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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Battery Life?
« Last post by culzean on Today at 12:59:28 PM »
stop start is same for battery as ICE pretty much,  power supply still has to provide power to get car moving and accelerate (which  is more power than steady speed - unless that speed is 100mph ),  obviously electric cars don't have a 'tickover' to waste fuel while standing but most cars have start stop nowadays anyway.

When they get an EV with 400 mile range and 10 minute recharge and guarantee plenty of charging points with no queues I may reconsider.

I just love the way they advertise PHEV like Mitsubishi Outlander and BMW i8 - it seems as though they don't consider electrical power as 'fuel used' - I worked with a couple of people who had Outlander as company vehicle,  20 miles on full battery and then 30mpg after (and only a small fuel tank) and they can still claim stupid mpg figures which any half-witted engineer can see don't add up (135mpg for a 300BHP car ? ) The batteries alone in the Mitsubishi weigh 500kg and will take the SUV 20 miles fully charged wtf!

Nothing depreciates like an EV............. at that rate of depreciation the cost per mile becomes absolutely shocking

http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/14410937.Man_warns_of_electric_vehicle_depreciation_after_losing___15_000_on_Nissan_Leaf_in_18_months/
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Battery Life?
« Last post by jazzway on Today at 12:39:05 PM »
Is there a date on the battery i can see from above? Our Jazz will be 7 years in November and because we bought the car before its 5th 'birthday' i have no idea if this is the original battery. We have no problems at all what could be indicated on battery life, but maybe it suddenly dies tomorrow. Second question, can i buy the right battery on forehand and storage it until we need it? I ask this because i already know that by the time the battery dies i have to choose between Bosch and Bosch and there will be no time to order a better brand battery in time.
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Car Care & Detailing / Re: Headlight haze
« Last post by jazzway on Today at 12:22:09 PM »
I have done some severe headlights last week on a friends car. Started with wet sanding them with 1000, 1500, 2000, 3000 and finish with a medium light abrasive polish on a (white) light polisher foam pad. I sealed the then crystal clear headlights with Finish Kare 1000p high temp paste wax, but with a durability of max 6 months the sealant have to be reapplied 2 or 3 times a year. Better option is sealing them with something like Carpro Dlux.
Preventing the fuss with sand paper is keeping the car protected for the elements all year round. ;)
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Battery Life?
« Last post by peteo48 on Today at 11:27:01 AM »
Not strictly relevant but this seems to apply to Electric Cars as well. I've done some research into the Nissan Leaf as a possible next car and battery degradation has been a significant problem, regardless of mileage, in the hotter states in the USA. In the UK, on the other hand, the batteries have held up very well. There's a Leaf taxi in Cornwall that, after 5 years and 170,000 miles still had 80% of it's battery capacity.

A taxi with a 70 mile range ?? (on a good day) bet he doesn't do much out of town wok -   80% capacity means its range is down to about 55 miles now - nahh, no thanks i will stick with ICE.

Think your figures are a bit out. They reckon on 80 to 90 on the old 24 kwh Leaf and the oldest one still manages 65. Stop start motoring actually quite good for EV range.

Last week went out with my walking group. It was a mate's turn to drive and his Leaf managed the 80 mile round trip with some to spare. Warm weather and dry roads helped.

The ICE is on it's way out. I can't see many surviving beyond 2030.
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Battery Life?
« Last post by TG on Today at 11:06:21 AM »
Surely you must have a Yuasa battery?

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TG
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Battery Life?
« Last post by Garyman on Today at 10:11:22 AM »
So my battery died again this morning  :(

Called my Honda garage and they asked me to bring it down again tomorrow morning and they will try and get a fail on it so it can be replaced under warranty.

I told them I was just tempted to get a Yuasa one and be done with it as I don't have the time to keep going to see them even though they've been really helpful and looked after me all these years
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New Members / Re: New Member
« Last post by Garyman on Today at 10:08:33 AM »
Hello and welcome  8)
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Car Care & Detailing / Re: Headlight haze
« Last post by culzean on Today at 08:37:10 AM »
http://www.lamin-x.com/Universal-Film-Sheet-Covers-s/1885.htm

You can get products like one in link to replace the UV protection on plastic light covers after you spent all that time cleaning them,  as I said I use AutoGlym wax once a month (I am not a great cleaner of cars,  but it is so quick and easy to do front and rear lights that I will do it) to stop exhaust fumes and sun damaging the lenses mainly because it is so cheap and easy to do but also when you get older you need the headlights to be working at peak efficiency LOL
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Replaced rear discs & pads.
« Last post by longlegpete on Today at 08:05:59 AM »
There is a certain satisfaction about doing things yourself not to mention the savings
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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Clicking noise
« Last post by culzean on Today at 08:05:38 AM »
Check the anti-roll bar (which goes under car and links left and right suspension) is not broken and that mountings are intact.

a long shot because this would normally cause a clunk as you drove every time you went over a bump.
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