Thanks for the calming words otto
Well its back .....
the vibration is sorted, and the following parts are what cured the problem .....
1/ LHS and RHS driveshafts (were not the problem but were changed first and the old ones were not put back on.)
2/ Complete differential unit (they had changed the planet gears and the sun gear but that caused a whine .... shafts were badly keyed, so complete diff changed.
3/ Gearbox final drive changed (because of the diff issues this was changed due to excessive wear in the diff.)
All other problems as per previous post ... time at the dealer 8 days, patience almost exhausted.
Very long chat with the service manager over the issues .... but he surprised me my stating the mine is not the worst they have ..... OMG
, but the best bit was the quality of the latest Modus, Clio3, Megane2 and Scenic2 is so good the warranty work on these cars has dried up to the extent that they are letting technicians/mechanics go as there is no work for them .... this is the largest Main Dealer in Glasgow ... and early indications of the new Twingo and Laguna3 are they are even better ... they are gearing up for lean times (not as long as the warranty for my Espace is still valid I joked
) apparently the "new" man in charge of Renault cars wants to be in the top 5 manufacturers list and they are putting their money where it matters
So, bus is fixed and an interesting insight to the life of a Renault main dealers service dept.
Off to Munich at the end of the week so fingers crossed no problems on the journeys