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Broken cam chain no noise smoke or other warning just stopped is it possible no valves ect are bent an a straight forward fix can be done

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  • Christian Bell
    Christian Bell Nov 27, 2008

    mazda say its terminal but i think there would have been a **** load of noise???

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Put a new belt on and try it,its a possibility that valves have cleared on your model.not all engines will knock valves through pistons .

Posted on Nov 27, 2008

  • Colin Stickland
    Colin Stickland Nov 27, 2008

    anything can be fixed but is car worth it??? if its just a few valves and a gasket then dont you have a friendly mobile mechanic.Try a belt first as some models of engine actually clear the pistons at TDC but i dont have any experiance much of mazdas to know the variants and their traits.The dealers bless them are only interested in golden egg layers and they will tell the un initiated anything,trust me on this as i have often gone along with people to dealers and not said anything and let the receptionist talk away then i get a big envelope with my city and guilds motor vehicle technician certificates out and ask the same question again.

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