Mazda BT-50 2013
This is what Peter Barnwell liked most about this particular version of the Mazda BT-50: On-road dynamics, Efficient, Carrying ability
The 2013 Mazda BT-50 carries a braked towing capacity of up to 3500 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.
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Mazda BT-50 2013 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Mazda BT-50 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
Mazda BT-50 2013: Does blanking off the EGR valve harm the engine?
You’ll almost certainly cause the dashboard to present you with a `check engine’ warning light, Brett, as blocking off the Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) valve is an intrinsic part of the vehicle’s emission controls. Having the vehicle go into limp-home mode is a very real possibility as well.
But perhaps more financially damaging would be the consequences of being caught driving the vehicle with a blocked-off EGR. The government takes a very dim view of anybody disabling any part of a car’s emission controls and the fines for doing so can be huge.
However, I know this is a real issue for many owners of modern turbo-diesels. The problem is that soot from the exhaust gas is mixed with oily fumes from the crankcase and then ingested by the engine as part of keeping emissions down. But the mixture of oil and soot can form a black gunge that can block the intake system. Really, though, blocking the EGR is a fairly clumsy way of getting around this. My advice would be to fit an oil separator which should keep the oily mist from the crankcase ventilation out of the equation.
Mazda BT-50 2013: Motor problems
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.
Mazda BT50 2013: Jumping out of fifth gear
It is a relatively common problem, and it’s made worse by towing in 5th gear.
Mazda BT-50 2013: Burst heater hose
It’s hard to believe there was no warning before the engine blew. The engine would not instantly overheat the moment the coolant was dumped and there would have been some signal to indicate all was not well. If Mazda are refusing to talk to you, you could take it to VCAT and make a claim.
Mazda BT-50 2013 Towing capacity
The Mazda BT-50’s towing capacity ranges from 2500kg to 3500kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.
|Mazda BT-50 Model||Body Type||Specs||Braked Capacity|
|XT (4x2)||Ute||2.2L,Diesel,6 SP MAN||2500kg|
|XT (4x2)||Ute||3.2L,Diesel,6 SP MAN||3500kg|
|XT (4x2)||Ute||2.2L,Diesel,6 SP AUTO||2500kg|
|XT (4x2)||Ute||3.2L,Diesel,6 SP MAN||3350kg|