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Finding a quality used Mazda engine for your car isn’t easy. You have to spend hours searching through classifieds, and then you might never find what you’re looking for.
When it comes time to replace your old or damaged Mazda engine, finding the right part can be difficult. Some people try getting their parts from junkyards, but that can take forever and cost more than expected.
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4 Things To Check When Buying A used car engine
Oil Quality Check
This is one of the easiest things to check. Remove the dipstick and wipe it clean with a paper towel. Re-dip it and then take another look at what has been left behind on the stick. If there's too much metal flake in the oil, you'll know something isn't right (also if there's hardly any). Even if you don't see flakes, poor quality oil can clog up your filter very quickly and lead to costly maintenance bills. A new quality lubricant, such as Castrol GTX 10w40 Semi Synthetic Motor Oil , will bring peace of mind for you and your engine.
Put simply, a compression test ensures that the car's engine is firing properly. It's a way to check if all cylinders are burning and can also be used as a 'health check' for your engine. You'll need to make sure you use a qualified mechanic, obviously, as this isn't something you'll probably want to attempt at home!
Oil leaks aren't always easy to spot from the outside, especially if they're coming from places like cam or injector shaft seal, which sit deep inside the engine block. A leak-down test will tell you exactly where any oil leaks are coming from - whether it's on part of your air intake system or something more serious.
Basic Engine Inspection
It's sensible to get a quick check of the overall condition of your engine before you sign on the dotted line, while you're already at the garage or dealer, whether it's new or used. Get them to run some water through the cylinders while the engine is running so it sprays out onto their hands - if they feel any sharp edges, there could be something not quite right inside your engine. If everything is fine, it should feel smooth and safe to touch. Check for any corrosion on exposed metal areas around your car too (like brake calipers). Once you've checked all these things with your mechanic, enjoy your newly-purchased car!
Please note the above information acts as guide only and you should always check everything with a qualified mechanic. Also please use common sense; if something seems odd or out of place, make sure you investigate further before putting any money down.