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WINTER PREPARATION GUIDE

Discussion in 'Problems, Fixes, Tips...' started by Your Majesty, Nov 26, 2015.

  1. Your Majesty

    Your Majesty Copenworld Regular

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    There's a lot of talk on the TV and articles in the news about getting your car ready for winter so I thought I'd compile a useful photo guide....
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    The End.
     
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  2. JulesAtCumbria

    JulesAtCumbria Copenworld Regular

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    That's great, Your Majesty - thanks for that! :rofl: Of course, it depends on what winter's like in your part of the world. I've never tried Neville in 'proper' snow as the 2013/14 winter (the first in which I owned him) was very mild, but posts from other Copenistas suggest that our little bundles of fun revel in the white stuff. Maybe I'll find out this year. Ice scraper - ready. De-icer and screen wash - ready. Service booked for 15/12. Decent tyres on him. 'bout as ready as I can be short of wellies and a spade in the boot! ;)
     
  3. ClareL

    ClareL Copenworld Veteran

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    We had a really bad winter with lots of snow - then I bought a spare set of wheels and winter tyres - haven't had any snow here in the two years since :banghead::rofl:.

    It's all my fault! :eek:
     
  4. Des Stableford

    Des Stableford Copenworld Newbie

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    Hi. My name is Des I live in North Wales. UK . I have just bought a 2003 silver daihatsu copen .I won't be using it over the winter. And going to Spain for 3 months. Jan-April. Is the engine ok sitting that long without being turned over. It will be in a brick garage over that time
    Any advice I will be more than happy. Thank for a great forum. Des.
     
  5. ClareL

    ClareL Copenworld Veteran

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    You should be fine, lots of Copens are wrapped up for the winter. Their batteries are small so will only hold a charge for a couple of weeks and make sure it is clean so that no road salt is eating away at it but apart from that everything should be good.

    Enjoy Spain, I'm very jealous :)
     
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  6. Des Stableford

    Des Stableford Copenworld Newbie

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    Thank you for speedy reply. I was concerned that the turbo may suffer I don't know why. I've just read the turbos are very temperamental. On this little car. And very expensive. Des.
     
  7. tictac

    tictac Copenworld Member

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    What's winter?
     
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  8. oresteb

    oresteb Copenworld Newbie

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    No, I don't know either (from Sicily)
     
  9. oresteb

    oresteb Copenworld Newbie

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    Ready for AU Open in Melbourne?
     
  10. freddyzdead

    freddyzdead Copenworld Member

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    Yeah, me, too. What's this white stuff you all keep talking about?
     
  11. ronalddoes

    ronalddoes Copenworld Member

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    Road salt, mostly. Here in the Netherlands it hardly ever snows, we just cover the country in tons and tons of salt to annoy Copen owners.
     
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  12. lex schotel

    lex schotel Copenworld Member

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    cant wait for winter to start ... 22 plus , I might even put the roof down lol
     
  13. ronalddoes

    ronalddoes Copenworld Member

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    Do you guys still accept prisoners? Sounds like better deal than we are getting!
     
  14. lex schotel

    lex schotel Copenworld Member

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    I used to live in holland so I feel sorry for you :)
    Yes we can get you here , but you have to surrender your copen .........
     
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  15. skbilics

    skbilics Copenworld Newbie

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    Whats a turbo? (girl)
     
  16. ronalddoes

    ronalddoes Copenworld Member

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    Hi Skbilics,

    Short answer:
    Nothing you should worry about, since you're driving a 1.3, and only the 0.6's have a turbo.
    Cue people with dreams of swapping the YRV Turbo's 1.3 into their Copen...

    Longer answer:
    A turbocharger, or colloquially turbo, is a turbine-driven forced induction device that increases an internal combustion engine's efficiency and power output by forcing extra air into the combustion chamber. source: Turbocharger - Wikipedia
     
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  17. skbilics

    skbilics Copenworld Newbie

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    Thank you very Much! is everyone copen really rattly or just mine?
     
  18. Vin Petrol

    Vin Petrol Copenworld Regular

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