MAZDA CX-7 (2006-2012) 2.3L TURBO JDM ENGINE - L3-VDT

MAZDA CX-7 (2006-2012) 2.3L TURBO JDM ENGINE - L3-VDT
MAZDA CX-7 (2006-2012) 2.3L TURBO JDM ENGINE - L3-VDT
MAZDA CX-7 (2006-2012) 2.3L TURBO JDM ENGINE - L3-VDT
MAZDA CX-7 (2006-2012) 2.3L TURBO JDM ENGINE - L3-VDT
MAZDA CX-7 (2006-2012) 2.3L TURBO JDM ENGINE - L3-VDT
MAZDA CX-7 (2006-2012) 2.3L TURBO JDM ENGINE - L3-VDT
MAZDA CX-7 (2006-2012) 2.3L TURBO JDM ENGINE - L3-VDT
MAZDA CX-7 (2006-2012) 2.3L TURBO JDM ENGINE - L3-VDT

MAZDA CX-7 (2006-2012) 2.3L TURBO JDM ENGINE - L3-VDT

Regular price $2,600.00 Sale price $2,399.00 Save 8%
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LOW 45-60K MILES: Our entire inventory of JDM engines, transmissions, and parts are sourced directly from Japan with miles so low, you'll feel like you're driving a new car.

PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE: All of our engines are carefully inspected to ensure compression, leakdown, and performance results meet original manufacturer specifications.

EXPERT SUPPORT: (973) 249-7000 Call us now and speak to our knowledgeable staff. Let us answer any questions you have.

Mazda CX-7 Engines


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This item includes:

  •         - ALTERNATOR
  •         - INTAKE MANIFOLD
  •         - TURBO MANIFOLD
  •         - READ MORE BELOW



This item IS GUARANTEED TO FIT* the following Year(s), Make(s), and Model(s):

Year(s): 2006 , 2007 , 2008 , 2009 , 2010 , 2011 , 2012
Model: CX-7


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*Special Notes: To properly swap this Mazda L3-VDT 2.3L Turbo JDM engine into an USDM (American) vehicle, please be prepared to use your original external parts including manifolds, turbo, wiring harness, ECU, and other parts from your original USDM engine. Once these parts are transferred to the JDM engine, it can can be installed properly. Please contact us if you have not performed any JDM engine swaps before and we can assist you with further technical advice.

*Free goodies may or may not still be attached to or included with item from Japan. We do not remove any parts off prior to shipping the item to a customer but this does not guarantee that parts will be still be attached from Japan. We generally leave these parts on to protect the engine or item from external damage and we still highly recommend the use of your original external parts, including manifold, alternator, accessories, etc. This is to ensure proper performance with your existing electronics and to confirm passing of local emissions requirements in the United States. Although some critical parts like water pump, timing belt, timing chain tensioner, etc. may still be equipped on engine, these parts MUST DEFINITELY be replaced with new parts. Listings typically use sample pictures of item rather than actual pictures of item unless otherwise mentioned. Please contact us for more details and we will be glad to assist you.

*Transmission not included - please contact us via chat, email, or contact info at the bottom of this page to inquire about the transmission or additional parts.

Below is a shipping cost map for delivery to a business address with a commercial dock or forklift:

Region 1 (ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT, NY*, NJ*, MD, DE --- 1-3 business days): $200

Region 2 (OH, MI, IN, IL, WI, KY, TN, VA, WV, NC, SC --- 2-5 business days): $230

Region 3 (MN, IA, MO, AR, KS, OK, LA, MS, AL, GA, FL --- 3-7 business days): $250

Region 4 (TX, NM, AZ, UT, CO, UT, NV, CA --- 4-9 business days): $280 

Region 5 (WA, OR, ID, MT, WY, NE, ND, SD --- 4-10 business days): $300

Liftgate service and residential delivery options are also available.

We can ship to a residential address or we can arrange for you to pick up the item at the closest freight terminal near you. Liftgate service means that the truck service delivering your item will be equipped with a mechanical motorized lift on the back of their truck that allows them to drop the heavy item down to ground level and move it around. Liftgate is required if a forklift or commercial loading dock is not present at the delivery address

Shipping fees and processing times are estimates. Shipping prices may vary for certain areas. Shipping times may vary due to delays in processing or shipping. Feel free to give us a call for more information (973) 249-7000

Local pickup is available at our warehouse located at: JDM ENGINE ZONE, 791 Paulison Ave, Clifton, NJ 07011

Pickup is available during regular business hours:

Monday-Friday: 9am-6pm EST | Saturday: 10am-3pm | Sunday: Closed

Local delivery in the northern NJ and NYC area is also available.

Unfortunately we do not ship directly to Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico, although we can ship to your preferred freight forwarder in the continental USA.

Please feel free to call us at (973) 249-7000 to speak to a expert staff member regarding shipping, engine compatibility, or any other question you may have.


Question: What does JDM mean?

Answer: JDM stands for Japanese Domestic Market. This is why our business is named JDM Engine Zone. The term 'JDM' often refers to engines or other vehicle parts that are sourced directly from Japan with very light use and very low miles (instead of higher-mileage American junkyards). They work perfectly well with American cars and are the best option for replacing an old engine.

Question: How long has JDM Engine Zone been in business?
Answer: We have been a JDM motorsports industry leader for over 17 years. We first opened our doors in 2003 in Clifton, NJ. Since our humble beginnings, we have made it our mission to not only provide the highest quality engines and parts, but also stronger and longer warranties than any other JDM engine provider as well as expert technical support from hardcore car enthusiasts. Our team is made up of people that share your same passion for all things related to engines and speed. Feel free to give us a call at 973-249-7000 and let us prove it to you.

Question: How many miles do our engines have?
Answer: All of our engines are imported from Japan with just 45-60K miles.

Question: Why are the miles on our engines so low?
Answer: When cars in Japan begin to approach 45-60,000 miles, they must undergo a rigorous inspection called the Shaken in Japan. If any part of the vehicle has violations (including windshield defects, bald tires, etc.), the entire car fails and must undergo re-inspection. In many cases, vehicle owners are encouraged to sell off and/or recycle their car before the Shaken inspection is required so that they may simply buy another vehicle rather than spend large amounts of money on a costly state vehicle inspection. It is at this point that we get to inspect the engine, drivetrain, and other critical components of vehicles with very low mileage that are regularly very well maintained throughout its lifetime. If it passes our compression, leakdown, and comprehensive performance tests, we then extract the drivetrain from the vehicle and ship them from Japan to our warehouse in New Jersey. We make sure to perform these tests carefully because the risk of importing a bad engine and having to provide a refund after selling such item is an enormous risk we are not willing to take on behalf of our valued clientele. This is how we have managed to stay in business for so long: by providing nothing but the best engines and parts possible, and always standing proudly behind our products.

Question: How long is our warranty?
Answer: Thankfully we test each and every one of our engines, transmissions, and parts so that our customers can avoid the experience of any issues. Excellent performance is our mission and we reject any item that does not meet our standards. Our items do come with a Zone Gold Standard Warranty that covers the longblock and/or transmission for up to 120 days depending on the style of item. (certain exclusions such as rotary engines apply*)

Question: Is there a core charge?
Answer: NO, there are NO CORE CHARGES. That means you get to keep your original engine and parts. During most swaps, you may have to reuse certain parts from your original engine. For this reason, we do not require any engine cores back.

Question: What is not covered by warranty?
Answer: The engines and transmissions we offer often come with exterior parts. We sell engines as "longblocks", meaning the bottom end and cylinder head (including the valvetrain, pistons, crankshaft, and camshafts). Exterior parts and systems related to fuel injection, ignition, intake, etc. are not considered parts of a longblock. These parts are considered gifts and are not covered under warranty. These parts include but are not limited to: oil pan, timing covers, valve covers, intake manifold, exhaust manifold, fuel injection system, turbo, alternator, power steering pump, starter, and A/C compressor. These parts can be transferred over from your original engine and/or transmission. Often times these included parts can and will work, we just offer them as a gift.

Question: Can an engine or item be shipped to a residential home or local freight terminal instead of a business address? What is liftgate service?
Answer: Yes, we can definitely ship to a residential address or we can arrange for you to pick up the item at the closest freight terminal near you. Liftgate service means that the truck service delivering your item will be equipped with a mechanical motorized lift on the back of their truck that allows them to drop the heavy item down to ground level and move it around. Liftgate is required if a forklift or commercial loading dock is not present at the delivery address.

Question: Are JDM engines ready to drop in and install (aka "plug-and-play")?
Answer: Yes, once you transfer over certain parts from your original engine and install them onto your newly purchased engine, it will then be ready to drop in and install. Every engine type unique and our expert support staff is here to assist you with your specific project needs. There are also all kinds of installation tutorials for specific engine swap projects that are often readily available on search engines like Google, forums, and Youtube.

Question: What service work should be performed before installation?
Answer: We highly recommend replacing critical tune-up parts like water pump, timing belt (or chain tensioner if applicable), and any other timing-related components. Other common replacement parts include spark plugs, gaskets, thermostat, and other critical parts related to timing, cooling, ignition, and other critical performance systems. The best time to perform maintenance work is before installation, as this will ensure a long, healthy life and a valid warranty.

Question: How can we be CERTAIN that this engine will fit my car with no major modifications?
Answer: If we mention your vehicle's year, make, and model in the item specifics, we 100% guarantee that the engine or transmission will fit your car. If you are delivered an item that is not suitable for your car, we will take the item back at our expense and replace the item or refund you. We will also reach out to you before shipping to confirm you are receiving the correct engine in the event that your vehicle came with multiple engine options. If you have any questions about item fitment, please feel free to contact us.

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Sales tax applies to orders placed and/or picked up in FL, WA, NC, GA, PA and NJ. Warranties range from none (as-is) up to 120 days depending on the specific item product description.

Sale price $400.00 Regular price $1,000.00 Save 60%
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I'm very grateful for their exceptional customer service and willingness to answer all of my questions. They made me feel comfortable from the beginning and gave valuable suggestions and insight which led to a perfect purchase! I couldn't be happier and would recommend this team to anyone, from engine experts to first time buyers like me.

Karen Pavon

I know the guys over at JDM Engine Zone for a few years now. Opened a small used car sales business and I work with Engine Zone exclusively if I need a new engine for any Japanese car we buy at auction. Good prices, quick shipping, never had any problems. 5 stars.

Colorado, 2009 Toyota Camry LE

Zone has provided our local race/build shop with 2JZ swaps for over 10 years! (where does the time go...) We have installed them into customer cars as well as our own (I daily a boosted GS300). Keep doing what you guys do and cant wait til its time to get a new swap!!!

New York, 2000 Lexus GS300 (w/ 2JZ-GTE VVT-i swap)

I could not be more pleased with how simple the process was and how well the engine is running. I am leaving this review because I am grateful to have been treated so professionally and elegantly by the Engine Zone staff. Thanks again and god bless.

Oklahoma, 2005 Honda Civic EX

Bought a engine and transmission for my 1998 Lexus gs300 spoke to the manager Carlos and owner tony gave me a good price that I couldn’t match with the local shops around my way even delivered the engine and transmission in a fast paced. Definitely will recommend to anybody else who needs an engine or transmission or anything from there shop. Great Customer Service thank you Jdm Engine Zone Much Appreciated

Jonny Falcone

Very cool warehouse and knowledgeable staff. We purchased a 2JZ-GTE turbo swap for our drift team car and it runs absolutely great. We also buy plenty of Toyota Camry and Honda Civic engines for regular customer cars. We are a few states away but taking the drive is always worth it especially to save on shipping. Thanx again guys

Japanetix Co

Got a pretty good deal on a Subaru EJ253 for a car of mine that threw a rod, checked forums online on how to use a Japanese engine in a USDM car, and it worked great with no burning oil or knock. The people are pretty straightforward if you know what you’re looking for. Would recommend as the best engine importer in the area compared to others.

Hunter Lacomis

I bought a rb25 neo swap from the guys at jdm zone had some issues with the turbo being bad called the guys was told a manager would call me back never got a called back and now found out a coil pack is bad. Motor is good at least can't be too mad at them I guess things sometimes can come broken just wish the guys would have called me back was good up until that point. Over all not disappointed with the buy. Guys definitely sold me a good motor

David Dmith