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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Would the Mk3 benefit from premium petrol?
« Last post by Downsizer on Today at 09:24:49 AM »
As I mentioned elsewhere, my dealer added Wurth petrol additive at the first service, but not at the second.  As I didn't have anything to pay, I didn't ask the reason.  It seems to be associated mainly with motorbike engines, so perhaps they got a bit confused!
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / ****WARNING***
« Last post by Jocko on Today at 08:57:23 AM »
Don't be tempted to register with the reliability website I posted, reliabilityindex.com. I did, and I have been inundated with US Spam, every day since.  >:(
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Would the Mk3 benefit from premium petrol?
« Last post by Jocko on Today at 08:47:23 AM »
I added a bottle of Redex Petrol System Cleaner to a couple of tankfuls. Didn't notice any improvement, but I will probably do the same again this year. Found Asda the cheapest place to buy it.
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Rear side windows struggling to go up
« Last post by Jocko on Today at 08:42:47 AM »
They don't have individual fuses for each window. Sometimes the runners get very dry, especially if, like me, the rear windows are never ever lowered. Wind them down fully, and puff talc into the guides. That can help them slide.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Driving a CVT in snow
« Last post by Jocko on Today at 08:40:13 AM »
The cars I had didn't have wheel sensors. They just sensed the engine revs and changed up naturally.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Would the Mk3 benefit from premium petrol?
« Last post by mikebore on Today at 08:29:07 AM »
Someone mentioned earlier the additives in the higher octane fuels. I can believe the cleaning effect more than I can the performance effect, and there might be some benefit in using higher octane every few tankfuls for this reason.
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Rear side windows struggling to go up
« Last post by ChristoC on Today at 08:26:21 AM »
Hi
The side windows in the rear of my jazz are struggling to go up and down. 1 is slow and the other needs to be manually pulled up whilst pressing the button at the same time... is this run by a fuse!? advice appreciated!
thanks!
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Would the Mk3 benefit from premium petrol?
« Last post by peteo48 on Today at 08:26:12 AM »
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.

That's a very good point and some expensive cars often say premium recommended. The wording in Honda manuals (and also in Toyota) is "95 Octane or higher"

You can see why lawyers deal in semantics! What are they saying here? What does "or higher" mean? Anybody knows that you can put premium fuels in any car so why say "or higher?"

I don't think for one moment that 95 Octane from any supplier (like supermarkets) will do any harm but I wonder if there are benefits to be had. I bunged some Tesco Momentum in the car yesterday but it will be mixed in with whatever was left in by the dealer. Might go with, say, 3 tankfuls then go down to 95 and see if I notice anything.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Would the Mk3 benefit from premium petrol?
« Last post by mikebore on Today at 08:02:20 AM »
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.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Driving a CVT in snow
« Last post by culzean on Today at 07:42:46 AM »
In deep snow (10-15cms) I had to disable traction control to get up a 0.5km fairly steep hill. I was the second car up.  Otherwise with TC on, if you got stuck, it would not rev as TC stopped both driving wheels spinning - which was teh only way to get up. (Hump back bridge plus sharp corner ay bottom of hill meant gaining any speed before teh climb was impossible.

Took me three attempts to work out how to do it..

It is pretty common to disable traction control in snow  and mud,  even with winter tyres.  I always try to leave it on because it is all tied in with Vehicle Stability Assist and it helps control skids but sometimes it is the last resort to press the 'off' button.
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