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Mazda BT-50 2013: Motor problems

Whilst driving my 2013 Mazda BT-50 the motor feels like it has a speed limiter on each gear, it gets to a certain speed or revs (around 3000 rpm), and it feels like an anchor is dropped and I lose power. The check engine lamp comes on and I need to restart the motor. The lower gears are the worst with the lack of power. Any ideas on what the problem could be would be appreciated.

 

Is it something new, or has it always been this way? I’m wondering if you’re just feeling the diesel engine, which works best at lower engine speeds. Rev it too high and you’ll lose the effect of the diesel torque. It could simply be that, or it could be an electronic problem. Have a mechanic run a diagnostic check on it to see if there is a problem.

 

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