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Any way to tell when my engine has been replaced?

Old 01-11-2019, 05:09 AM
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Any way to tell when my engine has been replaced?

Hey all,
I bought an 06 Shinka a few months ago for fairly cheap with 160k miles on the odo. The previous owner had the car for four years but I wasnít present for the transaction so I couldnít ask all the questions I wanted about engine history. I am just curious, is there any way to tell if my car has had its engine replaced or rebuilt? It runs fine although Iím going to do a rebuild within the next year for peace of mind, but I have literally no clue what the mileage on my motor is and if there was some way to look it up or check a code on the irons or something Iíd love to find out. Thanks
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Old 01-11-2019, 06:14 AM
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Call Mazda North America and give them the VIN. You'll get the service history if it was done at Mazda, including open recalls, etc.
Mazda rebuilds also have a blue tag toward the front of the engine.

If it wasn't done at Mazda, you're on your own. Can you not call the seller to ask?

Before you commit to a rebuild, maybe get a compression test? You'll know where you stand. Rebuilds are 4000+ by the time you get them in the car, if you really want peace of mind.
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Why would you consider doing a rebuild without doing a compression test first ?
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I see this a lot here and on Reddit... There must be some common human cognitive effect that makes people want to throw money at a problem.
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