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Dealers & Insurance / Re: Vertu honda?
« Last post by evijaymohan on Today at 11:20:02 AM »
I started observing some faint chirping/rattling noise from front ( below is the link on he forum for discussion)

https://clubjazz.org/forum/index.php?topic=10815

On check up at Honda service center, it was found that CVT fluid is low ... Now I am even more frustrated..
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I had a visit to Honda Services today, They found the CVT oil is low.

They did not guarantee that noise would be ok after CVT oil refill.

Scared !!
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Steel wheels and winter tyres
« Last post by culzean on Today at 11:10:23 AM »
https://www.wheel-size.com/size/honda/jazz/2004/

You need to be careful as the 2004 Jazz was fitted with 14" or 15" wheels where later ones probably had 15" or 16" rims.

The difference in tyre rolling radius between 185/55R16 ( on 16" rims) and 175/65R15 ( on 15" rims) is negligible - but I don't know what tyre you could fit to a 14" rim to get the same radius,  so you need to know what your original rims and tyres are ( will be on the sidewall of tyre).  Even then I doubt the 14" rims will clear the brake calipers even if you can fit them instead of 16" rims,  or what your speedometer will read..

https://tiresize.com/tyre-size-calculator/
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: WTO rules?
« Last post by culzean on Today at 10:42:10 AM »
Interesting article about Remainers getting Brexiteers motives wrong ( but maybe on purpose ).

https://brexitcentral.com/remainers-wont-get-brexit-understand-caricature-brexiteers-entirely-wrong/
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Steel wheels and winter tyres
« Last post by John A on Today at 10:17:05 AM »
Winter tyres are like chalk and cheese with summers in ice and snow - I used to be out to get to work very early and before I got winters I used to have to go out even earlier and clear the hill out of our estate and salt it from the bins,  not what you really want to be doing at 4AM.   After winters fitted I used to sail up the road and left the untouched road for later users to get stuck on ( I doubt they ever realised I had cleaned the road for them before) a lot of cars on our estate used to park along the main road about half a mile from our estate and walk rather than try to get up or down the twisty hill.  Remember that winters are much, much better for steering and braking as well,  it is not all about traction,  more about grip.   IIRC roads in Scotland have a much grippier surface than English roads,  there are warnings on my motorbike forum about extra tyre wear when in Scotland......

I have all season tyres on my card, usually Scotland's weather doesn't get to the temperatures in the south-east of England, so I reckon they're a good compromise for me. Had winter tyres on my Qashqai and it would go up hills in two wheel drive that were impassible if summer ones were fitted.
I'm sure that the tyres do wear much quicker up here, but don't ask me to prove it!
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Think the earliest US models were 1.5 Litre VTEC equipped, so only 4 spark plugs.

Yes,  there was a L15A2 i-DSI engine but Japan only I think.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Steel wheels and winter tyres
« Last post by culzean on Today at 10:02:31 AM »
I have to ask.
Unless you live out in the wilds of the countryside, or perhaps the Highlands of Scotland, do we really need winter tyres on any family  car in the U.K.
I probably agree the use of steel wheels in the winter, but in over 60 years of driving, I have never had to change the tyres on any vehicle that I have owned, for winter driving.
It's obviously important to ensure that your tyres are in good condition at all times and when the road conditions are poor, surely you accordingly?

Winter tyres are like chalk and cheese with summers in ice and snow ( or even just cold and wet roads)- I used to be out to get to work very early and before I got winters I used to have to go out even earlier and clear the hill out of our estate and salt it from the bins,  not what you really want to be doing at 4AM.   After winters fitted I used to sail up the road and left the untouched road for later users to get stuck on ( I doubt they ever realised I had cleaned the road for them before) a lot of cars on our estate used to park along the main road about half a mile from our estate and walk rather than try to get up or down the twisty hill.  Remember that winters are much, much better for steering and braking as well,  it is not all about traction,  more about grip.   IIRC roads in Scotland have a much grippier surface than English roads,  there are warnings on my motorbike forum about extra tyre wear when in Scotland......

I have been through some of the worst winters in living memory on cars ( some rear wheel drive with a bag of sand or a paving slab in the boot ) with summer tyres but it was a struggle and you were always liable to get pretty well stuck and need outside help with pushing,  but with winter tyres it is a breeze. My wifes Nokian WRD3 are on their 4th winter and the present Nokians on my Civic on their 3rd while the alloys are snug in the garage ready waxed for spring.  If you want to use steel wheels in winter what is the point in having summer tyres on them ?  Winter tyres are not as expensive as summers anyway,  and while your winters are wearing your summers are not.  It is also easy to wash down steel wheels and slap a coat of Hammerite on them if required,  something you would not do with alloys which can get very expensive to refurbish properly.   Alloys really take a hammering when roads are salted,  and steel wheels protect the brakes ( especially the stupid Jazz rear discs) from a lot of crap because they have far less open area than alloys.


I am happy when my wife goes out in dodgy weather that she can get where she want to go and her tyres will not be the cause of her getting stuck somehwere,  we have some pretty good hills in Shropshire that are deadly when snow on them.

The only real extra expense is the steel rims,  as your summer tyres get no wear for six months of the year - but unlike alloys steel rims last for ever with little care.  I suppose it depends how long you keep a vehicle and if the rims will fit your next one as I doubt many garages or private buyers would want to pay for your steel rims / winter tyres when buying the car.

here is a great test and video for anyone who doubts how good winter tyres are.  Two videos, one at the snowdome and another showing tyres when road temp is below 7 deg C.

https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/car-news/66692/winter-tyres-4x4-grip-test-video
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Steel wheels and winter tyres
« Last post by Jocko on Today at 08:37:22 AM »
I have never had, or needed, winter tyres. We get snow and ice so seldom it is not worth while. On the one day it is bad I just leave the car in the garage!
When I worked in Greenock I bought a set of snow chains. 10 years later I sold the car with them still in the boot, unused!
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Check your tyre pressures. I set mine to 35 psig. After a longish run check the wheel centres for heating. That way you can discount a dragging brake.
The rest comes down to driver tweeks. Do you accelerate up behind traffic then have to brake? Anticipation is what gives good mpg. Avoiding the need to brake by leaving a good gap and anticipating the traffic ahead. Use higher gears. I invariably drive round town in 5th, changing down to 3rd for roundabouts. I usually skip 4th, both changing up and down (though I will go into 4th on an uphill section or in flat 20 mph zones).
I never turn the heat on until blue light has gone out. No point in trying to heat the cabin at the expense of warming the engine up. On descents get your foot right off the accelerator. This allows DFCO to operate and engine burns no fuel at all. Foot lightly on throttle negates this.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Steel wheels and winter tyres
« Last post by John Ratsey on Today at 08:17:41 AM »
Am I right in thinking the tyre pressure sensors work on the rotation of the wheels and donít have sensors fitted in the rim? 
Yes - based on wheel rotation. See https://clubjazz.org/forum/index.php?topic=8667.0.
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