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capwap726
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July 10, 2020 10:28 am  

I've got VP 5.0Gi PEFS engines. Looking for interface/cabling to pump engine information into my Garmin.

Does anyone have any information?

Best regard,

Cappy


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Ben Stein
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July 13, 2020 9:54 am  

Hi Cappy,

 

What year are your engines?

 

Ben

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capwap726
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July 13, 2020 3:00 pm  

Hello Ben,

Thanks for asking -- engines are 2001

Regards,

Cap.


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Ben Stein
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July 16, 2020 8:48 am  

I believe in 2001 it's likely your engine uses a MEFI-3 or MEFI-4 ECU. The only gateway I know of that works with MEFI controllers earlier than the MEFI-4B (the first to use standard J1939) is from Fox Marine. I believe if you get in touch with them they should be able to help you get the information you're after.

-Ben S.

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capwap726
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July 16, 2020 9:33 am  

Hello Ben

Thank you for the referral. I’ll contact them right away. 

All the best, Mike


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capwap726
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August 11, 2020 1:35 pm  

@ben-stein

Hello Ben - want to give an update.

I contacted Fox Marine and they were helpful. They assisted me in ID'ing my ECM as MEFI-3 and I made the purchase. Went ahead and installed the N2K network and the Fox gateways. I have a Garmin 942xs, and it immediately saw the N2K engine data -- happy dance. All-in, the project cost about $800, with the gateways, N2K network parts, wire, dashboard power switch - and about 6 hours of my time. As an added plus, the Fox gateways have Bluetooth integration, so I can see engine data on my phone using the Fox app. Your referral was a homerun, thank you so much.

Best Regards, Mike.


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John Garbarino
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September 20, 2020 2:19 pm  

I've got 2004 VP 5.0 osi engine. Looking for interface/cabling to pump engine information into my Garmin. I wasn’t sure if it was compatible. 

Thanks


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