Ranger/BT50 workshop "tips and techniques"

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Re: Ranger/BT50 workshop "tips and techniques"

Unread post by BFT RANGER » November 22nd, 2014, 9:45 pm

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Re: Ranger/BT50 workshop "tips and techniques"

Unread post by avkdm » December 7th, 2014, 10:51 am

BT Bandit wrote:I did my MAF and MAP sensors today, the MAF was reasonably clean (still gave it a squirt with the MAF Cleaner and it came up a little better, then did the MAP OMG it was just like everyone elses - covered in a thick oily sludge, it took the rest of the can to get it clean but it came up fine in the end.

My vehicle has around 88,000k's on the clock so I figure its never been done before. I too will be making the cleaning of the sensors part of my maintenance routine from now on.

Thanks again for the heads up about this and the other problems that need addressing with the BT's so they can run properly.

Speaking of running the vehicle now idles a lot more smoothly, is more responsive in the pedal and changes gears a lot better and smoother now (so far anyway after about 10ks of driving) overall very pleased I did it.
I did this maintenance tip on my BT50 yesterday and it made a lot of difference- The MAP was filthy, and the MAF needed a clean also. Achieved the same results as BT Bandit - and I'm glad I took the time also.

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Re: Ranger/BT50 workshop "tips and techniques"

Unread post by smikED » February 5th, 2015, 5:40 am

I know this has been covered but Ive just done an intake clean on mine and the job is worth it. Sensors were the usual state and the manifold is just as bad. Even if your going to remap your car and get rid of egr I recommend doing it. It will have to run better. Heres a before and after shot of the MAP sensor and the manifold.
Mines only got 130 000kms
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Re: Ranger/BT50 workshop "tips and techniques"

Unread post by fleetwood » February 5th, 2015, 7:44 am

Nice job smikED ... How involved is it to remove intake manifold. Anything in particular to look out for/pointers?

What did you use to clean it out?

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Re: Ranger/BT50 workshop "tips and techniques"

Unread post by smikED » February 5th, 2015, 12:40 pm

Hi Rob,
I used MAF cleaner on the sensors and parts washer/pressure wash on the manifold and pipework.
All is quite simple to do except the manifold which was more fiddly and tight than hard. I left the wiring and the vac lines all connected, just undid the brackets and layed them over the brake booster. I had a rag on my finger with degreaser to get as much out of the head as I could.
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Re: Ranger/BT50 workshop "tips and techniques"

Unread post by fleetwood » February 5th, 2015, 10:47 pm

Thanks mate... Cleaned MAF & blocked off source of gunk & installed a provent long ago. Been wondering if it's worth while pulling the intake off & cleaning. Mine had done 157,000K before I did the mods so there would be a lot of gunk in there.

You have inspired me to stop procrastinating & do it!

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Re: Ranger/BT50 workshop "tips and techniques"

Unread post by power ranger » March 24th, 2015, 6:30 am

smikED, great job and thanks for posting the before and after. Did you end up replacing gaskets on the intake when you refitted it?

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Re: Ranger/BT50 workshop "tips and techniques"

Unread post by smikED » March 24th, 2015, 6:53 am

Hi mate,
Yeah did replace the gasket. Replaced the egr ones as well on the back of the manifold. Genuine intake gasket is a shim steel one which don't reseal well and are only about $35
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Re: Ranger/BT50 workshop "tips and techniques"

Unread post by power ranger » March 25th, 2015, 1:11 pm

Ah cool, thanks for the reply.

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Re: Ranger/BT50 workshop "tips and techniques"

Unread post by Derangered » April 14th, 2015, 12:35 pm

Hey guys,
Just wondering if anyone had tried a product like Wynns EGR4 or similar (Liquid-Moly make one as well). I don't reckon it would clean everything as well as disassembling the manifold etc but is it worth it?

I ask because my fiances 2010 Pajero started running rough and had the engine warning light come on. She took it straight to the mechanics and they put through injector cleaner but also some of that EGR cleaner. She said it blew a shedload of smoke as they were doing it and it cleared up the problem. Less smoke on startup and definitely running smoother. Was thinking chucking some through my Ranger...

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Re: Ranger/BT50 workshop "tips and techniques"

Unread post by Nickj2411 » June 15th, 2015, 9:26 pm

I cleaned my MAF and MAP late last week before a 1850km trip over the weekend. Made a huge difference in economy!
The MAF looked clean, the MAP was a little gunky.
Economy went from mid 12s down to 9.5 over 900+km. Then 11.5 on the return trip towing a 650kg Cub camper.
Quite happy, thanks for the tips.

Nick
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Re: Work shop manual

Unread post by steve oconnor » July 6th, 2015, 12:14 pm

Hi BFT Ranger, I saved that great electronic link you had for the workshop manual, however I should have saved the docs...

The link doesn't work anymore, did anyone save the docs as I'm in need of the manual...?

Kind regards Steve

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Re: Ranger/BT50 workshop "tips and techniques"

Unread post by Mullinsbum » July 7th, 2015, 11:32 pm

Steve, if you use Google Drive I can share the folder with the PDF files from my Google account. The files are fairly large to email and its easier to just share them. Its the workshop manual for the Mazda BT50. Try to PM me your email address on this forum or email me at allanemtage@gmail.com and I'll add you to the shared group.
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Re: Ranger/BT50 workshop "tips and techniques"

Unread post by Derangered » July 9th, 2015, 6:46 pm

Hey guys, just wondering if anyone has done the manual MAP learning procedure, where you earth the appropriate terminal in the engine bay. This may be a silly question, but you do it while the motor is idling, right?

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Re: Ranger/BT50 workshop "tips and techniques"

Unread post by Mullinsbum » July 11th, 2015, 5:03 am

Motor has to be idling and coolant temp has to be above 80C for it to trigger. Friend of mine just did it with a PJ.
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