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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Clydemac77, Jan 5, 2014.
I'm new to the forum!
Just thought I'd get started by saying 'hi'
Hi, welcome to Copenworld. Do you have a Copen or are you just interested in them?
I've got a lovely white copen with gorgeous tan interior. I have had him about 1 year and a half, but now want to sell. Unfortunately, the turbo has gone. I have joined this forum for advice as I'm unsure what the next step should be? Put up for sale as is, or repair turbo?
Any advice would be really appreciated
The turbo cannot be repaired or refurbished - it's some sort of sealed unit.
The only viable option is to replace the turbo, which is ~£1000 for the part alone if memory serves.
If the car is in good nick, I'd replace the turbo and avoid the scrapheap - Copen lovers would rather get a Copen with a new turbo
My copen is a 1.3 so I don't have a turbo there is a lot of information on here though and some members have replaced theirs.
Have a look at this link.
I am sure someone with turbo experience will be along soon with advice!
Thanks for all the advice cheers. Jus wanted to see if a copen enthusiast would want a new year project to work on
My advice would be to fix it first.
The cost to fix it would be less then the value you would lose on selling it as is.
The link gives great advice so will get onto that straight away.
Yeah I had thought that too, thanks for the advice
I've gotta 1.3 also, so no turbo, but see if I was looking at a £1000 plus repair i think I'd be looking at the possibility of a complete engine transplant and do away with a turbo altogether. Ive seen complete Yaris low mileage engines available for a few hundred quid.
Would a Yaris engine fit? Would you then pay road tax based on the emissions of that engine?
just interested in knowing how many times have you had it serviced ?
I don't think a Yaris engine would fit - but I could be wrong.
Legally, at least in IE, you are required to inform the motor tax office about a change in engine size and type. From which, your road tax is calculated - engine size on cars before 2008 and CO2 for cars from 2008 and above. I know a few people who have done engine swaps, to a higher CC'd engine, and never told anyone, which will void your insurance.
That's interesting . I'll phone my mechanic. Maybe that way I'd keep the copen. It was just the turbo problem that was making me nervous, if I got a new 1 and then it went again!!
I'm not sure, but have just read other messages that seem to question this. Maybe just a new turbo will be the answer.
I've had it serviced twice. Ran great and then turbo jus went when I was on the motorway:-((
You're the second person I've heard that happen to on the motorway. What speed were you doing? The last time, it was 150kph.
It was just as I was going on the motorway, so about 50mph. Then it just lost power.
How many miles on the clock now & when you bought it?
I don't know if a Yaris engine would fit but at the price of the 600cc turbo I would sure as hell be looking into it. I suspect it would fit, but would likely want the Yaris mounts, ECU and wiring as well.
There would be no benefit at all in not telling the Authority (DVLA here). The Yaris engine is a lower tax bracket so you would pay less AND keep the insurance legal. The insurance premium would go up as it would be a modified vehicle though. Over the years I've prob done around 20 engine swaps on bikes and scooters (capacity up and down), and built a load of customs as well so i'm pretty familiar with the system. Never done a car though.