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#173 of 352 Re: engine failure - 2003 Mazda6s [aviboy97]
Jun 28, 2010 (7:51 pm)
I'm thinking about getting a new engine from Mazda. The reasoning being, if I get a new engine instead of just buying another used car, at least, hopefully, I'll have an engine that will last me for the next 4-5 years (which is as long as I would like my car).
The Jasper engines seem kind of expensive and appear to be similarly priced to the new engine that Mazda can install.
#174 of 352 Re: engine failure - 2003 Mazda6s [al5000]
Jun 28, 2010 (8:14 pm)
So, how is your Powertrain engine running? It looks like for remanufactured engines, they have 4-year, unlimited mile warranty.
Do you think getting a remanufactured engine is a safe choice?
#175 of 352 Re: engine failure - 2003 Mazda6s [mazda6s1]
Jun 29, 2010 (4:02 am)
So far so good (about 5k so far). Just make sure you change your cats if they got oil in them.
I preferred the idea of a remanufactured engine over a used one, given the labor involved.
#176 of 352 Re: engine failure - 2003 Mazda6s [al5000]
Jun 29, 2010 (6:56 am)
I should also add, if you were to buy a "new" engine from Mazda they would supply you with a remanufactured one.
#177 of 352 Re: engine failure - 2003 Mazda6s [al5000]
Jun 29, 2010 (1:26 pm)
Interesting. May I ask how you know this (i.e. that the "new" Mazda engine they are offering is, in fact, a remanufactured one?
Also, Mazda is charging $1700 for installation. If I decide to get the engine from Powertrain, do you recommend I go to Mazda to install it because they know the engine well, or would it be better to go to a different mechanic who would probably charge less?
#178 of 352 Re: engine failure - 2003 Mazda6s [mazda6s1]
Jun 30, 2010 (4:29 am)
The book hours for engine replacement is 20 hours. I doubt your dealer is only charging $85/hr, but maybe. I used a local mechanic who only charged me $50/hr ($1000) and he took a bath on the job.
The service manager at the local Mazda dealer is the one who told me the "new" $6500 engine was remanufactured.
#179 of 352 Re: engine failure - 2003 Mazda6s [mazda6s1]
Jun 30, 2010 (4:46 am)
I would avoind Mazda at all cost. They have changed from best to worst. Just check the former Mazda Service Manager who added his thoughts here.
Jul 17, 2010 (11:58 am)
i got an 04 mazda 6 2.3l. cyl. #3 misfire code. every time i fill up the mis starts and then goes away. i replaced coil, checked for vacuum leak, compression and wires and plugs. i dont know what it is and the injector is firing and ohmed out okay, any ideas would be great.
#181 of 352 Re: Engine failure [racefanf1]
Jul 24, 2010 (4:57 am)
Include me, too. I have a 2006 -- problems with no oil in 2008 while the car was still in warranty. Mazda did nothing, up to the area rep. Rented a car for a week, repaired the car, and this week, at about 66000, the engine blew.
Maybe we can get an investigative reporter on the news to force Mazda to do something. This car will cost me almost $3000 to repair - needs a new engine and clutch now. No warning lights, I've checked and changed oil religiously.
How about the Better Business Bureau? Consumer protection agency of some kind ?
#182 of 352 Re: Engine failure [xwrdpuzlr]
Jul 24, 2010 (2:38 pm)
Can you provide more details about the "no oil"?
Also, was the PCV valve checked for blockage?
Any info is most helpful to understand what cause the "no oil".