VMSpc

VMSpc Engine Monitoring for PC.

Screens-Files attached

Let's see if this works.

Here are a couple of scr files. Some mine, some from others. Some are total junk...but for ideas...

Finally figured out that attachments work on ONLY new posts... not replies....

Paul

VMSpc data values go to zero for several seconds (10-30)

VMSpc installed on a 2003 Cat 7 330 hp engine during operation random values will go to zero for 10 to 30 seconds before being updated. Frequency varies from every minute or so to 5 minutes or more. Version 2.5 Build 1.

9pin to USB for 64 bit os?

Does anyone have a suggestion for a 9pin to USB adapter that works with Vista 64 bit? My previous Belkin F5U109 does not have 64 bit drivers. It works fine with my Windows XP OS but not with my wife's new 64bit Vista.

TST

I'm sure that PressurePro is a great product and it's fantastic that you have an interface.

It seems that TST is growing rapidly, has great customer service, like you do and is likely to increase their market share.

Would like to lobby for an interface to TST products....There are many joint users out there, I'm sure and it would be a great add to your great product.

Thanks!

Paul

Great Service

Got my VMSpc today. This thing is totally amazing. I had a typical windows port problem on two computers I tried to use. Called service, Martin was patient, cordial and had me running in less than 5 minutes.
Great product, great service!!

new installation

I'm going to install the VMSpc in my 1999 Allegro Bus with the Cummins ISC 330 HP engine. How can I order online, what is the cost, and is there a downloadable installation manual so I can review it before the purchase? Thanks. Jim C....

Does it work?

I driving down the road today in my 2007 Beaver Contessa and right when I arrive at my destination for the night and the stupid (because it tells me nothing!) Check Engine light comes on for about thirty seconds. My coach slows to a crawl when the light is on and then everything goes back to normal. During this time every gauge availabe is normal.

Please tell me VMSpc and an appropiate cable from Silverleaf will be able to give me an actual code. I hate being treated like I don't need to know this information.

Dan

New VMSpc Hardware Supports USB, New Transmissions

The wait is over! If you have been waiting for a VMSpc with a USB port, or a VMSpc that supports even the newest Allison transmissions, your time has come. The JR501 JIB is now shipping.

The new VMSpc eliminates the old-fashioned serial port and replaces it with a USB connection. It's tested with XP and Vista, and will also work with the upcoming Windows 7. There is no longer any need for a USB adapter, and you don't need to worry about which you start up first, the engine or the program.

It also supports the latest J1939 transmissions and engines, including the current Allison World Transmission. Their are new parameters available with some of the new engines, and additional diagnostic capabilities. The new VMSpc handles all the new stuff.

And it still supports the old stuff, too. We didn't sacrifice any functionality from the old JIB, so the new JIB works with the old engines just fine.

Improved Product - Same Price

Even though we've improved the product, we're not changing the price. VMSpc remains just $395.00, and the PC software is still a free download.

Trade-In Program Available

If you already own VMSpc and are looking to upgrade, we have a trade-in program for you. Send in your existing VMSpc JIB and we'll ship you a new kit for just $229.00.

We're taking the old JIBs that come in, testing and updating them, and selling them again. If you don't need the USB port and have a pre-2007 rig, you can get the VMSpc "classic" for just $229.00. These units carry a full one-year warranty and are factory-tested. Supplies are limited by how many people take us up on the trade-in offer.

Code not recognized by Cummins

On my 2002 Winnebago Journey (Cummins ISB 300) I have a check engine light (intermittent) that my VMSpc tells me is ID:254, MD:8, Component:Controller #1, Mode:Frequency error. But Cummins when I called them did not recognize the code 254. Anybody have any ideas what this might be?

Thanks,
Lars

No Coolant temp reading on Cat C-7 350Hp

I get no reading on my VMSPC on Cat C-7 350HP for coolant temp, everything else works fine? What might be the problem. The OEM Coolant Temp Gauge does not work either, could that be part of the problem, dealer says gauge is faulty and needs replacment.

NO DATA DISPLAYED - JIB Firmware Update???

VMSpc - V2.4 b2
JIB - J1708 Interface Board V2.01
w/board ser # 0178
Coach - 2000 Country Coach Allure w/ISC330
Laptop - Serial port, XP Pro w/SP3

No data displayed (everything zero). Did loopback check on serial port and checks ok. Did various sequences of JIB and computer connections and port configurations. Continue to get a flashing "Starting" and "Failure between JIB and PC" error code even though the initial message is "OK". Auto restart set to ON.

Checked JIB and get steady green light and a red that will go off for about one second every five seconds or so.

It has been awhile since I have used the system on trips since I was only using the coach for short trips during the past year. Before it worked flawlessly on trips from Florida to west coast and Alaska.

The only changes I can think of is XP Pro now using SP3 and there were a couple of Cummins engine upgrades done when coach was being serviced. Also, updated VMSpc software.

My question, do I need a firmware upgrade to the JIB?

Jim

Another USB-Serial problem, possible bug report

Hi,
I suspect VMSPC (V24B2) does not work properly with COM ports above COM9. In an effort to get a more reliable connection to my Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop (XP Pro 2002 SP3) I have tried several USB to serial cables with PL-2303 and HL-340 chips. Depending on which of my USB ports I plug into, the COM port assigned range from 8 to 12 as noted in the Device Manager. When using 8 or 9 VMSPC recognizes the port (no port failure message) and displays engine data correctly. When using ports assigned to 10, 11 or 12 port failure is always reported. I know the double digit ports work because I plugged a RS-232 GPS into them and streets and trips 2009 recognized the GPS device and acquired data.

Regards,
Dennis

JIB TM 501

I understand that there is an upgrade USB unit that will allow the lost functions for the newer Allison tranny that shows Gears, temp etc as well as USB connectivity vs seriel port. Can you enlighten me on this upgrade unit? I have the VMSpc 2003 vintage, 6 wire plug for the Spartan.
thx
Alan

VMSpc reset Check Engine light?

Is there any way, with VMSpc, to turn off a "Check Engine" light that came as a result of a now inactive fault? This is a Cummins ISB2/Allison 3000 combo on a Freightliner XC chassis.

Bob
2004 Bounder Diesel

Using 2nd monitor where Pro Driver is on Prevost dash

I'm about to be order the VMSpc to replace my Detroit Diesel Pro Driver on my coach soon and was wondering if anyone could comment on the Pro's and Con's of using a 2nd monitor off the lap top for the software. I had my computer set up using an array several years ago but forgot how my IT guy did it but an array let's you use two monitors with one CPU and you can drag any program window from one monitor to the other and resize it.

There's an example of a 7" monitor installed here

http://www.silverleafelectronics.com/?q=node/84

Would it be correct to presume he's using the array feature ? Any comments appreciated.

System Crashes

My pc has had a couple of BSOD recently and I am trying to research the source. I have MS working on it's end (I recently upgraded to Vista Home Premium SP2 and use MS Streets & Trips) but not sure if that is the issue. They indicated I might have a problem with a file called Wdf01000.sys and we are working on that.

What has been happening is that when I am traveling and going to be using VMSpc, I do a reboot with the USB cable from the serial/USB adapter plugged in, start VMSpc, check to make sure that I have a connection, then plug in my MS Streets & Trips GPS adapter and run S&T. Twice now, after a couple of hours of operation, my computer shuts down with a BSOD and then reboots.

Since I do not have the same issue happen when I am not running VMSpc, I am thinking that there might be some connection. Any thoughts?

Bernie Dobrin
2002 Travel Supreme DP
Cummins 400 ISL

Windows 7 drivers

Is there a release of the driver for windows 7 forth coming?

CAT 3126 250 failed to load properly

I am running 2.4 Build 2 on XP Pro.

When I start VMSpc I get a message Error Reading File, CAT 3126 250 failed to load properly torque and HP may be inaccurate.

I don't really watch torque or HP but what does this mean???

Turbo Pressure Reading

Cummins ISM Engine, 2008 Newmar Mountain Aire, VMSpc V. 2.4, Build 2.

I've been using the VMSpc to diagnose a turbo problem and find for some reason, the Turbo Boost Pressure cuts off on the Silverleaf at 31.9 PSI. The dash turbo reading will go up to 35 PSI or higher on rare occasions. Up to the 31.9 reading, the VMSpc and the dash readout track perfectly. Not a huge problem, but somewhat annoying, because I rely on the VMSpc for nearly all of my engine data.

Any ideas?

Jim

ATTACHMENTS

IN 2000 I BOUGHT THE MY VMSPC AND JIB. NOW I HAVE THE ROUND PART THAT GOES INTO THE PLUG ON THE STEERING WHEEL. ON THE OTHER END IS A FIVE OVER 4 HOLE CONNECTION. AROUND 2005 I BOUGHT AN ATTACHMENT WHICH I CAN NOT FIND(?) AS I DO NOT KNOW WHAT I AM LOOKING FOR.

WHAT DO I NEED TO CONNECT TO THE NEWER LAPTOPS--PROBABLY USB?

THANK YOU

Fuel Pressure for ISL 370?

Has anyone been able to get fuel pressure from the VMSpc for a ISL 370 engine? My PID sniffer picks it up, but gage doesn't work. Thanks

Larry

Pressure Pro wiring

This is my first time in the forum so be kind. :-) I have a VMSpc on my motor home and am trying to add Pressure Pro. The wiring diagram says to splice the red 12v wires and the black grounds together. Then they say to splice the receiver black shielded wire to the VMSpc white shielded wire (Data Link +) and the receiver white shielded wire to the VMSpc black shielded wire (Data Link +).

Is this correct? Why the would cross the Data Link lines? I can understand why the wires are shielded from the power lines to eliminate interference.

Thanks
Steve

diagnostic log

My RV has a Cummins ISL engine.

When VMSpc displays the diagnostic faults, does it show the entire list of active and inactive codes and all the associated data as stored in the ECM? If not, is there a way to see this data?

Also, when I ask VMSpc to clear the diagnostic fault list, does it clear the entire list from the ECM or just from VMSpc?

Thanks, Tom

CONNECT POINT

I JUST GOT A NEW 09 TIFFIN ALLEGRO BUS ON A POWERGLIDE CHASSIS WITH A CUMMINS ENGINE.

QUESTION 1: WHERE IS THE CONNETION FOR THE VMS CONNECTION?

QUESTION2. WILL THE VMSPC WORK WITH VISTA?

THANK YOU

VMS pc data problems

Just installed VMSpc on my 1997 Discovery with Cummins ISB.

I can connect fine but as I drive the gauges alternate between having data and showing zero. For example oil pressure will read 70 psi and then seconds later read 0 zero psi.

Turbo pressure sometimes has a value but is mostly zero.

Any ideas on how to fix this?

Please respond

Martin or Mark

Can someone please respond to my problem posted in Trick & Trips???

VMSpc ver22 experimental

Question for Martin

Do the shared memory intructions apply to 2.4 build 2 or just to the V2.2 experimental?

I'm having the "no miles increase in PID244" problem (DDEC2 peculiarity) and hope to try and circumvent it partially by creating a manual odometer using PID84 and time and inputting a starting miles number manually, using your instructions.

Rob W

Model 709-RP SeeLeveL II Level Indicators

Can you tell me if VMSpc works with the SEE LEVEL Rv tank level monitors? they say it can be used with Silverleaf but when I searched it on your site I got nothing. I want to upgrade my tank monitors and this would be nice to have if possible.

Thanks
Billk

Everything OK except Tranny reads

I could'nt find the answer in 'search" so..... I have a an 8.3 Cummins and a three thousand`series Allison. I'm not getting tranny readings at all. Suggestions please, brand new user.

Total miles increase with DDEC 2 late 1990 vintage.

Looking for the person signed as "rvinternet" with no miles increase problem on 8V92 DDEC 2. Date was 2007 May 25, buried under thread "VMS 2.3 beta problem".

I was wondering if you ever had your total miles PID 244 resolved. I have a 6V92 DDEC 2 and am experiencing the same problems-absolutely no relation between total miles from PID 244 and miles traveled. Just wondering if you had a fix and what it was.

Going to the DD dealer this week to use his factory link and see if the readings are any different for total miles while we take a drive.

Thanks
Rob W

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