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Troubleshooting / Mazda 6 - Dissapearing coolant
« Last Post by Aliman on Today at 11:06:09 am »
Hello All

I was wondering if somebody could help and advise on a very strange problem

I have a Mazda 6 05 plate - Automatic 2.0

The car seems to be loosing coolant as I need to top up every few days.

The mechanic advised that there is no leak and the head gasket has been checked using the chemical test which showed the head gasket is ok

I have checked the mats on the inside and they seem to be dry

The one issue I have noticed is that before filling up with coolant in the expansion vessel, the fill line on the left is empty however if I look on the other side of the vessel the fill line is on or near full, which means when I top up the left hand side of the vessel goes up to full and the right hand side goes higher than full, this is strange as from what I can see its just one expansion vessel.

Would this have anything to do with the loss of coolant

Very confused and due to it not being a new car I don't want to spend mega £££ trying to repair it

Any help would be appreciated

Regards
Ali
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Engine/Transmission/Powertrain/Exhaust / Re: Turbo stopped working?
« Last Post by apav on Today at 07:40:04 am »
Googling the codes, you start with coolant temperature, pass on intake air sensors and completes with DPF efficiency.

Somebody else was posting the same problems, called the dealer and said something about the sensors.

If you could locate the sensors, you could clean them up. The sensors will cost to replace them so maybe some confirmation from an expert before trying by luck, could save you money.
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Engine/Transmission/Powertrain/Exhaust / Re: Turbo stopped working?
« Last Post by Darren1717 on June 17, 2018, 05:58:43 pm »
Hi
Thanks for the help so far...
I have reset the flashing dpf service light, disconnected the battery and removed most of the air intake then used some egr cleaner. Put it all back together, cleared the dtc codes and took it for a spin up the motorway for half an hour, then read the codes...

Results;
Car drives fine, no weird engine noise, no smoke, no dash warning lights at all.
Still feels like someone flipped an ‘off’ switch on the turbo. There is no boost feeling when the revs climb.
Codes upon return were;
P011600
P009600
P011100
P018100
P139100
P200200

I have no idea where to look next... help,please!  :-\
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Engine/Transmission/Powertrain/Exhaust / Re: Turbo stopped working?
« Last Post by Darren1717 on June 17, 2018, 02:53:00 pm »
Still, replace the oil because you are not driving it at low revs.

This is how you reset it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NV3_TYoWzAs

Thanks for the link... I’ll do that this pm.

Any idea how to check the EGR for clogging? Presumably just unbolt it and have a good clean up?

Any ideas on the wastegate valve errors?

Thanks in advance
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Engine/Transmission/Powertrain/Exhaust / Re: Turbo stopped working?
« Last Post by Darren1717 on June 17, 2018, 02:51:40 pm »
You need to you Microsoft Internet Explorer from your PC or laptop - not Chrome.

There are other copies of this online, but the dynamic links don't work

Ah... that’s why I only get the front page on my iPad!
Thanks
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Steering/Suspension/Brakes / Re: handbrake adjustment?
« Last Post by apav on June 17, 2018, 09:01:33 am »
I did not know about this autodoc! It looks amazing.

I bet that my calipers were not good and the monkey was shouting that they were find and did not want to replace them in warranty.

I have no idea how he messed up and the new calipers did not work.

The other garage found one of them being 10% lazy. He says it is the handbrake but it does not even look that is braking right.

Can you sell the old caliper or do you keep them as suvenir?

I wish I had the space to play it with it. Even if I had to be there many times, at least I would know that it was done properly.
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Engine/Transmission/Powertrain/Exhaust / Re: Turbo stopped working?
« Last Post by apav on June 17, 2018, 08:51:21 am »
Still, replace the oil because you are not driving it at low revs.

This is how you reset it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NV3_TYoWzAs
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Mazda 6 / Re: New Mazda 6 Petrol 2.5Turbo
« Last Post by apav on June 17, 2018, 08:46:27 am »
Maybe you can import it?

The problem is that even if in the service book it had extra maintenance, the chain would still stretch. And then they replaced them with the same part and as you guess they did the same thing. People had kept chains in other cars that the tensions had done, not the chain.

The worst is that they had the injectors with no regular checking. And then they made a third generation car and it developed the same problem. It is OK to forget about the crankshaft but there is no explanation about the seals.

I understand that all cars develop problems from usage, but Mazda problems were so simple. A chain and some seals. They could have done better than that.

The problem is that non car people buy used 6s and then they get by surprise about the repairs they have to do. On the other hand, buying on finance, you do not worry as you know that you do not want the car to last for ever and you are going to recycle at the end of the finance. Buying any diesel 6 seems a bit risky with all the checks you have to do, especially when you consider that you can only check the car after you buy it.
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Projects / Genuine wide angle reverse camera installed
« Last Post by aeroadster on June 16, 2018, 10:45:14 pm »
I bought a nasty reverse camera on eBay for £6.99 that failed to live up to its advertised expectations.



It wasn't wide angle and gave a flat an zoomed in 40degree field of view instead of a claimed 170degrees.  The camera was useless in low light and pointless in the dark.

The buyer offered my 99p as compensation, and refused to refund me my money, and I'm in dispute with eBay as they won't stop him from false advertising and mis-selling.

See this image that shows a small food waste bin positioned 1metre behind the car. 




Now look and compare the new camera below that offers nearer to 170degrees of view.  That bin is still 1 metre away.  There's a big difference.  To give you another idea of how wide that view is, my dropped kerb is 2metres wide at the kerb stone.



So this is the alternative.  I forgot I bought this 4 years ago for my old Saab 9000 from a German eBay seller for £19 and didn't get round to fitting it.   This camera is only activated when I go into reverse.



As you can see, the frame doesn't illegally obscure the registration plate lettering.



Below is that same bin placed 8inches from the back of my car.  Notice that I've lowered the angle of the camera so I can just see the edge of my bumper - which I prefer.  It looks as if my bumper is bent, but this is how a true fish-eye lens depicts an image at the edge of the frame.  I have since adjusted the two yellow vertical lines on the parallelogram to more accurately reflect against the lines in relation to a car park bay.



Here's a link to what I did:
https://ibb.co/album/dkdXaa
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Engine/Transmission/Powertrain/Exhaust / Re: Turbo stopped working?
« Last Post by aeroadster on June 16, 2018, 08:42:40 pm »
You need to you Microsoft Internet Explorer from your PC or laptop - not Chrome.

There are other copies of this online, but the dynamic links don't work
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