Say again? Cummins dropped availability Celect ECMs? Really?
The short answer is yes. As you may or may not know, Cummins has discontinued OEM availability of some of the Celect series ECMs, deeming them obsolete. That means ECM part numbers 3084473, 3618046 and 3619037 may be NO LONGER AVAILABLE or limited availability through Cummins, and it is now up to us, the aftermarket, to supply ECMs and possibly all future programming to all 4 corners of the world.
Cummins Inline backwards compatibility issues:
Since Cummins has discontinued these ECMs, when they make updates to their Inline adapter (a module that allows a laptop computer with Cummins Insite software to communicate with the Celect engine ECM) and the Insite software program, they may no longer worry about making the updates compatible with these older, but yet very reliable and efficient systems. As a result, when you attempt to communicate with an older Celect ECM, the combination of the latest INLINE adapters (version 7 and newer) and some versions of Insite software actually lock up these ECMs, requiring a rebuild to make the ECM operational again. Basically, mere communication with the Cummins INLINE 7 adapter is likely to brick your ECM. The situation is not unlike a similar situation with CAT, who dropped support for some CAT ECMs, and the official response was to junk the truck over a mere ECM. Unacceptable if you as us.
BOTTOM LINE: If you or your mechanic is using the latest INLINE 7 adapter (or newer) from Cummins , and try to communicate with your Celect engine, it will likely damage the ECM. DO NOT USE INLINE 7 (or newer) on these systems from here on out!!!!
What this all means is that Cummins basically forced a higher quality, less costly, American alternative for your Celect ECM needs: DSO Industrial! Feel free to call us if you have any questions, and please remember we are in stock, ready to ship for your Celect and Celect Plus ECM needs!
Everybody who owns or works on the Cummins Celect and Celect Plus platform needs to read this page!!
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