I've been the proud
owner of a Kewet CityJet 5 since August 1999. It has been a mixed
blessing, and have by necessity been changed into a hobby. Sometimes
can be concidered as a good thing to do at leisure, at other times more
Fixing broken drive shafts at -10°C might be -- well jugde by
yourselves. During these years most things that can break have broken.
Some components as the DC/DC-converter -four- times. My major concern
has been the breaks which tend to engange slighly by themselves.
This is the list of things that have broken down in an approximately cronological order:
|2000||Battery pack. Replaced with NiCad
batteries that have
served well since -
touch wood - about 60000 km. Replaced the DC/DC converter and the
|2002||Drive shaft, left side. Brake-pads front. The Curtis motor
contoller went with an audible bang when my wife backed out of the yard
one cold morning. Rather expensive. Another DC/DC converter. (Cheap.)
|2003||Brake pads, back. Removed rust on brake disks, back. A
preventive cleaning of battery terminals.
|2004||Brake disks front. Brake caliper left side front. Changed
|2005||Brake caliper right side front. The third DC/DC converter. Then the
fourth one. Replaced the 12V battery - most likely the cause of killing
DC/DC converters. Brake pads and disks back. Direction and pack lights
front gave up to corrosion. Replaced by standard parts from Biltema. A preventive cleaning of battery
|2006||No major things have broken, but the kerosene fuelled heater
has become troublesome in humid weather. Dismantled and cleaned. Seems
ok now. Drive shaft
right side overdue for replacement. The brake on the left side front
are sticking again. Sigh...
shaft on right side changed.
Brake disks and pads in front replacedoth sides. Brake fluid replaced.
gearbox is leaking some oil due to worn sim-rings. Refilled. Battery
water refilled twice. About 1 litre per 6 blocks each time, so the
batteries seems Ok.
Updated: 14. May 2007