Engine of the month
Mazda 2500D WL (12v)
FAI have over 35 part numbers for the WL 12v. This Mazda engineered 2.5 D engine is a family of work horse engines used by both Ford & Mazda in their commercial vehicles, the Mazda B2500 and Ford Ranger. This version of engine assembled in Thailand was used in the 1999 – 2006 models and has since been replaced by the WLAA engines. The WL is a 4 cylinder, 12 valve, available as naturally aspirated or turbo diesel. It’s also handy to remember that the valve setup is a bit of an odd one with 8 inlet valves and 4 exhaust, something to bear in mind when working on this engine.