66691 rear suspension collapse?

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TimBrown
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66691 rear suspension collapse?

Post by TimBrown » 17:14 Monday 16th September 2019

Sorry I did not have my camera with me this afternoon, so unable to provide a picture of 66691 in Crowngate bus station on the 'ramp' with rear nearside suspension collapsed - body panels on that side nearly on the floor at the rear. I plead ignorance, but assume these Volvo's have air suspension so maybe not that serious?

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Re: 66691 rear suspension collapse?

Post by Charliedaffin » 17:48 Tuesday 17th September 2019

Whilst we’re on the topic of breakdowns, 53207 is seen here near broadway grove being towed away after breaking down an hour earlier
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MattW
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Re: 66691 rear suspension collapse?

Post by MattW » 19:26 Tuesday 17th September 2019

Tim I've seen some of those Volvos very low at the back, especially when having been left overnight. Hopefully nothing to worry about!

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Re: 66691 rear suspension collapse?

Post by MattW » 17:50 Monday 23rd September 2019

66698 on suspended tow in Welland about 1530 this afternoon.

Mechwr26
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Re: 66691 rear suspension collapse?

Post by Mechwr26 » 15:22 Wednesday 25th September 2019

MattW wrote:
17:50 Monday 23rd September 2019
66698 on suspended tow in Welland about 1530 this afternoon.
It lost its gears. Marcin sorted it the next morning. 👍

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Re: 66691 rear suspension collapse?

Post by Mechwr26 » 15:24 Wednesday 25th September 2019

Charliedaffin wrote:
17:48 Tuesday 17th September 2019
Whilst we’re on the topic of breakdowns, 53207 is seen here near broadway grove being towed away after breaking down an hour earlier
It was doing all manner of strange electrical things. A new oil pressure switch sorted it out.👍

MattW
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Re: 66691 rear suspension collapse?

Post by MattW » 18:00 Wednesday 25th September 2019

Great to have you back mate! 8-)

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Re: 66691 rear suspension collapse?

Post by Mechwr26 » 01:32 Thursday 26th September 2019

MattW wrote:
18:00 Wednesday 25th September 2019
Great to have you back mate! 8-)
Cheers Matt. I should pop in more often. I'll try to in the future so I can reply to any questions or queries regarding our side.

Brendan
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Re: 66691 rear suspension collapse?

Post by Brendan » 22:45 Monday 30th September 2019

66698 parked up by HiQ Droitwich road earlier. Hazards on saloon lights off.

Good job it expired there and not across the roundabout!

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Re: 66691 rear suspension collapse?

Post by Mechwr26 » 22:48 Sunday 13th October 2019

Brendan wrote:
22:45 Monday 30th September 2019
66698 parked up by HiQ Droitwich road earlier. Hazards on saloon lights off.

Good job it expired there and not across the roundabout!
It lost its gears again... I went out to it that night armed with another gearbox ECU borrowed from 66694 and got it back

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