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mazda: lifters..holden v8s and 6 cylinder engines..overhead cam

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can you tell me how to change the lifters on a mazda g6 engine. i have done them on holden v8s and 6 cylinder engines but i am not sure about overhead cam engines can anybody help please
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  MR. FIX IT replied 9 years ago.

im not sure if the lifters are anything like ford or toyota overhead do the cams sit directly on top of the lifters on the valves or it it like mitishbisi were the cams are offset with a lifter arm


Customer: replied 9 years ago.
to tell you the truth i am not really sure ,but i think it is the same as a ford
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
i think that in the states the mazda bravo was marketed as a ford ranger
Expert:  MR. FIX IT replied 9 years ago.

well than you take the cams out and the lifters sit right on top of the valves most likly hydrolic you will probley need some wd-40 to spray around them as they sit in a sleeve and slowly with steady fource twist side to side pulling up they just rest on top of the valves DONT use plyers though if neccisary use a small beutain torch to heat around them but wd-40 seems to normally work

if you do use pliers make sure to put rubber or somthi ng on the ends to ensure you dont scar up the lifter eitherwise it will jam up if you put them back in


Customer: replied 9 years ago.
thanks do i need to take to the timing chain off or can the cam just be pushed to one side to get enough access to the liters
Expert:  MR. FIX IT replied 9 years ago.

it should have a timing belt and yes you will have to remove you might be able to get the back lifters out but i wouldnt suggest trying it

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Customer: replied 9 years ago.
so i take rocker cover off, remove rocker assembly,remove cam ,lifters are just underneath cam. i thought i read some where to take timing belt off i would need to remove water pump from engine can you tell me if this is correct thanks
Expert:  MR. FIX IT replied 9 years ago.

it shouldnt have rockers the cams should sit right on the lifters and the water pump im not exact;ly sure on but i belive its ran off the timing belt so you might want to replace it while you have it all apart


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Customer: replied 9 years ago.
thanks for your help i hope now that i can work it out
Expert:  MR. FIX IT replied 9 years ago.

if you need more assistance dont be afraid to ask me and i will answer as soon as i can and dont forget to leave feed back

oh make sure you set the engine to top dead center before romoving the timing belt and note the timing marks on the cams and crank