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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Jazz security.
« Last post by RichardA on October 11, 2018, 08:29:26 PM »
Meh. No self-respecting thief is going to steal a Honda Jazz.

Agreed, our local scrotes would not be seen dead in one.

Obviously there are some scrotes somewhere who are seriously lacking in self-respect:
http://www.theweek.co.uk/80123/revealed-the-five-cars-most-at-risk-of-being-stolen


Interesting....Jazz SE CVT. Maybe crooks intend to strip out the CVT box?
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Honda & Other Honda Models / Re: 2018 F1 season
« Last post by RichardA on October 11, 2018, 08:16:49 PM »
Gasly in 11th and Hartley in 13th in Japan.
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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Clutch Life?
« Last post by bus_ter on October 11, 2018, 06:45:28 PM »


Yes there is hydraulic fluid, it uses Dot4 brake fluid, I don't know about the later ones but on mine there is a small reservoir next to the brake fluid reservoir for topping up, the bleeding nipple is at the front of the engine near the top, I had to remove the air filter housing to get to it. I only changed it because I was already doing the brake fluid and it looked quite dark, I didn't expect it to make much difference except to clean the system through, but I was pleasantly surprised, it gave a much more substantial feel and more controllable.


Thanks for that. I had no idea there was hydraulic fluid for the clutch!


Next Summer I intend to do the gearbox Oil and will do this fluid also.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Electric cars
« Last post by culzean on October 11, 2018, 05:54:01 PM »
Wait till road pricing comes in, governments always have one eye on the revenue stream and when petrol and diesel revenue starts to drop they will introduce road pricing which will ensure that EV users of out-of-town roads contribute the same as they do now in fuels and VED for average miles per annum and people who use city roads will be bled dry.  EV are in a honeymoon period at the moment when governments will wait till a certain number of users are commited before springing their trap.  Uber will not escape either with autonomous taxis as the government will have to raise money to pay the benefits of people they put out of a job.... watch this space.

The government can no longer control fuel prices by raising electricity costs as this will affect every energy user, but they may insist on installation of smart meters that can detect when an EV is being charged.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jul/26/treasury-tax-electric-cars-vat-fuel-duty
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Electric cars
« Last post by John Ratsey on October 11, 2018, 05:42:18 PM »
Off peak was OK when fossil fuels powered the power stations and they had to be kept running overnight because it took such a long time to shut them down and start them up that power companies could not do it ( that is where economy 7 came from ).  But now in the winter when you need power the most there is not much solar,  and plenty of cold windless days and nights in the winter.  Many industries run night shifts now as well, and storage heaters are being promoted again as 'clean heating' to replace dirty gas fired domestic boilers LOL.
Nuclear is the main power source which, once started, is best kept running at close to full output until it needs to be shut down for inspection and maintenance. However, nuclear's share of UK's energy pie is shrinking and we might be pushing up daisies before more gets built. Tidal is another near-continouous energy source which the politicians keep backing way from.

You can get a feel for the daily variation in the market price for electricity by looking at the half-hourly rates for the Octopus Agile tariff https://octopus.energy/agile/ which includes a link to 12 months of half-hourly rates. Summer nights tend to be cheapest with winter nights no much lower than the day rates (perhaps the above-mentioned off-peak heating demand).

When I'm next vehicle shopping I'll be examining the PHEV options. Around 30 miles battery range would get me across town and back again with power to spare and avoid the engine firing up for short journeys when it's extra inefficient, particularly in winter, because of the warm-up time. On longer trips the battery would help the petrol engine run at its optimum efficiency.   
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Electric cars
« Last post by Jocko on October 11, 2018, 05:12:30 PM »
Watched a video today, made by a guy who has had his Tesla Model 3 for 10,000 miles now. His running cost for fuel was just over $200, compared to just under $1400 dollars for the Pontiac G6 he replaced. Maintenance costs were zero.
That will be the biggest thing to get people switching.

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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Electric cars
« Last post by culzean on October 11, 2018, 03:42:21 PM »
I've read a bit about this and actually seen a National Grid senior bod interviewed by Robert Llewellyn on his Fully Charged show. The key seems to be that most EV's will be charged at night when demand on the grid is low.

Lunar panels generating electricity ?  Wind often drops at night as well (when the sun, which drives the wind goes to bed).   

Off peak was OK when fossil fuels powered the power stations and they had to be kept running overnight because it took such a long time to shut them down and start them up that power companies could not do it ( that is where economy 7 came from ).  But now in the winter when you need power the most there is not much solar,  and plenty of cold windless days and nights in the winter.  Many industries run night shifts now as well, and storage heaters are being promoted again as 'clean heating' to replace dirty gas fired domestic boilers LOL.

https://www.fischerfutureheat.com/2017/03/effect-gas-central-heating-has-on-the-environment/
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Electric cars
« Last post by culzean on October 11, 2018, 03:34:57 PM »
Nissan claim they did a poll of owners and majority of people would not go back to ICE after driving an EV, but sample size was only about 70,
Owners who replace PHEVs, for the main part, replace them with BEVs. Again, not a huge sample size. Most PHEV owners feel they can cope with the limited range of a BEV after their experience with the Hybrid vehicle.

PHEV outselling BEV in UK by massive amount,  company cars will be PHEV ( who need a good range and are making use of plug in tax breaks) and BEV will be private purchases.  Sales of new BEV actually down this year after a peak in 2017.  If BEV get too popular there will be queues at limited charging stations. In most things the sales lead the infrastructure, which catches up later due to demand,  but with BEV the infrastructure has to come first before sales will rise. Up till now resale values of BEV have dropped faster than the proverbial lead balloon,  good news for used car buyers  but not original purchaser, and without people buying new there will not be any coming down into used car market.

https://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news-analysis/3028279/is-2018s-electric-vehicle-sales-slump-just-a-bump-in-the-road

https://www.statista.com/statistics/310696/pure-electric-plug-in-cars-registered-in-the-united-kingdom/
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Electric cars
« Last post by peteo48 on October 11, 2018, 03:17:50 PM »
What has not been talked about much, is the extra load on the National Grid. They are already close to trouble in extra cold weather, without having 1000's of EVs to contend with, just have a look at the Gridwatch website on a cold frosty morning.
Everyone seems to worry about this except the National Grid themselves, who tell us there is more than sufficient capacity.

I've read a bit about this and actually seen a National Grid senior bod interviewed by Robert Llewellyn on his Fully Charged show. The key seems to be that most EV's will be charged at night when demand on the grid is low.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Electric cars
« Last post by Jocko on October 11, 2018, 01:59:28 PM »
Nissan claim they did a poll of owners and majority of people would not go back to ICE after driving an EV, but sample size was only about 70,
Owners who replace PHEVs, for the main part, replace them with BEVs. Again, not a huge sample size. Most PHEV owners feel they can cope with the limited range of a BEV after their experience with the Hybrid vehicle.
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