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it's been going around for three weeks that there was a problem with the engines they are mounted at 90* not to spec.
and they are not getting oil from the sump to all the moving parts . Cummins power plant .
i had info from a friend
These are Japanese units. Surprised to learn that they have Cummins power.
Can "Manchruian" survive this major fiasco?
This is what happens when you try to run fancy DMUs that have not had at least a couple years of operational service... I think for a start up, they should have gone with a tested and trusted setup. But no, they wanted to be a golden rail, fancy, hipster, new thing... they should have gone with a system that has been in place at least a couple years...
Each Nippon Sharyo DMU is powered by one Cummins QSK19-R diesel engine with hydraulic transmission and regenerative braking..."
The benefits of QSK19 with MCRS advanced engineering are apparent on the balance sheet improving on the high standards set by the Cummins K Series 19 liter engine.
Damn, SMART just can't get ANYTHING to work right. As it stands, I wonder if they'll be able to stay afloat long enough to even serve passengers at all.
I don't give a sxxt about f'book posts as that is a tainted group but appreciate all of your comments posted here on our nwp w-site about the -not so smart- and NWP.
Michael H. I absolutely agree that as a publicly funded entity SMART should have employed a trusted rail solution in an area that has many skeptics. Again I ask how long can Manchurian last as the not so smart CEO?