Garage move around 15th May 2011
Space is pretty tight at Sandwich Garage where DMS550 lives, so when the Guy Arab that normally sits opposite her was going to move, it meant half the garage had to be pulled out to move it - including 550. She was started up with the boost pack after a few tweaks to a loose wire was made (caused by the garage cat jumping in and out of the bus and snagging the wires!) and moved from her spot she has sat in for the last few years. She now sits at the back of the garage in the Arab's former space. She does run quite well but as stated before, without an exhaust she does fill up with smoke quickly and driving her is not good! A bodge exhaust was rigged up on this occassion which helped (and saved my watering eyes and clogged up lungs). The only real issue I've noticed is she seems to be suffering from gear slip when pulling away and the gearbox light stays on. I'm hoping this is due to the fluid level being a little low but she was dragged around a lot by her former owner who probably didn't removed the half shaft so the box could be a goner!