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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Experiences of Covid-19
« Last post by Jocko on Today at 12:52:38 PM »
So the pubs have got to close by 10 pm. I am old enough to remember when they all had to close by 10 pm and not only that, they couldn't open before 5 pm. They had to stay closed on Sundays (hotels could open, but only for bona fide travellers).
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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Car Dead After Putting New Battery In
« Last post by zeusmc on Today at 11:55:33 AM »
It sounds like you have dodged a bullet. Charging the battery somewhat masked the effect of the load monitor adjusting the charging voltage, but it looks like the charging system is okay.
Just contacted the trustworthy mechanic, who looks after car, sorts MOTs for several years, says alternator, charging system, is absolutely fine, perfectly OK.
So thanks people, for the input, time and advice, appreciated. If I do happen to conk out, will let forum know.
All good :)
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Experiences of Covid-19
« Last post by richardfrost on Today at 11:49:25 AM »
As long as vulnerable people wear masks in public, wash hands / use alcohol gel regularly
There is very little point in us vulnerable people wearing masks in public if no one else is. My mask protects you from me. It does little to protect me from you. This is why mask wearing - if it is to be a thing - needs to be mandatory and universal.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Experiences of Covid-19
« Last post by Jocko on Today at 11:16:38 AM »
I am sure there is a strategy somewhere.
Soundbites. Tell the public what they want to hear.
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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Car Dead After Putting New Battery In
« Last post by Jocko on Today at 11:13:58 AM »
It sounds like you have dodged a bullet. Charging the battery somewhat masked the effect of the load monitor adjusting the charging voltage, but it looks like the charging system is okay.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Experiences of Covid-19
« Last post by madasafish on Today at 10:49:15 AM »
So June's theme was don't  go to work: work from home.

July And August: go back to work.

September (Gove today) :  stay at home or (go to work if it's Covid safe). Seriously !


I am sure there is a strategy somewhere.
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Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: Hybrid Engine Type
« Last post by richardfrost on Today at 10:37:03 AM »
Perhaps climbing some long steep hill at the legal speed limit would fully test the engine as the battery would soon stop making a contribution.
When I do this in my RAV4 Hybrid (long drive to Whitby across the NY Moors, and actually everytime I drive up the hill to my home) both the battery and engine drive the wheels and the engine also charges the battery all the way. This may be different to Honda though as my engine is 2.5l so has a fair bit more surplus power on tap.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Experiences of Covid-19
« Last post by peteo48 on Today at 10:36:19 AM »
I struggle to see the sense behind allowing grandparents to resume child care duties. For example, look at the school run which will bring you into contact with lots of people from different households. The child may pick up Covid, be asymptomatic but then effectively, albeit unwittingly, kill grandma and granddad. No age limit has been specified - is it OK for an 80 year old with lung and/or heart problems to do this?

It would have made a bit more sense if they had said, for example, grandparents under 65 with no underlying health conditions can resume child care. I can also see it being OK to look after pre-school children on a "bubble" basis.

There's a lot headless chicken about the government at this time.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Experiences of Covid-19
« Last post by culzean on Today at 09:52:19 AM »
Lift the lock down and get economy moving and the older people can shield as they have been doing all along

Where has that been happening? Not even the 'clinically extremely vulnerable' are currently being advised to shield.

More than that, the Government is actually going to exempt grandparents with childcare duties from local lockdown rules.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/video/2020/sep/21/grandparents-providing-childcare-to-be-exempt-from-england-lockdown-video

The exempting grandparents from lockdown to do childcare is just political expediency, to allow the parents to go to work. I would ask why it is OK for smaller children ( who are likely to show no symptoms even if they carry the virus ) to move between different homes when 16 to 60 year olds ( who are pretty safe from the virus ) cannot mix.  At present is just a mishmash of conflicting rules,  and the public quite rightly are smelling a rat,  so will do anything they want to.
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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Car Dead After Putting New Battery In
« Last post by culzean on Today at 09:45:56 AM »
The 15 volts ( if your meter is accurate ) is too much and that voltage would fry the battery,  but the 13.5 to 14 volts with engine not running says to me that you voltmeter is reading at least 0.7 / 0.8 volts high.... ( hopefully ).
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