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by Mechwr26
01:45 Tuesday 10th October 2017
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: 33404 - Engine/Gearbox swap
Replies: 14
Views: 5060

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: 5060

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: 5060

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: 82864

Re: FMR Fleet Movements

67650 hasn't been sent to Stoke. Brace yourselves for a change of plan... I think it went today, Wednesday πŸ˜’ 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: 82864

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: 3506

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: 82864

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: 82864

Re: FMR Fleet Movements

And most of us are not looking forward to their return πŸ˜ƒ - 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...
by Mechwr26
19:36 Saturday 15th April 2017
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Darts 41502 and 42893
Replies: 8
Views: 3506

Re: Darts 41502 and 42893

Yep 45102 has come over to us for another engine. Unfortunately it also needs engine mounts, a new turbo and nobody at Stoke noticed that the gearbox was only hanging in by 2 bolts instead of the usual 12. This has resulted in the gearbox case becoming detached from its bell housing and the box is r...
by Mechwr26
16:14 Wednesday 5th April 2017
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: FMR Fleet Movements
Replies: 255
Views: 82864

Re: FMR Fleet Movements

DD12 wrote: ↑
23:51 Friday 17th March 2017
I too look forward to the return of these buses.
And most of us are not looking forward to their return πŸ˜ƒ

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