mechanical advance inside cam shaft makes clicking...serious??
So I've got my car running again. But my mechanic, who I've worked with for a long time and has always been good to me, gave me a warning. He said that he heard a clicking noise coming from the engine and he and another mechanic there (these guys have been doing this for some 40 years) said that they believe there's "a mechanical advance inside the cam shaft."
He said that it could be quite major and that fixing it likely would not be worth the car. I've got 130k miles and I love my 94 V6... He also said that I should ask around amongst people that have worked more with Mazdas as he's not positive how serious it might be.
So that's what I'm doing. You guys always provide good advice and I didn't find a thread that specifically addressed this. I heard the sound myself and I'm sure I can reproduce it if you have questions.
Thanks for any help!