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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Kristian, Nov 30, 2015.
Just purchased my first Daihatsu Copen 1.3 from 2008 so excited to get to know her!
Welcome to Copenworld. You will find lots of great information on here to help with your new car and help you spend money on little extras .
What colour is it? We love to see pictures
Thank you very much
She is a lovely siler colour, need to give her a proper scrub down before she will be picture worthy
Finally got her in the garage today, will have to clear more out tomorrow so she does not feel so crammed in there!
Before picking her up I had noticed there was some water in the boot. Unfortunately when I got home I found out that it had been sitting there for a while as it has started to rust (picture will follow) now I got just it really well dried out, and the rust is not steuctural, so just going to find some posts about removing the rust and giving it a little paint over!
She squared up to her first BMW today! Which felt really good
A little side store on the day when I decided to buy her, I had been on the phone with the dealer informing them of my final price and we're waiting on their call back with the response. Moments before I get the call I leave the shopping island in Leamington Spa, and spot a silver Copen and talk it as a sign that I need to get the one I was looking at! Moments later the dealer calls back and tell me I can have it for the desired price
It's looking good already although your garage looks a lot like mine at the moment!
I always seem to end up with the biggest car in the car park parked next to me, although I did once lose my Copen behind a fiat 500
Welcome to the club,
We've just noticed water in our boot too, i decided to have a look when Jane said it was taking forever to de-mist the rear window.
Hi. If you haven't already, do a search for threads re water in boot. It's must often the seal around the top brake light. Maybe the dealer will fit a new one under warranty?
So now the garage is finally in a state where there is lots of space for her (still yet to name her)
Have made a long list of things that needs doing to it, and got started by giving the engine bay a proper wash and de-rusting boot and any part with just a little bit of rust on it. Unfortunately i did not buy it with a warranty as i was bargaining on the price and the warranty only included drivetrain. Also manmaged to give her an oil change and a new oil filter.
Now the thing i really want is to remove the bumpers, to give it a good clean, but was not able to find all the screws to loosen and dont have any manual on the car. Looking forward to be able to download it
I have accidentally closed the boot without the battery connected and not it will not shut properly or reopen......
I'm sweating bullets
Hi Kristian - got that boot working yet? You obviously like getting your hands dirty, so I hope you've sorted it. Love that first pic of your Copen in the garage, surrounded by stuff - looked just like a barn find! Yeah, water in the boot is a common problem and you'll find loads of threads on here about it and how to fix it. That was the same with Neville once I'd started investigating his innards - I was lucky: he still had a year's warranty to run, so the dealer dealt with a new brake light and seal and it's been fine since. Last summer I gave him a complete underseal, especially those rustable wheel arches (again, lots of threads on here, so you might want to make that a job near the top of the list. If you PM me your email address I'll send you an email with diagrams to locate all the screws to remove the bumpers - one or two are in strange places! Anyway, have a ball with your new fun purchase and let us know when you've chosen a name!
Hi Jules, Thanks for the nice intro.
At the minute i gotten all the body panels off and working on rust. hopefully will finish that soon and get the underbody coat done by the end of the week.
Unfortunately the boot is still very much sock, going to give it a real go this evening and look though treads. Cant wait to get the boot open again its giving me sleepless nights at the minute
Well, done mate - you're getting totally stuck in - respect! Have you gone through all the threads on here about stuck boots - it's a common problem and you sound like the sort of Copenista who's gonna get it sorted!
Keep us posted......
Actually found the solution in the car manual I downloaded of this site, so pretty lucky for me
Think the reason it's not working was because I been doing rust work in the boot and in the process had disconnect the hard top electronics so it thought the top was down, ups could have saved myself a lot of hours
Nearly got the front all newly undercoated and rust proffed! It has been in the garage for nearly two weeks now
After this I still got the interio and wheels to sort! Not to mention some bumps and giving her a proper waxing!
Great news Kristian! So glad that you were able to download the manual and track down the problem - big PHEW! Not long now till you'll be able to get your Copen out on the road again and have some ... FUNNNNN!