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Old 08-11-2012, 03:59 PM   #1
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1.6L 1.8L MAZDA FORD TIMING KIT WATER PUMP B6ZE BP B6 | eBay

So, I'm looking for someone to talk me out of getting this eBay timing kit. I plan on getting all Felpro seals and gaskets locally, just need the timing belt/pulleys/water pump.

Is it crap, or put in my order tonight?
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Soviet uses one. But he's a felcher!
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Lots and lots of people (including myself) use them. Nothing wrong with it. As with any ebay part, you take a gamble on whether it will fail or not more so than an OEM part costing 4x the price, but for 99% of us the results have been great.
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I think the kit I got from Rosenthal had the same water pump.
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I think the kit I got from Rosenthal had the same water pump.
Shiit, if even Rosenthal stocks that pump, I'm going that route then.

Thanks guys!
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Old 08-11-2012, 06:37 PM   #6
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As long as you get the GMB waterpump the ebay kits are fine. I have probably used half a dozen of them over the past 7 years.
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Same brand that most over the counter parts stores stock as well. I got that same brand from either advanced auto or autozone, don't remember which.
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I got it and am very happy with the quality. The belts are continental so you cant go wrong.
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Have you checked out the prices on Rockauto?
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I have that same ebay timing belt kit with GMB pump on both my miata and integra. So far so good, i'd recommend it.
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The belts are continental so you cant go wrong.
Also the same as Rosenthal.
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:38 AM   #12
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I also got one for mine, not cheap *** parts. Legit ebay part seller I would say
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As long as you get the GMB waterpump the ebay kits are fine. I have probably used half a dozen of them over the past 7 years.
this. and if you have a 1.6L you need to make sure they send the correct one with the tapped screw hole

Just dont go with Evergreen gaskets and you're fine.
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I also had experience ordering a timing belt kit from mazda dealership. Surprisingly, none of the parts are made by mazda..
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Resurrecting for clarification on the "tapped screw hole" in the water pump. Where on the pump is it and what attaches there? I've not done a TB/WP yet so I don't know what to look for.

I'm gonna order an eBay kit today while they are on sale and want to make sure I get the correct parts. Here's the link if anyone's interested...$74 shipped with a GMB pump:
1 6L 1 8L Mazda Ford Timing Kit Water Pump B6ZE BP B6 | eBay
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If you're looking at the front of the motor, the right pulley, or idler pulley, attaches there. 1.8s go through the WP and thread into the block, 1.6s thread into the WP.
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I also just looked at the ebay kits but went with a kit from amazon (same price). The company called me the next day and asked a couple questions about the car , year, and other options to verify the correct parts would be sent. The name of the company was "Evergreen Performance Components Inc". So far I was impressed with the service because of the quick turn around time and the phone call prior to sending. The kit also included the GMB water pump. I have no affiliation with the company.
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Has anyone used the Gates WP from rockauto? I got one an it has a cast iron impeller, the OEM one has a stamped steel one. Anyone noticed a difference in performance?
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Thanks Curly. Kit ordered. Hopefully not a POS.
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