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rodltg2
03-04-2007, 02:24 PM
my tranny fluid i think may be low. i pulled the stick and it barely covers the first line. where should it be , there are two lines on the stick. i assume btween the two, right? also what kind of tranny fluid should i use.?? 01ps190

thanks

TNH2oSkier
03-04-2007, 02:50 PM
Dexron III, you are correct, between the two lines. If it were mine, I would go ahead and change it and put in fresh for the new season.

dsoby
03-04-2007, 02:55 PM
I agree. You'll have to pump/suck the old fluid out. I measure the old quantity before pouring in the new to prevent overfilling.

bigmac
03-04-2007, 02:56 PM
my tranny fluid i think may be low. i pulled the stick and it barely covers the first line. where should it be , there are two lines on the stick. i assume btween the two, right? also what kind of tranny fluid should i use.?? 01ps190

thanks

If the fluid on the dipstick is red, then it's Dexron III, IV or V (doesn't matter which). If it's brown, then it's likely 15W40. Replace with whichever's in there already.

rodltg2
03-04-2007, 03:26 PM
yep its red, how do i pump/sump it out? what do i need?

Leroy
03-04-2007, 03:49 PM
I think the standard turkey baster is the tool of choice.

Footin
03-04-2007, 04:08 PM
A small hand pump works well, replace the same amount you take out.

I use Mobil1 full synthetic trans fluid, I think it shifts smoother with Mobil1.

bigmac
03-04-2007, 05:11 PM
yep its red, how do i pump/sump it out? what do i need?

Get a pump with reservoir.

West Marine oil change pumps (http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SiteSearchView?catalogId=10001&Ntx=mode%2Bmatchallpartial&keyword=oil+change&Ntt=oil+change&N=0&y=0&x=0&storeId=10001&Ntk=All_2&ddkey=SiteSearch)

Overtons oil change pumps (http://overtons.com/modperl/product/search.cgi?str=oil+pump&x=0&y=0&r=search)

There are many on the market - vacuum pumps, hand pumps, electric pumps...but you need to get the existing fluid warm then pump it out. Note how much came out so you can put that approximate amount back in, and after you do so fill to the mark on the dipstick.

I use this one...but anything similar will work fine...

http://overtons.com/assets/images/products/medium/27266M.jpg

Jesus_Freak
03-04-2007, 10:23 PM
Get a pump with reservoir.

West Marine oil change pumps (http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SiteSearchView?catalogId=10001&Ntx=mode%2Bmatchallpartial&keyword=oil+change&Ntt=oil+change&N=0&y=0&x=0&storeId=10001&Ntk=All_2&ddkey=SiteSearch)

Overtons oil change pumps (http://overtons.com/modperl/product/search.cgi?str=oil+pump&x=0&y=0&r=search)

There are many on the market - vacuum pumps, hand pumps, electric pumps...but you need to get the existing fluid warm then pump it out. Note how much came out so you can put that approximate amount back in, and after you do so fill to the mark on the dipstick.



Thanks Doc. I will soon be doing the tranny fluid for the first time.

Skibumtx
03-04-2007, 10:47 PM
Should you pump it out and add new a couple of times to get most of the old out? I would think that there would be a fair amount in the transmission at any given time.

rodltg2
03-04-2007, 11:35 PM
thanks for the info, i bought the pump today but ran out of daylight to try it out. i pulled the boat out of the garage and put it under my car pport thing. it looks like our freezing weather has passed and ski season is about to go into full swing!!!:D

Jesus_Freak
03-05-2007, 04:42 AM
Should you pump it out and add new a couple of times to get most of the old out? I would think that there would be a fair amount in the transmission at any given time.

Good point....if alot of liquid is held up in the tranny in areas that cannot be reached by a probing pump suction tube, then it might be practically useful to do this. Have you searched for prints of your tranny? I have seen some on here before, but I am not sure if the question can be answered by looking a drawings...Anyone??

EDIT: This might lead on a fruitful search... http://www.skidim.com/departments.asp?dept=1098