Partner's Car Our 1st Jazz - GG6

3rd Generation (2007-2015) vehicle added by Nels, Thursday 1st Jun, 2017

  1. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Nels added a new Honda to the garage:

    Our 1st Jazz

    Check the vehicle's full information here.
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    A decent little order has been put through to @Holdcroft Honda today so that I can give her a full service.
    Many thanks to Lee for his help. As always, first class help and support.
     
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  2. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Time for a little update.

    Apart from initially spending days and days cleaning the Jazz when we first got her, not much else was done that showed any visible difference.

    However, since then I have swapped some bulbs for LEDs or silvered.

    Before:
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    After:

    IMG_20170720_135137 Doc.

    I'm really not keen on the amber bulb effect.
    The front was done too, but there aren't any decent pictures yet.

    The other little job I have now completed is this one.

    I found a set of blue side protection strips for a very good price, but they were blue.
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    After a few coats of CBP and lacquer...

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    Here's the final result.

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    They may not stop other doors from hitting mine, but should hopefully reduce the damage.

    And finally, this has been bugging me since I collected the car.
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    So it had to be dealt with.

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    Sad, I know, but that's me!
     
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  3. Duc de Pommfrit Moderator Staff Team

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    I understand :Thumbup:
     
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  4. andy83 Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    looking good mate and the bulbs look nice high attention to detail as always mate :Hey::Hooray:...
     
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  5. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    I found these on the net recently.

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    They're not perfect, (did I say I'm a fusspot) but I should have enough time to prep and re-spray them ready for some winter tyres.

    It will also give me the opportunity to deal with the alloys on the car. They really haven't been loved. However, by the time they go back on next spring, they will be! :Wink:
     
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  6. andy83 Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    mate sounds like you are planed for winter and i'm sure by time your done it will be total Nels perfection...
    Thanks
    Andy
     
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    the side protection strips are a nice addition, top job :Hey:
     
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  8. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Thank you.
    I prefer the clean lines without them, but I dislike dents in the doors even more!

    I could only get CBP strips directly from the dealers. Even with club discount, they were quite a few £s.
    This way, it was very much cheaper, but still genuine Honda accessories.
     
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  9. Duc de Pommfrit Moderator Staff Team

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    It's hard finding decent second han
    Lucky you!, I'm searching for a set and not finding anything decent.
     
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  10. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    They are all marked, but not much in the way of kerbing.
    There is also some blistering/corrosion in patches on the rear/side arm edges. It's pretty common here, as the paint is thinner on the 'sharper' edges.
    They can be rubbed down and re-sprayed.

    I preferred the Si or Star design as they are diamond cut. However, not only are they a lot more, the lacquer is blistered on most of them and that is a much harder repair.

    You will find a decent set, but they get snapped up quickly. Alternatively, you may have to buy them individually.
    I'd been looking almost every day for quite a while before these became available at a price I was prepared to pay.
     
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  11. Duc de Pommfrit Moderator Staff Team

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    Snap, I hoping for a local seller.
     
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  12. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    The alloys have arrived. The facings have a few small scratches (which could be seen in the original listing photographs) but no kerbing.
    The body side of the alloys were pretty filthy - Well by my standards they were. There are also a fair few paint blisters. I had expected that, as it's fairly common when they've not been looked after, or had acidic alloy cleaner on them. (Pictures to follow later)

    It will take a while to get them sorted, as I've got a huge list of jobs to get done to the house/garden before the winter.

    All in all, I'm happy with them, as this set of 4 was less than the cost of one new one.
    Now I've just got to decide which winter tyres to get...
    Happy days. :Laughing:
     
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  13. andy83 Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    sounds good mate i'm sure they will look great in end and what winter tyres are you thinking of mate..
    Thanks
    Andy
     
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  14. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    I have to check what's available in the size and price.
    I've got Nokians on the CU1, but may go for Falkens on this one.
    I'll decide nearer the time.

    When I've swapped the alloys over, I will re-furb the ones currently on there. They too have some blistering on the inner surface, but nowhere near as much as these.
     
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  15. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    A quick update.
    The second set of alloys have been brought back up to scratch and fitted with Falken Eurowinter HS01 tyres.
    I'm very impressed with them.

    IMG_20180223_135057. IMG_20180223_135057 .1. IMG_20180223_134051. IMG_20180223_134020 .1.
     
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  16. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    A nervous day as she's gone in for her MOT, the first since we've had her...:Frown::Ohdear::Frown:

    Silly me. I should know better really. All's fine and no advisories! :Grin::jumpup::Grin:
     
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    Nels, those alloys are looking superb! And well, a Jazz MOT... yes, really worrying over nothing.


    I understand as well! And you know that i really appreciate a clean and shiny car. :Grin:
    In contrary to one guy at the Clubjazz forum - I just decided to leave there as he was trolling every comment from me in the detailing section there.
     
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  18. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    The alloys aren't that good. They have many imperfections. However, they are sealed with primer, base colour, a fine layer of more sparkly silver and then many layers of clear coat.
    They should do for the winter. I need to do the same to the original alloys.

    The standard silver is a little...flat for me. That's why I've added a single dusting over with a silver with more metallic flakes. Time will tell how well they last. However, It won't be too difficult to deal with any issues in the future.

    The Falkens are a huge improvement to the Dunlop 2030's that were on the car when we bought her. However, they are fine for the warmer months.
     
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    mate no surprise to me that your Jazz past her MOT with no advisories and the wheels look great !!!:Grin::Hey:
     
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  20. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Central front and rear jacking points.

    Floor Jack
    1. When lifting the front of the vehicle, set the parking brake. When lifting the rear of the vehicle, put the shift lever in reverse for manual transmission, or P for automatic transmission.
    1. Block the wheels that are not being lifted.
    1. Position the floor jack under the front jacking bracket (A) or the rear jacking bracket (B). Center the jacking bracket on the jack lift platform (C), and jack up the vehicle high enough to fit the safety stands under it.
    1. Position the safety stands under the support points, and adjust them so the vehicle is level.
    1. Lower the vehicle onto the stands.


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