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Old 10-29-2020, 08:26 AM   #1
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A self induced problem that appears to have healed

This post pertains to my 2005 Newmar KSDP 3910. ISC on a Spartan.

I had a couple of senior moments in quick succession yesterday. I pulled into a place to fill my propane tank and when I turned the engine off, I did so with the Allison still in gear. Realizing that, I turned the ignition to the “on” position to light up the dash and hit the neutral button.

When I was ready to leave, I started the engine and got the “check engine” with an audible alarm. The engine was idling very roughly. Surging actually.

I then shut it down and disconnected the chassis batteries for a couple of minutes. After reconnection, I fired it up and the check engine was still on.

I decided to try to get home anyway and got back on the road. Within a couple of minutes, the check engine light and alarm went off and the coach seemed to be back to normal, including a smooth idle.

What the heck happened?
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I have also left our coach with an Allison trans in gear when shutting off. Twice. Both times I had alarms and error codes. After pushing buttons and turning the ignition on and off I did get the engine to start. I made sure it was now in neutral and and turned it off again. I tried some other combinations and it returned to normal. The things electronics do are inscrutable to ordinary mortals suck as we.
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Yup, confused computers.
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The 1s and 0s got side tracked until they had a chance to regroup

Some 'check engine' errors need drive time before resetting
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The 1s and 0s got side tracked until they had a chance to regroup

Some 'check engine' errors need drive time before resetting
After Cummins Great Plains installed new software in my obsolete ECM, I had all sorts of weird stuff happening/flashing the first 15 minutes of driving home, then it self-corrected, been great since.
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Thanks guys. It’s good to know that I didn’t do anything harmful, and I’m not the only one to do this.
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