Q about Bedfords

#1
I'm a crab stranded in MPA. I have to drive a Bedford every day but no one in my section knows how (or where) to check the oil. This dip stick is nowhere in sight..... taking the vehicle to the MTW lines puzzled even the REME guys who said it was OK - but they never found it either!

It's a Bedford (possibly 8 ton) dropside, with an Atlas crane (the crane obstructs the usual access point to the dipstick). As she's in constant use, I am concerned about this "oversight"! All help greatly appreciated!

Cheers
 
#2
"taking the vehicle to the MTW lines puzzled even the REME guys who said it was OK - but they never found it either!"

I should hope not, they should have their trade taken off them if they did and they should have an AESP if its that difficult.
 
#5
A crab worried about oil levels -whatever next? I thought the normal RAF way was to drive untill the engine glows a nice cherry red and the paint on the rocker cover ignites.

In this case I suggest you turn the vehicle upside down and remove the sump-plug. Pour in required amount of oil, replace sump-plug, turn vehicle correct way up and continue driving.
 
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#6
trick400 said:
This dip stick is nowhere in sight..... taking the vehicle to the MTW lines puzzled even the REME guys who said it was OK - but they never found it either!
8O 8O Is this a joke? I’m not even trade trained and I have no problem first parading our Bedfords and that includes checking the dipstick.
You should beat your REME boys with their own spanners until they work it out, it’s not hard but their beatings should be!!
 
#7
trick400 said:
I'm a crab stranded in MPA. I have to drive a Bedford every day but no one in my section knows how (or where) to check the oil. This dip stick is nowhere in sight..... taking the vehicle to the MTW lines puzzled even the REME guys who said it was OK - but they never found it either!

Cheers
In this particular instance, the dip stick is inside the cab, behind the steering wheel, driving it.

Couldn't resist
 
#8
trick400 said:
I'm a crab stranded in MPA. I have to drive a Bedford every day but no one in my section knows how (or where) to check the oil. This dip stick is nowhere in sight..... taking the vehicle to the MTW lines puzzled even the REME guys who said it was OK - but they never found it either!

It's a Bedford (possibly 8 ton) dropside, with an Atlas crane (the crane obstructs the usual access point to the dipstick). As she's in constant use, I am concerned about this "oversight"! All help greatly appreciated!

Cheers
how can you be qualified to drive a vehicle and not do a first works

Oh wait what am I saying , I spent 2 years of my auspicious RAF "career" doing just this to rovers before I got my licence

Silly old me
 
#10
SKJOLD said:
http://www.witham-sv.com/infopage.php?ID=159&Overide=1

If it looks like this, then just pull the upper radiator grill and check it from there.

http://www.witham-sv.com/infopage.php?ID=13&Overide=1

If it looks like this, then access can be gained via the flaps at the rear of the cab.

If the REME VM could not help you, they need Re tradeing.

SK
Skjold - That site is brilliant. I would buy loads if I wasn't certain that Mrs M would divorce me as soon as she saw them in the drive. Green Goddess is a big temptation.
 
#13
Unfortunately so; we call 1st parade a DI, and I seldom see one done. Hence the question on a vehicle I've never even seen before let alone driven or fam'd up on.
 
#15
Strange I know but it's not a Crab drivers job to "first parade" a wagon. MT looks after all that stuff
So when the driver ploughs this vehicle through a bus stop due to a fault he should have picked up on first parade he's going to stick his hands up and say not my fault guv'nor MT should have checked that, the road worthiness of a vehicle is always the drivers responsibility and part of the road worthiness 'check' is to first parade the vehicle.

Have to agree though if the VM's can't tell you where it is (find that hard to believe but it takes allsorts) the MTO should be ripping them a new arrsehole.

Zippy483
 
#19
trick400 said:
I'm a crab stranded in MPA. I have to drive a Bedford every day but no one in my section knows how (or where) to check the oil. This dip stick is nowhere in sight..... taking the vehicle to the MTW lines puzzled even the REME guys who said it was OK - but they never found it either!

It's a Bedford (possibly 8 ton) dropside, with an Atlas crane (the crane obstructs the usual access point to the dipstick). As she's in constant use, I am concerned about this "oversight"! All help greatly appreciated!

Cheers
Reminds me of the story of the Paddy RCT Driver, when asked by the REME VM after checking his engine oil level ,replied in his fast Irish accent ,''Its adequate!"
The VM checked an found it was low of oil. '' Paddy, I thought you said it was adequate?"
Pointing to the end of the dip stick Paddy showed him. ADD -A-QUART ,"add-e quit" he said. :thumleft:
 

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