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Advice Needed

  • 12-12-2021 12:33pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,734 ✭✭✭ Firblog


    Hi Folks

    OH has Mazda 141 CX-5 with 2.2 diesel engine. We were in Dublin at the weekend and oil pressure warning light came on, advised by breakdown service guy not to drive it, so we left it at Joe Duffy Mazda in Finglas. - we're from Donegal.

    From doing a bit of reading since we got home it seems that that mazda engine is renowned for problems with oil pressure, and it looks like it could be a major issue.

    Would ppl advise getting our local mazda dealer to get it collected and do the repair, or let Joe Duffy mazda do it?

    Also if anyone has any experience of having oil pressure issues with Mazda engine, I'd be grateful if you'd post your experience.


    Cheers



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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,619 ✭✭✭ chicorytip


    Yes, there are two issues that can occur with that engine. One is interrupted DPF regenerations leading to contamination of the engine oil from the diesel fuel. The other is leaking injector seals leading to carbon build up blocking the oil pick up valve in the sump which in turn leads to the engine being starved of oil. The latter scenario would be the more likely to occur and it's bad because by the time the oil pressure warning light comes on the damage is done and the engine is scrap. I would leave it with Joe Duffy and see what they say. It may be possible to get a replacement engine fitted free of charge under Mazda warranty. This is an inherent engineering flaw with these cars and not due to lack of maintenance or driver behaviour.



  • Registered Users Posts: 50,125 ✭✭✭✭ bazz26


    Good luck with that. I'd say you have little to no chance of getting Mazda Ireland to cover the cost of a replacement engine for a car that is nearly 8 years old.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,382 ✭✭✭ goochy


    car would have to have Full Mazda history and to have all required services done



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,477 ✭✭✭ ba_barabus


    Diagnose the issue. It's probable the oil level has risen and that will trigger the oil pressure warning light to glow orange due to oil dilution. Simple oil change may see it back on the road and fingers crossed no damage done.


    The engines are very fragile however and prone to killing themselves in this way.


    On the bright side the car is worth near nothing as a trade in so you can drive it and look after it well until it dies which will be any time from now until forever.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,734 ✭✭✭ Firblog


    It has FSH ok.

    Had issue with oil pressure a few weeks previous, brought it to local mazda garage who replaced cracked washer in sump (I think - not my car) and replaced oil, then this.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,734 ✭✭✭ Firblog


    Valued at a bit more than that as a trade in lol



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,477 ✭✭✭ ba_barabus


    Its the same approach my brother is taking with his after going to trade it in. Nobody wanted to know and those who made offers effectively offered nothing when the figures were worked out. He's happy to drive it until it dies knowing its already worth very little.



  • Registered Users, Subscribers Posts: 13,065 ✭✭✭✭ antodeco


    How long ago and now much mileage has been done since? I'd wait and see what Joe Duffy say and I'd be getting onto this mechanic then. If he worked on the "oil" and since then it's died, I'd be a bit annoyed. However, you have driven from Donegal to Dublin, so hard to know how much mileage has been done since the mechanic looked at it (and may be simply a case of bad luck).



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,734 ✭✭✭ Firblog


    The first issue was 17th of November, since then just commuting to work, about 200km per week.

    Joe just reported back that diagnostics shows up nothing, they're gonna have to take engine apart..



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,477 ✭✭✭ ba_barabus


    Hold on, if diagnostics shows nothing then ask them if the oil level is high.


    If it is do a full service on it and ask them to check the pickup pipe is clear.


    Don't authorise a strip down until you do that much or you'll be into it for a fortune.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 274 ✭✭ mookishboy


    there is an x on the dipstick above the full oil level. When the oil get this high it trips oil pressure warning. it means that either service to be done or the injector seals need doing. common issue



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,619 ✭✭✭ chicorytip


    Do BMW not do so on cars affected by the timing chain problem? Those were manufactured between 2010 -14.



  • Registered Users Posts: 50,125 ✭✭✭✭ bazz26


    BMW did for a time but there are plenty of people out there who were not entertained by them and had to fork out themselves. I don't even think Mazda will admit there is an issue with their engines, not to mind cover replacing it well outside of warranty.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,734 ✭✭✭ Firblog


    Quoted about €7k to repair, Mazda have refused to help with any costs.

    What are the options here? What would people recommend we do?

    I'd be for taking garage and mazda (seperately) to small claims court, surely it should not have happened given that the car had been serviced every 6mths, and had been in with oil issue only 2 weeks previous - also from reading bits on the online it seems that it is a known issue with this engine.



  • Registered Users Posts: 50,125 ✭✭✭✭ bazz26


    The problem with the small claims court is that the maximum claim is 2k:

    You might be better off having a consultation with a solicitor or legal executive who deals in these sort of cases.



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,943 ✭✭✭✭ Toyotafanboi


    Has it a Mazda main dealer history?



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,734 ✭✭✭ Firblog


    Yeah, that's why I'd think of taking Mazda and the dealer to court seperately.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,734 ✭✭✭ Firblog


    Yeah, full service history with Mazda dealer - as said had been in with them with an oil issue just 2 weeks before this happened.



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,943 ✭✭✭✭ Toyotafanboi


    Well that's working in your favour in fairness. Whats the overall mileage on the car? And the mileage between the first visit and disaster?



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,734 ✭✭✭ Firblog


    Overall about 160Km

    Difference between first problem and engine death would have been less than 1000km



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