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Topic # 231836 15-Mar-2018 11:40
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Anyone know where I can find out if my partners vehicle has a Cam belt or chain

 

Cannot seem to find much online about it

 

Its a 2006 Mazda Demio 

 

Jap import

 

1.3L engine

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1977034 15-Mar-2018 11:45
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If its a Z engine, pretty sure its chain.

 

 





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  Reply # 1977035 15-Mar-2018 11:45
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Google search says belt to be replaced every 90,000km

 

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  Reply # 1977037 15-Mar-2018 11:46
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xpd:

 

If its a Z engine, pretty sure its chain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

How do I find that out?

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1977038 15-Mar-2018 11:47
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Google search says belt to be replaced every 90,000km

 

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What link did you see that?

 

Sitting at 86k at the moment so should get it in very soon then if it is a belt


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  Reply # 1977039 15-Mar-2018 11:47
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Google the engine number.





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  Reply # 1977040 15-Mar-2018 11:50
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Ring any Mazda dealership with a workshop and ask the service manager for the service intervals for your car and whats required.

 

Most if not all should be happy to provide this information. 

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1977042 15-Mar-2018 11:51
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JeremyNzl:

 

Ring any Mazda dealership with a workshop and ask the service manager for the service intervals for your car and whats required.

 

Most if not all should be happy to provide this information. 

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1977099 15-Mar-2018 12:33
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JamesN:

 

xpd:

 

If its a Z engine, pretty sure its chain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

How do I find that out?

 

 

 

Cheers

 

 

 

 

Goto carjam.co.nz, enter your rego - look for "Engine No" - pretty sure usually the first 2-3 digits represent the base engine type.

 

My Mazda shows as "LFxxxxxxxxxx" and my old Datusn shows as "A12xxxxxxxxxx" - LF is a mazda engine, and A12 is the engine that was in the Datsun.

 

Then google the first few digits eg:  mazda LF    - should give you a result on the engine type via wikipedia, and have a read. 

 

 





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If it's anything like my recent search for a car for my son, the variants and imported models make determining this without a physical inspection sometimes difficult.  Even the dealers I contacted sometimes got it wrong.  

 

Best thing it to have a look at the engine itself if possible.  Alternatively if the vehicle has an owners manual have a look in that to see if a cambelt is mentioned in the service schedule.

 

If it's a belt then yes at nearly 90,000km it's probably due a change.  In saying that check with the manufacturers service schedule because some models I saw were up to 140,000km.   

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bfpcv1KrddE

 

 

 

 

 

   





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  Reply # 1977180 15-Mar-2018 13:42
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If you want to believe Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazda_Demio 

 

A 2006 Demio is a second generation Demio. The 1.3 uses the ZJ-VE engine from Mazda's Z series of engines.

 

Mazdas Z series of engines are Dual overhead cams driven by a Timing Chain https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazda_Z_engine#ZJ

 

 


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  Reply # 1977309 15-Mar-2018 19:06
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If it's any comfort, most of the older 4 cylinder Mazda petrol engines which were belt driven (but I agree that the OP's one probably is chain) were "non-interference" - so if a cam belt broke the engine would stop and you'd need to get the belt etc replaced, but the valves couldn't hit the pistons so the engine itself would have been fine.

 

I believe one of the reasons that "non-interference" and belt drive is essentially obsolete, despite the fact that belts if maintained as required are probably better in terms of noise and valve timing precision, is that those non-interference engines required indents in the piston crowns so that there'd still be clearance at top dead centre with the valves fully open, and those indents slightly reduced fuel efficiency/increased emissions.


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  Reply # 1978310 15-Mar-2018 20:48
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Whats your engine number?

 

 




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  Reply # 1978318 15-Mar-2018 21:03
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hsvhel:

 

Whats your engine number?

 

 

 

 

Where do I find that at?


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  Reply # 1978328 15-Mar-2018 21:36
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Often on the vehicle data plate - might be one on the b pillar of the passenger side door. Otherwise on the firewall under the bonnet.


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  Reply # 1978330 15-Mar-2018 21:50
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JamesN:

 

hsvhel:

 

Whats your engine number?

 

 

 

 

Where do I find that at?

 

 

As per my post

 

 

 

https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=162&topicid=231836&page_no=1#1977099

 

 





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