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Old 03-27-2016, 01:16 PM   #11
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donniedu, I will have to check that out, smart phone app and dongle. One less "device" to keep track of!

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Old 03-27-2016, 01:18 PM   #12
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donniedu, Thanks for the post. Smart phone app and dongle! One less device to track...

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Old 03-27-2016, 01:18 PM   #13
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I think that taking the new RV to the dealer would covered by warranty and FORD may know of a way to solve this problem for you.
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Old 03-27-2016, 01:40 PM   #14
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The check gas cap comes on if a vapor leak is detected after a leak test is performed. The test is performed during a certain drive cycle. If a small leak is detected the check engine light will come on. So if after 3 tests no leak is detected the light will go off. The test itself looks at fuel tank pressure over the certain drive cycle. If a large leak is detected the code will be some vapor leak code. Some previous units had a separate check gas cap light and a check engine light because the vapor leack test was very sensitive. Now this set up may be slightly off from today because what I am describing Was from around 15 years ago when I was at Ford power train development, but it will be similar.
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Old 03-27-2016, 06:02 PM   #15
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Make sure the key is out of the ignition when the gas cap is off. Many modern vehicles will still energize the computers with key off but still in the ignition.
Ditto on Torque app and dongle. Make sure dongle is compatible with Ford. Most are but not all.
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Old 03-27-2016, 06:37 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by pledbetter View Post
I just sold my old RV and am about to buy a Forest River 360PDEK...It happened to me..I removed the positive lead to the engine battery and the light went resets it...
FYI I would not remove the positive until the negative is removed first, safety first, among other things.

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