Mazda Miata
Mazda MX-6

Is a 1.6l Mazda miata motor an interference fit motor?

Answer

Wiki User
09/13/2011

No, Mazda recommends replacing the timing belt at about 65K in all states except Ca. where it is 105K. There is no difference in parts just a difference in State laws (CA requires 100K+ on timing belts) and since it is not an interference engine Mazda just stretched the service interval. No damage if it breaks at 75K...you'll just be stranded