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VMSpc Engine Monitoring for PC.
After upgrading from the older serial JIB box to the new USB box, note a considerable lag in Turbo Boost. Suggestions??
Cummins ISC350 on a 2002 Monaco Windsor.
How do I adjust the clock?
Upgraded from the Serial JIB Box to the USB Box. All is working except for the Cruise Status.
Any ideas how to get cruise status working? I only use the red-yellow-green indicators.
I am running the VMSpc software on an ASPIRE One netbook with the v2.54b version installed. I see there are two Driver Loading Programs available for download; DPInstx64.exe and DPInstx86.exe. How do I determine if I need or should download either one of these to my netbook?
Just received VMSpc last week. Hooked it up to the 9-pin port for my Cummins ISC 360HP engine. Installed Version 2.5 of VMSpc.
Installed drivers on an XP Pro computer.
The green light is on for the JIB and the red light is fast flashing (as if it is receiving data). I get an error message stating "Failure between JIB and PC". I re-checked the USB cable hookup (which does seem a bit looser than most USB cables) and even tried hooking it up to different USB ports on the computer, but I still get the same error message.
Have never been able to get data from the engine to the PC so far.
Any ideas? Anyone?
I installed VMSpc on my laptop in March and routed it to the left side of my dash area using a XENARC 705TSV. I have not come up with a suitable mounting bracket yet. My original idea was to improve my navigation by installing Microsoft Streets and Trips and taking advantage of the numerous POI data bases available at www.poi-factory.com. Being able to also include VMSpc was the deciding factor to proceed with this project. When running both programs simultaneously in reduced size mode I can place them one on top of the other. I leave a little margin on the left of S&T to see the primary information from VMSpc. Touching the area of the inactive screen brings it to the front allowing one touch switching between the two.
So far I have only used it for a 400 mile trip but I love it. I am getting ready for a major trip from Florida to Fairbanks AK and will know more then about the best layout for me etc.
I have a problem with my VMSpc running on Vista. The communications settings shows "OK" on the status line, on COMM3, but the the VMSpc program receives no data. In checking on Device Manager, it shows that the VMSpc virtual serial port is on COMM4, yet when I set the communications port to COMM4, I get the message "Failure between JIB and PC". What am I doing wrong?
I used VMSpc which is typically loaded on a laptop and installed it on a mini desktop. I did not want to encumber either the dash or the entrance walkway with a laptop installation, even a mini notebook, so I found a way to install a mini desk top PC.
The Acer Aspire 1600 is a full feature desktop running windows XP. It measures approximately 7” x 7” x 1”. I purchased this unit and a Xenarc 705TSV 7” touch screen monitor to be a single software dedicated computer to run only Silverleaf VMSpc. This PC and monitor will run on 12VDC.
There were some installation issues but all were overcome. So far VMSpc is operating normally.
I just bought tha VMSpc this morning. It is installed and working except I do not get an indication of the transmission gear selection. The indicator for gear selected and gear attained are both ? question marks.
I just took my first trip using my VMSpc, I have a Newmar with a Cummins ISB300. I have some questions regarding dropping data.
1) The Turbo Boost and Oil Pressure would drop to "0" (both at the same time) and then a few minutes later both would be working, this happened throughout the trip. Any Ideas
2) Before leaving I reset the odometer and the only data displayed was the mileage and this would only update every 8-9 miles.
3) On my Tank Minder the only displayed data was the "Recent MPG" Fuel and To Empty Miles never did show.
Every thing else appeared to work great.
Any Help would be appreciated.
I am having problems installing on computer with Windows 7. Is this normal.
Here are some suggestions for VSMpc.
Our names for trip odometers. Include name in odometer box.
When reseting an odometer, have a pop up box to add a comment.
Remove commas from trip log files. (comma seperated values but the comma is not being stripped)
Current date/day (like New Clock)
Interface Smart Tire to VSMpc
Have audible alarm triggering flash a message on the screen It is frustrating to hear an alarm but not know what it is.
Vista does not seem to have window sounds, or I can't find them. How about including a few more in the release file.
Why not make your other accessories availabe to VSMpc. Weather station for example.
I'm intrigued with the PressurePro capabilities now offered but don't understand how the PressurePro system is connected to the VMSpc JIB. What is the "receiver" mentioned in the writeup and what are the four wires that need to be connected. Thanks for your help.
Can this VMSpc cause this proublem. This trouble started when I bought the VMSpc and plug the round 6 pin plug in under the dash it ramdomly brings on the ABS and ATC light.
I wonder if the Hopkins TPMS being sold by Camping World will interface with my VMSpc in the same way the Pressure Pro does. They APPEAR to be the same product.
I recently traded my Beaver Patriot for a Beaver Contessa. The plug that worked to attach my computer to the coach in the Patriot is not compatible with the plug in the Contessa. Is there a different attachment available?
I started having a loud "screeching" noise on my CAT C7 coach recently.
(Screen print program BTW, is Gadwin, and is free)
Is there a way to schedule a maintinance task by hours instead of time or miles? This would be a nice feature for things like generator maintinance.
I have not been able to get my VMSpc to work. Communications screen shows status “OK”. On the JIB, the outside lite is green while the inside lite slowly blinks red. (Indicating no data recieved) I've tried unpluging and repluging into the engine plug. The box containg the 6 pin plug has a spring loaded rocker switch labled "Engine Diagnostics" which I assume is the same for all similar Freightliner chassis.
My JIB is a J1708 and was purchased from Silverleaf a few months ago as a used unit.
I am running Vista and have loaded 2.5 b4 with the new USB port JR501 jib. I am unable to find a workable port. I deleted the older versions of the software before loading. I have loaded /deleted the newest software 3 times...no change. Drivers loaded without issue. reloaded drivers twice via the software disc...no change. I have scanned the ports and none of the 4 ports listed work with them saying failure to connect. In each case the USB model was marked. I have gotten port 3 to read ok, but no data transfer. I have loaded this jib and software version on two other laptops running xp without issue. Suggestions?
Is there a way to make the color bar on the simple gauge to read from green to red? I have tried to set the existing numbers to read normal until the gauge gets to the upper end of the scale with no success. Is it possible?
I have a Ford F450 2008 Superdutiy Pickup that I pull a 5th wheel trailer. It has the 6.4L Diesel engine.
I finally got around to downloading the newest version of VMSpc. I had been running a beta version for about 6 months and it had been working great. Anyway, I loaded up the newest version and began tweaking with the new PID sniffer. I created many new gauges and experimenting with the display. About 5 days ago I moved around some of the gauges and adjusted the peramiters on some of them. I saved the setup and started the system today. I didn't pay much attention at first, but when I checked the gauges after being on the road a few minutes, 5 of the gauges had been turned into Engine Load gauges! I did have one engine load gauge in the previous set up, but now I have 5, and all 5 are reading out. Anyone ever see something like this? I am kinda baffled.
It would really be great if you would put the USB drivers on your web site for download. Not all of us carry the disk around with us.
Does the VMSpc support reprograming engine perameters for increased torque, horsepower, milage. I have a CAT3126B.
I understand that Banks systems can do this with the Cummings.
I can't open "scr" files (even those in zip format) from another source & I need to transfer my working screen file to a new computer. I save the zip file to the VMSpc directory and when I expand the zip file and click on one of the contained files, I get this: C:\DOCUME~1\JOHNAP~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for VMSpc.zip\brd.scr is not a valid Win 32 application
I get a similar error msg for any other expanded VMSpc "scr" file I might try to open. The VMSpc software works fine (Win XP Pro) and I have been able to manipulate screen lay-outs and save appropriately. If I can't do it now I am sure I will have a heck of a time transferring the screen file to Win 7 on the new netbook? I am really lost here, HELP!
I have the latest version of vmspc using with a cummins 350 and allison tranny on a 2004 country coach. Is the readout for oil pressure correct with this setup? It seems like it is alway reading 55 no matter what.
I am going to pick up the vmspc and run it in parrell with vms 120. I am thinking of using a tablet pc moounted on a jotto desk in the RV. I wonder what others use. I see that some tablets allow input by finger as well as the special pen. Would that dual type of input be preferred? Plan to run MS S&T in the center of the screen with the vmspc around the perimeter of the screen for the various gagues. New to this so hoping folks will comment on what works for them
I bought a new MH. When I go into maintenance, it shows the mileage for the old and new vehicle. Is there a way to save my gauge setup and have data only from the new vehicle?