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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Reserve tank
« Last post by Jocko on Today at 01:08:12 PM »
My overall approach is to drive around 60 mph until or unless I find a slow moving bunch and then I will usually accelerate up to 70 mph to get past quickly.
I tend to do similar. Until I come upon the slow moving bunch, when I slow down and join them. The thing is, my longest drive is about 40 miles, of which 23 miles is motorway/dual carriageway, and I have all the time in the world. Different drivers have different priorities.
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It's unlikely that you will see anything wrong with the droplinks, you only need a tiny bit of play in one of the balljoints to make a horrible knocking on the road.

As above, if you rock the car from side to side, you can often hear the bad one clicking. If you lie on the ground and grab each for the four balljoints in turn while an assistant rocks the car, you should find the bad one when it goes quiet.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Fishing gear
« Last post by ColinB on Today at 12:36:04 PM »
I used to use a net in a estate I used to drive but there seems to be only 2 securing points on the Jazz
According to the handbook (p.201 of the 2016 edition) there are 4 tie-down points, one at each corner of the luggage area.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Fishing gear
« Last post by edam on Today at 12:06:55 PM »
I use my Jazz for transporting my fishing gear so most of the time the backseats are folded down.
How can I secure my gear in the car to stop it flying round?
I used to use a net in a estate I used to drive but there seems to be only 2 securing points on the Jazz
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Sorry to bring this up again, but I've been testing the car again and I think you guys may be right in that the noise may be coming from the front drivers side wheel area - although I am not 100% sure.

I had a look under the wheel arch and with my untrained eyes, I can't seem to see anything wrong with the droplink. Can you guys let me know your opinions please?



There's a video on youtube showing how to replace the droplink on the GD and it does look quite straightforward, so I'm happy to give it a go if it is indeed the droplink.



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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Reserve tank
« Last post by peteo48 on Today at 10:34:45 AM »
You can expect to see even better mpg if you can potter along the slow lane at 55 mpg (my HR-V can give 60 mpg under this situation) or ever slower. Don't forget that last year's Jazz Land's End to John O'Groats trip on one tank was done at 40 mph.
That's how I drive motorways anyway for the most part. I tend to set the cruise control to 60mph and will tolerate down to 55 when following HGVs especially if it's busy. Anyway I don't believe that even driving at 80mph would significantly reduce a journey time of 20 minutes. Any gains would likely be lost in the congestion at M40 J10 anyway.

As I've got older, I have moved more to this style of driving largely because it is much less stressful. I'll use cruise if I can but the motorways where I live are usually incredibly busy. My overall approach is to drive around 60 mph until or unless I find a slow moving bunch and then I will usually accelerate up to 70 mph to get past quickly.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Reserve tank
« Last post by Jocko on Today at 09:03:58 AM »
When I say accurate, it is as accurate as I need it. It is not as if I record both instantaneous readings and then compare them. I look first at one, then at the the other so it's as accurate as that. I also travel at a constant speed in an open location so minimise errors from buildings etc.
The ScanGauge is more accurate, as every top up you add a correction to the error which you don't do with the on-board. But to be pedantic, it is only more accurate, not completely accurate. Of course, neither is a computed figure, gleaned from one tank of fuel. The figure beside my avatar is a computed figure from (currently) 56 fill ups, so that is pretty accurate.
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Space Saver Wheel Sizes?
« Last post by John Ratsey on Today at 08:55:24 AM »
The overall diameter matters more than the wheel size - on a given vehicle 15" wheels will have lower profile tyres than 14" wheels. However, if the wheel fits the hub then it's likely to be OK for the planned emergency use with the affected corner of the vehicle sitting lower (or higher) on the road. Road-holding is likely to be adversely affected - hence the speed limit when using space savers.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Reserve tank
« Last post by ColinB on Today at 08:47:41 AM »
Did an accurate check of my speedo, against the GPS, this morning.
Just to be a bit pedantic here, you're not doing an accurate check of your speedo, what you're doing is comparing one system of measurement against another, each of which has it's own sources of error. Reasons for speedo inaccuracy are well documented (chiefly the legislation requiring it to over-read, but also factors affecting wheel diameter such as tyre wear), but car satnavs are not exactly precision instruments either. Accuracy can be affected by the number of satellites the unit can "see", the quality of the signals, whether those signals are being obscured by or reflected off nearby objects, road gradients, and consistency of speed (it calculates speed by measuring time between position fixes so there's a lag when accelerating or decelerating).The satnav is undoubtedly more accurate than the car speedo when driving straight & level at constant speed in open country, but it would be wrong to consider that it's always absolutely correct.

Whilst on the subject of accuracy, I'm always intrigued by statements that the car's onboard computer doesn't give accurate MPGs and then talking about devices like Scanguage. That sort of device uses the same data as the car's computer and does the same calculation, so why should it be more accurate ?
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Good and bad points
« Last post by John Ratsey on Today at 08:43:53 AM »
The worst feature of my Mk 2 Jazz was the reflection of dashboard glare on the windscreen which was discussed at some length a while back. The extent of this problem appears to depend on the driver's eyeball position which in turn depends on driver's height and seating position. I just happened to be unlucky.
I just ordered a new HR-V (for delivery 27 January 2019).  Do you still get the issue John?
My glare problem is much reduced with the HR-V - a consequence, I suspect, of a steeper windscreen changing the angle of reflection and the dashboard also being shorter. I also found the glare on the Mk 3 Jazz to be less than the Mk 2 but the big improvement came when I got the HR-V.
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