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Engine/Transmission/Powertrain/Exhaust / Is timing chain replacement required?
« Last Post by KalnzEB on June 06, 2022, 06:09:06 pm »
Do I need to start worrying about my Mazda 6 2006 1.8 L813 engine's timing chain potential issues and/or replacement at all? The car is at 110k mileage..
Well at least Mazda's Owners Manual Book does not mention anything about maintenance regarding this matter although it might be controversial in reality.??
Has anyone got any good or bad experience, advice on this? Quite a bit confusing topic this for me at least so want to be sure I'm not missing out something there.

Steering/Suspension/Brakes / Re: Creaking when warm?
« Last Post by Londoner1 on May 26, 2022, 01:53:24 pm »
Creaking is front lower suspension arm, could be passenger side or driver side, common problem on this car.
Steering/Suspension/Brakes / Re: Creaking
« Last Post by Londoner1 on May 26, 2022, 01:52:41 pm »
Creaking is front lower suspension arm, could be passenger side or driver side, common problem on this car.
FSH doesn't mean a lot, just they supposedly serviced the car. You don't know what other things they have done to it, or what was missed at a service. As long as the mechanics   tick the boxes nobody  checks to see its been done.  The service advisers are only sales people  and the SM is too busy with spread sheets to worry about what goes on in the w/s.  Sounds like you got one of the early 13's.
Your oil level should not be at full, but halfway between low  and full, to allow for oil dilution filling the sump up with diesel on abortive regens.

Do you have Forscan and an obd reader, this will tell you the code  and give a hint to whats going wrong.
Engine/Transmission/Powertrain/Exhaust / Re: Intake shutter valve
« Last Post by mareng73 on May 22, 2022, 03:02:01 pm »
I would say the whole of the air intake system could well be full of carbon  and needs to be cleaned out. They are all in the same area, rhs front corner of the engine  as you are looking at it from the front of the car, you will need to take a few bits off to do that.

Battery, air filter etc. Your fuel filter is behind the battery  if it needs changing also.
Any mechanical parts needing decarbonising can be done by soaking  rich washing up liquid and water, but nothing electrical. It just melts the carbon given a bit of time.
Mazda 6 / Re: 2017 Mazda 6 2.0 Drivers Seat
« Last Post by mareng73 on May 22, 2022, 02:47:14 pm »
Springs, ha ha, no foam rubber.  Pity no springs though, like cars used to be and leather seats.
Is the cushion adjustment right for you, that can be altered on the drivers seat. Think it raises or lowers the rear so takes a bit  of pressure from under your thigh.

Sounds as if your about my age. I am  in the grumpy old man age group, 3 score & ten.
Mazda 6 / Re: Timing Chain Stretch
« Last Post by mareng73 on May 22, 2022, 02:39:33 pm »
As you have a 2017 by the look of it , its not a problem . Back in 2012 early 13's they had a much thinner chain, but changed it to one a little thicker , but not as thick as the used to be be before they went to belts.
If you have the Forscan software and an OBD reader then you can monitor it.  Mines a 2014 model year and the chain is ok on that  with about 2°  stretch from the sensor. The sensors measure  how far the timing is out in degrees  and above a certain amount it needs changing, but they don't tell you that either in the handbook. My hand book is like War & Peace, but only good for pressing wild flowers, nothing in it thats usefull, or technical. A huge section on the entertainment system  which I don't understand yet never needed to  refer to it. Is top heavy with 'elf & safety'  that is pretty obvious, then they recommend you take your car to a dealer for the most minor of things. 
General Discussion / Selling my Mazda 6 but with faults-What's the best way?
« Last Post by Lincoln on May 22, 2022, 11:45:23 am »
Afternoon all,
Please forgive in advance my ignorance on all things cars.

So I bought my Mazda 6 2.2 Sport Nav (150) from new in 2015.

I drove it as a sales rep until I stopped working in 2020 and so it has 130000 miles on it.

I looked after it having 2 oil and filter changes every year.

But now I've moved into the centre of town, I'm retired and I just don't need a car so I've decided to sell it.

My problem is there's 2 warning lights that have come up on the dash, the engine management light and the DPF light.

I had a chemical clean on the DPF in March and initially this worked but now the lights are back on, the car drives just fine despite this. The mechanic said the engine has a fair bit of carbon in it probably due to me not driving it long distances anymore.

So I want to sell question is would anyone buy a car with warning lights on it and if you think they would what's the best way to do it?

I've looked online at places like Autotrader and similar cars (with no faults) are selling for £4000-£5000.

I'd be happy with £3000 and was thinking about just putting it up on Facebook and being totally upfront about the warning lights ,I cannot lie when selling this car, its just not in my character, but I don't want any comeback.

Any advice chaps? can I sell it? if so what's the best way?
Engine/Transmission/Powertrain/Exhaust / Intake shutter valve
« Last Post by lynnesafc on May 19, 2022, 09:42:54 am »
Hi guys

Can anybody tell me where to locate the intake shutter valve please? Aparently its the one that the recall was done on the 2.2 sky active mazda 6. This car is driving me nowhere as its dead and was advised to clean out the shutter valve (not the EGR valve)

Discussions about DPF / Dpf
« Last Post by Pockets1 on May 17, 2022, 06:11:42 pm »
How is Flashing DPF stopped after fitting new chain
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