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A new member .. Just a quick Hello

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Recordist, Oct 22, 2017.

  1. Recordist

    Recordist Copenworld Newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2017
    Location:
    Edinburgh, Scotland, Uk
    Car(s):
    Daihatsu Copen, Classic Mini Cooper S
    Hi Everyone
    I've just got hold of a 2004 Copen ..
    Body Wise.. It needs a bit of work especially around rear of the front wheel arches!!
    Mechanically.. All seems fine so far! Fingers Crossed!
    I used to driving my Classic MPI Mini Cooper S ..
    These two cars have a lot in common .. They are both brilliant fun to drive!
    As I get deeper into this wonderful car .. I'll no doubt be looking for some help & advice.
    But for now.. I'm just driving around with a smile on my face!

    Cheers Robert (Edinburgh, Scotland, UK)
     
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  2. adatara

    adatara Copenworld Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2016
    Location:
    Fukushima Japan
    Car(s):
    L880 Copen; have a Honda Airwave (long Honda Fit); had Subaru Foresters
    welcome! Hope your car's problems are minor & cheap to fix.
     
  3. Toozalii

    Toozalii Copenworld Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2016
    Location:
    Salisbury
    Car(s):
    Copen 1.3
    Champagne Gold
    Hello Recordist,
    and welcome to the most helpful bunch of Copen owners anywhere!!!

    Lots of fabby Copen fixing info on this magic site but you do have to search around and be clever with your search criteria.
    Lots of stuff on rust curing and prevention.

    Have a look at the bottom of my post “Headlamp Moisture” for info and photos on wing removal that should get you at your rusty probs.

    When you get confident do please post your own helpful Copen bits and pieces to jolly along the rest of us.
     
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  4. Salieri

    Salieri Copenworld Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2012
    Location:
    Germany
    Car(s):
    Pearlescent White Copen (1.3 K3-VE)
    Hi Robert and welcome!
    You will have lots of fun, especially after you have the rust sorted. The car is easy to take apart, so there should be no worries :D
    If you know your way around a classic mini, the Copen will be easy as :D
    FYI: Oil changes (5w30, 5w40, 0w40) are due every 3000 miles or 5000km (6 months). Its important, that's why I mention it in every newcomers thread.
     
  5. Recordist

    Recordist Copenworld Newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2017
    Location:
    Edinburgh, Scotland, Uk
    Car(s):
    Daihatsu Copen, Classic Mini Cooper S
    Hey! Thanks for that .. I'd forgotten all about the Oil Change frequency .. That's much more regular than most cars.. but then this little thing has some remarkable performance considering it's size! Engine wise it seems a little more complex than the mini... This Copen seems to have a few performance extras .. HKS air filters, HKS Sport Exhaust and a quite comical HKS Blow-Off Valve.. :eek:However I've no idea what the actual effect of these are! As I say big thanks for your advice .. Im only at the exploration stage.. but my questions are building up! You'll no doubt see them listed soon.. Cheers Robert
     
  6. Vin Petrol

    Vin Petrol Copenworld Regular

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2017
    Location:
    Stockport
    Car(s):
    2004 0.7 Copen
    The Copen has quite a restrictive airbox as standard, so that's usually the first step, the standard exhaust rusts into pieces within a couple of years so a good stainless steel one is a bargain. Blow-off....well, they sound nice anyway. :D
     
  7. Number6

    Number6 Copenworld Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2013
    Location:
    Dublin
    Car(s):
    2005 0.7L Copen
     
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  8. Recordist

    Recordist Copenworld Newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2017
    Location:
    Edinburgh, Scotland, Uk
    Car(s):
    Daihatsu Copen, Classic Mini Cooper S
    Goodness! I just wish I did!
     
  9. Thomas Birch

    Thomas Birch Copenworld Newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2018
    Location:
    Bracknell
    Car(s):
    Copen
    Anyone got an idea about the best fix, would love to just walk new arches on but can’t source them
     

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  10. Attack chihuahua

    Attack chihuahua Copenworld Newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2017
    Location:
    Newquay
    Car(s):
    One off daihatsu copen
    2013 Vw beetle
    Hi Thomas

    Looks like your going to need new panels there..
    Here's some contact info for the ex daihatsu dealer I got my new panels from.

    Triangle of Chesterfield Ltd
    Otherwise go to the daihatsu dealer finder and see if there’s one closer to you.

    This dealership is now a KIA dealer but they used to be DAIHATSU.
    The parts are not cheap but at least you know your going to get original panels and there should be no fitment issues.
    All the best
    DR
     
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