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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / A boy's day out.
« Last post by Jocko on Today at 10:21:27 AM »
My wife has suggested that, for my 70th, she give me a Knockhill Trackday experience, this time the performance driving training in the Civic Type R. 17 laps, with 1:1 tuition. I have done the rallying and the single seaters before, and both were brilliant. I also fancy the skid control training and the 4x4 off road. She could get the latter two for the price of the performance course. But it would be nice to throw the Type R round a race track.
Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Door locks switching on and off rapidly
« Last post by Jocko on Today at 09:56:02 AM »
There is a switch on the driver's door for locking them, at least there is on the Mk 1. If the switch is on its way out it could be vibration that is giving the random action.
Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Handbrake well stuck.
« Last post by Jocko on Today at 09:53:31 AM »
After leaving my car in the garage, with the handbrake off, I have had to revert to using it. I have found that I use the handle as a support, as I slide into the driving seat, and having the handbrake off, cheated me of my aid!
That's what happens when you approach 70.
Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Door locks switching on and off rapidly
« Last post by Suffolk Jazz on Today at 09:50:34 AM »
So post number 2 regarding our "new" 2010 Jazz ES.

Driving along, occasionally the doors all lock and unlock rapidly about 3 times.

I've searched this forum to see if it a common fault but I cannot see it.

Any thoughts from the forum?

Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Torque Setting
« Last post by culzean on Today at 08:32:52 AM »
Hi Guys, I am going to change the plugs on my GD 1.4 does any one the torque setting for the new plugs and does any one use copper slip grease on the plug threads just asking

There are instructions on the plug packet of hand tight and then 1/2 turn extra for a new plug, this will squash the sealing gasket the correct amount,  For a used plug it is hand tight and then 1/12 turn as the gasket already squashed. Using copper grease will lower the friction of thread and you should reduce torque by 20% - I always use hand tight + 1/2 turn method as then it does not matter if copper grease used or not.

I used to use a thin smear of copper grease on non-iridium plugs because the thread coating was passivated zinc and if left in too long or overheated the zinc could bond to aluminium of cylinder thread.  With Iridium and other long life plugs designed to be left in for 70,000 miles they now have a tri-valent nickel coating which is designed not to stick to cylinder thread, so no copper grease required. If you are going to look after plugs and change them on time maybe copper grease not needed,  but only use a smear in any case.  Dry Graphite or molybdenum disulphide grease better than copper grease, but copper grease much cheaper and easier to get.

In any case warm up the engine before taking out plugs,  the aluminium of the cylinder head expands more than the steel of the plug and will relieve the pressure on the plug thread a bit, making it easier to remove the plug.

If the plug thread is a bit tight coming out after you have initially slackened it off use plus gas or similar to try to lubricate the thread and try to turn it a full turn out and then half a turn back till it gets looser,  trying to force it out by just constantly unscrewing against a tight thread can snap the plug (the actual steel wall of plug body where hexagon meets the thread is not very thick).

Good luck.. 
New Members / Re: Jazz number 1 today
« Last post by Barcam on Today at 08:09:55 AM »
Hope you enjoy driving your Jazz Sport.

My first Jazz was a Sport and I'm very pleased with the car overall. I can't understand why the Car Reviewers keep slating the car. Good job I ignore reviews and buy my cars on how the drive and suit my needs.
Filled my tank up this morning and my calculated mpg was 63.6 mpg, my second best ever. Both my ScanGauge (at 60.5 for the tank) and the on-board display (at 61.4 for the tank) were pessimistic. For the first time I used the Fuelly/peteo48 formula ( Reply 170), and it gave me 33% urban miles and 67% interurban. Surprising, considering I always considered I did more urban driving, but probably fairly correct going on miles driven.
My ScanGauge data for the previous tank was:
Average mpg: 60.5 mpg
Max coolant temp: 84C
Distance travelled: 488 miles
Maximum revs: 3544 rpm
Max speed: 68 mph
Average speed: 30 mph

New Members / Re: Jazz number 1 today
« Last post by Jocko on Today at 06:07:25 AM »
Welcome. I am sure you will enjoy your new Jazz. I am on my first Jazz as well (owned for 2 years now), and would certainly consider another. Love the versatility of the "magic" seats.
Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Change in the weather.
« Last post by Jocko on Today at 06:05:09 AM »
Knowing your route and light urban traffic is the single biggest aid to good mpg. Switching off at long lights also makes a big difference. Some you win, and some you lose, but most I win. I believe you have to be switched off for more than 6-7 seconds to benefit.
The wind makes a huge difference. I try to get in behind a big truck, if possible. Not too close (always obey the 2 second rule), but you can see the difference even 2 seconds behind. That is another thing that wet weather effects, as I have to leave a far longer gap.
My wife insists on opening her window, when it is warm, which effects mpg (especially at motorway speeds). Of course I am savvy enough (not brave enough!) to say anything. They reckon that below 50 mph you should open the window and switch off the air con (something I don't have), and above 50 mph do the opposite.
New Members / Jazz number 1 today
« Last post by Mr 8 on Today at 06:00:53 AM »
Hi folk.
I will be picking up my new Jazz Sport Navi this morning. Pretty excited! Looking forward to conversations, I have been a reader on the forum for a while, thought it appropriate to join today.
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