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Troubleshooting / Re: Vehicle System Malfunction.
« Last Post by gary29429 on October 19, 2020, 08:40:08 pm »
Thanks Apav, yeah seen that. I think it's a bit mad that that's the only google reference I could find to that error message...guess that means it's pretty rare...It's in the dealers later in the week, will update here in case is pops up on anybody else's radar....
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Steering/Suspension/Brakes / Re: Mazda 6 GH 2009 front ride height measurement
« Last Post by apav on October 16, 2020, 04:12:43 pm »
The height is defined by the springs.

You cannot adjust the height by the control arms. You cut the springs or fit shorter springs and you have reduced height. You add taller springs or spacers and you increase the height.

The alignment is done on the computer. You enter the car details, the system measures the actual car and then you adjust it based on the original spec.

Check this:
https://auto.howstuffworks.com/under-the-hood/diagnosing-car-problems/body/car-realigned1.htm

You cannot align the car by yourself. You can, but it is questionnable result.

Chech this specification:
http://www.mazda6info.net/front_wheel_alignment-1044.html

And you need the same for the rear axle.

If you send it over the garage, then job done. He will do it for you regardless of how bad it is now.
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Steering/Suspension/Brakes / Re: Mazda 6 GH 2009 front ride height measurement
« Last Post by rats200 on October 15, 2020, 06:07:38 pm »
I would like to know what the car is setup as stock.
I definitely don't know if it was set to the correct height. I did not measure before I started so will never know but would like to set it up as it is standard. To do a proper alignment then there must be some measurements to align to? What is used as reference to align from. I agree that it is easily changed through driving but would be nice to know it as good as I can make it. I am planning to get the wheel alignment done by a garage with the correct equipment after this.
Please look at this guide for an older Mazda 6 if it is OK to share on this board. Apologies if not and I will remove if there is a problem.
http://www.happywrenching.com/mazda/6/mazda-6-front-lower-rear-control-arm-replacement-removal-and-installation.html
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Troubleshooting / Re: Vehicle System Malfunction.
« Last Post by apav on October 15, 2020, 04:45:02 pm »
Is there anything like that in the handbook?

Maybe it is a specific error or maybe it is a generic warning that can link to anything.

https://www.mazda6club.com/threads/vehicle-system-malfunction.442097/

This guy says that he had to replace part of the oil filtration system:

Basically it is caused by a filter part on the oil pump (not the main oil filter), this gets clogged with oil sludge and soot over time and blocks oil from passing through into the engine which then confuses the system and can cause it to detect low oil pressure and limit power to protect
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Troubleshooting / Vehicle System Malfunction.
« Last Post by gary29429 on October 14, 2020, 03:12:03 pm »
Hi Folks

Was greeted with this error message this morning on the short commute to work, car is booked in with dealer on Friday but has anyone had similar in the past.

"Vehicle System Malfunction"....along with the yellow triangle, they should replace that yellow triangle with a £ symbol... ;D




I have a Mazda 6 2.2 SE-L Nav 2016 Estate

Many Thanks in advance.
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Steering/Suspension/Brakes / Re: Mazda 6 GH 2009 front ride height measurement
« Last Post by apav on October 14, 2020, 02:26:52 pm »
So basically you say that if you load the suspension, then the suspension parts will be at the right place, which means that then, you can remove and add parts without changing the alignment.

It is a good theory, but how can you be sure that the alignment was already good? Or that the car was already stock? Just replace all the parts you need to replace and then do a proper alignment.

The alignment is a sensitive thing and so you need good tyres and proper pressures. But you drive down a bombarded lane and it is all over the place again. That is why it is a frequent maintenance job.
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Steering/Suspension/Brakes / Mazda 6 GH 2009 front ride height measurement
« Last Post by rats200 on October 12, 2020, 08:48:14 pm »
HI,

Does anybody know what the standard front ride height should be for the GH 2009 estate sport?

I replaced the front upper control arms at the weekend and both sides have been replaced. I have a concern now as I was looking in to replacing the lower control arms online and found in a couple of videos I watched it seems you should adjust the suspension to the correct ride height before tightening all bolts that go through bushes. They used a jack to lift it up loading the shocks and then measured between the top of the wheel arch and the centre of the hub nut (driveshaft nut). So I am worried my suspension geometry is out as i did not consider this when fitting my front upper control arms. I would like to check it to be certain all is as it should be and I am not going to cause other issues.
I don't seem to be able to access the manuals in the forum so can't see if it is stated in there. Maybe somebody with a bit more computer savvy knows if it is written in there?

Thanks,
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Wheels/Tyres / Re: Replacing Turanza tyres
« Last Post by apav on October 09, 2020, 09:27:05 pm »
You should be able to fit any tyre you wish with no problem from the tyre pressure monitoring system.
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Engine/Transmission/Powertrain/Exhaust / Re: Advice on remap
« Last Post by apav on October 09, 2020, 09:25:20 pm »
Erm, do not do it. Just sell the thing and buy a faster car. There are so many of them. Try something like the same car in a Mondeo dress with the turbo Volvo engine.

Even with the promised remapped 200bhp, which is never 200bhp on the wheels, literally every other car will still be faster than you.

Remap and DPF removal means just unburned fuel and cancer.

Anyway, it is your money, and there are lots of companies which do this kind illegal activity for living with no bother from the government. All of them will have no come back if you have any problems as you step into the magic of modified engine.

The in-built problems of these engines is the chocolate strength timing chain that needs replacement on every other year. I suppose the extra power will not make any real difference to it as it is already defective.
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Wheels/Tyres / Replacing Turanza tyres
« Last Post by Jimbo on October 09, 2020, 11:42:29 am »
Dose anyone have advice regarding replacing Turanza tyres to another make as I understand it can affect the tyre pressure monitoring system.
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