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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Honda Approved Used GuarranteeH
« Last post by Jocko on December 10, 2017, 02:56:49 PM »
When "We Restore Alloys" opened, here in Kirkcaldy, and I got my Volvo wheels done, I asked how business was taking off. They said, "Brilliant. All the secondhand car dealers are bringing the wheels in, as pristine wheels sell a car no problem". Money spent on restoring wheels come straight back, money spent on servicing doesn't.
Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Gearbox shot.
« Last post by Jocko on December 10, 2017, 02:50:48 PM »
Received a quote from a garage in Glasgow.

Repaired in situ for 3270 plus vat
180 plus vat without a car attached

They obviously don't want the hassle of having to take the box out of the car!

Are you sure he hasn't slipped an extra zero on by mistake? :o

[edit: The more I think about it, I would be asking if that was a typo.]

I did ask and just got a reply. The zero wasn't a typo - the 3 was. 270+ VAT.

I am loath to fit a secondhand gearbox. It is a lot to go through and find it is no better than the one I have.

1.5 litres for gear oil??
According to the Haynes manual it is 1.5 litres.
Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: auto idle stop
« Last post by Deeps on December 10, 2017, 02:31:43 PM »
Thanks for all your comments I took it back to Honda garage they sorted it out, it was a computer problem.Its working sometimes now but its COLD outside so I know that it wont kick in then.

They probably disconnected the battery for a few minutes to reset the system. :-)
Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Air Cleaner Element / Air Filter
« Last post by culzean on December 10, 2017, 01:37:19 PM »
Rather than use snakeoil products , an Italian tune up is free and works wonders. 6,000 rpm with a hot engine  will clear your valves and EGR valve far better..over 20 miles or so.

Is this how I do it - put car in neutral and rev to 6000 rpm? For how long should I be revving?  :o

Don't rev car so high as 6000 when stationary, or for more time than you would need to overtake another vehicle, (and NEVER with a cold engine),  take if for a motorway run and stay at 70 for 20/30 miles (about 3300rpm) is all you need,  if you want to rev it a bit more try 70 in 4th for a bit.

Most cars that do local / low mileage never get north of 2,500 rpm and they suffer for it - you won't wear a Honda out by revving it - in fact it should be compulsory.
Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Spraying WD40 on fan belt
« Last post by culzean on December 10, 2017, 01:30:35 PM »
If you didn't need a new belt before you probably do now - the Kevlar and polyurethane micro-V belt will last pretty much for ever - there is no set replacement period, our local Honda service manager told me his had done 120,000 miles and still OK,  they only replace if badly cracked or frayed. 

Your belt probably just needed a small adjustment.  They cost about 50 from dealer for belt,  don't know what they charge for fitting, they obviously don't get much demand for new belts as last time I tried to buy one they said they don't keep in stock and would have to order it in, that is when tech told me about his car,  so I did not replace my belt as it looked OK and was still OK when I traded car in at over 120,000 miles.

But WD-40 on the belt wont do any good as belt relies on friction to work,  its a bit like spraying it on your brakes or clutch plate.

There is a deflection idling roller on belt,  sometimes if bearing gives up it can squeak.
Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Jazz security.
« Last post by ColinB on December 10, 2017, 12:40:25 PM »
The fob listens 27/7 and replies to the car when interrogated.
Seems a bit wasteful of the battery. 24/7 ought to be enough I feel  :P
Not really, it's only one day a year ...  ;D
Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Isofix pointson 56 plate Honda Jazz
« Last post by u587162 on December 10, 2017, 12:37:02 PM »
What is it with these isofix points, its so difficult on the honda jazz to get a child's car seat to line up and install properly.  Unlike my larger Peugeot 5008 with full size seats, trying to get any child car seat using the isofix points is a real nightmare if not impossible to connect.
Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Spraying WD40 on fan belt
« Last post by u587162 on December 10, 2017, 12:35:25 PM »
Car sometimes makes a high pitch squeak type sound when starting up and driving off.

I sprayed some WD40 on the fan belt when the engine is running.  Was that a bad idea?  How does one know when the fan belt needs changing and what is the cost of it (56 plate Jazz)?

Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Gearbox shot.
« Last post by u587162 on December 10, 2017, 12:32:40 PM »
that was for a gear box flush.  I assumed that was what he was talking about but could be wrong.
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