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    I own a Mazda 2.5 Club 4x4 (2009)
    The bakkie was heavy on juice and lacking power.

    Followed the great advice on this forum and sent it to get the injector pump calibrated, also did my injectors. (last week)

    They found 2 errors on the pump and 1 on the injectors. (asked for a report, will be sending it to ford mazda)

    The bakkie is now driving ALLOT better and is much more responsive.
    I was hoping it would solve my diesel consumption problem but it only helped a bit! Don't get me wrong not doing the pump & injectors would of been the wrong move.

    The guy (when dropping off the bakkie) said that the bakkie is now much better than what it was (I agree), but he said there is still SOMETHING wrong! He said he knows the 2.5 Mazda & Ford's and he can tell me it is not totally right yet.

    He said I must have a look at the VALVE CLEARANCE!
    Now I'm no mechanic so here is where I ask for some help or guidance in the right direction.

    I have a basic idea of vale clearance but the procedure is alien to me.
    Is it a big job, lost of moola? and is it worth having a look at this as the possible suspect.

    Just to let you guys know: The car was serviced on 50 000 (dealers) is now on 52000.
    Pump & injectors were done +- 700km ago [last week]
    Little "siffie" inline with the diesel pump I also cleaned as per this great forum's help (actually did this first)
    The turbo is apparently good as they measured the boost and it was all good. (someone said I must check the turbo)


    I hope there is someone that has some expendable knowledge on this matter.
    Thanks
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    Good to hear about your progress.
    Yes valves have some influence on performance (understatement)
    My opinion, leave the valves alone.
    Ask Ford to check/set it for you OR ask them to refer you to some competent guy who has their approval (remember the vehicle is under guarantee).
    Last edited by Damdan; 2010/08/13 at 01:57 PM.

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    Ok. First, get the manual from the download links on the sticky thread above.
    Also get a feeler gauge if you don't have one.

    Your engine is the same as the older Ranger 2.5.(WL Turbo)
    Go to page 91 and follow the instructions. It is very easy but if you're not mechanically inclined come back here and someone will try to guide you.

    EDIT: Good point, Damdan- drop this into Ford's lap.

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    [QUOTE=Damdan;552967]Good to hear about your progress.

    Thanks, im following your advise and moving all my bakkies away from this s/d ealer. coming to that side of the mountain.
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    Good, but dont even think of StBosch.

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    Damdan
    Who do you recon should I use for my services?
    The bakkie is still under warranty with plan etc.
    I heard this weekend that Novel Paarl is great!
    thanks guys!!
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    what is the valve clearance settings on the 2.5 TD WLT motor?

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    Never mind. Found it. Thanx

    Valve clearance
    IN: 0.05—0.15 mm {0.0020—0.0059 in}
    [Engine cold]
    0.15 mm {0.0059 in}
    [Engine hot (Reference)]
    EX:0.15—0.25 mm {0.0060—0.0098 in}
    [Engine cold]
    0.25 mm {0.0098 in}
    [Engine hot (Reference)]

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