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Forum: M380 (Unique Issues) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 133
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Posted By RVinCT
I thought this problem was resolved, and perhaps...

I thought this problem was resolved, and perhaps it was, but ........

We'd been camping for 2 months in the same area until the Maine campgrounds closed for the season, so they kicked us out. We...
Forum: M380 (Unique Issues) 10-01-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1,072
Posted By RVinCT
I'm out of internet connection range, and will be...

I'm out of internet connection range, and will be for a few more weeks. However, I intend at least a couple more posts about 1) electrical issues and 2) why I chose the system I did - Lithionics and...
Forum: M380 (Unique Issues) 09-23-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1,072
Posted By RVinCT
This isn't really the best thread for this, but...

This isn't really the best thread for this, but on the subject of absorption refrigerator, many people do not know that the temperature of the freezer is based on how often the refrigerator section...
Forum: M380 (Unique Issues) 09-23-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1,072
Posted By RVinCT
Cost: You'll have to contact Lithionics. I...

Cost:
You'll have to contact Lithionics. I agreed not to disclose the pricing they gave me. I can't tell you why they required that. If you say you are putting them in a BlueBird and mention my...
Forum: M380 (Unique Issues) 09-22-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1,072
Posted By RVinCT
Yes. The batteries will accept over 1000 amps if...

Yes. The batteries will accept over 1000 amps if the intervening connectors and relays would handle it. They won't. The maximum charge rate is 400 amps in my system. That's about 5KW of power and...
Forum: M380 (Unique Issues) 09-22-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1,072
Posted By RVinCT
In the photo posted above you can see that each...

In the photo posted above you can see that each battery module has a heavy duty DIN power plug coming out the end of the battery. That plug will carry 400+ amps DC. I had Lithionics build the...
Forum: M380 (Unique Issues) 09-21-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1,072
Posted By RVinCT
Conversion to Lithium and Random Comments on M380 Electrical Systems

I promised to post about my Lithium battery conversion and then moved to a campsite (lovely view with a private boat launch) that has no cell or wifi service. I'll post in multiple messages, but it...
Forum: M380 (Unique Issues) 09-14-2019
Replies: 133
Views: 4,908
Posted By RVinCT
The oil pressure: It appears that there are two...

The oil pressure:
It appears that there are two places where oil pressure can be measured. One is on the passenger side. That seems to be where Doc installed his adapter OP gauge. It's a metric...
Forum: M380 (Unique Issues) 09-14-2019
Replies: 133
Views: 4,908
Posted By RVinCT
Yes, I'll be happy to start a thread on that. I...

Yes, I'll be happy to start a thread on that. I was planning to post a final message in this thread summarizing the oil pressure issues and some electrical issues. But first I had some vacationing...
Forum: M380 (Unique Issues) 09-08-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By RVinCT
Step 1: I tried dumping the suspension, starting...

Step 1: I tried dumping the suspension, starting the engine, waiting for the air dryer to "spit" and then turning off the suspension dump again. No Luck.

Step 2: Repeat Step 1 three or four...
Forum: M380 (Unique Issues) 09-07-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By RVinCT
The better half suggested I step directly from...

The better half suggested I step directly from the door step out of the coach and into our canoe, then paddle around to the rear and stick a camera under the coach. Your procedure seems much easier...
Forum: M380 (Unique Issues) 09-07-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By RVinCT
Thanks guys. When the rain stops I'll take a...

Thanks guys. When the rain stops I'll take a close look.
Forum: M380 (Unique Issues) 09-06-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By RVinCT
Right side air bags leaking/down

So, I just get done with solving the engine ECU power problem (https://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34543) and we went to move the coach to a new site. The right side air...
Forum: M380 (Unique Issues) 08-25-2019
Replies: 133
Views: 4,908
Posted By RVinCT
The results are in: One hour engine run...

The results are in:

One hour engine run test. First 5 minutes, last 10 minutes and two 1-2 minute checks in the middle at 700 rpm. All the rest of the time the engine ran at high idle 1300 rpm....
Forum: M380 (Unique Issues) 08-25-2019
Replies: 133
Views: 4,908
Posted By RVinCT
BTW, the ISL is designed with a diagnostic switch...

BTW, the ISL is designed with a diagnostic switch that when turned on will cause a light to blink and give you fault codes when you turn on the ignition. I found a reference to that switch in the BB...
Forum: M380 (Unique Issues) 08-25-2019
Replies: 133
Views: 4,908
Posted By RVinCT
Technically, no. But, I measured battery voltage...

Technically, no. But, I measured battery voltage and resistance from every ECU 12V+ pin to the engine battery positive terminal and from every ECU ground pin to the engine battery negative terminal....
Forum: M380 (Unique Issues) 08-25-2019
Replies: 133
Views: 4,908
Posted By RVinCT
Another update: All tests on the engine ECU...

Another update:
All tests on the engine ECU have been completed. No sign of problems. I've removed the hacked up wire the dealer installed and reconnected the wires they cut (for testing I've just...
Forum: M380 (Unique Issues) 08-24-2019
Replies: 133
Views: 4,908
Posted By RVinCT
Brief update: 1) There was a missing fuse from...

Brief update:
1) There was a missing fuse from Alternator Load,
2) There was a blown fuse for Eng Compartment Lights,
3) The 1009 YEL wire was cut leading to the Starter solenoid and a hacked wire...
Forum: M380 (Unique Issues) 08-23-2019
Replies: 133
Views: 4,908
Posted By RVinCT
Red face The 434 code is very specific that the engine ECM...

The 434 code is very specific that the engine ECM is losing power on the "unswitched" power line. Cummins tech support emphasized to me that I should be looking at the power lines that do not go...
Forum: M380 (Unique Issues) 08-23-2019
Replies: 133
Views: 4,908
Posted By RVinCT
I found another RV owner with 434 codes and...

I found another RV owner with 434 codes and engine shutdowns. He found a bad connector to +12v. I'm having trouble finding the "23 pin" OEM connector and the fuses (it helps to look up the right...
Forum: M380 (Unique Issues) 08-23-2019
Replies: 133
Views: 4,908
Posted By RVinCT
Cummins helped find the ECU. It's on the engine,...

Cummins helped find the ECU. It's on the engine, behind/beside the fuel filter. They can't identify any codes other than FC434.
Forum: M380 (Unique Issues) 08-23-2019
Replies: 133
Views: 4,908
Posted By RVinCT
After reviewing the FC434 info, I agree. The...

After reviewing the FC434 info, I agree. The mechanical gauge is telling me I have good oil pressure and the shutdowns are not closely related to idle low pressure. The buzzer and inaccurate gauge...
Forum: M380 (Unique Issues) 08-22-2019
Replies: 133
Views: 4,908
Posted By RVinCT
Thank You! Thank You!

Thank You! Thank You!
Forum: M380 (Unique Issues) 08-22-2019
Replies: 133
Views: 4,908
Posted By RVinCT
Good point. Checking all that area and related...

Good point. Checking all that area and related wires may help....what fun :)

On the oil pressure and buzzer, I see that the M380 manual says:
"Note 4: Stop and Check Engine (engine warning)...
Forum: M380 (Unique Issues) 08-22-2019
Replies: 133
Views: 4,908
Posted By RVinCT
OK, I didn't realize it was telling me what to...

OK, I didn't realize it was telling me what to do. I think the power loss caused the dash to reset and flash all lights, and that was short enough to not cause the engine shutdown.

BTW, the...
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