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Old 09-10-2017, 12:52 AM   #361
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Christopher does any of your systems monitor tires?

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Old 09-10-2017, 07:46 AM   #362
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not yet.. ive been looking at different systems for that.. so many mixed reviews on various TPMS out there.. the good ones require tire dismount to install.., people have mixed reviews about the screw-on sensors..

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Old 09-10-2017, 03:13 PM   #363
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Hi Christopher
Hope you are not in the path of the storm.
What engine configuration did you use with that software I looked and the 444e was not listed.
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Old 09-10-2017, 04:23 PM   #364
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Hi Christopher
Hope you are not in the path of the storm.
What engine configuration did you use with that software I looked and the 444e was not listed.

im safely at my house in Ohio.. the apartment in Florida is in a 2014 built IMPACT certified building.. I wont truly know the extent of any damage as my apartment faces south.. and a west coast strike means the storm surge comes AFTER the eye passes.. and so will the south winds.. the area the building in is definitely subject to storm surge at a block and a half from the bay.. so right now st pete is getting hit with rain and wind and some localized flooding.. the brunt comes tonight there .. my apartment still has power and its vital signs are still active.. (at least the servers still respond and the A/C remote controls still work.. I didnt have cameras there). I had a cellular router and a NestCam there but I never bothered to hook them up.

which software? the VMSPC? they created me an engine config file for it.. the one thing im a bit Miffed about is I cant read my HPOP data.. and they claim its not sent over the J1708 link.. however with the rest of my scan tools I can see that PID being sent.. I may get away from VMS at some point and write my own software.. I built a prototype of an ELM325 circuit and it does work.. I just havent had time to do anything with it yet.

EFILive cannot tune the 444E engine.. i use it strictly for tuning the allison TCM. I can get you in contact with a guy who can get you the same TCM i am using for my ally 1000.. (it will run a 2000 also). the fact i got the ECM and TCM to communicate so easy is pretty amazing.. really I simply hooked up the wires and the communications link established!.

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Old 09-21-2017, 09:46 AM   #365
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I went to Florida to clean out a load of stuff from the apartment in st pete that im dumping... and..

The RedByrd put me along side of the road for the first time yesterday. crusing along after horrid traffic, and the fact I couldnt find a hotel room anywhere between valdosta and knoxville (that wasnt 60 miles out of the way).. so i had just drove all night.. about noon in the middle of nowhere kentucky I started smelling something hot.. my first thought was it was my right front wheel bearing.. (my hub seeps a little but ive been keeping it full).. then I saw my voltage drop to 12.3, Alternator?

hey wait why is my temperature 207 and the fan isnt on.. - Crap!! the belt..! so I hit neutral, shut the bus off, opened the heater valve and turned on the electric water pump.. turned the key back on.. my temp gauge briefly hit 215 but the circulator pump and the heater fans on high cooled the engine down..

come to find out i spun a bearing on an idler pulley near the air-compressor. and it ate the serpentine belt.

got online, there was a Love's truck stop a 2 miles and a half away.. so I put down a few windows, turned every heater fan on high and left the circulator pump on.. started the bus and did the 'Pulse' and 'glide' method.. ran it up to 30, shut it off and let it coast.. all the while the heater pump and fans are on high. circulating some coolant through the cores and the block.. since the engine only ran for a minute at a time there is very little risk of creating air bubbles in the system. or warping anything.. it never gets real hot and the coolant in the system can disperse the heat around the cylinders..

a couple times of this and i was in the Love's lot safely off the nasty 80 MPH freeway with semi's buzzing by.

took off the old pulley , called my navistar contact and got a part number for it..
turns out the Love's had a service center so I hit the counter.

only one truck ahead of me getting a tire, the guys were SUPER cool.. called their navistar contact, part in stock, 45 minutes away.

issue became finding the belt. NO ONE ANYWHERE had the serp belt in stock.. the belt was 2 days away from anywhere... I called my contacts as well..

*hey wait* - I had this sort of thought that I had saved the old belt and stuffed it in my garage in ohio (I was onlty 200 miles away).. I also had the thought that I had the cardboard sleeve in the bus for the new belt that came from NAPA so I could look up the exact paret number..

opened up my supply box in the back of the bus.. and Hot Damn! I had stuff the old serp belt (from when i did the water pump job ) in that box..

Love's dude went after the pulley.. and I hit the Arby's there for some lunch.. fixed some software bugs sitting on the patio listening to truckers complain about their Jobs.. then went and took a nap in the bus.. (the guys let me take and put it in their garage where it would stay cooler)..

after a couple hours the pulley was on, belt was on.. I was back on the road and ran the last 200 miles back to ohio with no issues..

the moral of the story? Carry TOOLS, and keep your old Serp belt when you replace one!!

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Old 09-21-2017, 12:09 PM   #366
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the moral of the story? Carry TOOLS, and keep your old Serp belt when you replace one!!

-Christopher
High tech guy like you? I'm disappointed. Where's the parts list saved in a text file on the phone. The laptop version of the same file has the AC Delco, etc cross references along with the generic belt dimensions. The alt belt is just a V belt that's 36" long (fill in the blanks), the serp is a 5 rib that's 72" long that also used on the Trane air compressor model # xyz so you can pick it up at Granger even if all the auto part stores are out of stock.

As for keeping old hoses, belts, plugs, and distributor caps... you went to the same old skool of hard knocks as I did.
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Old 09-21-2017, 12:35 PM   #367
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Christopher -
Good point - I ordered an extra serpentine belt - and seals for the compressor - salvaged some hoses - and keep everything in a box in the bus.

Thank you for showing us why!

Let me know when you are moving things out - I am close to St. Pete - and will gladly help.

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Old 09-21-2017, 04:01 PM   #368
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We had the same thing happen on a Sunday afternoon while coming home from camping. One of the belt idler pulleys blew up and bounced down the road behind us. Fortunately the belt survived intact and we were able to get a new idler wheel and fix it in a gas station parking lot. I carry one of those idlers and a spare belt, plus whatever random small parts I happen to have laying around.
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Old 09-21-2017, 05:43 PM   #369
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I have 2 more idlers that are on the water pump bracket so im thinking I should order one of those spare and toss it in the bus.. great idea..

are the seals on the Bendix compressor hard to replace? my *NEW!* compressor sometimes tries to seap oil out its front shaft seal.. I havent looked at it hard enough yet to see if its just a snap ring holding the bearing and seal in? I need to call and see if that compressor is under warranty.. if it is Ill just change it out.

I will say though that my and a friend's experience at Love's truck service garages has been pretty friendly!
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Old 09-21-2017, 05:53 PM   #370
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Christopher -
Good point - I ordered an extra serpentine belt - and seals for the compressor - salvaged some hoses - and keep everything in a box in the bus.

Thank you for showing us why!

Let me know when you are moving things out - I am close to St. Pete - and will gladly help.

- Roger
hey that would be AWESOME! it looks like saturday the 30th is the day I need to move the furniture stuff out. theres really not too much.. my bed is already gone and is a lot of other stuff.. its mainly bulky not too heavy stuff and we have an elevator. 2 IKEA "credenza" type things.. one is a low TV stand, and other is a short glass door cabinet., and then 2 chairs and 2 ottomans.

so my thought is ill be at EC's party friday night and stay in orlando (my red bus isnt set up to sleep in) then drive down saturday morning and load the small stuff i still have that fits inside the seats.. 2 long pieces go in the aisles and then the chairs and ottomans (low-modern IKEA stuff) and sit on top across the seats..

then i go back up to EC;s party for saturday evening, and stay in orlando.. drive out for ohio on sunday morning.

any help is GREATLY appreciated!!

I'll also have my computer programmer at the party so anyone who has a 444E / DT-466E and wants their computer read and any changeable parameter altered we can do that

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