Rattle Free Streetlites
#1
Rattle Free Streetlites
Something strange seems to be going on, the emergency exit doors on the Streetlites seem to not be rattling anymore...

I'm on 5456 right now and it feels fairly refined.


I'm not sure what they've done, but at idle the engine also seems a lot more smooth, no more bone shaking.

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#2
RE: Rattle Free Streetlites
(07 Jul 2021, 11:42 am)streetdeckfan Wrote: Something strange seems to be going on, the emergency exit doors on the Streetlites seem to not be rattling anymore...

I'm on 5456 right now and it feels fairly refined.


I'm not sure what they've done, but at idle the engine also seems a lot more smooth, no more bone shaking.

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No no I agree, I was on an X66 a few weeks ago and a 49A (5454) last week and didn't even hear the rattling or feel the vibration as much from the engine.

#3
RE: Rattle Free Streetlites
(07 Jul 2021, 11:42 am)streetdeckfan Wrote: Something strange seems to be going on, the emergency exit doors on the Streetlites seem to not be rattling anymore...

I'm on 5456 right now and it feels fairly refined.


I'm not sure what they've done, but at idle the engine also seems a lot more smooth, no more bone shaking.

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Do you have the batteries in your hearing aids?
Have your ear drums exploded?
Have you got a bit chewing gum stuck in those lug holes?
It's all I can think of when you say that there's no rattling on a Streetlite.
'Illegitimis non carborundum'

#4
RE: Rattle Free Streetlites
(07 Jul 2021, 11:57 am)logidoodah Wrote: No no I agree, I was on an X66 a few weeks ago and a 49A (5454) last week and didn't even hear the rattling or feel the vibration as much from the engine.
Yes the strong vibration while idling does strange things to those of us who wear tight jeans  Angel

#5
RE: Rattle Free Streetlites
(07 Jul 2021, 12:00 pm)JP6004 Wrote: Yes the strong vibration while idling does strange things to those of us who wear tight jeans  Angel
Looks like you're going to have to find a new pastime Wink

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(07 Jul 2021, 11:57 am)logidoodah Wrote: No no I agree, I was on an X66 a few weeks ago and a 49A (5454) last week and didn't even hear the rattling or feel the vibration as much from the engine.
They've definitely done something with the engine, it's so much smoother at idle than it used to be.
Maybe they've just set the idle higher, but it doesn't sound like it.

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#6
RE: Rattle Free Streetlites
(07 Jul 2021, 12:06 pm)streetdeckfan Wrote: Looks like you're going to have to find a new pastime Wink
Back to sitting on the washing machine  Tongue

#7
RE: Rattle Free Streetlites
(07 Jul 2021, 12:14 pm)JP6004 Wrote: Back to sitting on the washing machine 
Or invest in a vibrating.. sorry 'massaging' desk chair. They're rather splendid!

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#8
RE: Rattle Free Streetlites
(07 Jul 2021, 12:22 pm)streetdeckfan Wrote: Or invest in a vibrating.. sorry 'massaging' desk chair. They're rather splendid!

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I'll take your word for it! Hand held "ahem" massagers are cheaper though

#9
RE: Rattle Free Streetlites
(07 Jul 2021, 12:27 pm)JP6004 Wrote: I'll take your word for it! Hand held "ahem" massagers are cheaper though
I was gonna say at least you can sit on the chair, but...

Anyway...

I wonder how many Streetlites they've 'fixed'. If I had more time up in Gateshead today I would have had a play around (on the buses, that is)

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#10
RE: Rattle Free Streetlites
(07 Jul 2021, 12:34 pm)streetdeckfan Wrote: I was gonna say at least you can sit on the chair, but...

Anyway...

I wonder how many Streetlites they've 'fixed'. If I had more time up in Gateshead today I would have had a play around (on the buses, that is)

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With your handheld massager  Tongue I cant remember last time I was on one. Next time I'm at metro I'll sample the X66

#11
RE: Rattle Free Streetlites
I'm sure someone mentioned a few years ago, that the main cause of the rattle could be resolved by tightening up something on the fire door.

I tend to have the misfortune of a Streetlite on most day tickets I do, and I'd say the vast majority still sound like they're going to fall apart mid-journey.
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#12
RE: Rattle Free Streetlites
(07 Jul 2021, 1:16 pm)Adrian Wrote: I'm sure someone mentioned a few years ago, that the main cause of the rattle could be resolved by tightening up something on the fire door.

I tend to have the misfortune of a Streetlite on most day tickets I do, and I'd say the vast majority still sound like they're going to fall apart mid-journey.


I'm sure if it was that simple, it would have been resolved long ago!

I have a feeling the changes they've made with regards the engine have done most of the work in resolving it, the Streetlites I've used that are 'fixed' definitely idle a lot smoother, and it was at idle that the door was at it's worst

#13
RE: Rattle Free Streetlites
Wonder how long they'll last rattle free on the Coaster,the roads round here are horrendous,imagine if it went along Coniston Road (Howdon),theres the massive pothole at the end of it
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#14
RE: Rattle Free Streetlites
Deffo the fire doors. Kleenex ftw.

#15
RE: Rattle Free Streetlites
IIRC the modifications recently have included new engine mounts.

#16
RE: Rattle Free Streetlites
(09 Jul 2021, 9:37 am)xpm Wrote: IIRC the modifications recently have included new engine mounts.

That would definitely explain the much smoother engine, the old engine mounts must have been made from concrete!

#17
Ne14ne1
Jesus that is horrendous. I thought it was bad enough while on the move but once it stops and idles, my god!


#18
RE: Ne14ne1
(25 Nov 2021, 11:44 am)ne14ne1 Wrote: Jesus that is horrendous. I thought it was bad enough while on the move but once it stops and idles, my god!


And when we talk about encouraging people to use the bus instead of their car, you'd have to say that if your car sounded like that, you'd be taking it to the nearest garage!
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#19
Ne14ne1
(25 Nov 2021, 7:05 pm)Adrian Wrote: And when we talk about encouraging people to use the bus instead of their car, you'd have to say that if your car sounded like that, you'd be taking it to the nearest garage!

That’s exactly what I was thinking when I watched it.

#20
RE: Ne14ne1
(25 Nov 2021, 7:05 pm)Adrian Wrote: And when we talk about encouraging people to use the bus instead of their car, you'd have to say that if your car sounded like that, you'd be taking it to the nearest garage!
That's just a standard Streetlite, they've been like that since new.

I wonder if they're going to continue modifying the rest of them, as the ones that have been 'fixed' really are a joy to ride

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