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Service Parts??

Discussion in 'Problems, Fixes, Tips...' started by Sharky, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. Sharky

    Sharky Copenworld Member

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    Hi Everyone,

    I'm thinking about getting a Copen and wanted to double check if there are problems getting hold of parts for the Copen i.e. clutch, cam belt or brakes etc???

    Thanks
     
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  2. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    Getting hold of the parts isn't so much of a problem.
    The problem is usually the cost of the parts!
     
  3. Sharky

    Sharky Copenworld Member

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    Where would you normally get parts from for yours?
     
  4. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    I just got stung for an oil change at a Daihatsu dealership.
    The plugs alone were almost £100 for four!

    I'm doing it my self next time.

    I've seen on eBay you can get a set of NGK plugs for about £55.
    Oil filters for about £15.
    Your local motor parts stockist, the sort of place that supply independant mechanics with parts. Should be able to get you parts again within a couple of days. Brake pads, clutches etc.

    I'd only go to Daihatsu for none service parts. I think this is your only choice. They can get parts to you usually within a couple of days.

    I'm yet to find any particular parts specialist for the Copen in the UK.
     
  5. Sharky

    Sharky Copenworld Member

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    Thanks for the advice!
     
  6. Pikachu

    Pikachu Copenworld Pioneer

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    I get all the work on the Yellow Peril done at our local garage in the village; I imagine he gets the parts from a local stockist as Adam mentioned, because his prices are really good - and substantially cheaper than those quoted by the Daihatsu dealer I got her from... :rolleyes:
     
  7. yoda

    yoda Copenworld Newbie

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    funny story re. parts

    As my car reached its 5th birthday I got a letter from the Daihatsu dealer that used to service it before I realised I was paying thro the nose for the privilege.

    It stated i would need a 5 year service and the cam belt changing.

    I took the car to my local garage and asked them to service it and see about changing the cam belt. When I went to collect it they told me the car doesn't have a cam belt but a chain which will probably never need changing!:think:

    We all had a bit of a laugh but I felt foolish for asking them to change something it didn't have.
     
  8. brandon mitchel

    brandon mitchel Copenworld Newbie

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    Me too. I'm having a problem locating some of the replacement parts which I need for my vehicle. Not to mention that there is the Daihatsu dealership.
     
  9. apt_copen

    apt_copen Copenworld Newbie

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    Service Parts

    EBAY & Eurocar parts are your best bet if sourcing directly. I'd imagine your local motor factors would supply these to your independant garage. Got an air filter for the 660cc for £15 from EBAY - Daihatsu wanted £46... I think not!
     
  10. Pikachu

    Pikachu Copenworld Pioneer

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    Hmm - I wonder, if you'd gone to your dealer, if they would have told you they'd changed the cambelt and charged you for work they didn't need to do?
     
  11. dwayner

    dwayner Copenworld Regular

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    dwayner

    In australia, parts are hard to get -
    Toyota are fine to get hold of them, and theone i go to is really good - they have 3 copens they service etc. One had a full engine rebuild, as they modified the turbo and it imploded!! others required general stuff like brake pads etc and they were about 1 months wait from Japan - tyres take a few days to get in usually, and i have to tell them in advance when i about to service, so they can get time to get in such things as oil filters etc. (that was only an issue on one occassion) Im thinking after 2014, when they dont have to take care of Diahatsu parts, then it looks like finding them at wreckers - or buying another copen as a parts supplier - which is what im doing. UK i dont know about.
     
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