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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: What MPG are you getting from your Mk1 Honda Jazz ?
« Last post by Jocko on July 13, 2018, 07:16:49 AM »
Once again, a disappointing fill up at Morrisons. Apart from the fact that I was shopping there yesterday and didn't top up, then went in for petrol this morning and found it had gone up a penny a litre overnight! Lucky Friday the 13th.
What was disappointing was the fact that that my fibometer said 58.1 mpg for the tank, my ScanGauge said 59.8 mpg and my calculated figure was 53.2 mpg. That is roughly a 20% drop since my last top up, with almost identical drives and weather conditions.
As I said, disappointing.
I think I will try one of the less convenient to get to filling stations for a spell. See how it goes.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Electric cars
« Last post by Jocko on July 13, 2018, 07:01:17 AM »
I did like the bit about the AA expecting people  to charge their EVs at home, neatly ignoring that that is impossible now and for the foreseeable future for a large fraction of the motoring public
That is the reason I don't have one now. Once we move to the house with the drive and a powered garage I will swap immediately. However, discussing with local Leaf owners I was surprised to find that most of them do not have home chargers but use public chargers, of which there are many around here. They are to all intent and purpose  free to use in Scotland (ChargePlace) funded by the Scottish government (20 annual fee).
Mind you, our local hospital did some remodelling, and put a new car park in, primarily for staff. It has a charging station with 4 bays, but has been bagged over, and out of commission since before Christmas! (not ChargePoint but a pay to use system)
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Electric cars
« Last post by ColinB on July 12, 2018, 10:32:48 PM »
It's very difficult to know what to conclude from that sort of survey because it depends on exactly how the question was phrased. If I were asked "Would you like to own an electric car ?" I would probably answer "Yes" so my answer would support the conclusion of that survey. But that's very different to being able to own one, because I know very well that the shortcomings in current technology and infrastructure make it impractical.

I did like the bit about the AA expecting people  to charge their EVs at home, neatly ignoring that that is impossible now and for the foreseeable future for a large fraction of the motoring public
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Electric cars
« Last post by Jocko on July 12, 2018, 09:45:49 PM »
The BBC were reporting an AA/Populus poll. Are the AA in the governments pocket too?
Here is another report of the poll.

https://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/3035756/half-of-young-drivers-would-like-an-electric-car

Ah! but that is a "Green" publication. They will be biased too. I'll need to wait and see what the Daily Mail says about it.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Indicating protocol.
« Last post by Jocko on July 12, 2018, 09:32:40 PM »
The ADI that gave me my assessment was talking about learners on the motorway. He said he has always been taking his learners onto the A92, by us, which is 2 lane motorway with all but the hard shoulder.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Electric cars
« Last post by culzean on July 12, 2018, 08:51:47 PM »
It appears that the young will take to electric cars in greater numbers than the old fuddy-duddys.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-44798135

Funny that surveys of millennials last year said 70% of them would not want an electric vehicle, about the same % as older buyers.

 I do not trust BBC, they are mouth piece of government and in no way unbiased or neutral. They have been heavily criticised for their bias on a lot of things, but they shrug and are unrepentant.
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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Drivers Window
« Last post by culzean on July 12, 2018, 08:47:16 PM »
On a couple of occasions the drivers side window when pressed to go up goes up a couple of inches then down this happens about three times before finally going back up it appears the one stop is not working correctly could this be a fault with the window switch any help would be appreciated.

Windows traditionally rely on the motor load to signal when they are up ( also safety if someone's finger or head is in the way of a rising window). There is a current sensor on the control board and sometimes if an overload is detected they will reverse. Sounds like windows are sticking in guides,  I would clean and lube the glass guides with silicone or PTFE lube ( don't be tempted to use traditional WD40 as it will gum them up).
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Drivers seat stuck
« Last post by jimbo1 on July 12, 2018, 08:44:50 PM »
Thanks very much for all the help/advice above.

Sorry for the delay in updating this thread; had to wait for an opportunity to remove the front seat.

I've taken the set out eventually; thanks very much to the member who posted the link to the manual in "http://hondafitjazz.com/manual3/index.html".

I've found the release lever is broken on one side; the u-shaped component that fixes on the sprung  release mechanism in the track is cracked. The good news is this is apparently a replaceable part (81139-TFO-J01) according to Honda and the service bulletin SN-08-002-00. The bad news is the copy of the service bulletin I can find (TSB# SN-08-002-00 on https://hondakarma.com/threads/jazz-front-seat-cannot-be-adjusted.12968/live) doesn't have any pictures/figures in so I can't see how to remove the release  lever. Does anyone know how to do this or know where I can view a full copy of service bulletins please?
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Honda & Other Honda Models / Re: Dashcam Recommendations
« Last post by RichardA on July 12, 2018, 08:23:35 PM »
Whatever dashcam you choose - 100+ Nextbase or 20 off ebay - it's worth getting a decent quality (micro) SD card by the likes of ScanDisk or Samsung.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Indicating protocol.
« Last post by Ozzie on July 12, 2018, 08:21:49 PM »
The A1M near Peterborough is 4 lanes . . . . and now learners are allowed on them.
They will be signalling to change lanes, whilst I am with them at least.
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