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Variable Valve Timing and Stretched Timing Chains

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Mazda’s L-series engines are earning a reputation for variable vale timing (VVT) defects that can cause oil leaks, excessive smoke out of the tailpipe, loose timing chains, and catastrophic engine failure. Mazda acknowledged the problems in…

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Spider Infestations in Mazda6 Engines

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Yellow Sac Spiders think the smell of gasoline is lovely this time of year, especially inside of Mazda6 engines. It's cool .... I didn't want to sleep tonight anyway.

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Engine Complaints

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

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