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Car Care & Detailing / Re: How did we clean cars in the old days?
« Last post by VicW on Today at 03:22:13 PM »
I no longer clean my car myself. I take it to a local East European car cleaning emporium where they do an excellent job including round the door frames. In the winter for a small consideration they will wash the wheel arches and under the car.
I still clean the inside regularly, vacuum the floor and upholstery and, of course, clean the windows inside.
I stopped polishing cars years ago, I consider it a waste of money and energy.
My car looks fine.

Vic.
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Car Care & Detailing / Re: How did we clean cars in the old days?
« Last post by sparky Paul on Today at 02:49:49 PM »
My usual routine is still the same as it was in the old days, when I can be bothered...

1. Blast lumps off with hosepipe, blast under wheelarches with same
2. Bucket of warm water with cheap wash'n'wax, wash roof then rinse with hosepipe. Repeat for all panels until car washed.
3. Ignore streaks.
4. Wash wheels with what's left in bucket.
5. Final rinse down.
6. Put everything away and retire.

When it goes rusty, mend it. If it's beyond help, scrap it and get another.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Update android system
« Last post by andruec on Today at 02:44:36 PM »
Is it possible to update android system on a 65 plate Jazz
Thanks
Update to what?

A competent dealer ought to be able to update the firmware to the latest version supplied by Honda. Failing that you'll have to find the appropriate firmware images online and do it yourself. It's not a particularly onerous process (I did it myself because my dealer wasn't competent) but I don't know where you'd find the images. Honda don't want them made publicly available.

However if you're objecting to running Android 4.x (on the grounds that it was obsolete before the car even hit the streets) you might be out of luck. It'd be interesting to know what version of Android Skyrider's unit is running. I have a feeling that it's probably still 4.x :(
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Further to John Ratsey's point, I vaguely recall that there is a minimum speed requirement for the system to operate. As John says, this avoids it being triggered by low speed manoeuvring.
I've now looked at the handbook (novel idea!).  p 443 says that the warning system does not function at low speed.  Recalibration needs a total of 30 mins above 25 mph.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Update android system
« Last post by colinscottish on Today at 01:53:25 PM »
Is it possible to update android system on a 65 plate Jazz
Thanks
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: This damned tyre pressure warning system.
« Last post by ColinB on Today at 01:36:25 PM »
Worth a read:
https://www.transportenvironment.org/sites/te/files/publications/Report%20-%20EU%20drivers%20at%20risk%20of%20under-inflated%20tyres.pdf

Whilst there’s a requirement for these systems to be fitted, there doesn’t seem to be an adequate requirement for the systems to function so as to deliver the expected safety & environmental benefits.
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Car Care & Detailing / Re: How did we clean cars in the old days?
« Last post by culzean on Today at 01:11:06 PM »
I am old enough to recall the old days:

I recall the routine went:
Bucket cold water with Fairey liquid. Wash roof with sponge. Dry roof with chamois.. and work down.
And after 4 years the car was a mass of rust - see Austin A35, BMC 1100, Ford Cortinas, Escorts, Rovers etc, Every 2-3 weeks depending in how dirty .. and how enthusiastic I felt

Those cars would rust away in a few years whatever TLC you gave them - they did not have zinc coated body panels and seam sealer... modern cars are so much better,  many do not show any corrosion till at least 15 to 20 years old. 

Remember the feminist book a few decades ago 'life is too short to stuff a mushroom'  -  well the mans version was 'life is too short to keep detailing your car'
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: This damned tyre pressure warning system.
« Last post by Skyrider on Today at 01:08:22 PM »
The system is a Joke

Last week I got a puncture with a screw, from a standing start. I was alerted to it by the fact that it was driving strangly, well I knew I had a puncture instantly, from experience. The tyre was totally deflated
I think the tyre deflating while the vehicle is parked will catch the system out as it is based on comparing the wheel rotation speeds while moving and must include some averaging in order to not be caught out by factors such as turning a corner. Hence it would notice a deflated tyre, but not immediately on pulling away but, as you discovered, a driver should quickly notic a flat tyre.

Where it should work usefully is warning about the partially deflated tyre which isn't immediately noticeable in the vehicle handling. Imagine your tyre only being part-deflated when you pulled away and then continued to deflate on your journey. It should warn you of the problem long before the handling is affected.

Knowing how the system works stops it becoming a joke.
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The system is a Joke

Last week I got a puncture with a screw, from a standing start. I was alerted to it by the fact that it was driving strangly, well I knew I had a puncture instantly, from experience. The tyre was totally deflated
I think the tyre deflating while the vehicle is parked will catch the system out as it is based on comparing the wheel rotation speeds while moving and must include some averaging in order to not be caught out by factors such as turning a corner. Hence it would notice a deflated tyre, but not immediately on pulling away but, as you discovered, a driver should quickly notic a flat tyre.

Where it should work usefully is warning about the partially deflated tyre which isn't immediately noticeable in the vehicle handling. Imagine your tyre only being part-deflated when you pulled away and then continued to deflate on your journey. It should warn you of the problem long before the handling is affected.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: This damned tyre pressure warning system.
« Last post by culzean on Today at 12:58:50 PM »
I agree the system is a joke. As applied by Honda, it serves no useful purpose and I now drive as if it doesn't exist. Fortunately the random alarms after fast motorway driving (it was that and only that that set mine off) have ceased. They went off for no reason and they have stopped going off - also for no discernible reason.

The better ones have a sensor on each wheel.

Maybe they tinkered too much with the MK3 system,  I have never had a problem,  alerted me when I had alloy corrosion and wheel was losing about 4 psi a week. also when I picked up a woodscrew,  and when I swap from winters to summers and back on Civic I have to recalibrate,  on my wifes Jazz I don't have to.

The 'better ones' are expensive to maintain,  my bro has a Suzuki Vitara with 'a sensor in each wheel' and he bought new steels and winters ( against my advice,  I told him if you have sensors in the wheel get all season tyres - if you get new wheels it will cost you for sensors and for programming them in every year) - he put the steels on and his dash lit up like a christmas tree - he had to take them off and will put them back on when he has time to go to dealer to get the sensors 'programmed in' to his ECU, reverse when he swaps wheels in spring £££'s - worst thing is batteries last 3 years.  Lots of makers use ABS system.

The system is a Joke

Last week I got a puncture with a screw, from a standing start. I was alerted to it by the fact that it was driving strangly, well I knew I had a puncture instantly, from experience. The tyre was totally deflated


Maybe I am old school but I always do a quick check of tyres before I start the car, especially if it has been parked for a while 1. to check I still have 4 wheels.  2. to check no tyres looks under-inflated ( ie flat at the bottom'.


I agree the system is a joke.

Only for some people, for most it works perfectly.

I don't have a mark 3 but never had a problem on our Jazzes or Civic.
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