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    Looking a used Mazda 1.6 Z6 Engine for sale?

    Buying used engines can be a hassle. You have to find the right scrap yard, then you need to go there in person and physically check that they have what you want before buying it.

    With our website, your search for used Mazda engines will be over! Simply fill out this form or give us a call on 087 135 2226 and we’ll get started finding the best price possible for your engine. We’re connected with all of the major Mazda scrap yards across South Africa so you can trust that we’ll find exactly what you need at an unbeatable price!

    Our team has been helping people like yourself buy quality second hand parts since 2010. We know how frustrating it is to spend hours trawling through junk yards only to come up empty handed – which is why we’ve done all of the hard work for you! All that’s left for you to do is choose from one of our suppliers’ quotes and pay them directly via EFT or cash!

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    6 Things To Check When Buying A used car engine
    Buying a used car can be tricky, especially if you're getting it for less than the value of its parts. While not all cars are worth buying for spare parts, there are some that can offer great savings to the right buyer. One such example is Mazda engines. As most car owners would know, they require quite expensive replacement parts. If they break down, the expense of getting them repaired or replaced may cause you financial distress.

    Asking yourself these six things will help you assess whether the unit comes with any problems or not:

    1) Oil Quality Check

    Used engines may have contaminants that look like dark sludge. Any sign of this means it has been sitting around for some time and as a result, the oil is likely to be old as well. If you see some on inspection, ask yourself whether you can spend an extra few hundred rands repairing it or not.

    2) Coolant Check

    Coolant may have a reddish hue if the engine has overheated which could mean a new head gasket would need to be installed. It's also common to see bubbles in the coolant which usually points towards a leak somewhere in the cooling system. A radiator flush may correct this problem but you'll need to check its availability and price before a decision on whether to buy the engine or not is made.

    3) Spark Plug Inspection

    A failed spark plug on a used engine usually has left some residue on the cylinder head which affects the performance of the car as well as its mileage. Replacing this will cost more money and time but it's worth doing to get maximum resale value from your car. In some cases, buyers may also come across a coil pack that needs replacement as well or worse, an ECU that needs reprogramming if it does not have a self-learning mode. While all these parts are expensive, they don't have to be new. You can find them second hand online at a lesser cost than you'd expect, making them a sound for reselling purposes.

    4) Compression Testing

    This is one of the most important things to check in a used engine. You'll need a compression tester to do the job which you can buy at many car part stores for less than R500. A good test result should be more than 120 psi (pounds per square inch). Anything lower than that will mean piston rings are worn out and need replacement or worse, damaged cylinder walls that will also need resurfacing or replacement. If this turns out to be true, it's worth considering whether or not there is enough resale value in the engine after all.

    5) Leak-down Testing

    A leak down tester uses air pressure to measure the percentage of leakage through valves, piston rings, cylinder walls and other parts. The smaller the percentage, the less wear is present which means you may need to replace fewer or no parts at all. If there's no leakage whatsoever this could mean that replacement part prices are likely to be lower than average since buyers won't expect much change from R1000 per part on engines with high compression ratios.

    6) Basic Engine Inspection

    Finally, make sure you look under the hood for signs of water or oil leaks as these will require an engine flush and possible rebuild respectively. Also check whether belts and hoses need replacement as well since they lose their elasticity over time and become prone to breakage which leads to expensive repairs.

    Asking yourself these six things before purchasing any used Mazda engine will help you make an informed decision.

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