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Re: MAN SL202 Retirements

Postby jibb » Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:18 pm

Another retired one is 427,which is stored in TSA compound behind Morphettville Depot along with lots of MAN 11.190's and a mixture of rigid and Artic Mercedes most of which are fit for the wreckers yard.
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Re: MAN SL202 Retirements

Postby TA3001 » Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:37 pm

Is there any chance that the diesels will be used for rail subs with the SGs?
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Re: MAN SL202 Retirements

Postby jibb » Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:23 pm

TA3001 wrote:Is there any chance that the diesels will be used for rail subs with the SGs?

Don't think you will find that the SG's will be used again.
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Re: MAN SL202 Retirements

Postby TA3001 » Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:30 pm

From what I've heard, the SGs are sitting at Edinburgh North awaiting something supposedly. Unless this has changed?
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Re: MAN SL202 Retirements

Postby Hawkeye » Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:02 am

TA3001 wrote:From what I've heard, the SGs are sitting at Edinburgh North awaiting something supposedly. Unless this has changed?

Indeed they are still sitting out the back of that SL depot, but we're yet to confirm either way. Some rumors say they will be used, some say they won't be. We'll have to wait and see :P
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Re: MAN SL202 Retirements

Postby coach driver 1981 » Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:32 pm

TA3001 wrote:Is there any chance that the diesels will be used for rail subs with the SGs?

Apparently they will be along with the midis
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Re: MAN SL202 Retirements

Postby jibb » Fri Sep 23, 2016 3:08 pm

Along with the 9 CB 80 Scania Artics operated by the 3 companies means there will be more than adequate buses to cover rail substitute services.
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Re: MAN SL202 Retirements

Postby Lt. Commander Data » Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:19 pm

Saw 440 sitting on what I assume is the "dead track" at Port depot today, along with 423 and 1364 (ex-Melbourne MAN). Is it possible 440 has bitten the dust as well?
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Re: MAN SL202 Retirements

Postby Diesel_MAN » Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:02 am

Lt. Commander Data wrote:Saw 440 sitting on what I assume is the "dead track" at Port depot today, along with 423 and 1364 (ex-Melbourne MAN). Is it possible 440 has bitten the dust as well?

Buses have returned to service after being parked in that spot. 432 was there for months, yet for some unknown reason came back to active service seemingly without any maintenance whatsoever.
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Re: MAN SL202 Retirements

Postby Eagle Eye » Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:31 pm

Diesel_MAN wrote:Buses have returned to service after being parked in that spot. 432 was there for months, yet for some unknown reason came back to active service seemingly without any maintenance whatsoever.

How do you know it had no maintenance?
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Re: MAN SL202 Retirements

Postby TA3001 » Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:50 pm

It's not that it would have had absolutely nothing done to it. However, one would think this is the case for at least three reasons:

It bangs into third gear. It has a mechanical fault which causes a high pitch noise at over 50kph, and it's speedo is possibly faulty (I've heard get up to well over 60kph in a 60 zone twice now in less than a month).

If it was at Morphettville or another depot which cares a bit more about the condition of it's fleet, then it wouldn't be like this.

However, it's definitely one of the more interesting ones to catch.
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Re: MAN SL202 Retirements

Postby Diesel_MAN » Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:36 pm

TA3001 wrote:It's not that it would have had absolutely nothing done to it. However, one would think this is the case for at least three reasons:

It bangs into third gear. It has a mechanical fault which causes a high pitch noise at over 50kph, and it's speedo is possibly faulty (I've heard get up to well over 60kph in a 60 zone twice now in less than a month).

Plus, it sounded and felt like it was in the same condition both before and after the last time it returned to service.

While we're on the subject of 432, I've noticed that 444 sounds very similar to it, except it doesn't jolt violently when shifting into third and doesn't sound terrible at roughly 55 kph. 444 does make a high pitched noise in third at roughly 55 kph, but it's not as bad as 432 and only seems to occur if the driver is sitting on 55 kph.
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Re: MAN SL202 Retirements

Postby TT » Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:08 am

Is it possible 440 has bitten the dust as well?


440 is now the third diesel SL202 to be retired. But don't know why they jumped to that one after 421 and 423.
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Re: MAN SL202 Retirements

Postby Lt. Commander Data » Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:22 am

An above post by Jibb also says that 427 is gone.
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Re: MAN SL202 Retirements

Postby coach driver 1981 » Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:03 pm

TT wrote:
Is it possible 440 has bitten the dust as well?


440 is now the third diesel SL202 to be retired. But don't know why they jumped to that one after 421 and 423.

Probably was close to needing expensive work done on it so decided to retire it before costing to much to fix it
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Re: MAN SL202 Retirements

Postby Diesel_MAN » Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:47 pm

According to the recently updated Fleet Lists, CNGs 859 and 898 have been retired. I wonder if 859 is a typo for 849.
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Re: MAN SL202 Retirements

Postby Lt. Commander Data » Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:55 am

Well either 859 is still in service, or it's replacement has its BCU in it. According to Transit Times it's doing a 190 at the moment.
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Re: MAN SL202 Retirements

Postby TA3001 » Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:40 am

859 and 898 are supposedly both still on the road from what I've heard.
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Re: MAN SL202 Retirements

Postby Diesel_MAN » Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:37 pm

Lt. Commander Data wrote:Well either 859 is still in service, or it's replacement has its BCU in it. According to Transit Times it's doing a 190 at the moment.

I found it on TransitTimes yesterday morning too. I also saw it again that afternoon.

TA3001 wrote:859 and 898 are supposedly both still on the road from what I've heard.

In addition to TransitTimes observations, I physically saw 859 yesterday and today. I haven't seen 898 recently, but that one shows up less often in my observations than other SL202s do. I doubt that it's been retired either way.
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Re: MAN SL202 Retirements

Postby Diesel_MAN » Sat Oct 15, 2016 12:09 am

I've now physically confirmed that 898 is still in service as well as 859.
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Re: MAN SL202 Retirements

Postby Eagle Eye » Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:33 am

423 is now sitting alongside 427 in the TSA yard at Morphettville.
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Re: MAN SL202 Retirements

Postby I Follow PAFC » Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:35 am

Lt. Commander Data wrote:Saw 440 sitting on what I assume is the "dead track" at Port depot today, along with 423 and 1364 (ex-Melbourne MAN). Is it possible 440 has bitten the dust as well?


Just seen the 440 on the 333.
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Re: MAN SL202 Retirements

Postby Eagle Eye » Wed Oct 19, 2016 3:04 pm

422 on a 190 this morning.
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Re: MAN SL202 Retirements

Postby TA3001 » Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:35 pm

Seems like they're not being retired in order of age. I was expecting 422 to disappear by the 29th August when I heard a mention of 3 new CB80s arriving at Port on the Friday prior.

Yet she's still getting around in good condition, albeit not at 100kph. Still one of the best SL202s in Adelaide, and goes like a rocket.

I hope 432 has a few more weeks left. This one has not held out as well as 422, but it's still never boring to catch. Souds very interesting in second at 55 - 60kph, albeit almost painfully loud :).
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Re: MAN SL202 Retirements

Postby Eagle Eye » Thu Oct 20, 2016 12:22 pm

TA3001 wrote:Yet she's still getting around in good condition, albeit not at 100kph.

Why does it have to perform at 100km/h? I can't think of any times it would need to travel at 100km/h? Repositioning at Glen Osmond will probably see the bus only do 60-80km/h going uphill and a max. of 60km/h coming downhill.
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