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I'll probably be doing this soon. For you guys that did it yourself, about how long did it take? I don't really want to pay the dealer to touch my car

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There is a how to by @Rokusek;. It's pretty in depth. Cams are not marked for timing so many shops have bent valves trying to do it.
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The tools listed in my OP where made by a guy in NC, he had them to me in 3 days after i ordered them. this is an easy job but its very in depth.

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I just order VVT, timingchain kit from Ebay and chain tensioner from streetunit.com, looking for good mechanic in Southern California to install it.
Mazda Variable Valve Timing Kit for MAZDASPEED3 MAZDASPEED6 and CX 7 | eBay

does anybody know good Mazda mechanic in Southern California.
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If you have purchased from Street Unit, you missed the threads about them being shitstains.

Take it to the dealer. This is not a shade-tree job.
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anybody in Southern California has replaced the VVT/timing chain, I just the got the kit, looking for mechanic.
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the dealer is a bad idea.
i had 74000 and the vvt had failed.
No warranty. sposed to be 70k.
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the dealer is a bad idea.

i had 74000 and the vvt had failed.

No warranty. sposed to be 70k.

2600.

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i coulda done this myself

Oh you could? Got the timing tools? Know the cams are not marked for timing? We do have the how to posted, but even experienced mechanics have mis-timed these engine.VVT is no more than $1200 via dealer. 70001 miles or 84 months and 1 day from sale date-out of warranty.
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@Rokusek's write up is gold! Good stuff. Thanks again!
I got my kit from @EdgeAutosport.com.
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should we always replace the VVT actuator along with the chain and tensionner or is there a way to know if there is any issue with it ?
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Since in there, yeah.
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In regards to upgraded parts, is there a complete list? I happened across a thread that mentioned the DCR VVT and that's definitely something I'm gonna look into, now that I wanna piece together a kit. I've only started looking into this after giving serious thought to the fact that my engine has over 120k on it. I don't wanna miss a thing!
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If anyone is wanting the complete list with Mazda part #'s

VVT (new version) - L3K9124X0C9U
Timing chain - L3K912201A
Cam friction washer - L3K912429
Timing chain tensioner - L3K912500A
Crank pully friction washers x3 - L3H511407
Crank pully bolt - LF0111406
Front oil seal - L3G610602
Timing chain guide (tensioner side) - L3K912671
Timing chain guide - L3K912614
Valve cover gasket (inner and outer) - L3K910230

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Does the Gen Pu VVT Chain also need to be replaced at 60k?
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Originally Posted by Mfinlay04 View Post
If anyone is wanting the complete list with Mazda part #'s

VVT (new version) - L3K9124X0C9U
Timing chain - L3K912201A
Cam friction washer - L3K912429
Timing chain tensioner - L3K912500A
Crank pully friction washers x3 - L3H511407
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Front oil seal - L3G610602
Timing chain guide (tensioner side) - L3K912671
Timing chain guide - L3K912614
Valve cover gasket (inner and outer) - L3K910230

Since onlinemazda is going under new ownership. I bought all mine from Mazdawholesaleparts.com and got a good deal. I should be receiving next week. With free shipping if you buy everything directly from them it's 361.21
The new version VVT, would that be as good or better than the DCR VVT?

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Does the Gen Pu VVT Chain also need to be replaced at 60k?
Idk if the pu's have the same issue. I would assume that they would not be affected. I believe the recall for this came out before the pu was release. But don't take my word for it. The chain is not normally a service item. Should be good for life of motor.

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The new version VVT, would that be as good or better than the DCR VVT?

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I emailed DCR yesterday to see if they still give a credit if we send in a new core. If they do I'll send the one I ordered in and have it "upgraded" just for peace of mind.

If they do not offer the discount I may just run the new Mazda version. Idk if 250 dollars more is justifiable.

Edit. So DCR emailed me back and they no longer offer the credit for new VVT core. If you send in a new core the price is 200. If you elect to have them supply the core its 250.



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