VMSpc Engine Monitoring for PC.

Persistent Bug

Greetings all. I really want to like v4, but I am still not seeing the gear selected. 2015 Tiffin Allegro Bus 45LP Powerglide Chassis Cummins ISL9 450 HP built 1/2015 Windows 10 Home & Professional Acer Iconia W700, Intel Core i5-3337U CPU @ 1.80 GHz (Win Home) Dell Inspiron 17-7779, Intel Core i7-7500U CPU @ 2.70 GHz (Win Pro) Dewey

VMS Pc Issues/Enhancements

Here are some issues I've noticed. They are not necessarily new at 4.0.8 which I've just upgraded to. - Coolant gauge always has a red indicator even though the level is at 100%. I've included the parms [inline:Coolant Gauge Setup.PNG=Parms] and how it looks on the screen. [inline:Coolant Gauge Appearance.PNG=Screen] - Gear indicator is only reporting the gear attained not the gear selected. I've included a screenshot of how this looks on the screen. Before you say it, it's the same for drive and reverse too. [inline:Transmission Gear Appearance.PNG=Gear] - It would be helpful to have scroll bars on the main screen. I use this in portrait mode, but design in landscape mode. When in landscape mode I can't see the bottom part of my custom page because I can't scroll. - When I try to reset the fuelminder or odometer by double clicking they don't seem to work correctly afterwards. It does work correctly if the "Fill" or "Reset" buttons are used. - For the tankminder could an option be added to use the actual fuel level if the engine provides that data? I have a Freightliner chassis with Cummins engine. PID 96 is the parameter I can use for actual fuel level. I would think you'd want to average the last n values as it fluctuates a bit. I find that the tankminder is great if you don't have this data, but due to fluctuations in temperature, etc it's not as good as having a reported value if available. - It would be helpful to allow a Text type gauge to be multi-line. I don't see any way to put in a line break or format in any way. - Designing would be easier if you could group gauges. Then be able to size and move as a group. - An upgrade process when rolling out new software would be helpful. I don't see anything that tells me what files should be copied from the old release directory to the new release directory. Maybe there should be an upgrade file in the distribution disk files that would do this copy for you. Thanks

Freightliner Information Centre

I have a 2005 Tiffin Phaeton 40QDH, it has the Freightliner Information system installed but I can’t find the J1708 or J1939 connector. I think that because the Freightliner display is installed it is wired to the ECU directly. The Freightliner display has a connector that looks like the one that goes into the Silverleaf Jib, a rectangular plug with 2 rows of 3 pins, is that right, no pigtail needed? The Freightliner display shows front and rear Air pressure and also fuel tank level. (I had read that fuel tank level is not normally available through the ECU but it looks like it must be connected in my case to be able to display on the Freightliner display?). These are gauges that don’t seem to be available as standard with VMSpc but I think that perhaps they might show up with the pid sniffer correct? If so will the Fuel tank level be available and can it then be used to calculate and display available distance?

VMSpc MFC application Failure

I just loaded the new software on my laptop (Windows 7) and ran into a couple of issues. Art helped on the issue of no com between engine and Jib by changing the data base to J1708. I did receive info on the screen once the change was made but now I'm trying to sync the ODO with the VMS. In looking in the Advanced drop down window it repeatably indicates "Failure between eng and JIB. If I request a reboot to the port I then get the MFS failure. 1999 ICS350, Country Coach. Any help is appreciated. Bill

Odometer and oil gauge issues

I'm sure this has been asked before but I can't find the answer. Just loaded up the VMSpc and connected to my 1999 ICS 350 in my Country Coach. Oil pressure is stuck at 55. Never changes. Gauge on coach will move up down but VMS does not change. I know I'm missing something here. I am trying to sync the odometer with the one on the coach. My actual miles are 181,531. The drop down window reads 1,259,559.25. The PID is at 245. Thanks for any help. BTW this is my first post so I'm new to the forum.

Warning circle for gages

Would it be possible to make a circular warning ring? I attached an example of how it could be used. It should activate for the parameters that are checked off in a box so it only covers the items you want to monitor. More of a central warning thing than an individual one. It should have a circular border too rather than the square like the current warning lamps

New Engine Now I have VMSPC Problems

Had a Cummins factory reman ISB 5.9 engine installed in my 98 HR Endeavor. Tried to use the 4.* software version on a RCA Cambia tablet using Win 10. It was a no go. Lots of problems with it so I switched to ver3.* and it was better but had speed and rpm flashing as well as incorrect speed read outs verified by a GPS. Switched back to my old Sony laptop and ver 2.* software. Flashing stopped but the speed is off about 1 MPH at 30 and 5 MPH at 65. I think the RPM might be off a little compared to the dash analog gauge. Before the engine change every thing was spot on. Speed was very accurate. Any ideas on why it's acting this way. Could Cummins have change their software in the ECU? Everything else on the coach is the same. Transmission was not changed. I haven't driven it enough to see if their is any difference in the odometer readings but the temp and pressure gauges seem OK. Any hope of resolving this problem?