Month: March 2015

ServiceMaxx Software for International Truck Engines

ServiceMaxx Software ServiceMaxx Explained ServiceMaxx is the dealer level software for International Engines. This includes all the International engines such as DT466, DT530, MaxxForce DT, MaxxForce 7 through 13, and any other electronic engine that International has manufactured since they went electronic (Mid 1990s). This software originally was released in 2007, and replaced the Master Diagnostic software that dealerships previously used. ServiceMaxx is a Java based program, and does require an annual fee to continue using it (More on this later). If you want to run any functional tests on your International Engines, you need the ServiceMaxx software to do it. This includes things such as forced regenerations of your DPF filter, injector solenoid tests, changing engine parameters, cylinder contribution test, calibrations of various electronic engine components, and so on. What it doesn’t do ServiceMaxx does NOT read anything besides the engine. If you have a check AC light on, or need to communicate with the cab controller, you will need to use Diamond Logic Builder or an aftermarket alternative. There is also no troubleshooting included with the ServiceMaxx software, so if you do have codes there is no reference on how to repair it. How to purchase ServiceMaxx Glad you asked! The first thing to understand is that you need three things in order for this to work properly. The first being a computer or laptop. The second...

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Cummins Engine Codes and How to Read Them

Cummins Engine Codes – Reading & Repairing Reading Cummins ISX, ISM, ISL, ISB, & More A lot of customers frequently ask how they can read Cummins engine codes. Cummins engines are popular in everything from the heavy duty class 8 trucks (semi trucks) all the way down to pick-up trucks. Quite often, customers have a check engine light on, and they want to know what to do. First of all, using any time of diagnostic information that the dash display gives you won’t help at all. If your truck is equipped with this feature, they often only return the MID/PID/FMI values. These are not what you are looking for. You are looking for the actual Cummins engine codes, or better known as flash codes. Engine codes can also be referred to as DTCs (Diagnostic Trouble Codes). Options for Reading Cummins Engine Codes For commercial trucks (Think Kenworth, International, Peterbilt, Freightliner, Kenworth, Volvo, Mack), you are presented with a couple options. The “top shelf” option would be what dealers use — Cummins Insite. Cummins Insite is the annual based subscription program that is licensed to end users for 12 months at a time. Cummins Insite allows users to perform all functional tests, including injector disable, forced regen, VGT calibrations, reading Cummins engine codes and more. Cummins has recently expanded their policy on these licenses, and they come in two flavors...

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