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 Post subject: Re: Buyers' Guide
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:15 pm 
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Dunc thats a great post! :mpsoc:

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 Post subject: Re: Buyers' Guide
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Hi, new here.

Is the turbo a problem on the Mk1 and mk2 ?
Does it mean a new turbo, turbo rebuild or just the odd bit?


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 Post subject: Re: Buyers' Guide
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Hi Dunc, great guide.

I was looking for new tyres as I shamefully have 4 Nangkangs and grip is weeeaak!

There's not a problem at all fitting 225/40/18 size?


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 Post Posted: Mon May 30, 2016 7:28 pm 
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NESMPS wrote:
Hi Dunc, great guide.

I was looking for new tyres as I shamefully have 4 Nangkangs and grip is weeeaak!

There's not a problem at all fitting 225/40/18 size?


No problems what so ever, just let your insurance know :thumbs:

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 Post subject: Re: Buyers' Guide
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Does the vvt chain need to be changed preventively or is it just an inspection to check the tension /condition of the chain?


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 Post subject: Re: Buyers' Guide
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Not preventively, but it will get noisy at some point.

There have been a few cases where reportedly there has been engine failure without prior chain noise, but I don't know whether they were as a result of VVT or other issues.

If it hasn't been done, then factor in that it will need doing at some point.

When I did mine, it was only making the slightest of noises, and only on run down if you lifted off the throttle at 3000 rpm with your ear against the cam cover. But, when we took it apart, the chain had worn a groove in the cam cover.

Put like that, on the basis that I am an engineer by trade and have spent the last 30 years playing with cars, if I had barely noticed the noise, it is possible that those not listening out for it don't notice it all until too late.


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hy guys....i am about to buy an mazda 6 mps from 2008 with 166000 km...about 100000 miles....the car is from switzerland and here i know they really take care of the car....but can you please tell me on what shouul'd i look for....and how can i avoid the vvt problem??? i notticed that is not good to floor it in higher gear and low speed...
ps i don't intend to modify the car


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