18 April 2017
Once of the things car manufactures tend to do is to have a warring light for various systems, the
Mazda 6 2.2 diesel has a flashing dpf light which is to suppose to warn the driver of a problem with the dpf system. This is not always the case with the Mazda 6 or Mazda CX7, you see Mazda decided in there wisdom that a flashing dpf light on Mazda 6 or Mazda CX7 would also warn the driver of a possible stretched timing chain, well is that not a serious problem I here you cry, yes you would be correct
If a timing chain stretched beyond its limit this can lead to slipping of the actual timing between the
crankshaft and camshafts and if the happens you would be looking at a very expensive repair bill.
The Mazda 2.2 diesel engine which is fitted to the Mazda 6, Mazda CX7 and Mazda 3 suffer from
the timing chain stretching but if your Mazda 6 or Mazda CX7 is still under warranty then Mazda will
replace the chain free of charge but if not, then make sure your sitting down when the give you the
estimate. The other thing they won't tell you is the damage the Dpf system and worn
injector seals is doing to your engine, they will simply replace the chain then send you on your way and about 6 months later your Mazda 2.2 engine will have seized due to a blocked oil pick up filter
located on the bottom of the oil pump, don't belive me?? then have a look for your self in the video
If your Mazda 6 or Mazda CX7 is experiencing a flashing dpf light or a possible stretched timing chain
then at Hagans Autos we have the complete solution, why wait for your Mazda 2.2 engine to seize,
prevent it now by having the timing chain replaced and dpf system removed along with new injector
seals fitted, we will even check and clean the oil pick up filter located on the oil pump.