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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Tyres tips please
« Last post by John A on December 13, 2017, 06:41:43 AM »
All seasons, Nexen N'Priz or N'BLUE 4 Seasons. Recommended by recent Autoexpress report. Excellent value and using them ATM during #snowinLondon!

Got R16 wheels on mine, so I'll probably sway the tyres that are on it now for the Vredestein Quatrac 5

http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyre/Vredestein/Quatrac-5.htm

Seems to get the best of the reviews for a tyre that comes in my wheels size.
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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Snow test
« Last post by MartinJG on December 12, 2017, 11:59:54 PM »
This arctic weather has given me the chance to try out the Jazz in the snow and ice. It struggles a bit. Tyre treads are OK. I found it had a mind of its own on occasions especially in the slush. Main problem is lack of weight. Whereas heavier cars just plough through, the Jazz tends to get a bit sidetracked. Fair enough for a light hatchback but the throttle link and clutch action are not great and certainly makes life interesting in challenging conditions. At least I know the ABS system works, well, on the driver's side at least. However, it could of course just be the wrong kind of snow.
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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Tyres tips please
« Last post by sparky Paul on December 12, 2017, 11:41:53 PM »
Avon are a very good mid-range tyre. Mine had 4 nearly new Avons on when I bought it, sadly the front pair had been ruined by misaligned tracking and I replaced them, but that's another story. The ones on the rear axle have never felt anything less than totally secure, even in the wettest conditions.

The Michelins are fine if you don't drive like a maniac, but they are primarily a low rolling resistance design which prioritises fuel economy.
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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Gearbox shot.
« Last post by sparky Paul on December 12, 2017, 11:20:36 PM »
Interesting stuff!

Most noisy ball bearings are due to pitting of the outer raceway - once they are damaged, that's it. The only saving grace is that they can run for years making this noise.
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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Tyres tips please
« Last post by Sharon on December 12, 2017, 11:08:20 PM »
ok, grip on road is the most important thing to me so I've emailed Black circles in the hope I can change the tyres before fitting. The avons sound fine for me. Thanks.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Electric cars
« Last post by Jocko on December 12, 2017, 10:53:29 PM »
Top Gear test of the Tesla Model S. Surprised how positive they were about it!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHhZ9jk-DrU
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Electric cars
« Last post by Jocko on December 12, 2017, 10:51:37 PM »
the biggest issue with anything in contact with seawater is corrosion and contamination (barnacles!).
The units they use up here are free standing, and the turbines just jack up out of the water for servicing.

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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Electric cars
« Last post by culzean on December 12, 2017, 10:08:54 PM »
The amount of energy inherent in moving 1m^3 of water 1m along is pretty high compared to wind, the pull on my boat mooring is pretty strong nearly all the time - it's only static very briefly before the tide turns and it's racing past again but the biggest issue with anything in contact with seawater is corrosion and contamination (barnacles!).  Although I'm in favour I fear the local oyster farms would not be happy with a tidal barrage across the river.  My version would involve flooding / draining riverside basins, but that would upset the farmers / landowners.
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TG

water is about 800 x denser than air -
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Electric cars
« Last post by TG on December 12, 2017, 09:34:20 PM »
The amount of energy inherent in moving 1m^3 of water 1m along is pretty high compared to wind, the pull on my boat mooring is pretty strong nearly all the time - it's only static very briefly before the tide turns and it's racing past again but the biggest issue with anything in contact with seawater is corrosion and contamination (barnacles!).  Although I'm in favour I fear the local oyster farms would not be happy with a tidal barrage across the river.  My version would involve flooding / draining riverside basins, but that would upset the farmers / landowners.
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TG
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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Gearbox shot.
« Last post by TG on December 12, 2017, 09:13:49 PM »
When I changed my gearbox oil at ~100k (garage did it at ~70k) it had quite a bit of fine non-metallic bits in it, a lot smaller than sand but bigger than flour. Same sound after the change but more slick between 1st & 2nd, I gave it a before and after recording with a spectrum analyser on the phone to see if there was a difference, it wasn't noticeable.  In theory I could compare this to see if the input shaft bearing has got noisy over the year.  Just held the phone case against the gearbox shell, I was going to subtract the declutched sample from the neutral one but that was too much effort.
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TG
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