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  1. 2004-2009 Mazda3 How-To Guides
    Hi, I tried to remove the engine cover on my 2005 Mazda 3 1.6 to check the ignition coils, but I could not. Some how It got stock on the bottom right corner. Is there a Video or tutorial to do so? Thank you!
  2. 2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    Hi, I tried to remove the engine cover on my 2005 Mazda 3 1.6 to check the ignition coils, but I could not. Some how It got stock on the bottom right corner. It there a Video or tutorial to do so? Thank you!
  3. 2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    In the front timing cover of my 2004 Mazda 2.3L there is a bushing / seal of some sort that seals the joint between a feed line in the timing cover and the front of the engine block. It is is hard and not in good condition. I believe this oil feed line is for the VVT. I can't seem to find a P/N...
  4. 2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    In the front timing cover of my 2004 Mazda 2.3L there is a bushing / seal of some sort that seals the joint between a feed line in the timing cover and the front of the engine block. It is is hard and not in good condition. I believe this oil feed line is for the VVT. I can't seem to find a P/N...
  5. 2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Hi, Rod bearings were exchanged on a 4 cyl 2.3L 5 sp and in process the timing gear box was dropped to access #2 and #3 . (pictures attached) With crankshaft movement it seems the timing gears are now misaligned. How can timing gears be properly aligned? Thanks!
  6. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Hi! I have a 2010 3 with the 2.0. Does this motor have a VVT filter screen and where exactly is it? I've seen very little about it anywhere. Ive gone to great lengths to clean up what was a sludgy motor but I get the pl1002 engine code....cam timing over retarded bank 1 from time to time. I...
  7. 2004-2009 Mazda 3 Performance & Mods
    So I bought an 05 3i 2.3L for $800 with a shot engine (rods kicked through the block in 3 places). Then I bought a slightly damages 2.3 from a junkyard to make a good one out of two. Then came my problem as I am reassembling the junkyard engine (after a complete teardown) I come to my timing...
  8. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Dumb question but does the current 2.5L engine have a timing chain or a belt?
  9. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Evening all, Does anyone know if the 2.5l Ford motor in my 5 door hatch grand touring has a belt or chain? If belt, what is the recommended service limit please? Thanks Sid
  10. 2004-2009 Mazda 3 Performance & Mods
    I'll try to put the video but it almost sounds like marbles in my engine Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey guys. I have a big issues with my engine right now (standard 2.0 ) I had to replace my timing chain cover because it was cracked . Then I removed my crankshaft pulley, but I didnt that there was no guide on it.. And I didnt put my engine on TDC. I knew I was screwed.. I did the best I can...
  12. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Considering getting 2014 to 2016 mazda3 2.0. Looks like it would be very difficult to get to the chain. Anybody done that? Life expectancy of the chain? Any other bugaboos on the 3?
  13. New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    I've been on this site quite a few times but now have a question that I can't find an answer to anywhere else and hoping for some help. I bought an 07 Mazda 3 2.3 a few months ago. It was a rebuilt title that ran great, pretty clean but had been in an accident. I figured I'd need to do some...
  14. 2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Hello, hello. First, I never thought of driving a Mazda but since picking this thing up used (and in perfect condition outside of the usual real Japanese car rust I've become accustomed to). This. Car. Is. So. Awesome. And. So. Fun. Anyway, to the point. After doing the timing upgrade, when I...
  15. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I can't find this so thanks for any input available. I've got the 2014 3i GT hb with the 2.0 engine of course. In the old days they used to say change a timing belt at 60k and a timing chain at 100k to avoid the possibility of shredding the engine if it failed. So, does the 2014 2.0 have a chain...
  16. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    My 2012 Focus would cut off fuel when over 2000rpm and coasting in gear, and change timing for 91 octane. Owners manual stated 87 octane, but that it would take advantage of higher octane for better performance. Does anybody know if Mazda's engines do the same.
  17. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Hey, I'm brand new to this forum and I wanted to contribute a little bit so I made sure to take pictures while doing this so I can share it with you guys. So yea, the controversial advanced timing mod. This is a pretty easy mod that should only take you 15-20 minutes. If you've changed a tire...
  18. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Hey, so there are a lot of questions/misconceptions about this car and I'm feeling a little myth busterish. I finally got my hands on my old obd2 bluetooth reader and have done some logging with the torque app. The first thing I wanted to address was the resonator delete. I drove around until...
  19. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    So yesterday (2/12/12), my car started making this weird sound :argh 1:. As ____ said in the recall/TSB section, to me it sounds like the VVT Timing Chain "going bad" if that makes any sense. The video does not really capture the sound like it does in person. It sounds more or less like a Diesel...
  20. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Recalls / TSB / SSB
    So I got the recall notice for this anyone take theirs in to get it fixed or know the symptoms better I hear a clicking tapping metal noise on a cold start but It might be the fuel pump any help is welcome
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