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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Starting issues
« Last post by Deeps on May 22, 2017, 07:03:15 PM »
This article refers to General Motors ECM, I'm not so sure that this can apply also to Honda Euro6 engines..

Well spotted, no one said it applied to Honda engines, however, it does give a general idea of what is going on and ties in with the AA's version of events.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Starting issues
« Last post by jazzaro on May 22, 2017, 06:58:40 PM »
This article refers to General Motors ECM, I'm not so sure that this can apply also to Honda Euro6 engines..
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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: A bit of a disaster
« Last post by Jocko on May 22, 2017, 03:33:15 PM »
During my brief spell as a bus driver, speed bumps were never a problem. As you say, big vehicles just straddle them.
Regarding the Cat. Luckily for me it is on the part that is firmly attached to the manifold so wasn't flapping in the breeze.
We sell Cats at really reasonable prices, after the old one is returned and the deposit collected. It is the Platinum or Palladium they contain that makes them expensive, and it is recoverable from the old unit.
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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Constantly deflating tyre / wheel
« Last post by Jocko on May 22, 2017, 03:24:04 PM »
That's a great price. Their website looks good.
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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Tailgate lock locked
« Last post by culzean on May 22, 2017, 01:43:18 PM »
how2

when you say 'latch' at 2 and 6 o'clock do you mean that the key slot is not vertical ? or is it the plastic 'flap' that you pull to open tailgate in the wrong position ?
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Replacing plugs on 2010 Jazz
« Last post by culzean on May 22, 2017, 01:39:06 PM »
Are there any alternatives to this special grease available in the UK at a reasonable price. In most cases we motorists only need a small tube.


http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/servisol-multi-purpose-silicone-grease-50g-tube-re90x

or alternatively good old white petroleum jelly (Vaseline is as good as anything,  I use it on my battery terminals etc)

The silicone grease has high film strength and good insulating properties which can be a problem on low voltage terminals if it actually gets between the contact faces (it is more for insulating stuff that is already connected to keep water out) - Vaseline (originally Silkolene - made by Silkolene oil company, Stoke) has low film strength so that it easily pushes away from contact faces to allow contact,  but will seal water and oxygen out of the plug.

Personally I would use Vaseline for car / motorbike plugs / sockets that don't live in a hot place, as the Vaseline can melt at fairly low temp, and silicone grease for higher voltage stuff (or anything that may get hot).
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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Tailgate lock locked
« Last post by TG on May 22, 2017, 12:20:37 PM »
You can lock/unlock it with a screwdriver from inside the the car if needed, under the 30mm circular cover there is a latch you can push.

The primary thing is to ensure the handle outside is returning back to its normal position, if it sits part way then the lock has issues.  Just push the handle back right now but to fix it put some grease (or sunflower oil or similar) on the handle sides so it moves past the rusty bracket then give it a bit of exercise to work that in.
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TG
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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: A bit of a disaster
« Last post by auntyneddy on May 22, 2017, 09:32:43 AM »
Not being a technic, my biggest concern with the exhaust hitting road 'crap' is the Cat. I have read on several occasions that sharp knocks to the Cat can damage it. While the cost of an exhaust is not funny a replacement Cat is a bit of a disaster.
Incidentally, slightly off subject:  Followed a double decker bus along a road subject to 20mph with the mount everest type speed bumps. The bus left me for dead as his wheels straddled the humps. I would guestimate his speed at a good 30mph. I understood speed humps were for safety???????. Ten ton of bus would do considerable more damage than my little Jazz.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Starting issues
« Last post by ColinB on May 22, 2017, 09:30:14 AM »
I was linked to this on another forum. I found it helpful to a computer controlled petrol engine geriatric virgin.

http://www.gmtuners.com/tech/modes.htm

Interesting article, thanks. One slightly puzzling thing is that manual intervention is needed (>80% throttle) to enter "clear flood mode", so the driver has to know to do this. Given the amount of clever automation described in the rest of the article, why can't the engine detect that it's flooded and do the necessary automatically ? Might save some breakdown callouts.
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Replacing plugs on 2010 Jazz
« Last post by auntyneddy on May 22, 2017, 09:24:28 AM »
The 2nd link CULZEAN refers to, is the one that can be accessed via Google. In fact it has jogged my memory, it was on the fitfreak site where I first found the link.
If you ignore the bits that don't matter I found it very easy to follow, in fact I downloaded it for my 'reference book' to be kept for any future foray to the back of the engine.
Incidentally it illustrates in the first link where anti seize is shown, how easily us poor mutts can be confused.
In the first link it speaks of special grease for electrical connections. I can only find NO-OX-ID which although available in the UK 20 plus postage is a bit much.
Are there any alternatives to this special grease available in the UK at a reasonable price. In most cases we motorists only need a small tube.
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