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Engine oil

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Mark Chen, May 30, 2012.

  1. Mark Chen

    Mark Chen Copenworld Newbie

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    Hi I would like to know what is the recommended engine oil to use for my copen 660cc
     
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  2. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    HI Mark,
    Welcome to Copenworld.
    I use Magnetic 5W30.
     
  3. Mark Chen

    Mark Chen Copenworld Newbie

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    Oil Filter

    Hi Adam, Thanks for the reply.
    May I know what type of oil filter to use for 660 copen?
     
  4. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    I buy the genuine Daihatsu filter.
    Other brands have been known to be taller. Which results in them not fitting through the engine mount gap, which means you have to disassemble the front of the car to change the oil filter.
     
  5. Mark Chen

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    Oil Filter

    Hi Adam, thanks for the advice. What is the part number if I would like to buy the original oil filter for my Copen 660CC?
     
  6. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    I'll check the part number on the one I have at home.
     
  7. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    Oil filter part number = 15601-97201

    Oil filter wrench = 09228-87201-000
     
  8. Mark Chen

    Mark Chen Copenworld Newbie

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    Thanks you have been a great help. I will be changing the oil filter soon.
     
  9. trustafox

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    the oil filter for a 1.3 is larger than the turbos? so does the proper sized oil filter for the turbo fit through the fabled hole from underneath? therefore, a standard 1.3 oil filter will not, correct? if not, what is the route to get the filter out? is it the bumper off job every time for a 1.3?
     
  10. dwayner

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    Ive changed the oil filter, according to my service records, a total of 68 times, which is also the same amount of oil changes. the cost has never changed in al that time, first thru diahatsu and now thru toyota. Just to see how much ive actually spent on servicing, repairs, tyres, batteries etc, since ive had it since new in 2003, is a grand total of 21,463.00 dolars - so about 2,200 dollars a year to keep on the road. Not that bad i would have thought.
     
  11. Adam K

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    Hi Trustafox, I'd guess the filter for the 1.3 is in a different location. As nobody complains about it, it must be easier to replace.
     
  12. trustafox

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    Falls on floor with shock! thats a year what I'd expect to pay for road tax, insurance, MOT, 1 main service and fuel. Not including any unexpected parts.
     
  13. trustafox

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    I will have to have a look for it then Adam. with these cold dark and often wet nights since having the car a couple of weeks, I've not had time to look where the oil filter is! with staying late and going in at weekends recently,

    Any photo or even tell me where the 1.3 oil filter is. yes I know what one looks like lol
     
  14. trustafox

    trustafox Copenworld Guru

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    just changed my oil and filter for my first time on the copen. It is a 1.3 but thought I'd take a photo if it helps anyone. yeah Adam is was easy. right at the front, just left off-centre near the exhaust manifold. You could get away without jacking it up, if you got a low pan to collect the oil. I was lucky too as my chain type filter remover does not fit in the confined space. But it came undone by hand! first time I've ever had that happen in may be 30 filter changes on 4 types of cars and I don't have sausage finger hand strength!

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  15. trustafox

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    I've put a small high strength magnet on my sumpbolt to attract metal particles. Try to give it a little better protection.
     
  16. DaG

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    It's good to know the 1.3 is easy to change.
    One way of undoing a tight filter that ive used many time is to drive a screwdriver through it and use this leverage to initially slacken the filter. A Marigold glove can sometimes give enough grip to undo the things as well.
    I like the magnet idea but aren't sump and gearbox drain plugs normally magnetised anyway?
     
  17. trustafox

    trustafox Copenworld Guru

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    I know the one on my original mini was, the magnet used to have big blob stuck to it. But recent cars I've not seen it. Better oil filters or cut backs?

    I don't think either are magnetised as the bolt had no attraction for the steel sump.
     
  18. DaG

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    What engine oil did you use TAF? The grade, make, and whether full or semi synthetic? Ditto the oil filter any particular make.
    Just looking online and I'm down to Crosland, Bosch, or Mann for the oil filter. Mann seem to get a good right up.
    Japanparts is the make of air filter I'm looking at. Never heard of them, anybody here came across them before?

    I've been looking at spark plugs and Europarts have Bosch super 4 plugs and ordinary Bosch with little price difference between the two.
    Anybody used the 4's I've read a few negative things about them having 4 points but only one sparks which means the spark is off centre. I suppose with the 1.3 being a pretty well bog standard engine spark plugs aren't such an issue.
     
  19. trustafox

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    I used fully syn from Ford for the first change. I think I used Halfords fully syn for the second change, if it was theirs it was when it was on offer. Ah I'm thinking it was as I got some for mum's car and did hers with Halfords. 5/30 both times.
    My first oil filter was a blueprint. didn't know it was going to be that make as got it off ebay for 5 or 6 quid. Ad made it seem to me it was going to be a Japanese filter, is it? Even so it looks very similar to the Daihatsu one that came off. I now have 5 Daihatsu ones stock piled :)

    Month or so after having the car and did my first service I changed the sparkplugs. I put in NGK iridiums. With them meant to last longer I was hoping and thinking they could last the life time I have the car.
     
  20. DaG

    DaG Copenworld Guru

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    My local car parts shop sells blueprint filters, not sure who makes them though.

    Europarts have the Japanparts air filter for £8.88 the Bosch plugs for less than two quid each and a Mann or Bosch oil filter for around £4. Fully synthetic Shell oil is £19 for 5 litres.
    How did you end up with five oil filters?

    Just looked up Blueprint filters and they are made for a company called ADL who specialise in Japanese, Korean and American cars. I've just read three reviews and they were all negative so Blueprint is probably a make to avoid.
     
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