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Mazda B2600 Q&As

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  • Why wont my 1990 Mazda B2600's engine start properly?

    This sounds like a classic case of checking and rechecking everything you did to find out where the job went wrong. I’ll assume the engine was running before the spark-plug change and, if so, then it’s likely that you’ve done something really simple that has brought the vehicle to a halt.

    The first thing to check is that you have replaced the spark-plug leads in their correct order. This is a really simple mistake to make but it will definitely put an end to play if you get it wrong. Even experienced wise heads often tackle this job one spark plug and one lead at a time to avoid a tangle of leads and the ensuing mix up. While you’re there, check that the high-tension lead from the coil to the distributor cap hasn’t fallen out or become loose. Sometimes it will look as though it’s in place, but needs a push down on to its contact. Still at the coil end of things, check that none of the little spade terminals have been accidentally dislodged from the coil’s terminals.

    Another common mistake is to simply buy new spark plugs and install them. In many cases, they need to be gapped correctly, that is, they need to have the gap between the two electrodes set at the correct distance for your engine. In the case of your car, the correct gap is 1.1mm (44 thou, for the old mechanics out there). Without the correct gap, the engine won’t run properly and, if the gap is out far enough, the engine may not run at all. Don’t assume the spark plugs will have the correct gap on the shelf at the spare part shop.

    All this pre-supposes, of course, that the problem has occurred as part of the spark-plug change. The truth is that it could also be a coincidence where something with the fuel system has gone wrong at the same time as you decided to change the plugs. If that’s the case, it’s back to the drawing board in terms of a diagnosis, but the good news is that the engine in your car is quite a simple one and is a great engine on which to learn about mechanics. Above all else, don’t be discouraged and keep at it; home maintenance of a vehicle can be very rewarding and save lots of money.

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  • What ute is a good first car?

    The Brumby would have been a good choice 10 years ago, but finding one now that hasn’t been driven into the ground, beaten to death, or rusted away is nigh on impossible. Instead of buying a dodgy old your son a favour and buy him a decent car, one that doesn’t belong in a scrap yard, and will serve him well for some time into the future. I would go for a Hilux, Triton, or Bravo 2600.

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  • Mazda Bravo G6 motor

    It has a chain.

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  • Mazda Bravo engine clogged

    From what you have told us it would seem that it’s not the engine itself, the top-end has been rebuilt without solving the problem, and rebuilding the bottom-end is unlikely to fix it either. I would be looking at the places where oil and coolant could interchange, such as the intercooler, turbo etc.

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Mazda B2600 Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Mazda B2600 varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $2,900 and going to $9,680 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2006 Ute 2.6L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $2,900 $9,680
2005 Ute 2.6L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $2,800 $9,240
2004 Ute 2.6L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $2,600 $8,800
2003 Ute 2.6L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $2,400 $7,920
2002 Ute 2.6L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $2,200 $7,040
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Mazda B2600 Towing Capacity

The Mazda B2600 has maximum towing capacity of 1800kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2006 Ute 1800kg 1800kg
2005 Ute 1800kg 1800kg
2004 Ute 1800kg 1800kg
2003 Ute 1800kg 1800kg
2002 Ute 1800kg 1800kg
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Mazda B2600 Fuel Consumption

The Mazda B2600 is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by ULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 13L/100km for Ute /ULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2006 Ute 2.6L ULP 5 SP MAN
2005 Ute 2.6L ULP 5 SP MAN
2004 Ute 2.6L ULP 5 SP MAN
2003 Ute 2.6L ULP 5 SP MAN
2002 Ute 13L/100km 2.6L ULP 5 SP MAN
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Mazda B2600 Dimensions

The dimensions of the Mazda B2600 Ute vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2006 Ute 1615x1695x4793 mm 179 mm
2005 Ute 1615x1695x4793 mm 179 mm
2004 Ute 1615x1695x4793 mm 179 mm
2003 Ute 1615x1695x4793 mm 179 mm
2002 Ute 1615x1695x0 mm 179 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Mazda B2600 Dimensions

Mazda B2600 Wheel Size

The Mazda B2600 has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 205 R14 for Ute in 2006 with a wheel size that spans from 14x5.5 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2006 Ute 205 R14 14x5.5 inches 205 R14 14x5.5 inches
2005 Ute 205 R14 14x5.5 inches 205 R14 14x5.5 inches
2004 Ute 205 R14 14x5.5 inches 205 R14 14x5.5 inches
2003 Ute 205 R14 14x5.5 inches 205 R14 14x5.5 inches
2002 Ute 195R14C-8 14x5.5 inches 195R14C-8 14x5.5 inches
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