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Old 09-07-2017, 09:01 PM   #351
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Not at all boring Christopher...I just wish I understood a few words of it.
when you get that place put back together, we need to get on that transmission!!!

hey i was going to ask what all do you on your computer? If you use a desktop I very well may have some computer gear around here where i could build you up a machine... wouldnt be a gamer special. but i always have parts floating around!.

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Old 09-07-2017, 09:05 PM   #352
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ha! so I ran the bus around the block and used the cruise control a little. with the new J1939 link a little more permanently installed and guess what.. the ECM pushes throttle data out over that interface.. so the Allison TCM gets throttle info even when cruise is engaged... thats huge because its likely i dont have to build a box of my own to do this!!



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Old 09-07-2017, 09:17 PM   #353
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You said it was a Windows tablet? What program? Where did you get the hookups? Inquiring minds want to know.
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Old 09-07-2017, 09:23 PM   #354
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the left hand tablet is running a program called VMSpc by SilverLeaf electronics.. there is also a hardware interface associated with it..(its plugged into the J1708 connector under the dashboard) it supports the 6 pin J1708 and the 9/12 pin J1939 connectors.. and then you can build your custom layouts.

the tablet on the right is using EFIlive and is wired into the CAN2 interface on the Allison transmission TCM. the hardware interface is the EFIlive Flashscan V2, I think the lower-cost AutoCal can work. that data on this port should be OBD-2 style data so you may be able to read it with an ELM327 and android torque-Pro. I havent tried it yet..

im learning and building as I go..
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Old 09-07-2017, 11:07 PM   #355
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Nice.. Is the video too long? Heck no! Not long enough!

As for the bearing on the spindle.. If yours is anything like mine then the bearing is not pressed in place. It fits snug over the spindle, but can be removed by hand. However, it sounds like your front axle is wet lubed, whereas mine is a greaser. I changed the front left seal this spring and it only took about an hour and a half.
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Old 09-08-2017, 09:14 AM   #356
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yet more testing with a longer drive to starbucks this morning.. I need to get a PGN sniffer on the J1939 to see if the transmission gets placed in a different shift pattern-mode during cruise..

I have my 6th gear locked out, yet when I enable cruise it places me in 6th gear and favors unlocking the converter under load over downshifting.. so I need to find out where thats coming from , my first plan of action will be to lock 6th out on all 4 shift patterns.. even though EFILive labels the patterns as 'Normal', 'Tow haul', 4x4 Low range, and over-temp.. that doesnt mean that when J1939 is enable that one of those 4 cant be called up.. so I'll disable 6th in each pattern and then test to see which pattern it might be utilizing.. i am seeing great throttle detail and engine troque values sent across during cruise, which is exactly what i want to see.. If this changes the pattern mode when in cruise its even more fantastic.. as i can tune cruise to be more aggressive on downshifts. as it has less ability to anticipate upcoming hills and such.

more tests to follow.
now to get a case open so I can get NAVKAL to alter my OSS parameter.
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Old 09-08-2017, 01:52 PM   #357
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when you get that place put back together, we need to get on that transmission!!!

hey i was going to ask what all do you on your computer? If you use a desktop I very well may have some computer gear around here where i could build you up a machine... wouldnt be a gamer special. but i always have parts floating around!.

-Christopher
Oh good point! I have about 5 carcasses lying around from when I thought I'd be all techy and stuff and have one as a web server, one as a db server, etc. More than likely at least one would boot right now. I could either start swapping parts until one worked or donate parts to the cause. You'd have to tolerate Linux, but the learning curve is shallow.

Also don't toss your old machine, even if it's a brick or starts spitzensparken! It's more than possible that the drive could be pulled out and read onto another machine to recover all the good parts.
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Old 09-08-2017, 02:03 PM   #358
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Oh good point! I have about 5 carcasses lying around from when I thought I'd be all techy and stuff and have one as a web server, one as a db server, etc. More than likely at least one would boot right now. I could either start swapping parts until one worked or donate parts to the cause. You'd have to tolerate Linux, but the learning curve is shallow.

Also don't toss your old machine, even if it's a brick or starts spitzensparken! It's more than possible that the drive could be pulled out and read onto another machine to recover all the good parts.
you can still do the distributed server network... Linux KVM free hypervisor software,,,, one box does it all..
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you can still do the distributed server network... Linux KVM free hypervisor software,,,, one box does it all..
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The point is, I never did that and I still have all this antique hardware lying about waiting to help someone in distress.

At this point, I'm damn near 64 years old, I hope to be out of this game in a year or less, and the last thing I'm going to do in my spare time is computer science. Maybe when I retire I'll find it fun again but right now all I want to do is get outta Dodge without breaking the scabs open again.
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you can still do the distributed server network... Linux KVM free hypervisor software,,,, one box does it all..
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That having been said, I'm following your antics with rapt attention and some of that will surely find its way into my eventual build. Thanks for documenting it!
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