VMS 440 CL

VMS-440 In-dash Vehicle Monitoring System

v4.0.7 Software Bug-list (Current)

Fixes needed in next release:

1. Diags messages lost Owner reports that only about 10% of messages make it to the History list. CAT engine, unknown coach/ year/ databus.

2. Missing data, J1708, ~2000 era engines and newer On ISC-370, ISL-370 and ISM-450 we're missing Torque and Horsepower. [This was broken in 4.x and only noted just now. ISL-370 worked on 4.0.5]

3. Double-Tap fail Odometer gauge: a double-click (to reset) halts the ODO from accumulating distance IF in SAE miles. Using button works normally (so, use it instead...for now)

4. Chicken Dance Fail "...if you remove the default audio alert and chicken dance audio file you must reinstall the software to get it to start again..."

5. Retarder Status values lost Engine Retarder Status = "off" when exhaust brake off; reads "error" when exhaust brake is working. These values (under 121) ARE ZEROS. [Art is building the table for this and others.]

6. Spiking Gauges Instantaneous MPG occasionally reads "256". Less often so does rolling MPG. J1708 ISL-370

8. Road Speed Jumps --up and down from 2mph at about 30 and 6mph at 65.
(2008 Safari CAT C7 350)

9. Cruise status toggles When cruise is off, toggles to On or Set randomly. (2008 Safari CAT C7 350)

10. Retarder Gauge Retarder Switch (Hydraulic)
always reads "error". (J1708...J1939?)

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Recent fixes in this release:
#4. Install Issue Legacy option to "install in a different directory" needs to be removed. The pointers are broken; better to maintain the same folder hierarchy for consistent installs ie Forced to C:\VMSpc\4.0.x (x = that version number).

#6. 2017, Freightliner and Odometers "...hit and miss. Sometimes they work, and then after a reset they are just stuck at zero and count no info at all." (v1.13 jib) Increased Input Buffer Size in order to correct a mismatch between sending and receiving (jib to pc.)

#7. 2017 and Trans Gauge On Freightliner J1939-II (500kb) coaches, the gear attained works but not the gear selected. Increased Input Buffer Size, as noted above.)

#8. 2017, Freightliner and ABS Error code "ENG SPN 639 5 J1939 Data Link, Low Current" is thrown. Increased Input Buffer Size, as noted above.)

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Tank Level Sensors

I am not getting any tank level readings through the TV or the SilverLeaf console. I have checked all the connections for the tanks and did find some corrosion and got that all cleaned up with some electrical cleaner and added a little dielectric grease to the connections. I found the TM-102 module and checked the tank sensor cables for corrosion there, none found but cleaned anyway. I have heard there are lights to indicate the TM-102 is on and communicating. Where are the lights located? I don't see any so now I am concerned the module had died or has no power. How do I test for power to the module?

VMS 200 EL upgrade question to current Silverleaf VMS 440

Appologies if this question already has an active thread, however I recently purchased a 2003 Country Coach Lexa which has the VMS 200 EL installed. Is it possible to simply replace the 200 with an upgraded VMS, such as the 440? What does it entail?

Thank you,
David
2003 Country Coach Lexa

50cycle and Silverleaf

What do you do when you want to plug your coach into shore power--but, say, you've landed your American-made coach in the UK?

How does this 50cycle and 230VAC pan out on North American-style 220VAC 60cycle?

The coach in question has this symptom: When plugged into shore power, the the transfer switch won't "pull in" (latch) and the error "Bad Frequency" is displayed on the Total Coach panel.

I've emailed this question out specifically to folks who have indicated they're in the UK. Yes--All Six Of Them! ;-)

You folks and anyone else with specific knowledge are welcome to join us to reveal your clever solutions. And, if things were sometimes by trial and, er...retrial--share those too!

cheers

Art
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VMS 440 CL in '09 CC Magna

Need to have mine updated. What will it affect in the MH when it's out to get to Silverleaf for the checkout/update? The interior monitor panel is in the back but will it still work with the VMS removed? Rig is stored til the wife recovers from the July 4th liver transplant. Figure I might as well get some stuff done between Dr's appts.

Standard VMS Features

All VMS™ models - from the incredible VMS-755 Glass Dash to the budget-minded VMSpc - all support these incredible features. All gauges are digitally accurate, with readings taken directly from the engine and transmission for ideal accuracy and relevance. You can't get better instrumentation than a VMS™.



Digital Engine Gauges
Accelerator Position
Battery Volts
Cruise Control Set Speed
Coolant Temperature
Engine Load
Fuel Rate
Instantaneous MPG
Intake Manifold Temperature
Speed
Tachometer
Turbo Boost Pressure

Additional Gauges - Dependent on Engine Model
Fuel Injection Pressure
Fuel Temperature
Oil Pressure
Oil Temperature



Performance Analysis Gauges
Horsepower Output
Power Factor
Torque Output
Rolling Miles Per Gallon



Transmission Gauges
Requires Allison 6-Speed World Tranmission
Gear Selected
Gear Attained
Mode (Economy / Performance)
Shift Inhibit / Do Not Shift Condition
Torque Converter Status
Temperature
Shaft Speed



Diagnostics
Professional Electronic Diagnostic “Scan”
Automatic Diagnostic Recording
4096 Event Memory Capacity
Plain-Language Code Translation



Trip Features
Trip Miles Per Gallon
Trip Miles
Trip Time Elapsed
Trip Fuel Consumed
Trip Average Speed
Trip Miles Remaining
Estimated Time of Arrival
Estimated Fuel Required
Trip History with 4000 Trip Capacity



Other Features
Maintenance Tracking
Pre-Drive Checklist
Engine Odometer, Hourmeter, Fuelmeter
Engine Identification
Cruise Control Troubleshooter
Cruise Monitor
Trouble Monitor

Glass Dash

The ultimate gauge cluster has arrived. SilverLeaf’s VMS 645 CL provides a full "digital dash" that expands the benefits of SilverLeaf’s VMS technology to the greatest degree possible. Every analog gauge and indicator light is replaced by precise, accurate, and stylish digital images in this complete cluster replacement. How about some examples?

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Newmar, Foretravel, Country Coach, Monaco and American all offer the VMS 645 CL on their coaches. The product is also available as an aftermarket addition for almost any recent model diesel pusher. Each version is unique, programmed to the specifications of the coach builder.

The VMS 645 CL uses a state-of-the-art display for outstanding daylight readability. It also uses special optics to eliminate glare, so the sun’s reflection does not cause the "white-out" that makes almost any ordinary plastic surface unreadable. The color scheme, or palette, automatically changes with the headlights, along with the backlight brightness. During the day a hot, bright palette gives vivid contrast, while at night cool colors pamper the eyes.

The design takes full advantage of the digital technology. In addition to the conventional icons that populate an ordinary dash, this unit provides a "message center" that explicitly states what all the warnings mean. It includes warnings such as "low fuel" that come in gradations. The fuel icon and "low fuel" message will change from yellow to red as the tank empties, and temperature messages and icons will do the same as temperatures rise.

The product also folds in all of the features of the smaller VMS displays, such as trip information, diagnostics, and support for the many SilverLeaf accessories. One remarkable feature that was first introduced on the VMS 440 CL is the video capabilities. The unit provides a video window for the rear camera (or possibly other purposes). While driving the video window is just large enough to show the tow car and monitor the surrounding lanes. While in reverse the window expands to the full screen for a detailed view of the area behind the coach. The unit also provides choices in how the screen is laid out and the style of the gauges. Each RV manufacturer has their own gauge designs and layouts to choose from. These include purely digital gauges, along with showy analog gauges and various hybrids. Different layouts emphasize certain gauges, and a driver may change his selection according to the type of driving he anticipates each day.

Knowledgeable RVers may realize that other companies have produced "digital dashes" before SilverLeaf. The concept of a "glass dash" is common in aviation, and RV builders have tried to emulate their airborne brethren. All of these attempts have been based on PC technology, and have been hobbled by poor displays, unreliable hardware, and software challenges. SilverLeaf is fortunate in starting with a robust display technology that has been a commercial for some time but rarely available to the consumer.

But our biggest advantage over our predecessors is our experience with automotive electronics. The VMS 645 CL uses the same solid-state electronics as our well-proven VMS 440 CL, and is designed for the automotive 12 VDC environment. Most importantly - it does not do Windows! SilverLeaf is responsible for every line of code - it comes on instantly, and is immune to the bugs that bedevil PC systems.

The proof of the pudding is in the eating - or in this case, the driving. The feedback from our customers to date has been tremendously positive. Everyone seems to appreciate having precise, readable gauges that can be trusted, along with all the driver tools and other benefits. And no one seems to mind having to show it off to everyone else in the RV park. Bragging rights do come with a price!

Can't change battery type

Putting new wet cell deep cycle batteries in to replace the AGM's that came in the rig.
I can't get the VMS highlight to go to that line or beyond. Turning the knob gets to the line about it, then stops. That's as far as I can scroll down, can go back up fine also.
The inverter has no control panel on it either.

2009 CC Magna

Gen won't start or stop from inside panels

VMS 440 CL in a 2009 CC Magna, Onan 12.5 KW genset. Can start and stop only from the switch on the gen itself. The tanks read OK except the previous owner obviously didn't know how to properly take care of a black tank, it reads ¼ full with just a couple gallons in it.
Has the original 3000W PS inverter. Right now it's in the shop with a dropped valve in #6, second time in 25,000 miles.
Will read more of the info in the other posts to see if that gives me a clue.

CL 400 and Smart Tire

I have a 2005 Alpine. I installed the CL 400 in my dash myself.I believe I have the first CL400 equipped Alpine. I also have the Smart Tire system.

What options do I have for upgrade? The Smart Tire sensors seem to be in Short supply. I have sensors in 3 vehicles an enclosed car hauler, my Tundra and the Alpine. Is the CL400 still supported?

Vms in foretravel errors with pids

The device installed after mfg by the factory does not read the pids correctly and the factory says that is is a cummins problem and they can not correct it.

Is there a correct pid reference for the isx 600 so that fuel etc will read and not freeze the system?

adapter for weldex monitor cable

I just bought a 400CL for my 2006 Revolution LE and would like to remove the Weldex monitor and use the 400CL but the 4 plugs on the back will not mate to the monitor cable. Is there an adapter?

Richard

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