Mazda Repair Questions? Ask Mechanics for Answers ASAP
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Sounds like you have a cat that is clogged, I have seen this before on your car, be careful as the egr valve can suck cat dust back into the engine and destroy the rings. The oil will have a silver tint to it if this already happened. You also may have a separate problem with those cam codes, or it could be related, if the egr sucked in cat dust and that dust is clogging the veins in the oil system for the vvt solenoids.
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You could try changing the oil and filter first, but you may already have engine damage.
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You need to remove the cradle or pull the engine, its not very fun.
Well good luck with it!
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