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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Electric cars
« Last post by SteveOne on Today at 10:44:24 AM »
69 pages and no mention of FCEVs (Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles) ?
I think this would solve many of the problems - if we coud figure out how to produce them.  They are refuelled similar to a petrol/diesel, so nice and quick.  The taxman can get in on the act. The H2 can be produced by the filling station as and when the electric grid can supply the load. People without driveway parking or garages ( i.e. most car users) can use the technology.
I don't know how reliable the fuel cells are ? or how long they last - but they must be better than producing all those batteries. I think FCEVs are significantly lighter than BEVs - comparable to current gasoline powered cars.
I know the filling stations can be expensive - but would that still be true if they were as common as petrol/diesel/LPG outlets ?
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Battery going flat?
« Last post by SteveOne on Today at 10:30:32 AM »
Hello Jocko.  I agree - a car battery should be able to handle that sort of use without any problems.  Perhaps the Jazz protected the battery from too much current drain, the locks all worked, the dash lights came on, but the mult-information display didn't, and the engine wouldn't turn over.  The battery appears to have recovered without any problems, and the car starts easily after being left for several days.
I don't know why others think the oscilloscope is so difficult - It's not much much bigger than a DVM, and I just clip it onto the battery terminals - it just gives me a display relative to time and lets me measure voltage drops etc, I can use the headlights & HRW to add to the load.  The test didn't show any problem, probably because the engine fires up immediately.
I don't use the interior lights anymore
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It looks brilliant! I really like it!
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Battery going flat?
« Last post by Jocko on Today at 06:40:17 AM »
I have a Mk 1 but I turn of the ignition every time I stop at a known long traffic light (well, at least if it turns red as I approach!). Most of my travel is on short local routes, where I know when to switch off and when not. I never have any bother with battery issues, even though I listen to the radio when parked waiting for my wife (a regular occurrence) and leave the car doors open when washing and polishing the car. My battery is 2 years old (RAC, 5 years guarantee).
I have just come back from dropping my wife at her work. Because car is kept in the garage, I start it, drive out then switch off after 10 seconds while I go to lock the garage door. I then drive her to work, switch off while she gathers her things and until I see her safely into the building, and today (as usual), I got stuck at the 3 minute traffic light. So I switch off there too. I do switch to sidelights while sitting, but I have my blower on (no need for rear demister since car was garaged). That is my Monday to Friday throughout the winter. 3.6 miles at 6 am, then the same to pick her up at lunch time.
I don't know if I am just lucky, or if the low tech of the Mk 1 (no alarm, remote locking driver assist sensors, etc) places much less demand on the battery
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Battery going flat?
« Last post by nigelr on Today at 12:47:12 AM »
Glad it's sorted, Steve. I agree about the Mk3 - and most newer cars in general - increasing number of electrical circuits and loads -- I'm not a fan of stop / start -- and I too am happy with my Mk2.
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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Back Brake & Handbrake on 2007 1.4SE.
« Last post by gtd2000 on October 17, 2018, 10:05:56 PM »
Well I'm going to be having another go at the handbrake again this week, possibly on Friday if the weather is OK.

Curiously, I always have my foot on the brake when parking the car and applying the handbrake - there's not really any other way to do it smoothly, if you are parking on an incline, surely?

I also need to replace the driver side drop link - hell of a clunking when driving on uneven road surfaces and that's probably about 80% of the roads in South East Scotland!!!  :o

Also need to have another look at the boot as I think water is still getting in - the 2002 Jazz was fixed first time!

Great little cars these Honda's :D

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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: what would honda dealer charge for srs light reset?
« Last post by csp on October 17, 2018, 07:17:02 PM »
I had a srs warning on my Mk3 Jazz which turned out to be a faulty side impact sensor, the car was off the road for over a week waiting for parts, the work was under warranty but the bill would have been over £100. The SRS warning system disabled the safety restraint system, air bags & belt pre tensioners.
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: The Black Pearl - Build Thread (Pic heavy)
« Last post by Rhysfjf on October 17, 2018, 05:17:21 PM »
So the throttle bidybyou dropped in from a CRZ, does that definitly Male a difference.

Only I know that CRZ owners are gaining aboht 6bhp from dropping in one off a Jazz!

Any ideas!?

So I had a CR-Z before and thatís basically why I put this on the Jazz, I just kept it and stuck it on, honestly I donít think you can really notice any gains, the only way I would know for sure would be to dyno it. I also paired it with a CR-Z intake manifold because I got one cheap, but again no idea if it made any difference - it certainly doesnít make it any slower!


That looks great! A few mods I'd love, but I got the Jazz for the girlfriend, so I'm not spending any money on wheels, etc. Haha!

Going to attempt a touch screen, with reversing cam & the auto fold mirrors! Although I'm pretty useless at this sort of thing, so could take a while. (You're not near Wiltshire are you?  ;))

Thanks man! I kinda buy things as and when they come up and I always get a bargain. Iím from Essex unfortunately, but would be happy to offer you a hand or some advice. Drop me a PM and we can connect on Facebook if you have it? Or find me on the Honda Jazz Owners Club UK Facebook group.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Electric cars
« Last post by Jocko on October 17, 2018, 10:29:15 AM »
Jaguar are seemingly thinking of going all electric.
It is part of the drive to reduce the "Brand" emission levels for themselves and Land Rover.
Interesting short video below.
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Euro Car Parts do drive shafts for £150.

Sleeving the old one would be cheaper  :o
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