I've seen an old one leak ... and the new one to replace it too. What a pain. But once you replace it, it's business as usual. Just make certain you purchase the rubbers set from Mazda if buying an after market pump.
yea.... i dont own a timing light.... for me! o well! i can try to not move the pulleys i hope to god! but my book taught me a way to make sure im top dead center if i [fizzle] up! and yea mine kind of... exploded!
and i am puttin a new belt on it cause im not chancing the belt when i had a chance to change it
and should i advance the timing or retard the timng on an n/a?
my friend knows how to do that i just wanna see what people think and say... he told me to advance it but it is a lil diff then a 94 mx6 4cly. he has done alot of stuff to his car himself and its fast but u kno i lik to make sure lol i trust but nothin better then research just to make sure
Advancing the timing is safe to do on the n/a. Fill up with 93 octane, and advance it until it starts to ping under load, then back off until it dosent do it anymore. Easy enough. However you dont need a timing light just to change the water pump & timing belt. You either put it back together right or not.
'96 BMW 328i sport
'94 Miata C-package- booooossssteeedddd
I have a timing light but I never needed it as long as I didn't unbolt the distributor. Just line up the middle of the tooth above the 1 on the camgear with the arrow on the housing and the notch on the crank gear with the mark. The dowel pin on the crank should go with the 1 on the gear. Put the belt on and rotate everything around a few times and if it's all set then everything will still line up. I've done this like 10 times and it's always fine. As far as advancing the ignition timing goes... I dunno. Factory advance seems reasonable to me. What your friend was talking about was probably advancing the cam timing (different type of advance than messing with the distributor) by messing around with the position of the numbers. I wouldn't recommend it.
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