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Old 07-21-2013, 06:52 PM   #15
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I Believe all alpines have a gauge, check your manual, if you don't have one, it can be downloaded from Alpinecoachassociation.com.

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Old 07-22-2013, 07:20 AM   #16
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Trans Temp

I get my reading off the Silverleaf. I pull a race car trailer with my Alpine that weighs about 9500 lbs. The coach has 57000 miles on it and I change the trans fluid every 20000 miles. I just took a 450 mile trip this weekend and the temp stayed 212-214. For a short time it went to 221 but then back down. The dealer that serviced the trans says they dyno rebuilt trans at 250 degrees. So I guess everything is OK now except that pesky ABS light that is still on.

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Old 07-22-2013, 07:36 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by Dr4Film View Post
I'll jump in here with my two cents.

WRT the ABS light, for the person who posted that their control board/module cost several thousands of dollars to replace, WOW! I recently replaced my control board and it was $90 installed. The only way to tell exactly what is going on is to take to a shop where they will connect their code reader to your diagnostics port and read the error codes. Once you have that information you can resolve the problem and then clear the ABS dash light.

Pulling the bulb is not the right course of action.

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It was after running diagnostics at the dealer that I was told the next step was to replace the ECM ($1500) "not guaranteed to fix the problem" and then they could work on the next items like the modulator, sensors etc.
My current motorcycle is sold in Europe with ABS but in the USA is sold without ABS (not even an option). I drove cars without ABS for 30 years so I think I can live without it. Maybe we shouldn't drive our coaches now because they don't have electronic stability control, lane departure warnings or front radar automatic braking!
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:28 AM   #18
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If you need something to watch while driving, I love my VMS PC by Silverleaf. It connects to the ODB port and will display everything you want to know about your engine, transmission and performance. You design the display on any PC, I use a 10" netbook that sits on the dash between the window and the binnacle. Transmission temp and gear positions are one of many details it can display. It is the only way I know the speed and status of my cruise control. I like the instantaneous mpg to fine tune my pedal and shift selections. It will show diagnostics and reset them. Check out the web site.

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