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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Climate Control
« Last post by sparky Paul on Today at 11:53:44 AM »
The single best thing you can do to preserve the gas in your aircon is to use it regularly, even in winter. If you make sure you use it at least once a week, this circulates the PAG oil throughout the system, wetting the seals and o-rings and minimising coolant leakage.

The only problem with top up kits is that you have no idea how much oil is in there. Depending where the system is leaking, you could be losing predominantly gas, or you could be losing predominantly oil. You are adding more oil with a top up when the system doesn't need it, reducing cooling ability, or be left with too little, which could spell disaster for the compressor.

If you don't know what the situation is exactly, you would be better off with a full vacuum and regas, so that the oil can be recovered and weighed, and the correct amount of oil and gas replaced. KwikFit and similar garages often do offers at around 25-30, with no charge at all if there's no improvement. I wouldn't normally recommend places like KwikFit for anything, but the automatic regas stations they use are virtually idiot proof.
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: OBD-11
« Last post by sparky Paul on Today at 10:56:52 AM »
I know that the oil pressure is OK by the simple fact the car has run for 5000 miles since I  made the mistake of starting it without the fuse with no problem

That's brave!

You could have lost the supply to the OBD socket, check pin 16 for +12V. The supply often comes from a fuse which supplies multiple circuits, possibly including sensors, etc.

Some generic readers are not compatible with some vehicles, particularly those using SAE J1850 protocols, but I've never had any problems with Japanese cars, including the Honda. If you can't get it to work with 5 devices, there must be something amiss.

If everything looks okay at the socket, you could have a wiring problem back to the ECU, or even a faulty ECU.
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Climate Control
« Last post by culzean on Today at 10:20:52 AM »
I don't think the the cooled air from my air con is as cool as it should be so I am thinking of having it serviced. I have looked at a couple of websites and they refer to air con re-gas and air con servicing, is there a difference or are they different terms for the same thing?  And what cost should I expect?

I have never had A/C serviced or regassed,  buy a refill kit  and put a bit more gas in, every system leaks a bit.  Normally a refill kit used for topping up lasts us about 5 years for two cars,  but you have to be careful not to overfill system as it can make it less efficient or even damage it.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/Car-Air-Con-Kit-Top-up-Aircon-Conditioning-Recharge-Refill-DIY-18oz-Leak-Sealer/1465179408?iid=182566153002&chn=ps&adgroupid=52130532935&rlsatarget=pla-411617460180&abcId=1133946&adtype=pla&merchantid=7261704&poi=&googleloc=1007151&device=c&campaignid=1057748120&crdt=0
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: OBD-11
« Last post by mactoshb on Today at 10:12:34 AM »
I am quite sure it was fully engaged, but I will try again later and give the plug a good wriggle.
Thanks for your reply, I did not see it immediately as I was waiting for an e-mail, I assumed I would get one once a reply was posted, but did not and only noticed the reply when I checked the site
Boyd
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Climate Control
« Last post by Pine on Today at 09:40:54 AM »
I don't think the the cooled air from my air con is as cool as it should be so I am thinking of having it serviced. I have looked at a couple of websites and they refer to air con re-gas and air con servicing, is there a difference or are they different terms for the same thing?  And what cost should I expect? 
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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Water in car
« Last post by MicktheMonster on Today at 09:03:40 AM »
I did mine about two weeks ago, water trails in the wheel well indicated it was the driver's side the water was getting in (UK car, right hand drive).
I took off both the roof rail seals, cleaned thoughly, They were full of algae,moss, slime and other crud. I didn't remove any old sealant as I didn't want to create new problems where there weren't any.
I could see a hairline crack in both rail channels starting at the rear hatch, going forward for about 18 inches.
I sealed both channels with Nemesis grabs & seals, this was 4.89 from screwfix, this can apparently be used on wet of dry surfaces, I've never used it before, just read the reviews and took my chances, I can always scrape it out in future if it doesn't work.
I put on a fairly thin bead on and smoothed it in with a finger dipped in soapy water, after cleaning the seals, I refitted and so far it's remained dry inside.
Unusually for Britain, we haven't had a big downpour since to give it a good test, need to wait till I wash it (could be sometime ha ha ha) I'll update if it fails.
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Rear pads
« Last post by culzean on April 21, 2018, 08:17:02 PM »
I adjusted nothing when I changed the rear pads.

Neither did I - and I have replaced more than than on set on both Jazz and Civics - the only thing I did was make sure that one of the cross slots in end of cylinder were horizontal to line up with raised pips on back of rear cylinder side pad (don't know how important that is because I guess they would seat after a while anyway). 
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Rear pads
« Last post by TonyS on April 21, 2018, 06:55:11 PM »
Same as Madasafish, changed nothing after a rear pad change, it's just the rear pads are a bit of a PITA to do compared to the fronts.
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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: What MPG are you getting from your Mk1 Honda Jazz ?
« Last post by Jocko on April 21, 2018, 06:47:53 PM »
I cannot complain, really. It certainly beats the 29.8 mpg that my Volvo S40 returned, during my ownership.
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Climate Control
« Last post by VicW on April 21, 2018, 04:36:59 PM »
I should have persevered more with the aircon in the 'Auto' setting. I gave it a go in the recent warm weather and was happy with results so I will leave it in 'Auto' and we will see what it's like in the autumn/winter.

Vic.
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