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Catalyst converter B34D. MAZDA 323

Catalyst number B34D is used by the well-known Japanese Mazda brand.

These catalysts are not large in size. They are 35 cm long and the weight of their insert does not exceed 0.63 kg. The middle part is distinguished by a perforated cover divided into three parts. The edges where the catalyst number can be found are aligned. The B34D catalytic converters were fitted to Mazda 323 generations after 1996.

The Mazda 323 is also known as the Astina in Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand, the Mazda GLC and the Mazda Protege in North America.

It was originally produced in Japan from 1977 to 2003. to the foreign market and is produced so far, but only for domestic sales in Japan.

The 323 was Mazda’s best-selling vehicle in the United States. With more than 10 million units, it has also been included in the best-selling Japanese-brand car in the world. This is a series that has hit the market with many consecutive names around the world, such as 1000, 1200, 1300, 800, 808, Mizer GLC, 323 (a common name in Central and South America). In the US, it was originally called GLC (G reat L ittleC ar), and finally in 1990. presented as Protegé. In South Africa, where it was also produced, it was called “etude”.

The 323 model was produced in Hiroshima, Japan, although it was also assembled in China, Colombia, Malaysia, New Zealand, South Africa and Taiwan. In North America, the 323 was very difficult to establish due to the decision to manufacture it in the USA, where its mechanical quality and origin were underestimated (Japan and the US were not very friendly to each other), as well as strong competitors such as Toyota. or Renault, which offered cheaper cars such as the Corolla or Encore.

The production of the model was divided into 6 generations.

I – 1977- 1980 323 FA

II – 1980 – 1985 323

III – 1985 – 1989 323 BF

IV – 1989 – 1994 323 BG

V – 1994 – 1998 323 BA

VI – 1998 – 2003 323 BJ

Despite its high rigidity, the car provides excellent comfort while traveling. The car provides reliability, good handling, a powerful engine, driving ergonomics and a reasonable price.