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Engine/Transmission/Powertrain/Exhaust / Re: Oil pump chain
« Last Post by Steve Walsh on May 26, 2018, 05:31:01 pm »

Thanks for the link above, but it is for a petrol engine.

Engine/Transmission/Powertrain/Exhaust / Re: Oil pump chain
« Last Post by Steve Walsh on May 26, 2018, 05:29:58 pm »
Just finished it, Also done valve clearances and checked oil pump pick up strainer for debris.
Oil pump needs timing as there is a balance shaft in there also, I have the timing chain installation instructions but they are not very clear about timing the pump, What it doesnt tell you is that when you have the cam chain on and set, you need to turn the engine half a turn before you can set up the balance shaft timing. I spent hours messing with this today and trying it in different positions until I figured it out. Car runs as sweet as a nut.
Engine/Transmission/Powertrain/Exhaust / Re: Oil pump chain
« Last Post by Tall333 on May 26, 2018, 11:30:24 am »
Does an oil pump need timed?
Surely this is just a case of battery replacement, not a new unit ?

See here

No the battery was the first thing that I tried - a new battery didn't help. I've just bought a 2nd hand remote (of the same model number) on eBay. Has anyone successfully managed to program one for a Mazda 6?
Engine/Transmission/Powertrain/Exhaust / Re: Oil pump chain
« Last Post by apav on May 26, 2018, 06:53:29 am »
Engine/Transmission/Powertrain/Exhaust / Oil pump chain
« Last Post by Steve Walsh on May 25, 2018, 04:23:45 pm »
Just fitting new timing chain Kit

It came with an oil pump drive chain and sprocket, Does anybody know how to time up the oil pump with the crank, I think there must be a balance shaft in pump housing.

It is a 2009 Mazda 6 GH 185hp, R2AA Engine

A link to a manual or any advice greatly received

Thanks in advance

Engine/Transmission/Powertrain/Exhaust / Re: Air filter and Exhaust replacement
« Last Post by apav on May 25, 2018, 08:06:54 am »
Perfomance wise, they will not really give you anything. If you go for the filter, make sure you clean it properly and do not apply too much oil after each clean and mess up with the sensors. You can make a custom exhaust based on the original design or just fit one from the twin exhaust version car.

In any case, before you start using the car hard, check the oil pick up strainer and the injector seals, and read the chain stretch. If any of them gives you sign that your engine is at its last legs, you may need to reconsider with the remap.
Engine/Transmission/Powertrain/Exhaust / Air filter and Exhaust replacement
« Last Post by John_Clegg on May 24, 2018, 06:47:39 pm »
2 questions if I may...

Im having my 2009 2.2d ts remapped next month and I want to change the air filter and exhaust beforehand.

Do you have any recommendations for the air filter?  My initial thought was a k&n panel filter and improve the cold air feed to the box or is there a better option?

I would like to change my single exit exhaust for a twin. Is it a straight forward swap and would it have to be from a car of the same year?

Many thanks
I am fitting a tow trust tow bar and have three issues:
1) I can't find out how to remove the small 3Kg swivelling hook
2) I can't remove the seat back release handle, the instructions show it just being pushed down under the plastic that its on.
3) I have cut quite a chunk from the underneath of the bumper in an attempt to allow the tow bar flange (conventional) to come up vertical but its still not enough to allow the fixing bolts to line up

Clues appreciated
Just changed from a 2011 m6 2.2D sport hatch to a 2017 sport nav tourer 2.2D
Steering/Suspension/Brakes / Re: Back break discs
« Last Post by Mackie321 on May 22, 2018, 02:58:20 pm »
Thanks for this. Yeah my car does have the electronic handbrake. I have sent the pictures and my details to Mazda direct so hopefully they will come back to me soon. I will let you know.
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