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by Mechwr26
10:05 Thursday 30th November 2017
Forum: Preservation
Topic: DD12 Revival
Replies: 61
Views: 22901

Re: DD12 Revival

Shhhh no one is supposed to see the cardboard repair panels ;) Managed to cut all the rot from the inner rear wheel arch yesterday. A pig of a job but it needed to come out. I was trying to make the whole repair section in one panel but without further dismantling of the body pillars this wasn't pos...
by Mechwr26
01:55 Saturday 11th November 2017
Forum: Preservation
Topic: DD12 Revival
Replies: 61
Views: 22901

Re: DD12 Revival

Mechwr26 has found the Fleetline... Yeah I've found it ;) She ended up in the body shop pretty much ignored by everyone and I've sort of found myself ending up taking stock of what needs doing to her. She's really not that bad but does require a lot of love and time. I met Jeremy from the museum on...
by Mechwr26
01:45 Tuesday 10th October 2017
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: 33404 - Engine/Gearbox swap
Replies: 14
Views: 3842

Re: 33404 - Engine/Gearbox swap

Oh and here's the rebuild I've just completed on 67654 engine. The first time it's been apart since it's Euro4 conversion which was done before I came back to work at Worcester.
by Mechwr26
01:40 Tuesday 10th October 2017
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: 33404 - Engine/Gearbox swap
Replies: 14
Views: 3842

Re: 33404 - Engine/Gearbox swap

It was the idle control solenoid that failed :oops: How embarrassing and annoying for me as I hate having comebacks in jobs like this. Luckily we found the issue within a few minutes and as I have a big pool of spare bits and pieces it didn't take long to sort out. It's been fine since and goes quit...
by Mechwr26
02:45 Wednesday 30th August 2017
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: 33404 - Engine/Gearbox swap
Replies: 14
Views: 3842

Re: 33404 - Engine/Gearbox swap

And here's the new one, almost ready to go back in 8-) Items swapped over include: compressor, hydraulic pump, fuel pumps, engine wiring loom and engine electronic control unit. Plus a steam clean and a lick of paint. Also need to swap the gearbox ECU once its all back in
by Mechwr26
01:00 Thursday 3rd August 2017
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: FMR Fleet Movements
Replies: 255
Views: 65675

Re: FMR Fleet Movements

67650 hasn't been sent to Stoke. Brace yourselves for a change of plan... I think it went today, Wednesday 😒 Shame to see it leave as I've just rebuilt the engine in it. The E300's are the best buses we have for reliability and are easy to work on and I'll be sad to see them go. 66305 hasn't really...
by Mechwr26
22:25 Sunday 4th June 2017
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: FMR Fleet Movements
Replies: 255
Views: 65675

Re: FMR Fleet Movements

We're apparently having 12 B7 Volvos from Leicester... These are the 59 plate ones originally from Bristol. They're single deckers. They were rough when they went to Leicester and it will be interesting to see what they're like now. Let's hope they're better than the Darts we had dumped on us recently
by Mechwr26
06:25 Sunday 16th April 2017
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Darts 41502 and 42893
Replies: 8
Views: 2842

Re: Darts 41502 and 42893

The visiting Volvo is 66964. She's here for an engine rebuild but I'm trying to fit it in between other engine swaps and covering other colleagues shifts, so she may be here for a bit.
by Mechwr26
06:21 Sunday 16th April 2017
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: FMR Fleet Movements
Replies: 255
Views: 65675

Re: FMR Fleet Movements

A bus failing an Mot test on a loose seat belt or a wheelchair sticker missing is no indication of its ability to trundle 80 miles up the M6 reliably.
by Mechwr26
19:46 Saturday 15th April 2017
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: FMR Fleet Movements
Replies: 255
Views: 65675

Re: FMR Fleet Movements

And most of us are not looking forward to their return 😃 - is that because you expect to have to do a lot of work on them, to bring them up-to-scratch ?? Well the first one has arrived ( 42893) and after an inspection it's now awaiting a load of repairs. I fitted an almost new engine to this bus be...

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