1989 Mazda B2200 2.2 from North America
I wouldn't own another one
Blew the original motor 4 cylinder 2.2. Got a replacement motor from the junk yard, did well for a while, then found out the head was warped, so had it milled, and new valve guides and springs, etc.. installed, put it back on.
Did good for about 5 months, now it smokes blue smoke very badly till the engine warms up, and let me say this is a 5 speed manual, and now it has no power at all. It's all I can do to either stay in 3rd gear or try for fourth if driving on a flat road. Oil is leaking out from where the exhaust manifold bolts to the head, but have no water in oil. So my best guess is it is time to have the engine overhauled, replace mains, bearings, and all rings, and even hon the bore holes.
Anyways, I had to get rid of the California Emissions after putting the new engine in due to the one I got from junk yard was slightly different with the emissions and vacuum hoses, so now I'm stuck looking for some GOOD advice to what I should do to save this baby.
Overall I do like this little truck, and it does well on fuel as long as it runs right, which hasn't been all winter.
Well I am looking for some advice. If you folks have the same B2200 2.2 4 cylinder 1989 Mazda as I do, please send me an E-mail to give me some advice on what to do to save the little work horse, thank you, Sincerely, TONY firstname.lastname@example.org
This is an overall good truck, but needs a lot of help, and can cost a lot of your wallet for parts..
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 8th March, 2010