Mazda RX-7(Gen 1 and
2) Fuel injector identification guide
(Note that some injectors carry the same part number as others but plug
styles and resistances can vary. Low impedance refers to 2-3 ohms, high
impedance refers to 12-13 ohms.)
Year type impedance plug style plug notch position flow rating color part
84-85 13B NT low square center 680cc orange 195500-0900
86-87 13B NT low square center 460cc red 195500-1350
86-87 13B T low square center 550cc tan 195500-1370
88 13B NT high square offset 460cc purple 195500-1350
88 13b T high square offset 550cc purple 195500-1370
89-91 13B NT high oval center 460cc red 195500-2010
89-91 13B T high oval center 550cc purple 195500-2020
As a side note, replacement fuel injector clips(for wiring harness) can
be obtained from auto parts stores to replace broken stock clips. I got
the parts from autozone:
GP Sorenson part 800-9416 Fuel Injector Connector
More about injector impedances
on 2nd generations:
1986 and 1987 model cars used low impedance(2-3 ohm) injectors. Low impedance
injectors have a center notch on the plug. The wiring harness used with
LI injectors integrates an injector resistor pack, wired inline between
the ECU and injectors(under stock air box) to bump overall load seen at
the ECU to 12-13 ohms.
1988 and later models used high impedance injectors. 1988 HI injectors
have an offset notch on the plug, and all post 1988 injectors are HI with
an oval plug(until 3rd generation side feed injectors which are totally
different). The wiring harness on these models deleted the injector resistor
pacl, carrying the 12-13 ohm load from the injectors directly to the computer.
When performing engine/wiring/injector swaps, the type of setup must be
noted and kept together. This is easy as LI injectors will only plug into
a harness meant for them(due to the position of the plug notch) and vice
versa for HI injectors and harnesses. 88 and post 89 HI injectors and
harnesses are not interchangeable.
A car that previously ran one type of setup can be changed to the other…keep
the injectors and wiring harness together. The ECU will not know the difference.
It is also possible, but not necessarily recommended, to use HI injectors
on a LI harness and vice versa:
***TO do so you must modify the injectors to fit the opposing wiring harness
by taking off the notch on the plug.
***IF using LI injectors on a HI harness, you must splice into the harness,
at each injector lead (for a total of 4) 10 ohm/10watt resistors available
at radio shack for a couple of bucks. Doesn't matter which wire of the
2 per injector you splice to, polarity isn't an issue here. This bumps
the LI resistance up to acceptable load for the ECU to see.
***IF using HI
injectors on a LI harness, you must unplug the resistor pack. Next, locate
the supply wire in the center of 5 terminals. Bridge jumper wires from
this terminal to each of the 4 outlying terminals, which basically completes
the circuit without resistors, carrying the HI injectors' 12-13 ohm load
directly to the ECU just as a HI harness would.