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Offline triumph

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Quality of new buses
« on: April 17, 2016, 10:49:08 PM »
Rode in two recent deliveries, 589 on first day in service and 593 on 3rd day, and noticed both rattling already. This series also seem to have an intrusive variable transmission (?) whine at normal cruising speeds - first noticed on 555 which to me was particularly piercing.  I feel that the quality is not up to scratch. What does the forum think?

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Re: Quality of new buses
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2016, 12:20:21 PM »
The whine is from the differential (AFAIK) and occurs at exactly 70 km/h

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Re: Quality of new buses
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2016, 09:11:26 PM »
That's Custom Quality for you..

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Re: Quality of new buses
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2016, 11:19:31 PM »
That's Custom Quality for you..
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Re: Quality of new buses
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2016, 11:21:24 PM »
When you buy buses based on lowest price rather than just ordering what you want then this is the result.
I know they set a minimum specification but it doesn't take into account build quality and the robustness of the product in everyday use.
Custom Coaches should be ashamed of the vehicles they now produce after once being an industry leader.

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Re: Quality of new buses
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2016, 01:59:36 AM »
Custom Coaches should be ashamed of the vehicles they now produce after once being an industry leader.

totally agreeing with you there.