Engine Mechanical problem
1995 Mazda 323 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 240000 miles
Hey guys, am going to fix my girlfriends car, just need the specs for the head bolt torq tensions, cam shaft timing procedure, cam cap torq tensions and the timing marks for the cams, yes it is a 1.8 DOHC fuel injected. Any other advice on what to check would be appreciated. Like checking for cracked head.
Owen : )
Definitly have the head pressure tested and surfaced.This will ensure that the head isnt cracked and has a truely flat mating surface.Get all gasket surfaces as clean as possible to help them seal properly, with no sealer used on the head gasket, just 2 dry. clean surfaces.
1995 1.8 liter
Head bolt torque- 56-60 ft lbs in order (see pic)
cam caps-100- 125 inch lbs in order (see pic)
timing mark alignment pics
It is always a good idea to look and verify timing marks before removing timing belt, just to falimiarize yourself with what you need to look like at reassembly. Have fun