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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Servicing
« Last post by peteo48 on Today at 05:12:16 PM »
Does it have to be serviced by Honda?

No - the law changed some time ago and you can take the car to an independent garage providing they use the right specification parts and fluids and adhere to the service schedule. This will preserve your warranty. Nevertheless I think a lot of people might still be worried about going elsewhere.
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Advice from dealer - don't use handbrake at all except when car parked up.
Sounds astonishing to me. Any driving instructors on here care to comment on what is actually taught about use of the handbrake these days ?

I guess another factor here is you used to have to use the handbrake regularly for hill starts. Nowadays, with the prevalence of hill start assist, you don't need to so never get into that habit.

I'm pretty sure that, in a manual car, the instructions will be to use the handbrake and go into neutral. The spanner in the works here, it seems to me, is stop start systems which operate via the footbrake on most automatics. The engine cuts out when the car comes to a stop with your foot on the footbrake. As soon as you lift your foot off the footbrake, the engine will restart again. In short, if you want to use the stop start system in an automatic, you must use the footbrake at all times and keep the footbrake engaged or the car will simply start again.
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New Members / Re: *Opens Door into Jazz Club*
« Last post by badgerdisco on Today at 04:41:26 PM »
Hey @richardfrost - haha! Please, I want to know what they were..? :D Mentioning Ford?

The first rule of Jazz Club is - you don't talk about Jazz Club.

The second rule of Jazz Club is - you DON'T talk about Jazz CLub.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dC1yHLp9bWA (Fight Club)

haha! Brilliant!
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Servicing
« Last post by badgerdisco on Today at 04:40:42 PM »
Does it have to be serviced by Honda?
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: I-SHIFT failure
« Last post by 123Drive! on Today at 04:13:24 PM »
It's a difficult one. If we told you not to, and then breakdown in a few months you are going to blame us. TBH, my car has done 80k miles and had no issues what so ever, only wear and tear like tyres bulbs and wipers.
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Advice from dealer - don't use handbrake at all except when car parked up.
Sounds astonishing to me. Any driving instructors on here care to comment on what is actually taught about use of the handbrake these days ?

I guess another factor here is you used to have to use the handbrake regularly for hill starts. Nowadays, with the prevalence of hill start assist, you don't need to so never get into that habit.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zzEtxJkC7Y&t=621s

Just for info - the bit about leaving your car in drive at a stop light is about 7 minutes in.
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Auto. Stopped. In gear. The car is trying to creep. Wasting fuel/ wearing whatever, "clutch", it is pushing against.

In neutral. All components are spinning freely. No friction........
The engine is using fuel but it is running at tickover speed. As for "clutch" this is just fluid being spun between vaned plates. At tickover only the input plate is turning, even less than in a gearbox in manual. You can spin it for ever and it won't wear.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5G2zQ_3xTc

The lock up clutch on the Cavalier and Volvo S40 only came in at 50 mph. The Carlton didn't have one.
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Auto. Stopped. In gear. The car is trying to creep. Wasting fuel/ wearing whatever, "clutch", it is pushing against.

In neutral. All components are spinning freely. No friction........

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And the Wikipedia article seems - at a quick glance - not to mention any use other than when parking, emergencies, drifting and performing handbrake turns.

 :'(
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