RM2213ís gearbox deteriorated irretrievably when for some reason the control unit decided to engage 1st and 4th gears at the same time. This shows how I rewired the Christmas tree at the back of the cab to force manual gear selection and by-pass automatic control.
We removed the gearbox by tilting the bus over a little. Very careful use of blocks and axle stands.
We drove up to Queensbridge
Removing and refitting the gearbox went fairly smoothly following the instructions in the The New Routemaster Maintenance Manual.
I put new drive belts for the compressor. I used Gates 6475 EXL (AVX13 x 1125La) belts and they fitted perfectly. You can string up a couple of spare belts round the prop shaft which means you donít have to disconnect it when you need to replace them.
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