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Old 01-14-2013, 11:19 AM   #171 (permalink)
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When was it done first? Miles?
Not sure exactly but I think I was in the 65K mile range.
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i brought my speed6 to get the vvt and timing chain replaced. i had an intake, TIP, box and a catback exhaust, and the dealership didn't give me any hard time. They also told me that i should get my turbo replaced. Got that replaced as well, for free! Wayne Mazda in NJ for the win!
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hahaha really? a good gesture? common bud, this is not an easy $50 fix, its a $1000 plus job on an expencive higher end car with under 100k. your damn right mazda should be doing this, it should be recalled if you ask me!! the wont honnor mine because its an American model and i now live in Cadada so they tell me that my warrenty is void cuz of that,, LAST mazda ill ever own!!
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I changed my plugs today; figured I might as well pull the VC and see how it looked inside since I was right there. @oh_yeams6, @TiGraySpeed6 your opinions would be appreciated.
I have not heard the chain at startup, but given what we see here, is a dealer visit recommended? Is showing them pictures a good or bad idea?
43,000 miles; 7 years is up in November...


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picture of your VC?
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I'm not seeing the picture(s) which I suspect you're referring to, but will guess they are showing scars from the timing chain on the valve cover.

Honestly, most dealers won't give a care about pics. Their goal is to be reimbursed by MUSA for doing the work. Best bet is to ask the Tampa area folks for a friendly dealer and then stop by and speak with the service manager. Let em know up front that you've got mods, and that you intend to leave em on the car.

Remember, your original warranty has timed out already, this extension is based on known faulty parts. It's not a matter of if you're mods caused the issue, they have admitted the parts are an issue already, both the TC and the VVT individually. The dealer just needs to verify the parts, either or both, have failed to the point defined by Mazda.

I've been told by different dealers that the quantifier for TC stretch is how far the tensioner has extended, not if you have marks on the VC. Yeah, I bitched too, but there you have it.

So, find the good dealer, talk to the SM in person, be reasonable not bitchy, make your appointment & drop the car off the night before, and be willing to cough up the $150 to have them take it apart & inspect if needed, as more often than not they'll just replace everything once they're in there. But, if they decide it's really not bad enough they will charge you the $150, so you need to be prepared.

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I'm dropping mine off tomorrow evening. Spoke with the SM and avoided being bitchy, as much as possible. Told him about all my mods. They'll check it Wednesday morning. On my car, you can't miss the rattle on a cold start. It's very loud. He also indicated to me that there is interest on their part to do the work and charge mazda... it's just a matter of getting permission to fix the car under warranty. My fingers are crossed. I need this done, real bad.
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I changed my plugs today; figured I might as well pull the VC and see how it looked inside since I was right there. @oh_yeams6, @TiGraySpeed6 your opinions would be appreciated.
I have not heard the chain at startup, but given what we see here, is a dealer visit recommended? Is showing them pictures a good or bad idea?
43,000 miles; 7 years is up in November...
Pics are not showing for me either.

The point of pulling the VC and doing your inspection is to avoid the 'what if' once the dealer pulls it. As Ti pointed out, the dealer has to visually inspect it themselves, so if you can see the scoring and/or feel any slack you are covered.

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Not sure why pics are not showing. Ill do it another way for now...
Thanks for your input fellas, it is much appreciated.
I expect them to say its not bad enough because the noise is minimal at best. Maybe Ill get lucky.
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if you can see the scoring and/or feel any slack you are covered.

Boy I hope they feel the same way!
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