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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Electric cars
« Last post by culzean on July 16, 2018, 09:34:45 AM »
Saw a piece on the BBC News yesterday, that the British Vehicle Rental & Leasing Association, who's members currently own 1 in 5 of the cars on our roads and 1 in 8 vans, say they are switching to Zero or Low Emission vehicles over the next couple of years. I searched online for a link to this piece but could not find it. Did anyone else see the piece I am referring to?
itís always better to look for the source rather than a news siteís interpretation of what was said. The only thing I can see on the BVRLA site that the BBC might be referring to is this:
http://bvrla.co.uk/news/road-zero-strategy-acknowledges-importance-fleets
That really amounts only to a watching brief responding to Graylingís recent policy statement - which you would expect from such an industry body anyway - rather than any sort of commitment.

Yeah, reminds me of when they were trying to get company car drivers into diesels as the 'clean alternative' - government policy is driven by 'advisory bodies' (also known as lobbyists) rather than facts.  Government will follow advice of lobbyists and vested interests because no one in government understands engineering or science (they all studied law or economics) - and results are always flawed.   
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Electric cars
« Last post by ColinB on July 16, 2018, 07:35:36 AM »
Saw a piece on the BBC News yesterday, that the British Vehicle Rental & Leasing Association, who's members currently own 1 in 5 of the cars on our roads and 1 in 8 vans, say they are switching to Zero or Low Emission vehicles over the next couple of years. I searched online for a link to this piece but could not find it. Did anyone else see the piece I am referring to?
itís always better to look for the source rather than a news siteís interpretation of what was said. The only thing I can see on the BVRLA site that the BBC might be referring to is this:
http://bvrla.co.uk/news/road-zero-strategy-acknowledges-importance-fleets
That really amounts only to a watching brief responding to Graylingís recent policy statement - which you would expect from such an industry body anyway - rather than any sort of commitment.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Electric cars
« Last post by Jocko on July 16, 2018, 06:54:27 AM »
Saw a piece on the BBC News yesterday, that the British Vehicle Rental & Leasing Association, who's members currently own 1 in 5 of the cars on our roads and 1 in 8 vans, say they are switching to Zero or Low Emission vehicles over the next couple of years. I searched online for a link to this piece but could not find it. Did anyone else see the piece I am referring to?
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: If you won the Lottery!
« Last post by peteo48 on July 15, 2018, 10:16:28 PM »
2) Nissan Leaf 40 kwh to satisfy my itch to own an EV.
Not a Tesla?

No. My lust for the exotic would be satisfied by the 911 Turbo.
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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Strange chinking sound
« Last post by JazzyB on July 15, 2018, 09:23:10 PM »
With this hot weather we have been having lately i tend to have the windows open initially and has a result have now noticed what I can best describe as a 'chinking sound when I go over bumps in the road especially when going over cats eyes, sounds like I have got a bunch of keys resting on the bonnet.

So I had a look underneath,  nothing abivous  I removed both front wheels and checked steering and suspension found nothing broken or loose. Nothing under the bonnet,  even removed the front bumper and nothing loose or broken.

So I am a bit miffed as to what the noise is?
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New Members / Re: New Jazz Owner
« Last post by Brian_I on July 15, 2018, 08:47:24 PM »
Welcome aboard Brian, the MK2 is about the most reliable and trouble free car on the roads, and at 50,000 miles is just about run in nicely. If you not sure of battery history 5 years is about the right time to replace it, it may last a few more years, then again it may not and there is a reason the longest warranty you can get on a battery ( unless you pay about £150) is five years.

Thanks Culzean.  May think about getting the battery tested before the winter sets in, and if needed stick a new one in :-) 
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: If you won the Lottery!
« Last post by Ozzie on July 15, 2018, 08:38:25 PM »
2) Nissan Leaf 40 kwh to satisfy my itch to own an EV.
Not a Tesla?
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New Members / Re: Hello All
« Last post by Jocko on July 15, 2018, 08:36:43 PM »
Welcome. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do mine.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: If you won the Lottery!
« Last post by Jocko on July 15, 2018, 08:34:59 PM »
I'd have the Jazz sent off to a specialist restorer, and have it put back into concourse condition!
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: strange thing happened to air con ..any idea
« Last post by culzean on July 15, 2018, 08:29:10 PM »
Your system may be low on gas, this can cause low pressure pipe to freeze, there is actually a sensor on the condenser (the cold bit in the car) to drop the aircon clutch and cooling fan power if it starts to freeze up.  There is also an over temperature cut out on the compressor to protect it. Also aircon will not engage clutch if ambient temp less than 4degC.

Lack of airflow over the condenser can also cause system pipe to freeze, has the cabin air filter been replaced recently ? Is there any way moisture could have got into system ?
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