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willr7
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47515

Post by willr7 » 17:46 Sunday 22nd December 2019

According to the Bustimes tracker StreetLite, 47515 has been out of action since the 23rd of October (two months tomorrow) It was last shown working the 14:20 towards Worcester on the 38. Presumably, it broke down or was involved in an incident on this journey.
But can anyone confirm that it is actually Off The Road - as it could just be a ticket machine fault...

Mechwr26
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Re: 47515

Post by Mechwr26 » 14:34 Wednesday 8th January 2020

Yes, it's been off the road with a broken crankshaft and cracked cylinder block. I've rebuilt the engine with a used block and crank, new pistons, bearings etc. Finished it last night. It's got an adblu dosing fault at the moment which needs to be sorted and she'll be back on the road.

willr7
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Re: 47515

Post by willr7 » 17:51 Wednesday 8th January 2020

Mechwr26 wrote:
14:34 Wednesday 8th January 2020
Yes, it's been off the road with a broken crankshaft and cracked cylinder block. I've rebuilt the engine with a used block and crank, new pistons, bearings etc. Finished it last night. It's got an adblu dosing fault at the moment which needs to be sorted and she'll be back on the road.
Thank you Mechwr26. Fantastic work as usual! :D
It would appear the Adblue fault has been resolved as she has returned to service (on the 30) today.

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Re: 47515

Post by Mechwr26 » 00:19 Thursday 9th January 2020

Yes, good news, it came in tonight and it appears to have sorted itself out. I was going to change the adblu pump tonight but the driver that brought it in said it has been flying along and it's a really nice bus to drive. That's saved me a job and the company a few hundred quid.
And I managed to squirt a bit of my favourite colour on it before I fitted it 8-)
Lots of fun tonight doing a head gasket on 64012......
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