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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: CVT fluid change problem
« Last post by zzaj on Today at 05:02:57 PM »
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Traffic Management.
« Last post by culzean on Today at 04:45:04 PM »
Near to us they had 20mph signs up for about 3 miles on a normal 60mph limit road for about 6 months, the limit started about 1 mile before the 'work' and ended about 1 mile after.  They were actually 'removing' a crash barrier on a hill previously erected there between road and pavement to protect pedestrians  - they took the barrier away (eventually) and surprisingly did not replace it with a new one.  They had one lane coned off and temporary lights,   90% of the times we drove through the 'roadworks' there was no one actually working on them but the lights and 20mph limit stayed there the whole 6 months.   As Jocko says,  if the company had been paying a fee for lights the job would have been finished in a fortnight (don't know if it was Carilion who had the contract ).
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: CVT fluid change problem
« Last post by Jocko on Today at 03:40:56 PM »
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Traffic Management.
« Last post by Jocko on Today at 03:39:12 PM »
I think companies that put up temporary traffic lights should have to pay a substantial daily fee to do so. In my street, main A910 through Kirkcaldy, they dug a hole, a couple of days before Christmas. They left it (and the associated three way lights) until a week after New Year, with no workmen present (on holiday, obviously). They then came back and filled it in. Maybe they would think twice if they had a daily fee to fork out.
Another thing you see regularly, is temporary speed limit signs at roadworks (mandatory you obey) but with no sign to tell you when the limit reverts back to normal. In theory you could be pulled for speeding three miles down the road! This is a real bugbear of my brother's (ex-polis). If you are lucky you may get an "End" sign, after the work, but this doesn't rescind the speed limit!
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Having just read a link on Cruise Control, I feel it explains it very well.
Go to Jazz Mk 1 and look under the Question re the 08 CVT, on page 3 Culzean has a link explaining the CVT and at the bottom of the CVT piece is another link on Cruise Control and it's use in the wet ( this is a misnomer and is explained) It explains the Cruise Control extremely well.

links for cruise control (go to bottom of page in link for other articles about cruise control ).

https://practicalmotoring.com.au/car-advice/what-is-cruise-control-how-does-it-work/

and CVT how it works.

https://practicalmotoring.com.au/car-advice/continuously-variable-transmission-explained/
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: CVT fluid change problem
« Last post by olduser1 on Today at 03:23:47 PM »
I would ask the garage to complete 2 changes of Honda CVT , allow 20mins driving to get things warmed up before draining & refilling a 2nd time. Should be fine.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Traffic Management.
« Last post by auntyneddy on Today at 03:02:36 PM »
It never ceases to amaze me, when the appears to be absolutely NO planning when it comes to signing of road works etc.  Recently on a single lane road ( one each way 60 mph) I came around a bend only to be confronted with a sign on my side on the apex of a left handed bend. I braked as hard as I dared and had to encroach on the opposing lane. Of course murphy's law ensured a lorry coming the opposite way. Who had placed the signs? Plod at an accident.
Recently, on a particularly narrow part of the A388 in Launceston, traffic lights had been placed for work to be carried out on a leaning wall. Parked in front of the lights were a truck and van. obstructing the 'If red light shows wait here'. I asked a young man getting out of the truck what he thought the sign and cones were for. It's my Bosses truck and he has the right to park outside his house. I am sorry to say an Email went to Cornwall Council. This piece of road is narrow and cars park down most of it's length which makes a lottery if you want to pass through at the best of times. Often jammed up  with large artics trying to get through. When the question of roadworks etc passed from the police to local authority, nobody seems to have thought that it needs careful planning. What about removing the signs when they have finished. Up the road we have Ice alert signs that stay out all year around. Multiply the cost of these signs over the UK and it is not surprising Highways are short of money.
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Having just read a link on Cruise Control, I feel it explains it very well.
Go to Jazz Mk 1 and look under the Question re the 08 CVT, on page 3 Culzean has a link explaining the CVT and at the bottom of the CVT piece is another link on Cruise Control and it's use in the wet ( this is a misnomer and is explained) It explains the Cruise Control extremely well.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Traffic Management.
« Last post by culzean on Today at 01:29:11 PM »
On the reverse side, two decorators painting a hotel using a boom lift on a single carriageway 30mph principle road near me, were killed when a lorry drifted into the cycle lane / parking bay, and struck the lift.  HSE jointly apportioned blame, stating they should have taken action to prevent this happening.  It seems they had only put out a couple of cones when a long taper really should have been used.  In the aftermath there were suggestions of parking their van or putting a skip before the lift.
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TG

I have often seen the more savvy window cleaners, BT or similar workers parking their van upstream of where they are working to shield the ladder or themselves when working on a manhole or connection box and that is just common sense in action. Roads closed (when they could be single laned with temporary lights), diversions and temporary traffic lights spring up like weeds these days, it almost seems like a government plot to frustrate drivers.

I have seen too many lorry drivers messing with phones to trust any of them not to 'drift' around the road or worse, white van and delivery van drivers are also seen wandering over white lines while messing with phones.   They need to make the penalties for using phone while driving so harsh it just ain't worth doing it because some idiots never get the danger of doing it.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Traffic Management.
« Last post by TG on Today at 01:19:58 PM »
On the reverse side, two decorators painting a hotel using a boom lift on a single carriageway 30mph principle road near me, were killed when a lorry drifted into the cycle lane / parking bay, and struck the lift.  HSE jointly apportioned blame, stating they should have taken action to prevent this happening.  It seems they had only put out a couple of cones when a long taper really should have been used.  In the aftermath there were suggestions of parking their van or putting a skip before the lift.
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TG
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