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Mazda 6 / Re: Oil Pressure Light fully on - No engine knock
« Last Post by Bradders on Today at 08:10:08 am »
Well I got the car back last night and although I'm delighted that it doesn't need a new engine, the whole experience with Mazda has left me with a bit of a sour taste in my mouth....

So, I was told after they had done an initial inspection of the car that the low oil pressure warning was as a result of it requiring it's 75,000 mile service, so I agree to let them do the service. Then they call me to tell me I need to replace the front discs and brake pads -Probably standard to pick stuff like this up in inspection.

Then when I go to pick the car up I get the bill for £789 which is broken down approximately as follows:

1. Oil Pressure Low fault - £180 (2 hrs labour @ £90/ph)
2. Service/ parts etc. About £300
3. Labour - About £300

No explanation of what had caused the Low oil pressure but it certainly doesn't look from the invoice as if this was 'because the 75,000 mile service was due'. It also seemed that fixing the low pressure was labour only, no parts. I suspect that the oil strainer has been cleaned.

As I said, I'm happy that the car is OK, and the cost doesn't really bother me.

I'm just a bit miffed as I seem to have been misled and they haven't actually told me what was done to remove the low oil pressure fault....

Just thought I'd pass it on in case it is of use to anyone  ???
I've just got/sold my Mazda 6 / Re: Possible 2.2 sport
« Last Post by ATA on April 24, 2018, 02:01:45 pm »
Yer worked flawless .

As for servicing and oil level

I know with the rx8 if i remember correctly oil give a better reading when warm ?
What is the best way with a 6 2.2 sport

Servicing . Last serviced in 2016 by mazda . 2017 independant
Do my self ?
Sure ive read some where regarding removingvsump and something about cleaning the strainer ?

Any help and advice apreciated



Or am i better asking in another part of the forum :)
Mazda 6 / Re: Oil Pressure Light fully on - No engine knock
« Last Post by Bradders on April 24, 2018, 10:41:18 am »
Yeah, my suspicion is that the oil strainer is clogged due to the camshaft hardening issue, and that the dealer is probably well aware of this and talked me into a service to give them a chance to drop the sump and clean the mesh.

If that's the case and it gets me another few years then I'll be happy anyway.

I suspect the low pressure oil light was low pressure due to a blocked strainer going by what I've read on these forums, but I'll wait and see what transpires!

I'll probably also start changing the oil and filter at 8 or 10k miles.
Mazda 6 / Re: Oil Pressure Light fully on - No engine knock
« Last Post by apav on April 24, 2018, 10:17:04 am »
I do not have the third generation car but what the dealer says, does not sound right. Check this guy about the service indicator:

If I was you, I would call another dealer and ask them about the light. They can measure the oil pressure. This light is more likely to be a warning due to a low pressure and I know Mazda has a long history of misusing the lights but using the low oil pressure as a service indicator seems very unlikely and in case there are videos online that other cars have a proper service indicator.

There is no official recall for rebuilding the engines but a lot of them were done.
Mazda 6 / Re: Oil Pressure Light fully on - No engine knock
« Last Post by Bradders on April 24, 2018, 09:56:12 am »
OK, so I got my car into Mazda this morning and they called me soon after to say that my car hadn't been serviced in the last 2 years. I replied that it had, and I changed the oil and filters every 12,500 miles.

Ah, they said. It's due its 75,000mile service which is a major service and that's why you low pressure oil light is on.

Now I'm delighted that I haven't wrecked the engine, but I'm a little bit suspicious at the explanation for low oil light. If it was to advise me that a major service was due would it not just be the usual spanner notification. I suspect the oil strainer may be clogging and it will be miraculously cleared when I pick up the car tonight.

As I said, I'm delighted and thought I'd share for info.

Mazda 6 / Re: Oil Pressure Light fully on - No engine knock
« Last Post by V 249 on April 23, 2018, 03:05:59 pm »
Google is your friend, " VOSA Mazda recalls"  should get you the list which covers all models and years showing VIN numbers involved.
Mazda 6 / Re: Oil Pressure Light fully on - No engine knock
« Last Post by Bradders on April 23, 2018, 10:36:29 am »
Thanks! I'm really hoping I've not fried the engine. Got it booked into Mazda in the morning so fingers crossed. Is there anyway I can check if my engine is one of the faulty ones and whether Mazda are helping in any way with the cost of rebuild?

I saw a WW recall notice dated Feb 2017 that said Mazda were recalling 460,000 cars including the Mazda 6 for issues with the diesel engine. Not sure if they ever actually did? Certainly mine wasn't recalled for the engine.


Vehicle Electrics / Re: tpms
« Last Post by apav on April 23, 2018, 10:02:32 am »
People who use winter tires on different wheels, have the light warning but once they put back the original wheels, that goes away. So I am not sure if there is any reset function. You cannot just turn off the warning.

Maybe if you try to check the tyre pressures, there may be a problem there or with the valves with a failing sensor.
Mazda 6 / Re: Oil Pressure Light fully on - No engine knock
« Last Post by apav on April 23, 2018, 09:55:49 am »

Maybe you are lucky and it is the sensor but that will be a first.

Your car may be within the faulty ones that needs the engine rebuild.

The blocked strainer was for the second generation cars.

Have the car checked and don't drive it until then. 100 miles with the light on and driving at normal rpm across the range is a bit extreme.

If you start hearing any engine knock, then it will be too late.
Vehicle Electrics / tpms
« Last Post by craig1909 on April 23, 2018, 08:55:02 am »
does any one know how to reset tpms on 2009 mazda 6 2.0d sport, light flashes when i start the car and stays on permanent when i drive it, where is the control unit
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