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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Main Beam Assist
« Last post by culzean on Today at 09:40:19 PM »
Back on topic, I've not noticed a problem on the Jazz with light reflected from road signs.  I don't know why not - could it be something to do with reflected light being polarised?

I also noticed that the Jazz can tell the difference between reflective red marker posts and tail lights.
Yeah the main beam logic is pretty good. I'm not convinced that it sometimes gets it wrong. Just because a vehicle is in front of you doesn't mean that it's being dazzled. The main beams have a particular pattern and if correctly programmed the car could leave the lights on longer than a human would because the car knows it's not a problem.

I'd put the main beam handling forward as an example of good automatic technology.

I turn my main beam off the second I see lights approaching, probably long before the auto feature would. Having spent a lot of time commuting on unlit B roads my pet hate is dazzling headlights and I give others all the courtesy I can.  Your sensors don't know if your lights are dazzling oncoming driver, and leaving mains on longer does not sound good to me.  This sounds like another ' auto ' feature for drivers who are not paying attention.
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Car Care & Detailing / Re: Car polish on plastic headlights?
« Last post by culzean on Today at 09:32:40 PM »
I clean my headlights with AoutGlym Fast Glass and the result is quite acceptable.  The guy next door cleans his with car polish,.  His headlights look good, crystal clear and shinny so I was tempted to polish mine but I wonder about the long term effect.  Is car polish  good or detrimental  for headlights?

I have used auto glym super resin polish on headlights for many years and it keeps them in good shape.  The clouding of plastic is a combination of environmental pollution, ultraviolet light from the sun and heat from filament headlight bulbs. The autoglym cleans off the film of pollution and leaves a layer of sunblock behind, and our cars now have LED headlight bulbs reducing the heat by 90% ( downside is they don't melt ice and snow off the lenses ).  If you lights are cloudy use fenwicks caravan window cleaner ( from Halfords or t'internet ).
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Shocks
« Last post by copelandbc on Today at 09:19:24 PM »
Been advised I will soon need a new shock absorber as it is leaking (rear). Should I replace the 2 at the same time?

Any estimate of Honda dealer costs?  And what make do Jazzers recommend?
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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: too much road noise
« Last post by ob13 on Today at 08:55:35 PM »
My car is low mileage,mot man reckoned it could just been an old tyre.I had wheel off the other the other day and looked at the code and that particular tyre is 10 years old!
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Electric aircraft.
« Last post by sparky Paul on Today at 08:23:08 PM »
Loganair are looking at the possibility of using an electric aircraft on the short flights between the Orkney Islands. They would use a modified Islander instead of a newly developed model. They hope to be running by 2021.

Should be quite interesting to see what the locals think of this when we go back up next year. Other half and eldest used the plane to pop into Kirkwall when we were up there in August, and there was no sniff of this back then. The 9-10 minute flight (12 minutes scheduled) replaces a 1 hour 40 minute ferry ride, longer if the ferry has to call elsewhere.

Despite the difficulties of living on the outlying North Isles, they are a very forward looking community and usually embrace this sort of thing.
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Car Care & Detailing / Car polish on plastic headlights?
« Last post by Pine on Today at 08:08:13 PM »
I clean my headlights with AoutGlym Fast Glass and the result is quite acceptable.  The guy next door cleans his with car polish,.  His headlights look good, crystal clear and shinny so I was tempted to polish mine but I wonder about the long term effect.  Is car polish  good or detrimental  for headlights?
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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: too much road noise
« Last post by sparky Paul on Today at 08:04:49 PM »
A few weeks after i first got it i did notice what sounded like a rear wheel bearing noise to me but only some road surfaces showed it up.Mot bloke showed me that rear ns tyre was wearing funny and stepping and said this would cause same noise,after a couple of motorway runs even that has now stopped!

By odd coincidence, I had the same thing suddenly appear with the NS rear tyre, quite severe feathering of the block pattern on the inside, with noticeable scalloping. I knew the wheel bearing on that corner was starting to get a little noisy, but I didn't connect it to the tyre wear.

I replaced the bearing, which solved the bearing noise, but by then most of the noise was coming from the tyre. After checking the obvious, rear tracking, bushes etc., I was starting to suspect shock absorber, but I fitted a new pair of tyres on the back and put the rear pair on the front. The noise obviously transferred to the front, but never got any better - so I ended up putting a new pair on the front too.

The odd thing is, the new rear tyres have been on for several thousand miles now, and after finding no other problems, there's absolutely no trace of unusual wear whatsoever. That leaves either a faulty tyre, or the wheel bearing that was causing the odd wear.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Main Beam Assist
« Last post by sparky Paul on Today at 07:32:01 PM »
No need to take the hump because you presuppose I am having a go at you CVT drivers with idle stop.
You accused us of being bone idle for keeping the car on the foot brake. The posts you obviously didn't read properly made the reason pretty clear. I think that's a very good reason to get annoyed. It was rude and uncalled for.

Give over.

I did read your posts, but I wasn't replying to them - something I have already told you, but again you choose to ignore. Did I specifically quote your post when I made this comment? No I did not. Just because you post on a thread, it doesn't mean that everything that comes aft pertains to your contribution. You can't possibly expect any further contributors to a thread to address every single point made by every previous contributor over a multi page thread.

It was an off the cuff comment about people at traffic lights sitting there with their foot on the brake being idle, which most of them are. As I have already said, nothing whatsoever to do with your situation.

Might I remind you what you said to an earlier poster who expressed his opinion regarding this,

I just think it's good driving practice/good manners, not to blind the driver behind me, especially since I don't like being blinded myself.
If brake lights blind you then see an optician.

I suppose you don't think that's 'rude or uncalled for'?

I've apologised, I've already said that my comment was not aimed at you, but obviously that's not good enough for you. You think you're now going to have a go at showing me up. Please yourself.
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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: too much road noise
« Last post by ob13 on Today at 07:31:46 PM »
I reckon my jazz is pretty quiet,i did 520 miles in a day up to huddersfield and back last month and don't remember giving it any thought so can't be too bad. I suppose it depends what you are used to and the expectations you have.

A few weeks after i first got it i did notice what sounded like a rear wheel bearing noise to me but only some road surfaces showed it up.Mot bloke showed me that rear ns tyre was wearing funny and stepping and said this would cause same noise,after a couple of motorway runs even that has now stopped!
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Main Beam Assist
« Last post by andruec on Today at 06:19:30 PM »
Back on topic, I've not noticed a problem on the Jazz with light reflected from road signs.  I don't know why not - could it be something to do with reflected light being polarised?

I also noticed that the Jazz can tell the difference between reflective red marker posts and tail lights.
Yeah the main beam logic is pretty good. I'm not convinced that it sometimes gets it wrong. Just because a vehicle is in front of you doesn't mean that it's being dazzled. The main beams have a particular pattern and if correctly programmed the car could leave the lights on longer than a human would because the car knows it's not a problem.

I'd put the main beam handling forward as an example of good automatic technology.
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