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Old 10-09-2017, 12:55 PM   #1
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Lucille launched on Saturday, Oct. 6

Some preliminary data. The first thing I learned about Lucille is she only has a 40 gal fuel cell. So, expecting a 65 gal cell I had to rerun my range estimates. I used 8.5 mpg as a conservative start point. The first leg of our ‘All Points West” tour was to local Walmart of Abingdon, MD. We overnighted Saturday. Midday Sunday we made revolutions for Love’s #537 in Cumberland, MD.

Preliminary fuel economy data as follows : 168 miles, fill tank 12.55 gals = 13.34 mpg! WHAT? I

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Old 10-09-2017, 01:30 PM   #2
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cumberland!! awesome.. rt 68 is a nice drive
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Old 10-09-2017, 04:55 PM   #3
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Just left Ohio .... yesterday there was a harrowing incident ... we were tooling along at 65 mph ... i had just balanced the air pressure @ 100 psi all around (hot tires) trying to find the ideal mileage vs comfort ... when there was a BOOM!!!! Followed by a bigger BOOM!!!! Our escort said white smoke came from exh ... followed by black smoke. Engine was also rattling badly. We got her on an off ramp and shut down


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I tried to pull codes off .. none were there ... i fired the engine it started like nothing had happened ... what gives?


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Old 10-19-2017, 11:20 PM   #6
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We are just west of St Louis today! Bus is running so well its scary. 65 mph = 2400 rpm so she moves well. The 210 hp option on T444E is a strong pulling engine ... I couldnt be happier about how she behaves on the interstate.. we are headed for Denver and then over the Rockies so we’ll get a look at her high altitude manners soon!


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I tried to pull codes off .. none were there ... i fired the engine it started like nothing had happened ... what gives?


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OMG! Is there an app for that?
Or can you kindly direct me to where I might download the code-reading program for my laptop?
It'd be entirely too cool to add it to my torque wrench, ratchets, & screw-sticks.

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Underneath the ‘center console’ , where the diagnostic port is, there should be a momentary push switch . Depressing that switch and turning the ignition key to on should begin a code sweep of your active and inactive codes. There’s a diagnostic service manual available here for the T444E that details the process although code interpretation / translation is not part of that detail.


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Underneath the ‘center console’ , where the diagnostic port is, there should be a momentary push switch . Depressing that switch and turning the ignition key to on should begin a code sweep of your active and inactive codes. There’s a diagnostic service manual available here for the T444E that details the process although code interpretation / translation is not part of that detail.


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Thanx! It's still dark here in New Hampsha, else I'd be out there checking it out!
Bummer! So it beeps & bleats if there's a problem, but no translation of what it's saying?
Unlike those folx in a galaxy far away and long ago, I never totally got what R2D2 was always going on about...

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