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Mazda B-Series Pickup, Mazda B-Series Truck, Truck
#658 of 768 Re: Jillian [Jillian]
Jan 07, 2006 (12:06 am)
Ok, this is about 7.5 years too late, but I've owned an '89 Mazda B-2200 since 1992.
"Ol Betsy" is one of the best vehicles I've ever owned.
She's got 221K + on her now and still runs pretty good.
I love the concept of the "mini-pickup".
Large enough to do a decent amount of work but small and efficient enough to use as a daily commmuter.
I was a mechanic for about 10 years, mostly during the 80's, and this is one of the easiest motors from that decade to work on (the others being the Chevy Sprint and the VW Rabbit Diesel).
Currently looking to do a diesel conversion for my truck.
Want tractable high-speed diesel between 2.0 and 2.5 litre that is easy to find, repair and find parts for.
If you have any advice I'd be eager to hear your comments.
#659 of 768 Diesel Conversion
Jan 07, 2006 (12:21 am)
Thinking about converting my 1989 B-2200 to diesel power.
I was a mechanic for about 10 years, so I can do the work (no problem), I'm just a little out of touch with whats currently available on the market.
What I'm looking for is a small, lightweight, tractable high-speed diesel displacing between 2.0 and 2.5 litre.
I guess the Toyo Kogyo engine that was used in the series of Mazda trucks that came just before mine are no longer made and very hard to find now, so that's out of the question.
Also, I've heard that Nissan's 4-33 is no longer made (is this correct?)
Too bad, that would've been perfect.
I would like to have a motor that's easy to find, repair and easy to find parts for.
...also need something that'll either bolt to my 5-speed or that'll fit some existing adapter.
Anyone with any advice, I would love to hear from you.
You can reply here, or e-mail me (please click on my name, in the title section above).
...also, I live in the USA, if that makes a difference.
Look forward to hearing lots of replies.
#660 of 768 Re: Mazda B2200 Upper Radiator hose [dalano73]
Jan 07, 2006 (12:26 am)
Replace the radiator cap with a new one.
You might also want to think about new hoses, if they haven't been changed in a while.
#661 of 768 Re: Gas Milage [janselmi]
Jan 07, 2006 (12:51 am)
Don't ever do anything half way.
If you're going to do a tune-up, DO THE ENTIRE TUNE-UP.
Cap, rotor, ALL of the plugs, ALL of the wires, air and fuel filters.
After doing all that, if you're still getting poor gas milage, at least you've eliminated any "lack-of-maintenance" to the engine (speaking of which, has the oil and filter been changed lately? Should be done about every 2500 miles, considering today's tiny little oil filters).
The suggestion about cleaning the injectors is a good one too.
It's easy to do and works better than the stuff you pour in your tank.
Go to a parts store and get some "injector cleaner". It will come in a can and will include a hose with an end that looks like it came off a tire pump.
There will also be a small wire hook and frame that come with it.
All you do is open the hood and locate the fuel manifold for the injectors.
There should be a schrader valve in that manifold somewhere.
The valve will most likely be covered with a small screw-on plastic cap.
When removed, it looks like the valve in your tire, only connected to a metal pipe.
The bottle of injector cleaner hangs from your hood in the wire frame, upside down (the hose end will be pointed down).
The other end of the hose will connect to the schrader valve.
Now all you have to do is run the engine for the prescribed amount of time (see instructions).
After the time has expired, you remove the hose and bottle and replace the black plastic cap on the schrader valve.
If the injectors were fouled, they'll be much cleaner now.
If none of this helps and you don't have a check engine light that's been on this whole time, you might wanna look at your driving habits.
My father was an amazing driver. Her could always pull an extra 5 MPG out of any car he drove, because he knew how to drive efficiently (of course, he never taught me that!).
#662 of 768 Re: 1991 b2200 carburetor 2.2l [blowrimore]
Jan 07, 2006 (12:54 am)
This is purely a guess, but possibly the EGR is cloggged?
check it out.
#663 of 768 cruise control backlight
Feb 07, 2006 (10:48 am)
Does anyone know how to change the light bulbs for the steering wheel mounted cruise control?
#664 of 768 Re: Looking for 2000 B4000 Center Console Replacement [mickjazz]
Feb 07, 2006 (2:48 pm)
Hey - I don't know if I can be of any help...I'm actually looking for the same console/armrest myself for a 2000 range xlt 60/40 high back seat in gold (EX) trim...I found one today, except it's a medium gray color. Hit me back at jeffrey_m_suttonyahoo.com and I'll give you the parts yard name and number...in the meantime, I don't suppose you've stumbled across a gold console have you ?
Feb 18, 2006 (7:45 pm)
I'm just wondering- will the current Mazda pickup continue in its current form into the 2007 model year? Any changes expected to the truck?
#666 of 768 Re: 1990 Mazda 2600 engine issue [mark89]
Feb 27, 2006 (6:36 pm)
im sorry, i dont have an answer to you question,,,,but, by any chance do you know the fireing order to a mazda b2600?
#667 of 768 help,,i need the fireing order
Feb 27, 2006 (6:38 pm)
anyone know the fireing order to a 87 mazda b2600 truck?
if you can get back to me at jahminmarleyyahoo.com