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joined the copen club!

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by copenfan, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. copenfan

    copenfan Copenworld Newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2013
    Location:
    york
    Car(s):
    diahatsu copen
    vw sharan
    vw beetle
    audi tt
    harley sportster
    Hi all,
    well after a very long day we are now the proud owners of fee bee,
    an 04 black/red leather 659 copen, what a little gem she is! strictly speaking she is my daughters car but until she passes her test i will be "looking after" the car! very pleased so far drives like a go kart as many people have said,
    will post some pics when i work out how to, but the car is still on the website of the garage i bought her from, www.jaautos.co.uk if anybody wants a look,
    will update as we go on but so far so good, just having a bit of a problem with
    the battery discharging quickly but looking on the forum it seems quite common.
    might just be a quirk of the car?
     
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  2. DaG

    DaG Copenworld Guru

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2012
    Location:
    Sunderland
    Car(s):
    Copen 1.3
    If its the original battery it might be on its way out. Batteries don't last nine years and still perform well plus the battery is very small. I'd replace it if I was you.

    Just looked at the pictures I can see why you called it fee bee.
    Copens look great in that colour with the roof down. Hope you have many years of trouble free motoring and your daughter doesn't pass the test too soon.:)
     
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  3. trustafox

    trustafox Copenworld Guru

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    Nov 19, 2012
    Location:
    East Mids
    Car(s):
    Yes
    so is the name a play on Phoebe because of the plate? or was it just fee bee as a direct translation
     
  4. copenfan

    copenfan Copenworld Newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2013
    Location:
    york
    Car(s):
    diahatsu copen
    vw sharan
    vw beetle
    audi tt
    harley sportster
    It just kind of worked, fee bee/phoebe, plus my daughters nickname is B or BB so its a personal reg thrown in for free! kids today eh, back in my day.....rusty mark one escort!
     
  5. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2010
    Location:
    Worcester, UK
    Car(s):
    Nissan Cube Kaizen
    Hi Copenfan, welcome to Copenworld.
     
  6. quibbles

    quibbles Copenworld Regular

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2012
    Location:
    Leicester
    Car(s):
    2008 Copen and an Avensis
    Welcome! You have many fun times ahead :D
     
  7. Number6

    Number6 Copenworld Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2013
    Location:
    Dublin
    Car(s):
    2005 0.7L Copen
    Nine years is very good for a battery - most are 4 -6 years. With the Copen's being so small, I'd have expected it to die at the 4 year mark.

    Look through the little window in the battery (you may need a flashlight)- if you see anything other than green, replace the battery. If you see red - replace it NOW, chances are your battery is giving off hydrogen gas... The same gas that made the Hindenburg go pop.
     
  8. Eddie - Carver Owner

    Eddie - Carver Owner Copenworld Newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2013
    Location:
    Manchester
    Car(s):
    Owner of a Carver One with Daihatsu 660cc engine
    Joined - Eddie with Carver

    Hi folks. Joined for engine information as my Carver One has the 660 cc engine.
    Want to get manuals. Mine has done 36,000 miles and can't find record of valve clearance check. Probably done, and have somewhere else in mind to look for whether mine has been checked. But want the manuals. Lovely engine - max torque is low down and it does pick up well.
     
  9. trustafox

    trustafox Copenworld Guru

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    Yes
    does it have the same turbo as the car?
    what is the recommended oil change schedule?
     
  10. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    Oct 27, 2010
    Location:
    Worcester, UK
    Car(s):
    Nissan Cube Kaizen
    Welcome to Copenworld Eddie. Love the Carver One. Very cool. If I had the money & could find one, I'd buy one. That or a new three wheeler Morgan.

    Anyway, I always thought the Carver had a Smart engine. You would know better than me though.

    Well once you have been a member for a few days you should get access to the manuals in the Directory section at the top of the forum.
     
  11. DaG

    DaG Copenworld Guru

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    Sunderland
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    Copen 1.3
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