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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Electric cars
« Last post by auntyneddy on Today at 12:25:40 PM »
Last evening on channel 37  Quest, where they have been running a series of How it's made: Dream Cars.
At 6.30 pm I pricked my ears up when I heard Teslar S. So for 30 mins I watched intently.  It appears Teslar make most of it in house BUT what did surprise me was when the commentator said the motor was a 3 phase AC electric motor. Now obviously I am back in the dark ages as I though battery power is DC. Well after the motor was built they then constructed an Inverter to convert to DC. My limited knowledge of inverters was that they consumed energy. They then constructed to drive unit which did not appear much bigger than the rear axle assembly fitted  Jags. E type etc. The battery another surprise was fitted with cooling to stop overheating presumably to permit fast charging. It is a pancake and fits under the floor of the car for access. Car was mostly alloy with steel bulkheads. The commentator claimed it had a range of 300 miles and wasn't very slow in the 0 to 60  stakes.
I can see why they cost what they do.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: ****WARNING***
« Last post by ColinS on Today at 12:18:12 PM »
Is it possible to 'wind' your computer back to a few days prior to your mishap. I have found that I have been  able to remove troublesome jerks this way.
This won't work.  The damage was done when you registered your email address on the site.  You can't undo that.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Now I have seen it all.
« Last post by auntyneddy on Today at 12:15:15 PM »
Quitting a vehicle is an offence. My favourite way of dealing with them was to time them and then when they came out ask them to switch their engine off and say. Do you realise in the 10 mins you have been gone your vehicle could be 5 miles away. Often a cocky one would say, not my problem mate I just report is stolen and then you will find it. WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If it's found in Scotland YOU have got to get to it before some nice persons strips it out and IF you report is stolen we would inform the insurers when they ask for an incident number that you left the vehicle with the engine running. NO payout.
Bye the Bye, don't get too cocky or you will have your name written in my little book.
Unfortunately no coppers so everyone does as they damn well please.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Would the Mk3 benefit from premium petrol?
« Last post by culzean on Today at 12:10:44 PM »
I can't help feeling that if the benefit of 97/99 octane fuel was really as great as some people claim, then Honda would say something like "Recommended octane 97/99. Minimum octane 95", rather than let the vast majority of their customers drive around with a sub-optimal performance.

Different areas / countries of the world have different grades of fuel available and car makers fettle their engines to run on what is expected to be available.  This grade can probably affect performance and emissions so they have to be careful what they recommend - if they test their car on 97/99 and it is not likely to be available they will not recommend it , they will just state the minimum octane you should use that will not cause problems.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: ****WARNING***
« Last post by auntyneddy on Today at 12:07:45 PM »
Is it possible to 'wind' your computer back to a few days prior to your mishap. I have found that I have been  able to remove troublesome jerks this way.
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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Fuel additives
« Last post by Jocko on Today at 12:01:50 PM »

Jocko

Redex seems to have been around for years. Did you notice any difference when you used it?

I should add that in my experience, I noticed a marginal increase in MPG of @2-3%.
Didn't make any difference that I was aware of but I'll add some again this year. At 3 for a bottle (two fill ups) it is hardly  a great expense. And I don't imaging it has any detrimental effect.
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: 2012 EX - best tyres?
« Last post by culzean on Today at 12:01:05 PM »
I'm considering Avons for the front to save a few quid, but will probably stick with what I know.

I fitted Avons to the Civic last year and saved over 25 a tyre over Michelin ES.

Will be fitting Avons to her indoors GE Si this spring when I get 15" alloys to replace the silly 16" OEM)- again will almost save enough to pay for alloys (about 55 from mytyres.com) - her alloys (diamond cut) are looking a bit tatty and don't fancy paying over 100 a wheel to get them refurbished).

Have found Avons to generally have better grip than Michelin ES and they steer much better and IMHO are just as quiet - whats not to like.  If I was still doing big annual mileage I may have stuck with Michelin but do about 5K a year these days - can't comment on longevity of Avons but I want them to wear out rather than perish out. ( I have winter Nokians on steel wheels so for 5 months of the year the Avons are in garage anyway).
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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Fuel additives
« Last post by MartinJG on Today at 11:59:56 AM »
Only one I have used recently is Redex Fuel System Cleaner, and I found Asda the cheapest place to buy it.

If people are buying expensive petrol just to get cleaners rather than higher octane they may as well just put some redex in the tank once a month or so.  Redex (and STP etc) are the best cleaners I have come across (see Redex melt the gunge and lacquer out of a motorbike carburettor ).   When petrol stands in the fuel system or evaporates it leaves a gum behind they when it is left turns into a harder lacquer,  the holes in injector nozzles are very fine and it they do get gummed up it destroys the spray pattern and affects fueling).

Culzean

Spray pattern and therefore more efficient burn was one of the points raised in the report. They actually took 2 vehicles from new and then ran one with Millers and one without. After 200,000 miles, they checked all the key bits including the injector spray pattern which was noticeably better on the Millers vehicle. However, based on what you say, it makes more sense to add the stuff from time to time rather than every tank top up.
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Rear side windows struggling to go up
« Last post by auntyneddy on Today at 11:55:57 AM »
The nearside rear door window would not move. So I checked, fuses, switch, continuity and all fine. Then I had to cut a piece out of the door behind the card as it is impossible to get to the bolts that hold the mechanism without lowering the glass. So after many curses and cut knuckles I got the window out. Checked the motor everything fine. When I came to put the window back in I found the cause. At some time the window had been taken out and when put back was jammed between the rubber and the inside of the door well out of it's track. So lots of manipulation to straighten the rubber. Bags of silicone grease and heh presto all working.
My own fault I don't use these windows but some 30 months after purchase a friend tried the window only to find it didn't work. So Honda's pre sales check was like their warranty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Fuel additives
« Last post by culzean on Today at 11:50:44 AM »
Only one I have used recently is Redex Fuel System Cleaner, and I found Asda the cheapest place to buy it.

If people are buying expensive petrol just to get cleaners rather than higher octane they may as well just put some redex in the tank once a month or so.  Redex (and STP etc) are the best cleaners I have come across (see Redex melt the gunge and lacquer out of a motorbike carburettor ).   When petrol stands in the fuel system or evaporates it leaves a gum behind they when it is left turns into a harder lacquer,  the holes in injector nozzles are very fine and it they do get gummed up it destroys the spray pattern and affects fueling).
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