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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by dav1djame5, May 14, 2013.

  1. dav1djame5

    dav1djame5 Copenworld Newbie

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    Just bought a 659cc copen. Looking into servicing myself straight away. Cannot find anything on the net about alternative spark plugs, just the expensive denso and ngk iridium plugs. Any alternative ngk v groove (copper core) or Champion EON 1 copper core. Can anybody recommend??
     
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  2. trustafox

    trustafox Copenworld Guru

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    The iridiums only cost me about £25, not a lot more than cheaper makes. If they do last longer then It will not be as expensive in the long run.

    Saying that, mine were for the 1.3
     
  3. trustafox

    trustafox Copenworld Guru

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    NGK on Demon Tweaks are £22
    and £21 on SG Petech
     
  4. dav1djame5

    dav1djame5 Copenworld Newbie

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    Spark plugs 659cc

    Thanks for the quick post. I can only find the expensive part nos. Any recommendations for the 659cc?
     
  5. DaG

    DaG Copenworld Guru

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    Hi David and welcome to Copenworld .
    Bosch platinums are available for the .7 copen and should be reasonably priced. I don't know what they are like in use though as my car has the boring 1.3 engine.:)
     
  6. dav1djame5

    dav1djame5 Copenworld Newbie

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    On demon tweaks it states £22.19 is that each or for four!!!!
     
  7. dav1djame5

    dav1djame5 Copenworld Newbie

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    I have upgraded from a 1996 mgf and always used NGK Copper core v groove plugs which performed superior to platinum plugs from bosch. (Platinium is stated as they are difficult to change). Can i find the plug model for v groove for the 659cc copen????? I will just change them more frequently!!
     
  8. DaG

    DaG Copenworld Guru

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  9. dav1djame5

    dav1djame5 Copenworld Newbie

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    Oil

    Now onto oil. Daihatsu dealer said 10w40 semi synthetic, change oil every 3000, oil and filter every 6000. Advice any good?? Forums state 5w30 fully / semi synthetic? I have 5 ltrs of 10w40 fully synthetic castrol magnatec can i use it for the next 3000miles or list it on ebay??
     
  10. trustafox

    trustafox Copenworld Guru

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    what do you mean "is stated as they are difficult to change"?

    was £22 for just 1 :(
     
  11. DaG

    DaG Copenworld Guru

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    Ah, ignore my last post then. :)
    One of the 659cc owners will be along shortly and will be able to give you better advice with this.
     
  12. dav1djame5

    dav1djame5 Copenworld Newbie

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    On the mgf the rear hood has to come out, then rear shelf carpets, then inspection hatch 10 x 10mm bolts then standard plug change. Its time at the dealerships don't want to spend, but charge you for.
     
  13. trustafox

    trustafox Copenworld Guru

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    I don't know about the 0.7, Adam will come in sooner or later and have much better experience of what oil is best/recommended. Although I'd say use a full syn for turbo as it has higher temperature tolerance than a regular mineral oil. Its the degraded oil deposits that build up in the turbo leading it to overheat and go bang!

    I guess a 10w40 is thicker and if oil runners hotter because of the turbo then it might be ok. I know it is for the 1.3.
     
  14. DaG

    DaG Copenworld Guru

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    I think you only really need 5w 30 if you have hydraulic tappets most cars will be ok with 10w 40. Thinner oil is better for cold starts in very low temps but I don't think the UK gets that low.
     
  15. dav1djame5

    dav1djame5 Copenworld Newbie

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    I am a secondary physics teacher and i can say i get a good thumbs up from the kids for the copen!!!! and that's with the roof on!
     
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    trustafox Copenworld Guru

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    how long have you had it?
     
  17. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    Hi Dav1djame5, Welcome to Copenworld.
    Flog the oil you have, get some Magnatec 5W30. Don't go to that Daihatsu dealers! They must be poor If they can't even recommend the correct oil!

    I'm afraid I don't know any other spark plug types. The service manual only gives the NGK & DENSO parts. I'll have a look to see if there are any other choices.

    http://www.copenworld.com/vb3/showthread.php?t=1459&highlight=service
     
  18. trustafox

    trustafox Copenworld Guru

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    Does the 0.7 have that?
     
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    dav1djame5 Copenworld Newbie

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    I've had it 2 weeks and done 1000 miles. I also have a fabia vrs which is remapped to 170bhp (the oil burner). The copen is fun but the opposite to low down grunt of the diesel.
     
  20. dav1djame5

    dav1djame5 Copenworld Newbie

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    I know very little about daihatsu engines. I assume it has hydraulic tappets and an a timing chain as i cannot see covers for a cam belt. I have found the turbo is ihi rhf3 but eventually would like to look at alternatives and a bigger intercooler.
     
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