Hi everyone. I am back again for my first query.
I picked up the might Mi in Jan 01. It was a one owner, 87K, perfect Pug workshop serviced Log etc etc.! I have only done now 6K kms in it and joy is starting to disappear out of sheer worrying of driving it.
1) I have a cracked windscreen that had to be replaced. There was no flying object involved only the glue giving away in one spot causing increased stress surrounding to lifting area. P504 advised that this was quite normal in the first of the Series 2 405's - great $600 bucks later and 4 weeks wating for it to come from France. Be aware all other owners!!
2) I have this quite deathly vibration coming from the drivetrain that you can feel mainly when you depress the clutch pedal. Gearshift relays some as well but it has teflon balljoints that would dampen feeling.
It is not based on engine speed (2000 or 5000 makes no difference), it just feels like the Lotto draw is being conducted within the clutch housing using numbered bricks instead of the plastic balls. (Anyone from Channel 9???) I have drained gearbox and refilled also adding Nulon G70 Teflon treatment. It has done wonders for the gearbx whine but not for ease of use. I am worried though the vibrations are being transmitted through from the crankshaft as I am now not 100% assured on the MOBIL 1 5W-50 that I was recommened to use. The engine was great when I first restarted it following to oil change but I am worried that long term use has damaged a crankshaft bearing. Anyone else suffer from this vibration. I find that it also affects the rear vision mirror (windscreen only), especially on the freeway (3200 rpm @ 110kmh)
Maybe the clutch is worn or even a release bearing for it???
3)Heater is useless. It is the later style HVAC system with Climate control. I get very little heat at all and during winter, I have to contstantly use A/C to demist and drive with a big jacket on! Is it an easy job to remove heater matrix?? I did it on my 505 and it was not a pleasant job!
4) Fuel smell. When I fill up the car, I have to open up all windows otherwise I would not be sitting here writing to you if I lit a match. HAYNES manual has no mention on recirculation pipes going back to engine to use fumes for combustion. Anyone know where they are???
Hope to here from you soon. I am off to hospital today and then have a week off to recover at home so I will be having a look in anticipation everyday! THANK YOU V Much for your help