Mazda B2600 Problems
No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Mazda B2600 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
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.
Mazda Bravo G6 motor
It has a chain.
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.
Chain or belt in 2003 Mazda Bravo
It has a belt to drive the camshaft, and belts typically are changed every 100,000 km or so, but because they deteriorate with time there is usually a time recommendation for the service as well. That's in the order of four to five years, and as your Bravo is seven years old it would wise to change it.
Warmup bravo to avoid noise
I agree with Mazda. It's a function of the high idle speed during the cold phase. I wouldn't worry about it and I wouldn't sit for two minutes on a cold morning so I can engage reverse.
THE term common-rail refers to the common fuel rail that delivers the fuel to the fuel-injectors, but common-rail is used to describe the group of diesels which have electronic engine control much as modern petrol engines do. In the common-rail diesel, the fuel is supplied at very high pressure to a single rail which feeds every injector. The injectors themselves are electronically controlled, which means the fuel injected can be very accurately delivered. It all means more power, lower consumption, a cleaner exhaust. The Mazda Bravo doesn't have a common-rail diesel, and Mazda could not say whether one was on the horizon. Check other brands, because it's unlikely others have them either.
What's the best ute for 4WD and beach driving?
The trade holds the Hilux up as the best of those you've mentioned. The Toyota turbo diesel is easily the best, but the downside is that you'll have to pay up to $3000 more to get behind the wheel of a Hilux. The others are OK, and all rated equally, but there are plenty of reports from the trade about problems with the Nissan turbo diesel so I'd recommend caution. If you were to consider a Navara, make sure it has an extended warranty for peace of mind.