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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: WTO rules?
« Last post by JimSh on January 22, 2019, 08:03:03 PM »
EU are determined not to negotiate at all and to punish UK, it will bite them in the bum though.  I am ashamed and dismayed how much help the EU 'negotiators' have had from UK fifth columnist europhiles ' the enemy within' ....

The EU have been completely organised from the start. The list of options available to the UKwas freely available on the internet. They even showed it in a  descending staircase diagram. The UK seemed to enter  the negotiations with no sort of plan and prepared to wing it. The picture of the EU team complete with folders of notes facing David Davis armed only with his silly grin may only be symbolic, since presumably no real negotiations would be done on the first day but it pretty much sums up the situation.
If we leave the EU with or without a deal we will have to negotiate trade deals-- the withdrawal arrangements were supposed to be the easy bit. Then we would be entering the situation similar to the one you mentioned earlier where we go into negotiate the purchase of a car stating that we are going to buy at any cost.
 "Give me a deal or I'll starve myself"
The UK hasn't negotiated a deal in 40 years. They will be negotiating with expert negotiators.
 Of course everybody will be queuing up to negotiate wih us.
They're on to a winner there.
Sorry, this is just project fear
I hope the government has thought this through.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/david-davis-brexit-no-notes-brexit-negotiations-a7845686.html
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Honda Jazz Mk1 FAQ / Re: The infamous EGR valve problem (Honda Jazz 2002-2008)
« Last post by razordw on January 22, 2019, 07:59:31 PM »
Hope it's okay to bring this topic up again. Anyway I stumbled on this forum while looking into how common of a problem Honda Fit/Jazz have had with a cylinder valve going bad as I was felt mine has had happen (more on why I thought this below). What I didn't expect was to find that an issue with the EGR valve was extremely common. That brings me to wonder if someone here can maybe help me decide if it's worth trying to check out the EGR valve or not. Please note this is for my wife's 2008 Honda Fit Sport (as implied, I'm in USA) with 110k miles.

Primary symptom is when the engine is cold (especially noticeable when the weather is also cold) rough idle (sometimes very rough), stalling when under in gear sometimes dying, even just dying when stopping. Note that once the engine is warmed up the issues all pretty much disappear as my wife has never complained of them when it's warmed up and it never does it to me when warm. Also she claims the Lucas fuel injector cleaner does help it behave better (I was thinking maybe valve with deposits that won't clear). Also I swear it sounds like has a slight pinging sound inside that used to never be there(I could just be hearing things). If driven cold too many times in a row, fuel economy will suffer, otherwise it sticks pretty close to 28-30mpg mixed driving. As of late, the last couple times my wife took off without letting it warm up enough, the engine stalled enough to cause the power brake boost to fail, so she had a frightening stop, thankfully no one was in front of her and no cross traffic. I did verify with a mechanic that all of the braking components are good.

Last year when this first presented itself as a large issue during cold weather (hesitation for probably a good year before this with issues trying to die, but not, on stopping) I decided to change the coils since the plugs had just been replaced(even went for premium plugs). It was still having issues so I tested compression and found Cylinder 1 had terrible cold compression, but fine compression when warmed up (rest were fine). At this time the engine finally started throwing miss fire codes, usually random, though sometimes it would give Cylinder 4 (wasn't sure if someone had messed up programming or wiring at that time). I've since seen it give other cylinder numbers as well on the miss fire, but that's it code wise. Since my brother-in-law is a mechanic(has his own shop), I talked with him and his thought was probably a valve not sealing correctly in the cylinder when cold. I then spoke with a Honda dealer to get a quote on fixing the issue, and as expected they said replacing the head was cheaper, though they then noticed it was even cheaper to just replace the engine.

Given the braking issues now occurring, I was looking again at the cost of going ahead and replacing the engine, but before doing so decided I better check to make sure this wasn't a common problem (last thing I want to do is install a "new" used engine only for it to start failing too) and discovered this forum. With that, I'm hoping maybe someone here can say if all these symptoms could easily be worth my time this weekend to deal with the cold and pull the EGR valve off, clean it, and then clean anything else related to the EGR.

Thanks!
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Why do women drivers sit so close to steering wheel
« Last post by culzean on January 22, 2019, 07:38:48 PM »
Short legs.

Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk

Most women have got longer legs in relation to their height than blokes...

My theory is they are trying to see front of car ( or want to be nearer rear view mirror to touch their hair and makeup up easier ). But generally women do not seem such relaxed drivers as blokes, and don't have good spacial judgement ( ducks ) .
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Steel wheels and winter tyres
« Last post by Katby on January 22, 2019, 07:34:15 PM »
Thanks very much everyone
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Why do women drivers sit so close to steering wheel
« Last post by trebor1652 on January 22, 2019, 07:33:05 PM »
Short legs.

Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk

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New Members / Hello from West Yorkshire
« Last post by JazzTM on January 22, 2019, 07:32:48 PM »
Last week I traded in my 64 reg Mark 2 Jazz ES plus for a 67 reg Mark 3 Jazz SE at a Honda main dealer. I'm not sure about some of the changes yet and am sure I'll be posting queries before long! I've already experienced the Tyre Pressure Warning System in action depite finding all tyres to be at the correct pressure. I now know how to re-calibrate the deflation system. It seems I might need this skill on a fairly regular basis.
Regards to all,
Trevor.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Why do women drivers sit so close to steering wheel
« Last post by culzean on January 22, 2019, 07:31:16 PM »
https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?t=656963

I am sure I am not the only one who has noticed how close ( predominately women ) many drivers sit to steering wheel.

If the airbag ever deploys it will kill them, and sitting so close it is doubtful if the seat belt would stop them hitting the wheel...

I have seen many women so close to wheel that their forearms are touching the wheel ( or parallel to it ) and they are holding wheel at top, if the airbag went off it would either break their arms or more likely push their arms at high speed ( air bag expands at between 160 to 200 mph ) into their body and face, maybe even break their neck.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: WTO rules?
« Last post by culzean on January 22, 2019, 07:26:56 PM »
EU are determined not to negotiate at all and to punish UK, it will bite them in the bum though.  I am ashamed and dismayed how much help the EU 'negotiators' have had from UK fifth columnist europhiles ' the enemy within' ....

As far as Ireland taking EU side,  they do say no good deed ever goes unpunished..

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/9813358/British-taxpayers-funded-Irelands-14bn-bail-out.html
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Steel wheels and winter tyres
« Last post by culzean on January 22, 2019, 07:09:56 PM »
Go to my tyres.co.uk and put car details in,  if you have a problem search the forum for mytyres or winter tyres and there will be links ..

https://clubjazz.org/forum/index.php?topic=6492.msg27797#msg27797

Links to mytyres    175/65R15 steel rims and  winter tyres to replace 16" 185/55R16 - narrower tyres are better in winter and give a better ride,  outside diameter is identical, I do not even have to recalibrate the TPMS on her indoors Jazz mk2 when changing winter summer tyres and the other way. 

Mytyres will deliver steel wheels fitted with tyres already balanced nd ready to fit, winter tyres are normally directional ( you have to fit wheels to correct side of car ) so look for the arrow on side wall which shows the direction of wheel rotation when car is going forwards, the tyres will be fitted opposite way on pairs of wheels, two for each side of car.  The normal Honda wheel nuts are good for alloys or steel rims.  Nokian WR D3 or D4 are excellent winter tyres.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: New Jazz EX Navi Milano Red
« Last post by andruec on January 22, 2019, 07:03:40 PM »
Idle stop shouldn't be temperamental. There are a lot of reasons why it won't activate (listed in your manual) but if you drive a couple of miles then bring the car to a halt I/S should kick in almost every time. The most common reasons for it not doing are:

* Engine not up to temperature.
* Cabin temperature too far from target on vehicles with climate control.

Less common:

* Brake pedal not pressed hard enough. By design the I/S won't kick in if you use very light pressure on the brake pedal. In practice most drivers won't have this problem (it's actually a handy feature for short stops and I find it quite difficult to do).

After a lot of stop/starting the I/S can also decide the battery has lost too much charge and will refuse to play.

A few posters here also seem to have been locked out by a cold battery. That is listed in the manual but after three years of ownership I've never known it happen.

But whilst there are a lot of reasons why I/S might not be available it shouldn't appear to operate on a whim. And you should always see either the 'A' with a circular arrow (meaning I/S has switched the engine off) or a circle with a symbol inside (eg; 'AC' when cabin temperature is the issue) telling you why I/S hasn't switched the engine off.

Oh and with the CVT Jazz you have to keep the foot brake depressed at all times though no one knows why Honda designed it that way. For the manual I think once you've selected neutral you can release all pedals.
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