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New Members / Re: New boy alert!
« Last post by Jocko on Today at 09:48:45 AM »
Hi Jocko

some have 8 spark plugs and some 16???

Would be an interesting cylinder, fitted with 4 plugs!! ;) ;)
A senior moment there. I was thrown by Lewo saying 8 valves instead of 16. I should have said "They all have 16 valves. Some have 4 spark plugs and some have 8. The handbook covers both engine configurations.".
Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Petrol Flap
« Last post by culzean on Today at 09:47:37 AM »
Wonder if car has had a bump and things have become a bit misaligned so that spring loaded plunger works OK in fresh air but the bracket with hole it goes into is twisted or does not line up properly anymore (or has dirt in it ). 

The pip should be spring loaded to retract and a solenoid to push it forward / lock it in place when other doors get locked. 

Could be that someone has tried to force it open and distorted the bit on the fuel flap that has a hole in it.  Try a bit of GT85 or silicone  lubricant (not WD40 which will stick it in place for all time once it dries out to a sticky lacquer).
New Members / *Opens Door into Jazz Club*
« Last post by badgerdisco on Today at 09:23:32 AM »
Hey Guys (lovely music) ; )

I am looking to buy a Honda Jazz. My Mk1 Skoda is 17 years old now and the head gasket blew over the weekend.

I wanted to get some insider knowledge. Also - do people sell their old Jazzi on here?

Last question, what's the plural of Jazz?
Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Petrol Flap
« Last post by auntyneddy on Today at 09:21:16 AM »
I have read somewhere there is a release inside the car. From memory  ( not good) it is inside the cover of the N/S rear light cluster. I have just checked the Honda handbook and can't find what I believe I have read somewhere. There is a note that the filler cover can't be opened if the drivers door is locked. Perhaps this might be the problem. If there is a warranty I should take it back for them to sort. It might just be a sensor in the filler area.
Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Potholes
« Last post by auntyneddy on Today at 09:09:51 AM »
Devon County Council is forever beating the drum that it has a lot of roads. Fine BUT the A388 here was resurfaced around 10 yrs ago and is now almost covered in Graffiti, that is markings where the road is to be repaired. This will undoubtedly mean the road will be closed with the resultant 25 mile detour.  They have just done a section between Holsworthy and Bude. of course the road was closed. I appreciate that some of the roads around here are narrow but the answer is always close the road. If you lived in Holsworthy and wanted to go to Bude, a distance I believe of 8 miles, it was 12 miles to Launceston then another 14 miles back to the road to Bude. Another section of the A388 has just been resurfaced and it is like driving on a washboard. A road was resurfaced and within 18mths a large area has lifted ( about a metre square). Just outside on the A388 at Holsworthy a hole appeared it was left and eventually repaired. Now there is a line of some 6 or 7 holes that originate from the original all filled in. It would have been cost effective to have repaired the first hole properly..Just below this is a stream with a bridge, to remove surface water from the road a slot has been cut in the grass verge. WHERE about a metre up the hill so that water lies in the hollow. I have on occasion seen them repair a hole. Shovel full of tarmac, stamp on it and drive off because they too damn idle to get the tamper off the lorry. Does nobody answer to what is obviously cowboy work. I don't know who did the roads but almost certainly South West Roads. I believe it is now called Devon Roads. I understand that when the government of the day privatised  road work DCC formed SW Roads some privatisation!!!!!.The other day Cornwall Council repaired a piece of their bit of the A388. Stop Go boards and Tamper out, hole filled in properly. As I commented it is no good contacting DCC as they just ignore it .Unfortunately we live just about the furthest point away from the seat of government and it's CABINET at Exeter so we get ignored. What is frightening is our MP has to travel this piece of road regularly and still nothing is done.
They need a major rethink to allow you to go into neutral and take your foot off the brake, put the handbrake on and then restart the engine - perhaps with the accelerator.
I'd like it if they 'allowed' us to release the foot brake in neutral with the handbrake on. That's something I would certainly revert to doing.
Or maybe auto idle stop systems are a bad idea full stop - especially on automatics. No wonder many people turn them off.
No, I think they work fine for most people as is. As I've noted most people do not 'select neutral, engage the handbrake and release the foot brake'. Whether they are driving automatics or manuals I don't know but it is normal for vehicles of all types these days to sit at a traffic light with their brake lights glowing. Drivers doing 'the right thing' are very much in the minority these days.

What intrigues me is why Honda in particular have implemented I/S this way for their automatics. Their system obviously can react to gear selection to restart the engine so all it would take would be for an extra bit of logic that said 'don't restart if in neutral'. One explanation I can think of is that they want to discourage automatic drivers from exiting the vehicle unless it's in park but that's tenuous.
New Members / Re: New boy alert!
« Last post by Kenneve on Today at 08:38:18 AM »
Hi Jocko

some have 8 spark plugs and some 16???

Would be an interesting cylinder, fitted with 4 plugs!! ;) ;)
Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Brake disc scoring
« Last post by JohnAlways on Today at 08:17:16 AM »
"It just seemed weird that it is only one disc and the scoring distance I thought might be the wear indicator"

I think the break pad wear indicator makes  lot of noise but does very little damage to the disk. None that wouldn't soon polish out by the new pads when braking :)
Auto idle stop works excellently on a manual because the engine restarts when you depress the clutch. At lights you can go into neutral, handbrake on and rest your legs. In an automatic you have to exercise firm downward pressure on the brake pedal to stop the thing from restarting thus tiring your right leg and annoying following vehicles.

They need a major rethink to allow you to go into neutral and take your foot off the brake, put the handbrake on and then restart the engine - perhaps with the accelerator.
Absolutely agree!
Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Locking petrol cap?
« Last post by sparky Paul on February 18, 2018, 11:42:31 PM »
Don't worry, we all have 'moments'.
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