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Old July 27th, 2012, 08:40 PM   #1
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Any good? One thing I already don't like is the H20 pump being driven by the timing chain...but thats how a lot of them are now adays.

Anyone have experience with one?
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Old July 30th, 2012, 12:48 AM   #2
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I haven't had any real base engine problems coming in. I've had the pleasure of doing a few water pumps on the 3.5 and its brother the 3.7 under warranty in the Mazda CX-9's. Good times...
They seem to be pretty stout little power plants.
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I haven't had any real base engine problems coming in. I've had the pleasure of doing a few water pumps on the 3.5 and its brother the 3.7 under warranty in the Mazda CX-9's. Good times...
They seem to be pretty stout little power plants.
How bad are they? I know they're driven by the timing chain...looks like a PITA but not too bad as far as room goes...

Mileage they're failing at out of curiosity?
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Old July 30th, 2012, 10:52 PM   #4
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I have had a 08 taruus 80k miles with 3.5L duratec, never gave one issue ran great, now I have a 2010 taurus with 75k miles on it with 3.5L once again not an issue.....picking up a 2013 taurus this week. We have had over 40 Taurus 3.5Ls in our company and not one issue related to the motor/trans.
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You can at least get to everything. Mazda says you have to drop the drivetrain to get the timing cover off... but they are incorrect. :) Special sealer for the cover. Not too big a deal, and def. not a reason to avoid this engine. The only ones I've done are either sub 10k or around 60k. I've only had about 4 or 5 of them and there are a ton of these out there.
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Good deal...thanks for the info guys
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