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Ventura - Mercedes

Postby venturatiger » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:34 am

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Re: Ventura - Mercedes

Postby burrumbus » Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:47 pm

Thanks Mick.Why the change ??
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Re: Ventura - Mercedes

Postby V981 » Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:44 am

burrumbus wrote:Thanks Mick.Why the change ??


I believe some concerns have been raised about the reliability of some of the older Volvo B7RLE vehicles, some of which have required major engine overhauls at less than the 500,000km mark. These 5 Mercedes buses are initially a trial purchase and they are being monitored to see how they perform. There is a possibility that Mercedes will become more prominent in the Ventura fleet in future if they meet the standards Ventura are looking for.
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Re: Ventura - Mercedes

Postby maxy54 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:02 pm

V981 wrote:
burrumbus wrote:Thanks Mick.Why the change ??


I believe some concerns have been raised about the reliability of some of the older Volvo B7RLE vehicles, some of which have required major engine overhauls at less than the 500,000km mark. These 5 Mercedes buses are initially a trial purchase and they are being monitored to see how they perform. There is a possibility that Mercedes will become more prominent in the Ventura fleet in future if they meet the standards Ventura are looking for.


And also maybe due to the fact the B7RLE’s are ceasing production at the end of the year
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Re: Ventura - Mercedes

Postby Swift » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:47 pm

V981 wrote:
burrumbus wrote:Thanks Mick.Why the change ??


I believe some concerns have been raised about the reliability of some of the older Volvo B7RLE vehicles, some of which have required major engine overhauls at less than the 500,000km mark.

Is it any surprise these engines with small capacity and high turbo boost burn themselves out so quickly?
They don't learn the lessons of low stress large engines of the past.
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Re: Ventura - Mercedes

Postby scott » Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:24 pm

Today I travelled on one of Ventura's new B8RLE's #1365 delivered this year. It is the first time I have travelled on a Volvo B8, very impressive, they go like the clappers, more like B12BLE type performance, the D8 engine seems to have addressed the sluggishness issues drivers have found with the B7.

I am sure fuel consumption will be a lot better. Now the B8RLE and Scania K310UB seem to been on a much more level playing field, performance is quite similar. I commented to the driver and he said he was amazed with the performance too.
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Re: Ventura - Mercedes

Postby Leyland B21 » Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:03 pm

scott wrote:Today I travelled on one of Ventura's new B8RLE's #1165 delivered this year. It is the first time I have travelled on a Volvo B8, very impressive, they go like the clappers, more like B12BLE type performance, the D8 engine seems to have addressed the sluggishness issues drivers have found with the B7.

I am sure fuel consumption will be a lot better. Now the B8RLE and Scania K310UB seem to been on a much more level playing field, performance is quite similar. I commented to the driver and he said he was amazed with the performance too.
You might want to recheck the fleet number

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Re: Ventura - Mercedes

Postby scott » Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:36 pm

Oops, brain fart. Fixed, apologies to all.
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