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Mike Kelly, Mazda Mechanic
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Experience:  17 years experience as an auto mechanic, foreign and domestic. 5 years running my own repair business.
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I have a Mazda 6 2007 2ltr petrol on the road suddenly loss

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I have a Mazda 6 2007 2ltr petrol on the road suddenly loss of power and a lowed knocking noise, low on oil topped up runs but lake of power I have to get home 180 miles, it's automatic has done 65000 miles. Temp is ok
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Mazda
Expert:  Mike Kelly replied 3 years ago.
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How low was the engine oil?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
No oil on stick 2ltr to the top mark on dipstick approx
Expert:  Mike Kelly replied 3 years ago.
From what you are describing the lower end rod bearings and main bearings have run dry due to a lack of oil, this is where the knocking is coming from. I understand that you have 180 miles to travel but I would not recommend this. The engine will be further damaged and possibly throw a connecting rod through the engine block.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I have to drive home I will take it very easy and keep it below 2000 rev 40 mph and keep fingers crossed
Expert:  Mike Kelly replied 3 years ago.
Good luck to you, it would also help if every so often you stop and turn off the engine and let it cool down. Thank you.
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