08-11-2006, 10:24 PM
Hey - I'm a newbie (had 2 Malibu RLXi DD's) with the V-Drive. I just bought a new 2005 205 VRS (zero hours) with an MCX. When the boat is in idle forward or reverse there is an intermittent knocking/banging sound coming from the engine area. When I take it out of F or R and put it in Neutral, the MCX runs/idles quiet - smooth as silk. I have never had the V-Drive tranny, so I'm not sure if this is a normal characteristic (hope not!), or if there may be a problem. Underwater gear is all brand new, so I'm assuming it's all good there (but of course anything can happen). Thanks for the help!