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shaking when empty

Discussion in 'Problems, Fixes, Tips...' started by Silver Rollerskate, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. Silver Rollerskate

    Silver Rollerskate Copenworld Member

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    Sep 10, 2011
    Location:
    Halesowen/Abingdon
    Has anybody else noticed that their Copen shakes when the fuel tank is empty?

    Initially I thought that I had a slow puncture because the car was making a rumbling noise and shaking abit, and I'd check it out when I went to fill up with fuel.
    Looked all around the car and no sign of any problems with the tyres. Filled the tank to the top (32 litres) and off (after paying) ;P.
    The shaking and noise stopped.

    Do you think that given the size of the car in relation to the petrol tank, that the weight of the fuel 'dampens' the suspension and stabilises the car?
     
  2. Rex

    Rex Copenworld Pioneer

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2009
    Location:
    Cardiff
    Car(s):
    Copen
    Personally, I haven't noticed the problem you describe.
    Which engine version do you have?

    Rex.
     
  3. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2010
    Location:
    Worcester, UK
    Car(s):
    Nissan Cube Kaizen
    I have the 660 same as you, but I can't say I've noticed any rumbling or shaking when the tanks empty.
    I'd suggest getting in the air to have a look at the suspension. Did the car have a fresh MOT when you bought it?
     
  4. issuefixed

    issuefixed Copenworld Member

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    Location:
    Taipei, Taiwan
    Car(s):
    yes
    There's so many noise and shaking in the Copen I've long ago given up trying to isolate each.
     
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