Beginning in 2016, Thomas Built Saf-T-Liner C2 buses have come equipped with an Ecco LED roof-mounted strobe light with a built-in power pack. The Ecco LED strobe light is much easier to troubleshoot than previous strobe lights. It has both a power and ground wire, making it very easy to test.
In this service bulletin, we’ll show you how to test an Ecco LED strobe light using a standard 9-volt battery and a Carolina Thomas LED strobe light connector (P/N: Ecco-Test). Click here for a printable copy of the service bulletin.
To order a Carolina Thomas LED strobe light test connector, call our Parts Professionals at (800) 440-3492.
In early 2017, Thomas Built Buses announced a revolutionary new feature for diesel engines: Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Temperature Stabilization, also known as the “Stay Warm” feature. This new feature optimizes the regenerative parameters of diesel engines, increasing active regeneration and decreasing aftertreatment DPF maintenance issues. In this service bulletin, we’ll show you how to activate Cummins diesel engine Stay Warm feature using Cummins INSITE software.
This simple parameter settings change will allow the engine to continue its active regeneration versus regen interruption when the bus slows below 25 mph under the standard parameter settings.
Air Disc Brakes are now available on the Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2. This optional upgrade drastically reduces the time required to service the brake pads. For this reason, many customers are now ordering the Air Disc Brakes option.
In this video*, we’ll show you how to change the Air Disc Brake pads on a Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 school bus. Easy service and maintenance is another way Thomas Built Buses offers the lowest total cost of ownership in the school bus industry.
Thomas Built Buses offers the lowest total cost of ownership in the school bus industry. Here’s a simple video maintenance tip that will save you money.
Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 buses delivered in 2016 and after come equipped with LED interior dome lights. This video* will show you how to replace the individual LED bulb versus the whole light assembly. A similar process can be used to replace incandescent bulbs.
The recent frigid temperatures are a reminder that winter is far from over. Fortunately, you can rely on your Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 buses equipped with Cummins engines to start during extremely cold temperatures, with proper maintenance. Here’s a cold weather tip to help your bus drivers make things easier for your service technicians. (more…)
Some older model Saf-T-Liner C2 buses (A-series VINs) equipped with old-generation windows may develop a cracked corner on the lower portion of the window frame. The cracking issue has been eliminated on the newer C2 buses equipped with new-generation windows.
This video will guide you step by step through the simple repair for this problem.
Window Cover Repair Parts
Here is a list of the part numbers you will need:
Formed Cover – TBB 186164 (Qty. 1 per position)
Screw – TBB 69003099 #10 x 5/8” Truss-head screw (Qty. 2 per position)
To obtain parts, call us at 800-440-3492 and ask for our Parts Department.