Flexible Service System Plus (FSS PLUS


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Upon completion of this section, you will be able to: • Explain the differences between FSS and FSS PLUS • Identify new system components • Explain the brake wear calculation • Identify two methods for retrieving maintenance information


Purpose of FSS (1st Generation)
• Reduce operating and maintenance costs • Less frequent services with no loss of performance or dependability • Uses distance and time related variables to determine maintenance intervals (A & B services) • Automatic notification of need for service


FSS PLUS Overview

In addition to the existing FSS, FSS PLUS incorporates: • Brake service intervals (“+” indicator) • An enhanced history memory • Service codes A thru H • A new control unit (Central Gateway)


FSS PLUS Component Overview
Data communicated on: CAN B, CAN C, CAN D & CAN SBC


FSS PLUS Component Overview
(Engine Related Data)
The following inputs are sent to the engine control module (N3/10) • Crankshaft position (L5) • Oil level, quality and temperature (B40) • Coolant temperature (B11/4)


FSS PLUS Component Overview
(Wheel Speed Related Data)
The following inputs are sent to the ESP control module (N47/5) • L.F. wheel speed (L6/1) • R.F. wheel speed (L6/2) • L.R. wheel speed (L6/3) • R.R. wheel speed (L6/4)


FSS PLUS Component Overview
(Brake Related Data)
• A 50% sensor (S10/1) is hard wired to the left front SAM (N10/1) • This sensor is used to calculate remaining brake pad life


Brake Wear Calculation
Remaining brake pad life is calculated using: • Mileage since front brake pads replaced • 50% front left brake pad wear sensor input

At 100% pad wear a warning is displayed.


Brake Pad Wear Sensors
• Sensors designed differently to avoid improper installation • One sensor on each front wheel - left = 50 % (S10/1) - right = 100 % (S10/2) • One sensor right rear wheel - 100 % (S10/4) • All sensors hard wired to N10/1


FSS PLUS Component Overview
(Information Transfer)
The central gateway (N93) receives information from the following • Engine control module (N3/10) • ESP control module (N47/5) • Left front SAM (N10/1)


Central Gateway (CGW)
Uses the following to calculate service items and intervals • Engine oil variables • Brake wear calculation • Service items (service sheet) • History memory


FSS PLUS Component Overview
(Service Codes Accessed)
• Service codes can be viewed in the instrument cluster and via SDS • In the future, SDS/WIS can be used to generate and print a service sheet for the vehicle


FSS PLUS Displays (Customer)
• Customer display • Codes A-H are displayed • Accessed using the multi-function steering wheel (as before)


Interpreting Service Codes
• Determined by the maintenance calculation
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• Each service code has a corresponding estimated time • “+” next to a service code indicates need for brake service (inspection) - i.e. D+




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Note: Service codes are used for estimating time ONLY. They do NOT indicate the same service items for each code. Service items are determined by time and driving conditions.

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Accessing Workshop Information Multi-Function Displays
1. Begin at the customer display screen

2. Press and hold the reset button for 5 seconds

3. Use the multi-function steering wheel for scrolling


Service Menu Screen
• Initial screen that appears when accessing FSS PLUS • Scroll up and down using the and buttons • Select menu using button


Service Data Screen
• “58M21” used in the future for generating a service sheet via SDS/WIS • “Weighting” time it will take to perform the service items - displayed in minutes • Miles/days remaining - same as before


Items Screen
• Required service items • Refer to service sheet for detailed break-down • “∧” or “∨“ indicator in the display indicates additional items - use / buttons for scrolling


Confirmation Screen
• Confirms service performed in central gateway (N93) • All service items listed can be confirmed and cancelled • Individual service items can be cancelled • Scroll up and down using the and buttons • Select option using button

Key must be in position 2 in order to confirm service

Special Work Screen
• Allows you to manually set a date for: - exhaust gas analysis - general inspection

• Scroll up and down using the and buttons • Change month and year using the and buttons

Service Tip
(Brake Pad Wear Gauge)
• Used for measuring pad thickness (E320 only) • Also a tire tread depth gauge
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Rear caliper (right)

Front caliper (right)


Using the Tool
• Move the slide (2) against the driver (3) • Insert the gauge pin (4) in the inspection hole • Move the gauge against pad carrier • Read the pad thickness


Service Notes

• For CGW (N93) replacement store information in SDS/DAS then download into new CGW • If CGW is damaged, information can be uploaded into new CGW manually