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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - 2020 / Re: Recent News reference Halogen bulb ban soon
« Last post by Kremmen on June 18, 2021, 04:35:58 AM »
I only found out a year ago, when the house was changed to consumer unit, and had the compulsory safety check that lofts now have to be IP rated and the old 'bulb' is no longer allowed.

Changed to a IP rated LED batten and all passed.
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Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: Dash board reflection
« Last post by Jocko on June 17, 2021, 08:39:08 PM »
possibly taller drivers are looking through the screen at a different angle so would not see the reflection.
I am 6' 1" tall and the reflections on my Mk 1 Jazz are terrible. They never prevent me from seeing what is ahead but were very annoying, to begin with. Now, like floaters in your vision, I seldom notice them.



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Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: Crosstar issue
« Last post by NoelM on June 17, 2021, 08:35:56 PM »
Mk4 Crosstar 1000miles
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - 2020 / Re: Battery challenge 2016 jazz
« Last post by E27006 on June 17, 2021, 08:03:07 PM »
I have two  trains of thought:
1)
for your courier duties, run the car with two independent batteries, the Lithium battery hard -wired via a changeover switch to the starter motor contactor relay, so the Lithium battery drives the starter motor and nothing else, you would have to charge the Lithium battery overnight on a mains charger to maintain charge state
.2)
For your 300 mile trips,  operate the changeover switch to isolate the Lithium battery so the standard  battery is the sole source of power to the starter motor and the rest of the car
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - 2020 / Re: CVT? The good and bad points please.
« Last post by 1643 on June 17, 2021, 07:53:39 PM »
I have both mk1 and mk3 (2004 and 2016) both cvt. To be honest from my point of view (not a pro!) I am finding the older one more reaponsive to gas pedal. The newer one when itís in D I really need to press the pedal hard to get acceleration. It is better in S and you can always press it down to the Ąsecond floorĒ. My husband is the main driver of the 2016 one and he can always achieve what he wants - merging, dynamic driving, overtaking - unless up the hill but thatís to do with the small engine, of course. That said CVT has no limits even if you donít like the way it responds to gas pedal alone you can always use paddle shifts (7 speed) and if you put it in S it enters fully manual mode and you are in full control. As for quality of gearbox alone - the car has now driven 145k miles and had no major issues. My older one is still under 100k miles I canít say much but again no problems with gearbox and I know the older one has the older / worse version of CVT
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - 2020 / Re: CVT? The good and bad points please.
« Last post by zzaj on June 17, 2021, 07:43:30 PM »
The CVT has a torque converter from early 2011 onwards. Honda petrol engines thrive on revs so don't be afraid to open the throttle and also make full use of the 'S' position on the gearbox selector this makes a surprising difference especially in your example of entering a roundabout.

Vic.

+1
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - 2020 / Re: CVT? The good and bad points please.
« Last post by madasafish on June 17, 2021, 07:40:29 PM »
I have a 2012 CVT.
100% reliable.
Superb in town.

I like revving to 5k every so often.(With or without CVT)
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - 2020 / Re: CVT? The good and bad points please.
« Last post by VicW on June 17, 2021, 07:23:50 PM »
The CVT has a torque converter from early 2011 onwards. Honda petrol engines thrive on revs so don't be afraid to open the throttle and also make full use of the 'S' position on the gearbox selector this makes a surprising difference especially in your example of entering a roundabout.

Vic.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - 2020 / Re: Recent News reference Halogen bulb ban soon
« Last post by nowster on June 17, 2021, 07:04:17 PM »
LED also normally contains more blue ( they couldn't make white LED until the Japanese developed a blue LED - there are different colour LEDs inside a white bulb and the balance of blue and red alters the colour temperature of the light).

Actually, the white is achieved nowadays by a violet LED exciting a phosphor (just like in fluorescent lamps), which then gives off various different colours of light. The tone of the light (warm/cold) is determined by the composition of that phosphor layer.

Many LED lights are not well smoothed (for cheapness) and flicker at double the mains frequency, causing unpleasant strobing effects.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - 2020 / CVT? The good and bad points please.
« Last post by vincereynard on June 17, 2021, 06:47:06 PM »
I'm still looking for a 2019 Mk3 and have narrowed down the ideal to a SE Navi.

An EX has additional toys I don't need and bigger wheels that (probably?) worsen and already marginal ride quality.
The Mk 3 may be far better than a Mk1 but that is  not saying much!  On my 2006 Mk1 I actually went underneath after a couple of days to check it actually did have springs!  :)  Its other main failings were poor throttle response and directional instability.

CVT - As in entering a busy roundabout and there is a big truck coming and it really would ne apppreciated if the thing would get a bit of a move on!   I tried a Mk1 CVT was a horrible, grindey thing. Not much effect but lots of nasty noises.   

Up to now I've discounted Mk3 CVT on the grounds of -
An unknown.  Many other Japanese car makers use the same bespoke CVT that has a poor reputation.
I believe Honda make their own?

To make some assumptions.
The vast majority of the time, with general pootling about, it works fine.
Doing 50ish and attempting to merge into a motorway, open the  throttle firmly and the revs shoot up but not a great deal else?   Good at cruising with lower revs than a manual? 
This about right? 

I believe a CVT has no torque convertor so the ploy of holding on the brakes and building up the revs is a non starter?

I don't really see why a Jazz is so low geared anyway.  Mrs replaced her MK1 with a Hyundai I10 and it was a virtual pocket rocket compared to th Jazz.  Yet 25mph per 1000 in 5th. 70 at less that 3000 revs.

If this sound a bit negative its not intended. Honda so nearly had a perfect small car in the MK1 .
It needed a decent engine - which should have been easy.
Spend a few quid and send it to LOTUS to sort the chassis (or simple copy a Fiesta!)  I've just moved on a'72 Lotus ELan +2.  50 years old and it makes most modern cars handling / ride seem rubbish!  If you think an Audi is bad try a BMW on run flat tyres!
Make the bad seat slide so for the majority of time, if you carry no rear passengers, you can have acavenous boot. 
 Easy!     

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