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A very convenient kit.
This is a very complete kit. And it is convenient to have all the seals, and o-rings and the crank-key, for the following simple reason: you never know what you are going to find until you open up the front of the engine. The kit would be improved by the inclusion of one more o-ring, and that is Mazda Part Number E301-15-287 "Water Inlet Tube O-Ring". Given the age of the 1.6L engines all the O-rings have hardened. When the water-pump is being replaced, this O-ring joint is disturbed when water feed to the pump is moved to the side. So with a 25+ year old engine on a complete front end, timing belt / water pump service, that O-ring really should be replaced.
Note from FM: this O-ring is included with our water pumps.