Rocker cover gasket



  • hi all

    went to order a new rocker gasket for the front block today as it has seen better days but got asked a funny question and wondering if someone could help. when ordering it i got asked if it is the "left or right block?". the rear one is fine but someone has had the front one off before and made a mess of it and dont wanna fork out for both. does anyone know what is the front one? left or right? im assuming its right cos they would see the cambelt as the front of the engine but not sure

    rich



  • In automotive terms the water pump is classed as the front of the engine, so the front bank would be the right one.

    :P



  • You'd be right to think that mechanic, but in a moment of mazdaness Mazda decided Right is Rear, front is left! Even has R stenciled into the rear head gasket, and L to the front. You can check in the online manual too.

    Front head gasket:



  • i stand corrected :shock:



  • Lucky I checked this post whilst I was in parts shop, just about to get the wrong one LOL.



  • Heh as long as the parts suppliers adheres to the same convention!



  • @f2021af71e=Rix13:

    Lucky I checked this post whilst I was in parts shop, just about to get the wrong one LOL.

    even though most members are well seasoned and have plenty of experience, it's always wise to check a manual if it's available :wink:


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