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  1. Thanks so much for your comments as they are...

    Thanks so much for your comments as they are exactly what I was looking for - a gen1 to gen2 comparison from an owner with experience. BTW, I also used to own a 7 Series Big Money Waster, and...
  2. Totalled 2008 CX9 - Thoughts from folks who moved to Gen 2?

    So an idiot kid driving on a suspended license passed me on the shoulder in a fit of road rage in heavy traffic and then wound up hitting me and totalling my beloved 2008 CX9 with less than 90k on...
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    Hard to say if you're right looking from below,...

    Hard to say if you're right looking from below, but see here:
    https://www.mazdas247.com/forum/showthread.php?123864057-2008-CX-9-Oil-Pressure-Switch&highlight=oil+pressure+switch
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    FYI, I provided a picture of the leak location...

    FYI, I provided a picture of the leak location around the VVT solenoid at the end of step #56 in the instructions found here:
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  5. So sorry to hear this. I will let others chime...

    So sorry to hear this.

    I will let others chime in on the potential differences between engines though I don't think there are any material ones. The emissions package should be external combined...
  6. When I did this job in my garage (without a...

    When I did this job in my garage (without a guide) it was the first time I had ever disassembled that much of an engine, so this job is far from out of reach for most DIY'ers. It requires no special...
  7. No disrespect intended, but I'm shocked after...

    No disrespect intended, but I'm shocked after reading your post and seeing that you paid $4500 to a stealer for the work. Good for you that it's done, but wow they sure saw you coming! I'm hopeful...
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    Happy to fix but which link? They all seem to...

    Happy to fix but which link? They all seem to work for me.
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    Hard to say with 100% certainty from video since...

    Hard to say with 100% certainty from video since road noise and tires are involved, but that sounds like a wheel bearing howl for sure. Bad bearings don't always show play in wheel so that test is...
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    If it were the 6 cyl I would say it was 90% VVT...

    If it were the 6 cyl I would say it was 90% VVT actuator problem. Can't be sure with the turbo 4 as I have no experience with that engine.
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    1. New brake pads or new rotors and pads? If...

    1. New brake pads or new rotors and pads? If only pads, get under the car and check out inside surface of rotors as they may be pitted before the outsides show anything. (I had this happen)

    2....
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    Conti TrueContact

    I've got around 60k miles between 2 sets of Continental TrueContact (same on my CX-9 and CX-5) and have been very happy with them here in Chicagoland. They do very well in the rain and pretty good...
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    The purge solenoid valve is at the back of the...

    The purge solenoid valve is at the back of the engine compartment as shown by #1 in this diagram.

    219511https://www.mazdas247.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=219511&d=1533576067



    You...
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    I can't imagine the force required to destroy an...

    I can't imagine the force required to destroy an intake cam. That had to have a manufacturing flaw. Even then, the forces required are crazy. I would be selling/trading that vehicle asap were it...
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    You're welcome. As the guide shows, you do not...

    You're welcome.

    As the guide shows, you do not drop (or pull) the engine completely, only jack it up and down a bit to gain clearance during the work. The driver side mount is never removed.
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  16. First, stop running the engine if its idling...

    First, stop running the engine if its idling rough and throwing misfire codes. Codes with rough idle means theres no question something is interfering with ignition, timing or both. You are likely...
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    My money's on a bad VVT solenoid or actuator. If...

    My money's on a bad VVT solenoid or actuator. If the sound is more toward the right (drivers side in Australia) then it's the top front of the engine where they are located.

    Had you owned it from...
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    Wow, sorry to hear about the pump et al, but I...

    Wow, sorry to hear about the pump et al, but I would be willing to bet your chains are not aligned properly. It's pretty easy to be off by a tooth or miss TDC a little at the crank. It is possible...
  19. Your point exactly with that link? Not same...

    Your point exactly with that link?

    Not same codes or problem as OP.
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    2 weeks... brought back an old reference in my...

    2 weeks... brought back an old reference in my brain. LOL
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XY5KTVA_2ys
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    I'm sure I am not alone in my complete and utter...

    I'm sure I am not alone in my complete and utter hatred of the pinch-welded flange as a jacking point on any modern unibody car. While I appreciate it prevents idiots from accidentally placing the...
  22. Just to be clear, there is nothing special...

    Just to be clear, there is nothing special required in a spark plug design to enable ion sensing. There is no sensor on the plug itself.

    OTOH, since the system is expecting a specific electrical...
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    Haven't replaced one myself but the service...

    Haven't replaced one myself but the service manual is pretty clear about its inspection and replacement. This image from the manual shows the SST used to measure pressure being attached right where...
  24. Wow, hit that dealer on Yelp, Google, etc. It is...

    Wow, hit that dealer on Yelp, Google, etc. It is a sad fact that every market has their villains and heroes among dealers. In the Chicago market, I can count only a few good ones and lots of bad...
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    Lots of info on this forum about the various...

    Lots of info on this forum about the various issues you may or may not face. I suggest you skim the forum topics.

    With any vehicle with that many miles you need to investigate the maintenance...
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