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 Post subject: SPRINT LPG ECU diagnostic access
Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:25 pm 
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Hi, I have a SPRINT LPG mixer type system with an AEB-297 ECU. Is it possible to get software & an interface cable for this system? I noticed when I took it to an LPG mechanic recently he was using some sort of DOS application to access the ECU. I don't know how it works or how it plugged in. Any info would be great.
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 Post subject: Re: SPRINT LPG ECU diagnostic access
Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:32 pm 
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Hi, I have a SPRINT LPG mixer type system with an AEB-297 ECU. Is it possible to get software & an interface cable for this system? I noticed when I took it to an LPG mechanic recently he was using some sort of DOS application to access the ECU. I don't know how it works or how it plugged in. Any info would be great.


Most LPG software & interfaces are really, really, really hard to come by in this country. Need to look further abroad, like towards the EU & UK. That's where I got my gear for my LPG Injection system from.

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 Post subject: Re: SPRINT LPG ECU diagnostic access
Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:22 am 
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Thanks Toranaguy,

I thought I'd ask on this Australian forum now because these are the responses I got from the UK people I was talking to:

"AEB 297 is not recognised on the AEB website ( http://www.aeb.it/products ), are you sure that is correct?"

"You may be able to get hold of the software and an interface cable to connect your computer to the gas ECU but I've never come across either for a Sprint system."

"Sprintgas is Australian and "not often seen" in UK. I believe they use rebadged AEB products ; rebadging can involve more than sticky labels, AEB will supply versions that will only work with matching software. That could make diagnostics difficult."


I guess if they are hard to come by in Australia too my chances aren't good. :(
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 Post subject: Re: SPRINT LPG ECU diagnostic access
Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 5:15 pm 
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If you want to buy from O/S, get the cable and software for the 299.

Other wise, call sprint gas.

 

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 Post subject: Re: SPRINT LPG ECU diagnostic access
Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 5:26 pm 
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Thanks tickford_6.

This is from Sprint:

There are two ways to connect to the AEB295-298 processors:

1. Software (on floppy disk) and connector cable (serial port) for desktop/laptop. (WINDOWS 98 only).
Cost is $335-00 plus GST. Part No: EAEBOE002

2. Hand held programming tool.
Cost is $475-00 plus GST. Part No: EAE215

No other manufacturers tools will communicate.


Not cheap hey! I've come across a diagram on how to make the cable up and I have an old Win98 laptop I could wipe the dust off. What makes you think the 299 software from overseas would work?
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 Post subject: Re: SPRINT LPG ECU diagnostic access
Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:16 pm 
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I have just received an AEB Interface connector from the UK and tried the AEB175 software with no luck on my AEB295....

O-D could you share the diagram you have about the cable....
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 Post subject: Re: SPRINT LPG ECU diagnostic access
Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:41 pm 
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I have just received an AEB Interface connector from the UK and tried the AEB175 software with no luck on my AEB295....

O-D could you share the diagram you have about the cable....

Sure, it's from the UK LPG forum. Let me know how you go and if I find some software that works before you do I'll let you know!

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 Post subject: Re: SPRINT LPG ECU diagnostic access
Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:08 pm 
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O-D wrote:
What makes you think the 299 software from overseas would work?


Because that what i use.
I bought the multi cable, (usb cable with 4 pin plug to suit the Vapour injection with adapters to plug into all the AEB stuff.
Software is the injection program and the 299 program which will work with all the 29X controllers.
Of note, the basic cable will also work with landi program on the landi injection.

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going from what sprintgas told you, It looks as though the stuff that is compatible with XP ect is privy only to installers,

The hand controller is probably the same as what I can get, I won't be back at work until next Thursday to check, but I have the prices for all the 29X stuff written in one of my sprint gas catalogues.

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:16 pm 
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tickford_6 wrote:
Because that what i use.

I was hoping you were going to say that. :D
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 Post subject: Re: SPRINT LPG ECU diagnostic access
Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 2:12 pm 
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Looks like I might have to replace my AEB-297 because I have a faulty ECU. Can anyone recommend a suitable replacement or suggest where I can get the best price on one?
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Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 2:41 pm 
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A lot of the older sortware says win95 only because it requires direct access to the Serial port hardware. Ive had the programming cable for the Dream, and currently use the programming cable from my Landi LCS2 on my eurogas LPGi

Most installers prefer the handheld units because they work, and win95 isnt common. When I had the LCS2 I used the Dos Software, running on XP, with some customisation of DosShell. That worked - surprised many people including the installers.

XP isnt a good operating software for most of the older/Mixer ring controllers. The controllers arent new tech, but they are robust and work. Everyone has the tools if they need them

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