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#3769 of 4030 Help! Millenia S Problems, keep or fix? 155 K
Feb 18, 2007 (7:37 pm)
I am the original owner of a 1995 Millenia S, bought in Nov of 1995. It has been a good car with the exception of one time when it conked out on me by blowing out the radiator with 95k on it. For several years the supercharger has supposedly been leaking oil into the engine where it has been burned up, a little at first but now at 155K it is starting to worry me as I put maybe 2 quarts in every 2 or 3 fillups. I took it into the shop that I have used before, it seems okay, and they tell me that the valve covers are leaking badly. I haven't seen much oil on my garage floor at all though. I wonder if the supercharger's condition is related to it. Do I spend the $1500 to fix the valve covers? Do I get a used supercharger to get me another 50k if its cheap? Kind of a tough question....
I like the car though so I figure if it will buy me another 2 years or so it might be worth it...
On another note, can anyone confirm if the timing belt goes out it will not screw up the engine? It has been about 60k since my last replacement.
Also, can anyone point me to a good Atlanta Mazda shop? Any help is appreciated.
#3770 of 4030 Just Purchased a Used 2002 Mazda Millenia..Now What?
Feb 19, 2007 (6:36 am)
First let me preface this post by saying, I know nothing about cars. I just purchased a 2002 Mazda Millenia from a reputable used car dealer (if there's still such a thing) and want to get it completely checked out to make sure its not a lemon. My question is..what exactly do I say when I take it to the mechanic? Do i explain to him that I just purchased this car and want to check it out? Additionally, how much should this cost me?
#3771 of 4030 Re: Bogus Mazda Wheels [jariac]
Feb 19, 2007 (8:19 pm)
I have had wheel problems also, they have had to grind down the chrome on the wheels that keeps flaking off and tires don't seat well and the bead breaks. I have lost a couple of tires because of this, have just been real careful checking the pressure, have had to add quite a bit, a real headache for sure. Seems that Mazda won't do anything about it as I have complained to them about it also.,
#3772 of 4030 Re: Replace Supercharger or Car [2002mazda]
Feb 19, 2007 (8:23 pm)
My 2001 Millenia S had the Lysholm Compressor go out at 32,000 miles under warranty, this another area that they should do something about, yes it would have been over $4000 to replace it. I figured that it may run for quite a while with a new one but have been worried that it may happen again, I wonder how many this has happened too. I called them about it once and they said nationally that it was not a problem.
#3773 of 4030 Re: Door lock [meanmech]
Feb 21, 2007 (7:19 am)
you have a little black box that should be under the seat whick controls the lock system. they sometime go bad and malfunction that way. You have a few options...go to the dealer and buy the control box take it somewhere and have them replace it or go to the dealer.
#3774 of 4030 Re: Replace Supercharger or Car [cliffordransom]
Feb 21, 2007 (7:26 am)
i have a 99 Mellina and I bought the base model for a reason....Their are three motors for this car the miller cycle, super charger and base. I bought base and MADE SURE the engine was built in Japan and not US. The miller cycle has a issue with the oil compression system which blows out. it cost $5000 just to fix that...so i stayed away. The supercharger is nice but it goes out around 35 to 55K miles. So think about it for the cost of a charger you can buy a base engine and put it in if the charger goes up for about $1000. So have fun and save a thousand and if the charger goes up again replace the engine with a base engine but make sure the serial number starts with a J. Keep in mind that the base engine is not as powerful but it wont break on you
#3775 of 4030 Re: Help! Millenia S Problems, keep or fix? 155 K [oastler]
Feb 21, 2007 (7:33 am)
Dude...$1500 to replace valve cover gasket's. Who are you taking your car too...rip off amaerica? I replace mine and I bought the gaskets from the dealer for $40.00 it took me two hour to replace them. If i took it to a shop they wanted to charge me $200.00. If you pay $1500 for that you are seriously getting ripped. You can keep the car if nothing is wrong with the charger. But please dont pay that much for such a small job...you may want to really reconsider who is working on your car. I have a 99 with 172,000 it's purring like a kitten. change your oil to fully synthetic and never go back to regular oil. and get your valve covers changed..it can cause other issues and if you have to add 2 quarts every twoo or three fillups..you are having bigger issues than gaskets
#3776 of 4030 Re: Where to find used Mazda wheels? [mommapea]
Feb 21, 2007 (7:59 am)
find a shop that specializes in repairing bent rims. it should cost no more than $150
#3777 of 4030 Re: Replace Supercharger or Car [lthomas110]
Feb 21, 2007 (9:55 am)
What are you talking about?
There were only two engines in the Millenia: a 2.3L Miller Cycle engine with a Lysolm compressor and a 2.5L normally aspirated engine. Both engines in the Millenia were only produced in Japan.
You cannot simply swap engines if you have one and would like the other.
#3778 of 4030 Re: Replace Supercharger or Car [2002mazda]
Feb 21, 2007 (7:01 pm)
I have the same problem in the morning too, mine is a 99' S
with 109K and loving it. I haven't notice any degrade in engine performace - the spped of this car just amazing!
how much does it cost to fix the supercharge without timing belt?