I have a few queries after my first 2 weekends of driving, and now with about 300 incorrectly recorded miles on the clock!
1. Calibrating the speedo. I was heading the blat chain down the M1 in a 50 zone and I had complaints from the others later that I was only doing 40! How do I recalibrate the dial please?
2. Brake fluid leak. Basically the o-ring under the screw cap for the reservoir is about 1mm thick. After checking another 1 year older car with the same spec at the motor museum yesterday, his is at least 5mm thick and properly seals the unit. Quite simply the thinner ring will never allow you to screw down the cap tight enough. We checked another new build that has only driven one blat and it was leaking too. Mine leaked enough to strip paint on the side skin edge under the bonnet. Does anyone know the spec or part number of the thicker one please?
3. Duratec plus Mazda (quite wide, touches the chassis sides) gearbox vibrates the chassis quite a lot. After an hours drive my hands are fizzy and I can't feel them properly. My old K wasn't like this. Is this normal?
4. Maybe related to 3. The vibrations are enough that in this inaccurate 300 miles of driving both screws (which were tight) for the cam cover have undone themselves, disappeared and the cover was just floating on top of the engine. Now I know I can get more screws and use thread lock, but does this sound normal?
I'd appreciate thoughts and help as usual please!