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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: strange thing happened to air con ..any idea
« Last post by doboy on July 16, 2018, 01:36:51 PM »
 first of all thank you culzean  for getting back to me ..my car has only done 8k mls  from new & an old bloke had it before me so guessing he didn't use the A/C much. .checked the cabin filter and its like new .checked fuses all fine ? ..took it out today did about 50mls with A/C on all the time & it was fine ???
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Electric cars
« Last post by Jocko on July 16, 2018, 01:25:24 PM »
How do they prevent the charging spaces being blocked ?
Whether it is charging spaces, Disabled spaces, or Mother and child spaces, kn*bheads will still park in them, unless they are given some sort of legal recognition and wardens to ticket errant motorists. I can understand  the frustration of motorists who cannot find a parking space, but some are simply unbelievable.
My local Lidl has Disabled spaces and Mother and Child spaces right outside the door. The car park is only about 30 yards from the furthest away space to the door and  is never above 40% occupied, but I regularly see the lazy and too self opinionated using a marked space instead of parking in a non designated bay. The spaces are in a double row, down the middle of the car park (with another single row down the perimeter of the car park), and I usually park in the space BEHIND the marked space,  then watch the "usual suspects" draw forward into the marked bays.
I saw a good bit of parking today. A fat middle aged woman, on her way to "Curves" the local fitness centre, had 30 yards of space to park in, but pulled right up to the junction to park, to save her walking that little distance extra. Seems she had a fat head, not just a fat @rse.
Rant over.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Electric cars
« Last post by ColinB on July 16, 2018, 01:23:26 PM »
My understanding of the Dundee charging park is that it is not a car park. It is a dedicated charging hub. Therefore the situation that can and does apply when chargers are provided in ordinary car parks shouldn't apply here. It seems to work.
Donít think thatís the case. Have a look at the video sequence around 3.37, it shows normal parking spaces and something that looks like a non-EV (Renault Scenic ?) parked where it shouldnít. So it is not a dedicated area, and they do have the problem of spaces being blocked. I suspect it works at present because the demand (both for charging and for normal parking) is low. It remains to be seen if even these impressive facilities will be sufficient if installed in places where parking demand is higher and if EVs are to become mainstream.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Electric cars
« Last post by peteo48 on July 16, 2018, 12:32:55 PM »
My understanding of the Dundee charging park is that it is not a car park. It is a dedicated charging hub. Therefore the situation that can and does apply when chargers are provided in ordinary car parks shouldn't apply here. It seems to work.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Electric cars
« Last post by ColinB on July 16, 2018, 12:06:48 PM »
This is the type of thing that's needed. Dundee setting the pace here.
How do they prevent the charging spaces being blocked ? I visited a small town near me yesterday, free parking on a Sunday and a popular place with car parks full and people circling looking for spaces. There was a block of four spaces near a charging point clearly marked for EVs only, one space occupied by a plugged-in PHEV, the others by ICEVs. Much to the annoyance of the Zoe owner who arrived looking to charge but couldnít. So at present your average motorist seems inclined to park anywhere he/she sees fit rather than allowing EVs the priority they need. If that attitude canít be changed, then EV owners will never be able to rely on available public charging facilities.
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / remapping
« Last post by coffeecup on July 16, 2018, 11:27:58 AM »
Hi

Any thoughts on having the ECU remapped for better performance and consumption ?

Mike

Just had a test drive in the new 1.5 7 speed auto, didn't like it as much as my 2010 i-shift.
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In Car Entertainment / Re: DAB versus FM Radio
« Last post by Kenneve on July 16, 2018, 11:24:49 AM »
In order to try and improve reception FM or DAB, in the poor areas, has anyone tried using an aerial amplifier?
It would need to have a fairly wide frequency range since FM covers a range of 80-108 Mg/s, whereas DAB radio in in the 225 Mg/s band.
Given that such a device is available, how do I get access to the aerial socket on the head unit, in order to connect it?

This is thinking back to my ex RAF days when I was  Air Wireless Fitter working on Avro Vulcan's around 1960. In those days FM was very new to the scene and I remember at home using what was described as a 'birdcage' aerial, about 1 mtr cubed, which could be rotated to pick stations from any direction.
At the same time tiny blocks of plastic, called transistors, where beginning to replace valves.
Oh happy days!!!
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Electric cars
« Last post by peteo48 on July 16, 2018, 10:24:19 AM »

This is the type of thing that's needed. Dundee setting the pace here.

In the meantime I agree with ColinB's earlier post about early adopters. I was very seriously considering a Nissan Leaf (30 kwh) but it soon became clear that one or two trips were actually impossible and one or two more incredibly inconvenient. There are also too many clips on Youtube of early adopters rocking up at charge points, fiddling about with cards and Apps in the pouring rain and, in some cases, having to get the security man to let them use the service road to the other carriageway.

EVs are still viable if you can stump up £80,000 for a Tesla or they are very useful as a second car but, for now, I'm out. The following needs to be in place before I'll jump.

1) A car capable of 200 miles in the rain on a cold day at 70 mph with every appliance turned up to max.
2) A network of charge points filling in gaps in the current network but, more importantly, a minimum of 10 points at each location to allow for the inherent unreliability of rapid chargers.
3) A sub £20,000 price tag for a car capable of fulfilling the requirements in point 1).

This day will come but I think we are about 5 years off that at the moment.


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Many thanks again.
The fob is working OK at present, but I'll acquire an appropriate set of drivers and change it as soon as practicable rather than avoid the issue and swap to the second key.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Electric cars
« Last post by Jocko on July 16, 2018, 09:43:00 AM »
Thanks, Colin, your link got me to the original press release, but not much there either. Leasing and Rental companies may want to go Zero Emission (big tax incentives), but if their customers want to run diesels then that is what they have to supply.
Of the current crop of ICE vehicles being produced, diesels are actually lower polluters then petrol. They are now fitting particle filters to the exhausts of some petrol cars to clean them up, and the high NOx emissions of the tiny turbo 3 cylinder jobbies is also causing concern. They are not welcome on some markets.
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