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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: moving off uphill
« Last post by Jocko on June 05, 2023, 12:41:22 PM »
I'm guessing the clutch is a cable.
Mk1 clutch is hydraulic.
Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: moving off uphill
« Last post by embee on June 05, 2023, 12:08:49 PM »
Never driven a mk.1 but I know some cars are just like that. Unfortunately there's rarely much you can do about it mechanically providing there aren't any actual faults.
I'm guessing the clutch is a cable. Sometimes these can get stiff which doesn't help things, my Dad had a CRV with a cable clutch, it was fine when the car was young but when I drove it after some 10yrs or so the clutch was horribly heavy and stiff, he had just got used to it as it gradually changed.
They are usually auto adjusting but some basic cars (Aygo etc) still have a manual adjuster on the cable, and this can sometimes help the action and biting point etc.

You can try some silicone lubricant on the cable itself, they are usually nylon lined and ideally you wouldn't use mineral type oils though it's not disastrous if you do.

It's often down to how the engine idle speed management is calibrated. Usually if you briefly blip the throttle the idle speed will hang-up a little for a second or two before dropping back down to normal. If this function is calibrated to be very brief it can lead to relatively easy stalling. Similarly once the car is actually moving (above a low threshold speed) the idle speed will normally be at a slightly higher value, generally to improve driveability and refinement. If this function requires the car to be moving slightly faster than ideal then it can also lead to easy stalling, the engine will dip in speed before the car gets up to the required speed for it to be held higher. Not much you can do to re-calibrate these things.
Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - 2020 / no crank start
« Last post by different1936 on June 05, 2023, 10:55:07 AM »
Hi there i hava maddening problem on my 2016 honda jazz base model key start vehicle. It is an intermittent fault which is wheni put the key in the ignition and go to the start posiition nothing happens key is recognised as the key symbol flashes once amd goes out all dashboard lights are on  amdwhen i let the key go back to position 2 and try again to start the carit will start. Tthis fault occurs every 3 or 4 days. The car runs perfectly when it is started,does any body think this faullt would be stored in the ecu.Ihave changed the clutch safety switch no different, battery is good, all earth points have been cleaned to no avail. Can anybody help .
.many thanks Phil
Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: Tire consumption
« Last post by Jazzik on June 05, 2023, 10:27:33 AM »
the front tires are very worn on the sides,
it must be said that the city where I live has many roundabouts,

Perhaps a slightly higher (0.3 bar) pressure would help... also saves a (little) bit of fuel.
Gallery / Re: 2015 Orchid Pearl White Honda Jazz Si
« Last post by Chris_Music on June 05, 2023, 09:58:36 AM »
A small update that probably wont be to everyone taste, but I quite like them.

Dynamic Turn Signals

I came across these on AliExpress while searching for other things and thought they looked pretty cool on a black mirror.
If my mirrors weren't black I'm not sure if I would have liked them. But with the black, they blend in nicely.
I got them from here for around 12:LINK
They seem good enough quality, and plug straight into the original Honda plug.
They are fairly easy to fit. You have to remove the mirror glass, and then pop off the mirror cover from inside by pushing the clips, and then there are 2 Torx screws to remove. Took about 15-20mins in total.

That's all for now, until I stumble across something else on AliExpress!
Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: moving off uphill
« Last post by Lord Voltermore on June 05, 2023, 09:53:32 AM »
There you go Jaxabin.  Perfect your skills on a mk 1 jazz ,and every car you drive thereafter will be so easy in comparison you will soon be reminiscing about how  these  new drivers  who pass their test in an electric vehicle had it too easy. ;D  Let them try driving  a mk1 Jazz. Except they can't because , they don't have the correct driving  licence  :P    Those who learn to cope with less powerful brakes, dodgy synchromesh on gears, more challenging power delivery etc can  cope with better performance.  Not so easy to adapt if its the other way round.   
Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: Tire consumption
« Last post by Kremmen on June 05, 2023, 07:37:47 AM »
If you are 'enthusiastic' on roundabouts and tighter bends, tyres can wear a lot quicker on the outer edges.
Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: Tire consumption
« Last post by Lord Voltermore on June 05, 2023, 07:12:26 AM »
I have only done 20,000 km /12500 mile so far,probably half of it on motorways, and I have two sets of wheels, one on original summer blue earths, and a set on Goodyear vector all seasons.    I intended to record exact mileage done on each set but I lost count. But its about 10,000 km, 6000 miles on each set.   The blue earths have some wear on the fronts, but  evenly spread and not excessive,They  should last at least  20,000 miles /30,000 km if left on the front  or longer if I swop fronts to rears.
Less wear on the all seasons, and they will probably last even longer.  It may surprise some that despite their more open tread pattern All season tyres often perform well  for tread wear mileage.

Some excess wear is probably due to the extra torque. But you dont always  have to use it all  ;D

I  can understand  Wonder's point about roundabouts.  I do tend to use the extra torque ,with no need to change gear on the roundabout ,to merge with other traffic  in a more ' positive and assertive'  way,(ie sometimes a bit faster ,taking opportunities I may not have taken in a less responsive manual car.   :-[ ) This may increase tyre wear slightly not just for accelerating, but when cornering.

Edit - added after Kremmens next comment.     On a previous car my daily commute involved a tight U turn.   Over time this resulted in increased tread wear on the outer edge of the nearside front tyre. 
Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: Tire consumption
« Last post by Wonder on June 04, 2023, 10:10:14 PM »
these are the tires I'm putting on,

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 Evo,

the front tires are very worn on the sides,
it must be said that the city where I live has many roundabouts,
I took those tires because they have an A-rated wet grip.

Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: moving off uphill
« Last post by Jocko on June 04, 2023, 09:54:23 PM »
Also, slight aside but it seems the handbrake is a little bit weak? If I get it serviced will they look at it all and see if it looks right?
The handbrake on the Mk1 Jazz is not great and I was told by the Honda mechanic, when I bought mine, to firmly apply the footbrake and hold it on while I applied the handbrake. I never had any issues doing that.
Regarding stalling. After driving all sorts of vehicles, for 50 years, I found the clutch on my Mk 1 Jazz a pig. It was very easy to stall. After more than 6 years and 62,500 miles of ownership, I never got used to it and unless I gave it big revs I still stalled on an embarrassing number of times.
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