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Mazda 6 Service Manual: Cylinder head gasket

Mazda 6 Service Manual / Engine / Cylinder head gasket



1. Remove the timing chain. (See TIMING CHAIN REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

2. Remove the ignition coil. (See IGNITION COIL REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

3. Remove the high-tension lead. (See HIGH-TENSION LEAD REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

4. Disconnect the generator, but do not remove it from the vehicle. After disconnection, fix the generator using a rope to prevent it from falling. (See GENERATOR REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

5. Remove the front pipe. (See EXHAUST SYSTEM REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

6. Remove the intake manifold. (See INTAKE-AIR SYSTEM REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

7. Disconnect the heater hose, bypass hose, radiator hose.

8. To firmly support the engine, first set the engine jack and attachment to the oil pan.


9. Remove in the order indicated in the table.

10. Install in the reverse order of removal.

11. Inspect the compression. (See COMPRESSION INSPECTION.)

Camshaft Removal Note


Loosen the camshaft cap bolts in several passes in the order shown.

Cylinder Head Removal Note

Loosen the cylinder head bolts in several passes in the order shown.

Cylinder Head Installation Note

1. Measure the length of each cylinder head bolt.

Length L:
149.0-150.0 mm {5.867-5.905 in}

150.5 mm {5.965 in}

2. Tighten the cylinder head bolts in the order shown using the following 5 steps.

(1) Tighten to 5.0 N·m {51.0 kgf·cm, 44.2 in·lbf}

(2) Tighten 13-17 N·m {1.4-1.7 kgf·m, 10.0-12.5 ft·lbf}

(3) Tighten 44-46 N·m {4.5-4.6 kgf·m, 32.5-33.9 ft·lbf}

(4) Tighten 88°-92°

(5) Tighten 88°-92°

Camshaft Installation Note

1. Set the cam position of the No.1 cylinder at the top dead center (TDC) and install the camshaft.

2. Temporarily tighten the camshaft bearing caps in two or three even movements.

3. Tighten the camshaft cap bolts in the order shown using the following two steps.

(1) Tighten to 5.0-9.0 N·m {51.0-91.7 kgf·cm, 44.6-79.5 in·lbf}

(2) Tighten to 14.0-17.0 N·m {1.5-1.7 kgf·m, 10.4-12.5 ft·lbf}

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