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Old 03-27-2014, 05:02 PM   #1
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Transfer Flow Trax-UFS display soldering

So I have this problem with an intermittent display on the new van Transfer Flow Trax-UFS system.

I traded emails with TF and they sent me a service bulletin pdf with instructions on how to take apart the lcd monitor thing and re-solder some of the connections to fix the problem.

Seems easy enough.. but anyone ever do this?
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Re: Transfer Flow Trax-UFS display soldering

You'd be soldering components mounted onto a printed circuit board----any experience in that sort of work?
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Old 03-28-2014, 08:25 AM   #3
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No, but how hard could it be?

I have soldered a fair amount, never on a circuit board, but TF has a seemingly well done how-to PDF, and it appears it's just resoldering a few spots.
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No, but how hard could it be?

I have soldered a fair amount, never on a circuit board, but TF has a seemingly well done how-to PDF, and it appears it's just resoldering a few spots.
Well, it could be pretty hard. A lot depends on what type components are used on the board, leaded or lead free, signals, ground, power pads. If the are putting it out as a do it your self fix, it might not be to tuff.

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Old 03-28-2014, 10:03 AM   #5
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Re: Transfer Flow Trax-UFS display soldering

Yeah, they definitely call it a DIY project.

And I don't have much to lose. LCD doesn't work now. If I take it apart and fail to fix it, it still doesn't work.

Was just hoping I'd hear scores of stories of rousing successes. But I guess not!
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...Was just hoping I'd hear scores of stories of rousing successes. But I guess not!
I think most people who have the Transfer Flow tanks, only have the one TF tank, and not an aux tank that fills the OEM tank. I'm not sure when SMB went from the aux tank to the single, replacement tank.


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...Was just hoping I'd hear scores of stories of rousing successes. But I guess not!
I think most people who have the Transfer Flow tanks, only have the one TF tank, and not an aux tank that fills the OEM tank. I'm not sure when SMB went from the aux tank to the single, replacement tank.


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I've got one of each, and in a perfect world I'd take the 46 single off my old van and swap with the new van.. But that's a lot of work for 9 less gallons.

I also considered using both.. 46 gallon main tank with 28 gallon rear tank, but that just seems excessive.
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...Was just hoping I'd hear scores of stories of rousing successes. But I guess not!
I think most people who have the Transfer Flow tanks, only have the one TF tank, and not an aux tank that fills the OEM tank. I'm not sure when SMB went from the aux tank to the single, replacement tank.


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I've got one of each, and in a perfect world I'd take the 46 single off my old van and swap with the new van.. But that's a lot of work for 9 less gallons.

I also considered using both.. 46 gallon main tank with 28 gallon rear tank, but that just seems excessive.
Wow. I would like that. Mostly the one time per year when I feel like I've found a good price on fuel. Also, by my complex calculations (8lb. per gallon), that would be about 600 pounds of fuel. When I look at it that way it seems like a lot.

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Also, by my complex calculations (8lb. per gallon), that would be about 600 pounds of fuel. When I look at it that way it seems like a lot.

Yeah, that's why I'm not doing it.. I've never needed more than 46.. so I think I'll be ok with 55 and save the weight for extra beer.
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Also, by my complex calculations (8lb. per gallon), that would be about 600 pounds of fuel. When I look at it that way it seems like a lot.

Yeah, that's why I'm not doing it.. I've never needed more than 46.. so I think I'll be ok with 55 and save the weight for extra beer.
Now that's thinkin'! I like to think of my van more for comsumption of liquids while still more than consumption of liquids while moving.

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