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Just looking at these last few posts, this style of driving has real relevance to EV driving. I am sure if/when Jocko gets an EV he will attain significantly better range figures than most. I was out with my walking group this Thursday and my pal came in his 2014 Nissan Leaf. He employs a range of techniques to increase range and low throttle input is definitely one. On cold days, he warms the car up in the drive by sending it a message from his mobile phone. This means the initial warm up is achieved whilst the car is plugged into the mains. He then turns the heating off and puts it back on when he feels the cold. Helps that his car has a winter pack with heated seats and steering wheel.
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The petrol is made more volatile in winter to evaporate at lower temperatures

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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: WTO rules?
« Last post by culzean on Today at 12:57:25 PM »
This may be going slightly off topic, but of far more concern to me is the so called 'Triple lock'.
I recently came across this article, from the BNP, yes I know what a lot of people think about that party, but if true has far more repercussions than the WTO rules

Within May’s unnecessary ‘Withdrawal Agreements’ – “withdrawal” being an “Orwellian misnomer”, meaning precisely the opposite – legally-minded civil servants had inserted conditions which, by way of stealth, would have guaranteed Britain being shackled to the EU.
Embedded within May’s ‘Withdrawal Agreements’ was her “triple lock” structure, which would play out during the transitional period.
First, it involved ceding an estimated £39 Billion to the EU for nothing, while still being bound by EU law.
Second, it carved out Northern Ireland as an EU province, set a border in the Irish Sea and imposed EU trade tariffs for crossing it.
Third, unless a “future partnership” – a capitulation – was to be conceded to with the bloc, all EU conditions would remain on Britain. In other words, Britain would remain shackled to the EU whichever path she took.
That was Theresa May’s “deal”. A stab in the back for our nation and the British electorate.
 

Is it any wonder that so many MPs voted against the deal?

There was an article about triple lock on UKIP website as well, it makes it impossible to leave EU customs union, which means being a rule taker for ever.  Mendacious civil servants , oily Robbins and mother treeza the remainer who remained a remainer all connived to keep us locked to EU.

Too many fifth columnist quisling politicians ( and former failed politicians like Tony b liar and John minor ) tripping off to EU to pass information to EU about how to put maximum pressure of our negotiators ( is the treason act still in force, and do they still hang traitors ? )

If we had approached negotiations as a united country instead of pulling in all directions they may have taken us seriously,  but the EU was laughing at us every step of the way armed with crucial insider information from traitors.


Huge cheer from BBC question time audience about no deal.

https://inews.co.uk/news/politics/question-time-no-deal-brexit-diane-abbott-isabel-oakeshott/O

Hands up who thinks it is a good idea to let Dianne Abbot go on TV representing the Labour party .....
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: WTO rules?
« Last post by madasafish on Today at 12:56:21 PM »
In 2017 the EU imported £95 Billion more goods into the UK than we did into the EU (House of Commons Library). Unless the EU wanted to cut off their nose to spite their face, by punishing the UK for daring to leave, then it would be in everyone's interest to trade tariff free. Otherwise the EU would pay £20 Billion a years more in tariffs to the UK than we would to the EU (approximate figure).

Sorry the EP don't pay tariffs . The importer does. Which are then added to the import price.
And ditto with our exports to the EU. The tariffs are paid by the importer in the EU who increases prices to consumers.

Given that most of our imports are : food, cars and car parts,medicines etc..- some of which are non discretionary - car parts for our car factories for example, and food - UK inflation will rise.. a lot...

Strangely enough no politicians tell you that..
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Faint metallic rattle sound from front
« Last post by culzean on Today at 12:52:40 PM »
Hi All

Just wanted to share an observation, I recently bought an used approved Dec 2011, ES CVT Jazz

When radio and fan is off, I hear a faint metallic rattling noise from the front. It’s more obvious on uphill. Only there when accelerating.

Not there on N or P mode.

Has anyone observed this before, it may be normal though ?

Thanks

It's pinking ( pre ignition )  - try a tank of high octane and it will disappear. Happens most at lower revs with engine under load, changing down a gear and letting engine rev more instead of ' slogging ' will help..
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Faint metallic rattle sound from front
« Last post by evijaymohan on Today at 12:48:10 PM »
Hi All

Just wanted to share an observation, I recently bought an used approved Dec 2011, ES CVT Jazz

When radio and fan is off, I hear a faint metallic rattling noise from the front. It’s more obvious on uphill. Only there when accelerating.

Not there on N or P mode.

Has anyone observed this before, it may be normal though ?

Thanks
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: WTO rules?
« Last post by Jocko on Today at 10:37:45 AM »
I would settle for Norway + as well. At least we would be out of the political union. The MPs all voted for a default "no deal" when they enacted the Article 50 legislation. Are they now saying they got it wrong? Or is it like the original referendum, where no one thought it would come to pass?
Today I received my Postal Vote registration forms. It made me think about the possibility of having to select another herd of MEPs if Article 50 is extended (and the costs that will incur). I for one won't vote for an MEP (unless there is a UKIP type on the paper). Not many people will I would expect. We could end up with MEPs going to Strasbourg with not enough votes to get elected to the local council!
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Royal crash
« Last post by Jocko on Today at 10:26:27 AM »
I see the police are talking about possible charges being brought. Doesn't help that he told one witness he was a "fool" and another that he was "blinded by the sun"!
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I have the feeling that the basic specification for petrol changes from summer to winter to summer and is therefore seasonal as well.
Possibly, but I know that the car coasts further in the summer than in the winter. On my regular trips I do elongated gear changes. By this I mean that as I approach a junction or roundabout, instead of changing down right at the hazard I will select neutral, 50, 60, 100 yards early, and coast up to the point where I select the gear for the hazard. This saves me having to brake. I know exactly when to select neutral to arrive at the hazard at the required speed, but in the winter these points are considerably shorter than in the summer.
I think it is down to the tyres being cold and hard, the transmission cold and stiff, possibly even the road surface (there is a huge difference between wet and dry tarmac as well).
It takes at least 10 - 15 miles of winter driving before the car loosens up and my ScanGauge E begins to show my average journey mpg improving.
Another thing I make great use of is Deceleration Fuel Cut Off, where the engine uses no fuel at all. The ScanGauge E displays that too. Sometimes, depending on the vehicle speed, 5th gear doesn't give DFCO but a change to 4th does. Every little bit helps in achieving good mpg.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: WTO rules?
« Last post by Kenneve on Today at 09:22:42 AM »
This may be going slightly off topic, but of far more concern to me is the so called 'Triple lock'.
I recently came across this article, from the BNP, yes I know what a lot of people think about that party, but if true has far more repercussions than the WTO rules

Within May’s unnecessary ‘Withdrawal Agreements’ – “withdrawal” being an “Orwellian misnomer”, meaning precisely the opposite – legally-minded civil servants had inserted conditions which, by way of stealth, would have guaranteed Britain being shackled to the EU.
Embedded within May’s ‘Withdrawal Agreements’ was her “triple lock” structure, which would play out during the transitional period.
First, it involved ceding an estimated £39 Billion to the EU for nothing, while still being bound by EU law.
Second, it carved out Northern Ireland as an EU province, set a border in the Irish Sea and imposed EU trade tariffs for crossing it.
Third, unless a “future partnership” – a capitulation – was to be conceded to with the bloc, all EU conditions would remain on Britain. In other words, Britain would remain shackled to the EU whichever path she took.
That was Theresa May’s “deal”. A stab in the back for our nation and the British electorate.
 

Is it any wonder that so many MPs voted against the deal?
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