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05
Aug
10

Project Roadster: Belt and Braces (well, water pump, not braces really)

Yeah, I’m sorry, this is one of those I’ve serviced my car posts.  The only posts worse than this are “I washed my car and took some pics” posts.  I’m sorry.  But here it is anyway…

After 3 years of ownership I thought it was worth giving the Mazbo a good going over: New cam belt, water pump, fuel filter, oil, oil filter, air filter, coolant and so on…

Despite having done a few, and even one previously on this very car, I still get scared doing cam belts on twincam engines; I’m a push-rod and rockers kinda guy.  Still the Mazda is pretty easy with lots of timing marks on it and not a lot of work required to get to the belt.

I did the pump while I was there too – dedicated I know!

Home-made crank pulley holder.

I did some tarting up too:  Re-painted the cam lid and cleaned the bay up.

Done! It even still works, which is a bonus!

Then all the rain in the world fell out of the sky…

I washed it too, oh wait…

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2 Responses to “Project Roadster: Belt and Braces (well, water pump, not braces really)”


  1. August 6, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    I don’t comment much but I want you to know I love this blog.

  2. 2 Tom
    August 7, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    What can i say i dont really mind these kinds of posts man!

    I thought you may have gone with a nice wrinkle red or something on the cam cover looks good in that green though.


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