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Servicing, oil/filter changes....after new turbo! Leak behind seat?

Discussion in 'Problems, Fixes, Tips...' started by Chrishome49, Mar 25, 2014.

  1. Chrishome49

    Chrishome49 Copenworld Newbie

    Sep 18, 2013
    Daihatsu Copen, 2003, silver
    Hi there,
    I've had my cute wee Copen for 8 months but sadly had to have a new turbo fitted after one month of ownership! The dealer did say that it looked like a very old oil filter in the car.
    How often should I have the oil or oil/filter changed? I though I'd read that oil change every 3k miles, and oil/filter every 6k miles? Wanted to make sure I have correct info due to the previous cost of replacing the turbo.
    Thanks in advance.
    Also, by chance, has anyone had water gathering behind the passenger seat? I have the usual brakelight leak and damp boot, so plan re sealing the brakelight, but wondering why there's water behind the seat.
  2. dsb

    dsb Copenworld Regular

    May 15, 2013
    abingdon oxfordshire
    copen vivid
    happened to me too - the boot gets wet and by osmosis the water travels via the carpet material into the car and behind the passenger seat.
    I took to putting a wad of waste paper - computer listings from work behind the seat with a few bricks on top - that caused it to draw the water out over a couple of weeks - but that is reliant on you stopping the water getting in anymore of course.

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