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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Gearbox repair
« Last post by Jocko on Today at 06:50:34 AM »
Today my car goes into Top Gear, in Rutherglen, to have the gearbox input shaft bearing replaced. I have an hour and a half drive through there, and the best part of three hours on buses to get home. Bad enough, but yesterday afternoon I pulled a muscle in my lower back (a recurring injury) and this morning I can hardly depress the clutch pedal. Add to that the fact I am doped up with Tramadol and Paracetamol and it looks like being a fun day out!
I'll keep you all informed as to how it goes and costs and results.
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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: CVT Judder
« Last post by dj4llen on January 21, 2018, 09:45:55 PM »
I think what I did is one of the many suggested clutch reset procedures. Sort of.

1.   Warm up the engine to normal operating temperature (the radiator fan comes on).
2.   Start the engine under no-load conditions, then turn the headlights on.
3.   Start off in [D] position, and drive the vehicle until vehicle speed reaches 60 km/h (37 mph)
4.     Decelerate the vehicle in more than 5 seconds without pressing the brake pedal to reach completion.
5.   Test-drive the vehicle to verify that a problem does not occur on the start clutch control system.

Thanks TG. What do you mean by clutch reset proceedure btw ?
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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Egr valve
« Last post by dj4llen on January 21, 2018, 09:38:12 PM »
Perfect explanation. Thank you!

The fault code relates to if the EGR shaft is lifting when it should, whether the passages are clean or not will not affect it as the EGR feedback is purely solenoid lift and it does not know whether exhaust gas is actually going through it.  The normal thing that happens is that crud builds up on shaft due to valve not being used and when it does open or partly open it cant close again properly (there is probably more force from solenoid to open it than there is from spring trying to close it again). This is like having a leak in intake system at low revs (when valve should be fully closed) and messes up the fueling and causes lack of power and jerking.
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: The Black Pearl - Build Thread (Pic heavy)
« Last post by Jazz hybrid on January 21, 2018, 04:54:32 PM »
HI mate , car looks grrat , loving the rhino lip . If you donít mind could you please forward me the link so I can get one for my mk2 . Cheers
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Jerk on takeoff
« Last post by VicW on January 21, 2018, 04:53:52 PM »
The CVT gearbox was reintroduced in the early 2011 facelift replacing the i-shift and at the same time the torque converter clutch was introduced.

Vic.
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Jerk on takeoff
« Last post by Kenneve on January 21, 2018, 04:32:18 PM »
Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe the Mk 2 Jazz has an automatic clutch, rather than torque converter and it is the sudden engagement of the clutch that you are experiencing. I'm not sure what adjustment is available to correct this.
The Mk 3 has a torque converter or fluid flywheel, similar to most conventional auto cars.
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Jerk on takeoff
« Last post by Pine on January 21, 2018, 04:13:46 PM »
This is my understanding of how the CVT operates in the situation you mentioned:
If you are stationary in 'D' with your foot on the brake the gearbox puts itself into neutral (even though the lever is in 'D').   When you take your foot off the brake it engages Drive, and then you can pull away.  On my CVT I could just about detect the engagement.  Perhaps you are getting onto the throttle very quickly before drive is fully engaged, try taking your foot off the brake without applying any throttle and see what happens.  In the 'S' position it doesn't go into neutral, drive is continuously engaged ready for a quick getaway.
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Oil Consumption??
« Last post by Jocko on January 21, 2018, 01:23:37 PM »
My car used no oil during its first year of ownership, but has only been an issue since the oil was changed, in the summer. It has now done just over 100,000 miles. I use X-Tech 5W-30 fully synthetic motor oil. It seems to drop down to midway between Full and Fill then just sits there. The car gives no signs of burning oil. Performance is fine, fuel economy is brilliant. Plugs are clean and a great colour and the exhaust is clean with no smell of oil (I reverse car into garage, every night).
Yesterday I added oil to the cold engine, didn't check level as it takes a time to settle into sump, went for a 40 mile run and this morning I checked it cold once again. It was spot on the full mark. I'll see where it goes from there!
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Electric cars
« Last post by culzean on January 21, 2018, 12:32:57 PM »
There is a bit of an anomaly on BEV ownership,  If you lease the battery it is probably already costing you more than most people spend on fuel in  month, if you buy the battery you could end up with a very expensive bill or a very expensive ornament that you can't sell because battery is FUBAR.   The BEV is expensive anyway and the value drops like a lead balloon once you have bought one so where is the saving ?

Battery vehicles may make sense for business users because costs are skewed by lower benefit in kind taxes and tax breaks on buying EV etc etc but for private users doing lowish mileage the fuel cost savings are not there if you lease the battery,  and low residuals (high depreciation) on BEV mean lease costs are higher than they should be.

I guess governments are enticing people to buy BEV by subsidies on purchase price, allowing them into cities and towns with no emissions charges and zero road tax.  We all know governments will not suffer the lower tax income for long so I guess when a 'critical mass' of people have been lured in the various charges will go up.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Electric cars
« Last post by culzean on January 21, 2018, 12:01:42 PM »
The charging points in Lifton are in a residential area and given the number, it would suggest either there are several Tesslas in the Launceston area or the installer anticipates a large uptake of Teslas!

Up till now Tesla have been supplying a very, very expensive premium car and still haemorrhaging money at about $1billion a quarter - they are having massive problems upscaling production for a cheaper lower margin model 3.  I don't know how much of their losses is due to rolling out their charger network but maybe someone will buy the network when Tesla files for chapter 11.

With more and more competitors models appearing in the lower cost EV market (but still expensive compared to ICE) from mainstream car makers who can run a car making business effectively Tesla shares do not look like a very promising bet.  People from silicon valley,  used to making massive profits from very few employees will never get their head around manufacturing,  especially cars, which is a low margin high risk business.

http://uk.businessinsider.com/tesla-model-3-issues-causing-dangerous-cash-problem-2017-11?r=US&IR=T

Tesla 'Spacex' rocket division also getting a bad name for 'losing' very expensive satellites - where competitors may be pricier but have a brilliant track record.   No good being cheaper if you then lose billion dollar payloads.

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/01/curious-case-of-elon-musks-disappearing-satellite-spacex-zuma

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lorenthompson/2018/01/15/doubts-about-spacex-reliability-persist-as-astronaut-missions-approach/#500ddbf83305

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