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Old 17-08-2008   #1
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New 500 :) - And a couple of Questions

Evening all

Finally collected my 500 - couple of piccies below.

A couple of queries though:

1. Steering wheel and gear knob are white leather which I'm guessing will get quite dirty. What can they be cleaned with? All the potions in Halfords for leather say don't use on steering wheels.

2. There is a resonance at about 2,500rpm - like a fizzing or fuzzing sound, maybe from the passenger door card (interior anyway) - anyone had this before? It's the diesel so I guess it will settle a little as the engine mounts settle in and stuff.

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Good spec, good looking 500 !
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looks fab! great pics

have fun with it and get some gloves or a supply of that hand-cleaning gel
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Man I'm Jealous !! Ill get mine only by November end here in INDIA, the main sales head told me that INDIA is a new market so they are giving a preference in delivery times !! Lets hope I get mine in a time for the winter break from Uni in Oxford !!

And oh yeah enjoy ur new ride or should I say "Let's Ride!"

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Looks great, photo`s look great also enjoy your new baby(500)
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Re: New 500 :) - And a couple of Questions

I like the red and ivory combination, it works really well! No idea what the buzzing could be, but have a look on detailingworld.com for help with the white leather. I'll be after something to use for cleaning it myself soon actually.
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I have heard of this resonating on some diesels before, in fact the diesel I was going to have did exactly the same and the garage couldnt sort it.
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There is a resonance at about 2,500rpm - like a fizzing or fuzzing sound, maybe from the passenger door card (interior anyway) - anyone had this before? It's the diesel so I guess it will settle a little as the engine mounts settle in and stuff.

Very difficult to trace this resonance, sounds like from door/floor/dash. it's actually the exhaust heat shield riveted to the underbody, needs removing,reprofiling and re-riveting. To confirm remove and road test. Obviously under warranty so Dealer should sort.

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may sound daft but check its not the heater fan making the noise ( mine made a simsilar discribed sound to you'rs ) just turn off the heater to check. if not its as mentioned above the heatshield it's been quite common on "headgasket" 500's
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Re: New 500 :) - And a couple of Questions

I had something very similar but didn't associate it with the revs, I put it down to the NS door or pillar speaker resonating as I first noticed it with the radio switched on. I have now either got used to it or it might have gone as I no longer notice it.

Very interested in the comment Mal made about the heatshield as whenever I reverse into my drive or any up gradient there is a vibration underneath like the exhaust hitting the floor. Doesn't happen on the flat or when going forwards so I was going to check engine mounts at the weekend.
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Very difficult to trace this resonance, sounds like from door/floor/dash. it's actually the exhaust heat shield riveted to the underbody, needs removing,reprofiling and re-riveting. To confirm remove and road test. Obviously under warranty so Dealer should sort.
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This sounds highly plausible. Thank you so much for taking the time to post this.
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And thanks to everyone that has posted on this thread, very much appreciated and I shall look at all the suggestions and post back the result, on the presumption that I get it fixed!

Either that or turn up the Interscope a bit
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Re: New 500 :) - And a couple of Questions

Funnily enough, my passenger door trim has started vibrating a bit now... how weird.
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I'm being a bit of a thicko here but whats the interscope?

Is it like a periscope connected to the internet for special 500's? Sounds cool!

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