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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Electric cars
« Last post by Jocko on January 15, 2018, 03:07:03 PM »
I see Ford has just announced it is to boost its investment in electric vehicles to 8bn in the next five years, more than doubling a previous commitment. The car maker would have 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicles in its range by 2022.
Interesting aside is the last part of the announcement where they say "The US firm also unveiled a more fuel-efficient version of its Ranger pick-up truck, the Ranger 2019. The SUV will have a 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine, 10-speed auto transmission and automatic emergency braking."
Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Gearbox shot.
« Last post by Jocko on January 15, 2018, 02:53:21 PM »
Well that's it booked in for repair. I have to take it to Glasgow (Rutherglen, actually) on Monday morning, then pick it back up on Tuesday. Only fly in the ointment is the travelling home from Rutherglen to Kirkcaldy, then back the next day. Two buses and about  two and a half hours each way! Still, cannot wait to get it done.
Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Oil Consumption??
« Last post by trebor1652 on January 15, 2018, 02:13:21 PM »
Ah good old Castrol GTX, we are all of a certain age I guess.

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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Oil Consumption??
« Last post by culzean on January 15, 2018, 02:09:32 PM »
Duckhams? A blast from the past - can you still buy it?

The only thing I remember about Duckhams is that it was bright green and after a few miles in the engine it went proper  dark green and thin as water - I was not impressed only ever used it once.  When Mobil 1 synthetic became available in late 70's early 1980's I started using that and can remember  how easily my engine used to crank over in winter.   I have used almost exclusively Castrol oils for last 30 years and my cars have all done high mileage with no problems and no oil usage between changes.

I do remember when my brother tried BP visco-static in his motorbike in late 1960's (latest and greatest oil apparently) and his engine seized up miles from home,  needless to say he never used it again.
Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Oil Consumption??
« Last post by Jocko on January 15, 2018, 01:52:30 PM »
Duckhams? A blast from the past - can you still buy it?
In Car Entertainment / Re: 2014 Jazz Vti head unit
« Last post by Jocko on January 15, 2018, 01:51:01 PM »
Or getting it repaired. There are plenty places repair audio equipment.
Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Drivers side wiper blade
« Last post by sparky Paul on January 15, 2018, 01:13:08 PM »
Don't order a 26 inch blade, it won't fit a GE3.

GE3 is a mark 1 Jazz, the correct sizes are indeed 20" and 15" - but quite a few have fitted 21" and 16" without any problems. A 26" blade on the driver's side will foul the passenger side wiper.
Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Fitting DRL's
« Last post by Rhysfjf on January 15, 2018, 12:53:37 PM »
Just had another read of the Philips instructions:-

In the 'problems' section it mentions if your car has a varying voltage that I should connect the blue wire to 'KL15 or
ACC pole (+)' on the fuse box -  I have no idea what either of these mean, but I just need to find where either of these are on the fuse box and run the blue wire through the firewall to it.

I will updated once I've done this in a few weeks time  :D
Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: gearbox problem
« Last post by Jem on January 15, 2018, 12:24:35 PM »
I can guarantee it affects 56 plate gearboxes.

I can agree to that. My 56 gearbox needed the bearing done around 70-75k
Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Fitting DRL's
« Last post by Rhysfjf on January 15, 2018, 12:23:03 PM »
The DRL's controller will sense system voltage to see if engine is running to turn on (and turn off if voltage is too low, less than 13v to 13.5v I think) this is to make  DRL's 'automatic' as they will only light up with engine running and turn off when engine is stopped.  I have read the Jazz (and maybe other cars) can reduce alternator output almost off (below 13V) when battery is charged and not many accessories on.

Is there a wire on your kit to turn DRL off when headlights come on ?

My car does not have DRL so I fitted LED bulbs in sidelights and just ran on sidelights normally (now I have LED headlight bulbs I just drive with dip on all the time now, as the LED are not going to wear out like filaments), the problem with DRL is that rear lights are not on and some people think just because front is lit up the rear is as well and tootle around in the dark morning and evening 'saving' their headlight bulbs by using DRL but from behind the car is pretty invisible.

Hi Culzean,

Yes on the kit there is an orange wire which taps into the positive wire of the side light, so when I turn the sidelights on the DRL's turn off.

Obviously if visibility is poor I don't rely on the DRL, as you say they only light up the front. My main concern is that they're turning on and off and I don't want this to happen say for instance if someone is waiting to come out of a turning and they think I'm flashing to let them out.

There is a blue wire which is a ground and currently it's just connected to a bolt on the body work - the OP mentioned they would try and tap the blue and red wire together onto the fuse box to try resolve the issue but wanted to know whether they ever managed to do it, and if it worked what fuse I should be tapping into etc.
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