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Old 06-24-2020, 07:35 PM   #57
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First day using my BlueFire adapter. It looks like it has connected, but I only get partial functionality.
1. The fuel gauge is pegged at zero
2. The Outside Temp says NA
3. Neither primary or secondary air tank shows pressure
4. Fuel Remaining isnt functioning.


Any help would be appreciated
I know nothing about your coach or chassis, so I am only guessing. Cummins started switching from the J1708 data bus to the J1939 data bus in the '04-'05 time range. More data has been added over time. So your coach simply might not have that data on the J1939 data bus. It might be getting it for your dashboard from elsewhere.

1. Not every coach has the fuel level reading on the data bus, although it obviously has a fuel gauge on the dashboard. Mine does not have the data available. So I use a "calculated" fuel gauge. There is a setting on the Settings page to use the calculated gauge instead of the fuel level reading.

With a calculated gauge you need to tell the app when you fill the tank in order for it to work. It then records the current total fuel used reading. As you drive, the app compares the current total fuel used reading to that reading. And calculates various readings based on that difference. (And it works well, assuming you don't use fuel in your generator.)

This applies to 4. as well. If you don't start a trip and tell it when you fill the tank (and the size of your tank), it does not know how much you have left. So it can't give you a reading.

2. My data bus does not have an outside temperature reading either. Mine read NA too, so I took it off my dash. Maybe only available on newer coaches.

3. Same thing. Not all coaches will have that data available on the bus. Mine doesn't, and since Alpines don't have air brakes, I don't need it anyway. Your dashboard likely reads it from somewhere other than the data bus.

4. Covered in 1.

Again, I am only guessing from what I have read on these forums and seen on my Alpine Coach. WRV did a lot of things different, so "your mileage may vary".
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Old 06-24-2020, 07:48 PM   #58
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Not to enamored with this BF.

Tom,

You are an SOB now so you are on your own!! (I have been waiting for the right time to use that.) But I still love Patty.

All kidding aside, check some of the other threads concerning BlueFire in other owners forums, and you might find better info than I can give you. Or maybe even some of the Silverleaf VMSpc forums since their devices also read info from the data bus. I assume your Bluebird uses J1939 data bus, so your old device won't work on it. Obviously your problem does not match my experiences.

I know Mark is busy on an upcoming app update.
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Tom,

You are an SOB now so you are on your own!! (I have been waiting for the right time to use that.) But I still love Patty.

All kidding aside, check some of the other threads concerning BlueFire in other owners forums, and you might find better info than I can give you. Or maybe even some of the Silverleaf VMSpc forums since their devices also read info from the data bus. I assume your Bluebird uses J1939 data bus, so your old device won't work on it. Obviously your problem does not match my experiences.

I know Mark is busy on an upcoming app update.
Jim,

Do you know if he ever added a fuel offset that we have talked about in the past?
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I am guessing no. I have sent him three emails about it, and he has not responded yet. I have no idea what is up with that. He seems to respond to everything else. I will try again.

Sorry!
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I am guessing no. I have sent him three emails about it, and he has not responded yet. I have no idea what is up with that. He seems to respond to everything else. I will try again.

Sorry!
Thank you so much for your help and please.....don't be sorry, it's not your company!!
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I am guessing no. I have sent him three emails about it, and he has not responded yet. I have no idea what is up with that. He seems to respond to everything else. I will try again.

Sorry!
I sent Mark a note asking if he had up dated the odometer off set yet have received no answer Been 4 days.

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Tom,

You are an SOB now so you are on your own!! (I have been waiting for the right time to use that.) But I still love Patty.

All kidding aside, check some of the other threads concerning BlueFire in other owners forums, and you might find better info than I can give you. Or maybe even some of the Silverleaf VMSpc forums since their devices also read info from the data bus. I assume your Bluebird uses J1939 data bus, so your old device won't work on it. Obviously your problem does not match my experiences.

I know Mark is busy on an upcoming app update.


Thanks Jim! Thought you would have some insight. Ill check other sources.......since I am an SOB and Patty is not.
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