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  1. Had a look at 8095 yesterday. The entire L/F corner is caved in from top to bottom. It is repairable but I have my doubts due to it's age. We'll have to wait for the bean counters to inspect and make their decision.
  2. Spotted ex TTC 9411 driving along Van Horne west of Don Mills around 6:30 this evening.
  3. The 8000's have much more in common with the 7900's than they do with the 8100's. The engines, transmissions and engine cradles are identical and interchangeable. The DPF system on the 8000's is an add on passive system with its own computer module, harness and pressure sensor which are separate from the Cummins ECM. The system was a stop gap used only on these buses. It was very basic and does not have the capability to regenerate (clean the DPF) on its own like the active system found on the NG hybrids, 8100's and newer buses do. The DPF's must be changed out every year or they will plug the exhaust which in turn causes the pressure sensor module to send a signal to the main ECM to shut down the engine. While at Queensway I remember attending several road calls for a stalled bus where this was the case. Luckily for us techs all we had to do to get the bus going again was to pull the pressure sensor module fuse then the engine would restart. The filter was then replaced after we drove the bus back to the garage. On the newer buses once a code trips for a plugged DPF it usually ends up on a tow truck.
  4. I'm sure there will be some foam to clean up before the day is over 🤣
  5. One was wrapped today. Can't remember the # but it was in the bodyshop all day so you may have missed it.
  6. As of today the screws are being removed from the bus windows. I'm not sure if they will lock the windows again next summer of forget about the idea altogether.
  7. The first one should be plated next week. Then operator and maintenance training will begin. Revenue service should start by the beginning of the next board period.
  8. Currently they are supposed to start out on 6 Bay then branch out to other routes as more arrive.
  9. So far the plan is to repair the bus. This could change of course.
  10. I miss driving and working on them. They were relatively easy to repair and drove quite well. In my opinion these were the best low floor buses the TTC ever had. It's a shame none were preserved.
  11. IIRC the rear window on the Proterra is standard. It is also an emergency exit window. If one of those under floor battery modules decides to have an unscheduled thermal event, the safest way out for the rear passengers would be through the rear window.
  12. That is correct from what we were told by the Proterra rep when the bus was being delivered. The bus was then painted at MTB before being delivered to Mt Dennis. The fleet # of this one is supposed to be 3725.
  13. Good to hear you still have the tune up stuff. The tools we had at Mt Dennis are long gone.
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