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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Honda fit 2007
« Last post by RichardA on Today at 11:40:01 AM »
@kdmqhd, if you are outside the UK the schedules may vary depending your country's climate. And as your Jazz is a 'Fit' it could be either CVT or torque converter automatic - the latter was offered in North America in place of the CVT in some other markets.

I understand that non-manual transmission fluid especially CVTs and dual-clutch transmissions should always be changed on schedule.
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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Hmmmm good news from Honda?
« Last post by RichardA on Today at 11:30:17 AM »
I used to get emails like this every December, a new Honda from stock with massive saving. They get the money back through meeting end of year/quarter targets or as is often the case these days, signing the customer up for a new PCP. I wouldn't be surprised if most profit is made from meeting targets and PCP bonuses than on the actual car.

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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Recon alternator ...
« Last post by mgb789 on Today at 11:29:48 AM »
Thank you culzean.  I will check the connections. Does hitting the alternator with the 'magic' iron bar mean that I might be able to use the car until I can get it to a Honda dealer in Portsmouth? I'm old enough to remember tapping the starter motor to get started!  The battery is less than a year old. I think I may have 'met' you on another forum calzean,I had a Sierra in those days, if you are the same person, I think you helped me back then. Thanks again!
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Electric cars
« Last post by sparky Paul on Today at 10:56:02 AM »
It's surprising how many public charging points are popping up, but some of them are in some pretty obscure places.
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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Hmmmm good news from Honda?
« Last post by sparky Paul on Today at 10:31:04 AM »
I think most car makes are pushing deals at this time of year .I run a VW as well,they are more or less giving away diesels now!!

I'm not surprised, the new breed of small turbocharged petrol engines are great to drive, and on paper, offer near-diesel levels of fuel economy. On top of that, the Chancellor has just forced the first year road tax charge for diesels a group higher than they would otherwise be.

How these small, highly stressed petrol engines will last is another matter... although the complexity of modern diesel engines hasn't done much for the diesel's reputation for reliability either.
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If the valve is stuck, it will still throw up a fault - the ECU still has to see the EGR valve working, even if it's blanked off.

It's a fiddly job, but you have to clean it as thoroughly as possible with some non-oily solvent such as carb cleaner, make sure the plunger moves freely and replace with the blanking plate in situ.

I'm on the verge of blanking mine off too.
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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Hmmmm good news from Honda?
« Last post by LJs JAZZ on Today at 10:05:42 AM »
I think most car makes are pushing deals at this time of year .I run a VW as well,they are more or less giving away diesels now!!
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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Hmmmm good news from Honda?
« Last post by sparky Paul on Today at 09:34:45 AM »
I think they're being a bit optimistic if they think that someone driving 10+ year old cars is likely to shell out for a brand new Honda. More likely they will be pushing PCP deals - you could cast off your old banger and keep up with the neighbours with a brand new car!

Last time I bought a brand new car was 28 years ago!
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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Recon alternator ...
« Last post by culzean on Today at 08:45:09 AM »
       Hi, I have to order an alternator for my 1339cc petrol 2002 Jazz SE version 2 with air con. I'm not sure that's enough detail to ensure the correct one is ordered. Does anyone know if there is a make and model number, I've tried on the web but it all seems very vague.  The breakdown man checked the battery and alternator with a meter. Then he gave the alternator a sharp tap with an iron bar. It did the trick, he said we should not trust it and advised us to get it checked. He said, if we called the breakdown company again with the same fault, we would have to pay the full cost of any breakdown assistance. I have a journey planned for the 27th Dec. so I must get it sorted.  Thank you very much.

If a sharp tap with an iron bar brought it back to life it was probably a carbon brush stuck in its holder,  the commutator rings on alternators feeding energising power to rotor are smooth,  and brushes only carry small current (which can be varied to control alternator output)  so brushes don't wear very much.   I have replaced alternator brushes before, but only once on an old car.  The electrical power on an alternator comes from the large  fixed windings (stator) that you can see when you look at it.

Could also have be a dodgy connection on one of the electrical plugs (maybe a bit of corrosion) but my money would be on brush.
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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Hmmmm good news from Honda?
« Last post by Sharon on December 16, 2017, 11:32:06 PM »
My Jazz is a 2004 vintage. Never let me down once. Not sure what they'd be giving me for a px but cant see it being worthwhile.  :(
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