission addition that partly covers the pan towards the back of the motor. It requires one to get the car considerably high off the ground for easier working.
 
So this is the club for all you guys and gals who have some high mileage proteges that are still kickin.

requirements:

the car has at least 100000 miles
the car still runs
and the car still starts by the 3rd try

so lets have it.
post your year and submodel of your protege and the mileage.

250000+
(first) TDiLisio 2002 Protege LX - 338000
(second) protegejustin19 highlight silver 99 protege 291586
md cohen 1997 Protege ES - 278,350
LinuxRacr 2001 MP3 250000

200000-249999
Mazdamom49 2002 protege5 231000
CantCme 2002 Protege ES 229,560 miles
SCMP3 03.5 msp 225,000
matthewrg91280 1997 Protege DX 226000
Justanothermp5 2002 protege 5 225002 miles
2002 Protege 5 216,000 miles
alikarim90 2000 protege se 202567 mi
dacquesta1 2000 ES 202000
imjustagirl 03 Protege 5 210000
protegekid504 2000 Protege ES 200,055
P-Funk! 02 protege5 200000
Astral 2002 protg 5- 200000

190000-199999

180000-189999

blackmica_es 2000 protege es 182624

stevew145 03 dx 186500
turpro 93 protege lx bp 187000

170000-179999
cridd4life 2002 protege 177000
Turtlege 2002 Mazda Proteg LX 174,548 miles
njaremka 2001 es 171000
spicyorangemsp 2002 Protege5 170,763 miles

160000-169999
ajkulish 01 protege es 163xxx
speedracr79 99-00 protege lx 1.6 160572 mi
Dis 2003 Protege LX 162,800
MazPower 01 Protege es 161,000 mi

150000-159999
SATimko 02.5 Protege5 - 159,000
prof15 01 Protege ES 156,600mi


140000-149999
sleepy 2002 BJII J48 Astina 1.8 Manual 149000
ProjectBlack 2003 Protg 5 145000
AzteCypher 2001 Protege LX (1.6L) 142,376 miles
99prolx 99 protege 1.6l 142300 miles

130000-139999
nightmaresk8r45 2003 MSP 139k
DCU1976 1996 Protege LX 1.5l 137,000

120000-129999
sleezer1533 02 es 121000
SIballa23 2002 es: 122,500 miles
Ogsp5 (P5 turbo) 128500 miles
mazdaboyy316 2000 protege es 128000
Blinduno 2002.5 p5 123000
haze20 03.5 msp 121000
SASK P5 02 p5 123,730mi
sderrickson 2002 sunlight silver es: 120,xxx miles

110000-119999
IloveHotDogz 2002 Protege5 118,000
Nathan23554 2003 protege5 116000
slavrenz 115000


100000-109999
J_Naoto 02 lx-t 106001
RGN .5 AASN 103500 2002 protege5
Wagonbacker9 2003.5 msp 102000
el Don 2002 Protege ES 100000
gobabygo89 2003 mazdaspeed 10psi 105k
2003protege '03 LX 109k
donoblan 02 protege 5 107000 miles
protege99 2002 Mazda Protege 5 106000
719protege 2003 msp 103000
mazda3gboostin 2002 protege lx 102995
Lizardman743 2003 MSP 101000
Droopy 2001 Mazda MP3 100000
Here we go, just created an account to post this.
94 protege lx with 213,615
It's my daily (pizza delivery and personal) driver since I bought it in july-ish 2018.

Oh, and it had 213, 615 when I bought it, odometer stopped working about 2 years before that, before my friend sold it to me. So it's been on that number since about 2016, five years.

No doubt about it, the single best car I have ever owned.
 
So this is the club for all you guys and gals who have some high mileage proteges that are still kickin.

requirements:

the car has at least 100000 miles
the car still runs
and the car still starts by the 3rd try

so lets have it.
post your year and submodel of your protege and the mileage.

250000+
(first) TDiLisio 2002 Protege LX - 338000
(second) protegejustin19 highlight silver 99 protege 291586
md cohen 1997 Protege ES - 278,350
LinuxRacr 2001 MP3 250000

200000-249999
Mazdamom49 2002 protege5 231000
CantCme 2002 Protege ES 229,560 miles
SCMP3 03.5 msp 225,000
matthewrg91280 1997 Protege DX 226000
Justanothermp5 2002 protege 5 225002 miles
2002 Protege 5 216,000 miles
alikarim90 2000 protege se 202567 mi
dacquesta1 2000 ES 202000
imjustagirl 03 Protege 5 210000
protegekid504 2000 Protege ES 200,055
P-Funk! 02 protege5 200000
Astral 2002 protg 5- 200000

190000-199999

180000-189999

blackmica_es 2000 protege es 182624

stevew145 03 dx 186500
turpro 93 protege lx bp 187000

170000-179999
cridd4life 2002 protege 177000
Turtlege 2002 Mazda Proteg LX 174,548 miles
njaremka 2001 es 171000
spicyorangemsp 2002 Protege5 170,763 miles

160000-169999
ajkulish 01 protege es 163xxx
speedracr79 99-00 protege lx 1.6 160572 mi
Dis 2003 Protege LX 162,800
MazPower 01 Protege es 161,000 mi

150000-159999
SATimko 02.5 Protege5 - 159,000
prof15 01 Protege ES 156,600mi


140000-149999
sleepy 2002 BJII J48 Astina 1.8 Manual 149000
ProjectBlack 2003 Protg 5 145000
AzteCypher 2001 Protege LX (1.6L) 142,376 miles
99prolx 99 protege 1.6l 142300 miles

130000-139999
nightmaresk8r45 2003 MSP 139k
DCU1976 1996 Protege LX 1.5l 137,000

120000-129999
sleezer1533 02 es 121000
SIballa23 2002 es: 122,500 miles
Ogsp5 (P5 turbo) 128500 miles
mazdaboyy316 2000 protege es 128000
Blinduno 2002.5 p5 123000
haze20 03.5 msp 121000
SASK P5 02 p5 123,730mi
sderrickson 2002 sunlight silver es: 120,xxx miles

110000-119999
IloveHotDogz 2002 Protege5 118,000
Nathan23554 2003 protege5 116000
slavrenz 115000


100000-109999
J_Naoto 02 lx-t 106001
RGN .5 AASN 103500 2002 protege5
Wagonbacker9 2003.5 msp 102000
el Don 2002 Protege ES 100000
gobabygo89 2003 mazdaspeed 10psi 105k
2003protege '03 LX 109k
donoblan 02 protege 5 107000 miles
protege99 2002 Mazda Protege 5 106000
719protege 2003 msp 103000
mazda3gboostin 2002 protege lx 102995
Lizardman743 2003 MSP 101000
Droopy 2001 Mazda MP3 100000
2003 Protege ES 5speed, just hit 218,002.