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Mazda MAZDA6, Honda Accord, Engine, Sedan
#21 of 30 isgrant1
Jun 23, 2003 (2:39 pm)
Try running Rislone in the engine for until it clears up. Any car with hydraulic lifters tends to do this after sitting for 2 years.
Jun 28, 2003 (9:12 am)
I noticed on the 6i sticker that the engine is assembled in Mexico. Anybody has any experience on engines assembled in Mexico?
I had a 1980 Mazda 626 which had 120,000 miles on it before I got rid of it. I also have a 1991 626 which has over 165,000 miles on it now. The engine still runs good and quiet. But these engines were made in Japan. Wasn't going to consider buying another Mazda until the 6 came out. Need to find out the reliability on the Mexican assembled engine first.
#23 of 30 K&N Filter for a 6 S
Jul 27, 2003 (10:58 am)
I am looking for a K&N air filter for my 6S. The 2003 K&N guide doesn't list it yet, but I thought that maybe it uses the same filter as the 2003 Ford Taurus w the V-6. I think it's catalog number is 33-2150. Can anyone confirm this to be the case. I would just take my filter out of my car and check it against the one I think I need, but no one around me carries it in their store and I don't want to special order something if I don't know it's the right one.
#24 of 30 K&N Air Filters
Jul 27, 2003 (5:10 pm)
Do you really enjoy changing the oil on an air filter? Do you enjoy washing the dirty, oily filter and having to wait until the water evaporates until you have to re-oil the messy thing?
Those are good reasons that the entire automobile manufacturing industry dropped such filters, in favor of much-finer filtration pleated paper filters, over a quarter of a century ago.
Jul 27, 2003 (5:50 pm)
are pretty much a waste of money and time. If there were any benefits why dont all cars come equiped with them. Another silly marketing gimmick in my opinion.
Aug 19, 2003 (9:35 am)
Can someone that knows for sure -- tell me if the 2003 - 6s, 6-cyl. has a timing chain or a timing belt???
Aug 19, 2003 (10:26 am)
But a belt should not decide what car you get.
Aug 19, 2003 (12:59 pm)
the accord V6 has a belt as well...
Aug 19, 2003 (2:34 pm)
The Accord V6 has a belt. The new K24 I4 has a chain as Honda has gone with reliability over a little more noise.
The MZ6 3.0 is a sweet engine.
Mark. : )
#30 of 30 Mazda 6 rattle after 2 years...impossible !!
Aug 31, 2003 (11:34 am)
The car just came out. By the way....I am a Service Director at a Lincoln-Mercury-Volvo-Mazda dealer.