Saturday, July 27, 2013

Going East to Get West...

Been on the coast since... I can't remember now. Only that we hit the Coast at Fort Bragg in California... It's been a while. The slowest roll in a long long time.

But... it's time to strike back for where I come from, and where my heart will always remain... the High Rockies and the western rivers.

If we can find one more camp here'abouts for tonight... we'll start that roll tomorrow. Likely cut up into Washington to make our turn East... Just south of Mt. Rainier, and strike for Lolo Pass to cross into Montana.

We'll be moving with a lame tow vehicle. The intermittent gremlin in the electronics remains hidden. Only the occasional engine cough to let me know it's still there.

Lame or not, the high passes and the Rockies are calling me home... so I must go.

Here at our camp at Fort Stevens... there's old spirits calling to others I'm sure...

*Artillery Emplacement at Fort Stevens, Oregon*

*Coastal Gun Turret at Fort Stevens, Oregon*

*an Old Army Workhorse*
Montana... the northern part of home. My Home runs across the Arizona deserts through the High Country of Colorado... across the wide open spaces of Wyoming... to the Big Sky Country of Montana... Home.

We'll move steady for a few days, for the first time this season, across Washington and Idaho, and hold up in western Montana for a few weeks. Refilling whatever that part is that feeds on the High Lonesome and has gotten hungry on the coastal beaches.

Heading for Home
Brian


4 comments:

Mark Johnson said...

Have a safe journey "home."
Box Canyon Mark

acheapguy said...

This might be something to consider also...

TSB 18-24-99
5.9L - 24V Diesel Engine Intermittent Engine Stumble.
Date: Nov. 15,1999

Models: 2000 (BR/BE) Ram Truck

NOTE: THIS INFORMATION APPLIES TO VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A 5.9L - 24V DIESEL ENGINE BUILT BEFORE ENGINE SERIAL NUMBER 56624822 WITH A DATE OF MANUFACTURE OF AUGUST 28,1999. THIS INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON THE ENGINE DATA PLATE, WHICH IS LOCATED ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ENGINE, AFFIXED TO THE GEAR HOUSING.

Overview:

This bulletin involves selectively erasing and reprogramming the Cummins CM551 Engine Control Module (ECM) with new software (calibration change 99CaIT9A). There is no change to the JTEC PCM software.

Symptom/Condition:

The customer may experience a quick, momentary stumble while driving or when stopped with the engine running. This condition is intermittent and may occur at any time during the operation of the vehicle.

A change to the Cummins CM551 Engine Control Module (ECM) software corrects this condition.

Don't know if you Dodge is of this vintage but if it is, this may be the problem.

Good Luck !

Guy

Gary Slusser said...

Brian, you may know this but just in case you don't, NAPA, AutoZone etc. parts places can plug in and tell you the cause of the check engine soon light. Usually done free of charge or for a couple bucks.

Brian said...

Mark; we're endeavoring to persevere... but sometimes... ;)

acheapguy; Thanks! That's a real possibility I'm looking into Monday Morning... as well as the TPS, from the way it got this afternoon.

Gary; Thank you as well. Forgot that! This time, because of the possibility of it being a ECM difficulty I'm gonna suck it up and go the dealer route... oooffff... and hope it's that reprogram or maybe even that TPS...