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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Auto Idle Stop - noise on coming to a stop.
« Last post by Skyrider on July 17, 2018, 04:37:41 PM »
If you are using the brake pedal gently to control the start stop system the CVT will be pushing against the brakes, this very low speed creep against the brakes may cause a split second noise from the brakes as the car stops. You may be able to produce the noise by very slowly easing off the brakes in drive, this may cause the noise as the car starts to move if it is the brakes.

Another thought, if it is the brakes it may be brake temperature dependent. I have just been sent on a short errand by Mrs Sky, I know my brakes were warm and I had no sound from them. I think I have heard this brief creaking or groaning sound when my brakes have been cold.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Electric cars
« Last post by culzean on July 17, 2018, 04:11:57 PM »
Pretty much everyone I know who has done a lot of running has needed replacement knees and hips in later life. Those endorphins ( runners high) that circulate in your body are just to mask the damage being done to joints in lower body due to impact.  I saw a report many years ago which investigated the whole body fitness of various athletes, and runners and cyclists were way down the list due to the low number of muscles they use,  cross country skiers were the fittest followed by swimmers, because they use pretty much every muscle in their body,  but at low impact to their joints.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Auto Idle Stop - noise on coming to a stop.
« Last post by Skyrider on July 17, 2018, 04:04:06 PM »
If you are using the brake pedal gently to control the start stop system the CVT will be pushing against the brakes, this very low speed creep against the brakes may cause a split second noise from the brakes as the car stops. You may be able to produce the noise by very slowly easing off the brakes in drive, this may cause the noise as the car starts to move if it is the brakes.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Auto Idle Stop - noise on coming to a stop.
« Last post by peteo48 on July 17, 2018, 02:50:53 PM »
Think I might have a problem then. I did read, but not sure if on this forum, that faulty engine mountings can be an issue on this particular model. Somebody had it done under warranty. Wish I could find the post.

I must admit it sounds more brake like. There's no vibration as such.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Electric cars
« Last post by richardfrost on July 17, 2018, 02:37:40 PM »
it is just that it is funny to see them all trying to park closest to the entrance to avoid walking further than they absolutely have to,  so it looks as though their exercise is limited to when they are in the gym and they avoid any 'physical activity' out side the gym,  when using stairs and suchlike 'every day exercise ' does not figure in their thoughts.
I do agree with that part. It is really amusing to hear fit young things in the gym or at classes moaning about having to park three streets away!

I lost 4 stone mostly on the cross trainer at my gym and now get most of my exercise running on the hills near my home. It is important to get a mix of activities I think.

So back on the subject, why can't electric vehicles be fitted with pedals and dynamos so the occupants can do their bit to charge up the battery and keep fit at the same time?
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Auto Idle Stop - noise on coming to a stop.
« Last post by andruec on July 17, 2018, 02:30:34 PM »
I don't hear anything. The car just gets quieter.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Autonomous vehicles.
« Last post by culzean on July 17, 2018, 02:01:48 PM »
We can always rely on the BBC to come up with a new story on this...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/business-44824459/the-self-driving-car-that-s-50-years-old

Despite the message, you can clearly see the 'driver' grab the wheel to avoid a hay bale! Still, they knocked this up in 6 weeks which is good going.

I have noticed a concerted effort on BBC to introduce mentions of EV into pretty much everything they can,  just pushing government policy - the BBC independent ? don't make me laff  >:(

Seems like Tesla cars having same problem as Samsung phones a few years ago,  spontaneous combustion.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-44511200   (and yes I am quoting a BBC source LOL)
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Electric cars
« Last post by culzean on July 17, 2018, 01:59:15 PM »
Hi all
I go to the gym with my wife and have been for two years now. she goes to swim at the pool and I go to the gym and then for a swim. I don't go to perve, because my cancer drugs give me muscle wastage and bone thinning I go to offset the drug effect, retain and build muscle and generally feel better in myself. Not all people go to a gym for the earlier stated reasons. The gym is 4 miles from my house and the entrance to the leisure centre is 100 yds from the car park.
Walking to the gym is not feasible the time I get home from work, I go four times a week, go for walks with my wife two of the non-gym days, run around playing football with my grand kids or swimming or other excursions every Saturday. i also fit in gardening, shopping, looking after three jazz's as well as spending 45 hours a week at work plus travel each day. I'm not going to sit around bemoaning the cancer but get on with life and the gym stops the walls closing in. I might even think about retiring soon as there are lots of household projects I don't get the time to do with working and yes I'm well past retiring.

Well said John. There's a lot of ignorance around gym users. Some of these 'fat' people may have physical or mental health issues or be on medication that causes them to gain weight. Some can't walk that far unaided but can do really well on a gym machine that provides resistance but low impact. I will admit there are some lazy fattys too but I would caution against generalisation.

I purchased a cross trainer about 15 years ago for around 400,  I use it at home about 4 or 5 times a week - IMHO it is the best overall full body low impact machine you can get.  I doubt I would have got 15 years gym membership for 400 - best money I ever spent,  and I don't have to make a special effort to go anywhere to use it,  whenever I get 20 or 30 minutes free I can top my fitness up.     Many controlled trial have shown that it is better to go flat out a few times a week for say 10 to 20 minutes than to plod away for an hour or more at lower intensity,  it seems it is the peak effort that matters more than the duration.

My wife goes to local council run 'over 55' gym a couple of times a week so I do understand why people go to gym, it is just that it is funny to see them all trying to park closest to the entrance to avoid walking further than they absolutely have to,  so it looks as though their exercise is limited to when they are in the gym and they avoid any 'physical activity' out side the gym,  when using stairs and suchlike 'every day exercise ' does not figure in their thoughts.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Electric cars
« Last post by Jocko on July 17, 2018, 01:27:21 PM »
Curves isn't a gym where people go to exercise. It is a vanity thing, where women who don't want to exercise or diet go to try and get trim. They just stand on a machine and the machine moves them. The only thing that gets trimmed is their bank account!
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: If you won the Lottery!
« Last post by Jocko on July 17, 2018, 01:21:16 PM »
I would employ a chauffeur and lease whatever I fancied at the time.
I would, for going into the city, but I enjoy my driving all the rest of the time. I don't think I would need the Porsche much. For trips beyond the range of my I-PACE I would probably hire a helicopter. Or Rolls Royce's new flying taxi, when that comes along!
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