View Full Version : Transmission Fluid Overfill

06-01-2005, 08:34 AM
It looks like when the dealer winterized and changed the fluids, they overfilled the tranny fluid. It's a 1/1 velvet drive and it's about 1/2-3/4" over the full line on the dipstick.
Is this a concern and any tips on how to easily remove some of the fluid?
Boat is on the lift and I don't really feel like pulling the boat out.
I was thinking there must be some kind of suction device that could reach in and remove some of the fluid.
Any input will be greatly appreciated!

06-01-2005, 08:40 AM
Home Depot. I just bought a drill pump to change my transmission fluid. It was 10 bucks and worked great..

06-01-2005, 08:46 AM
I bought a manual pump at Boater's World. It has a small tank that measures exactly how much you took out which is nice. I think it was $30. Worked perfectly for my tranny and getting the last of the oil out of the crankcase on the engine

06-01-2005, 10:11 AM
Turkey Baster!

06-01-2005, 11:38 AM
Steve0 my boat never read correctly for the oil dipstick or transmission. You may be able to ask your service guy how much did he put in. If he tells you 2 Qts. he overfilled by 8 oz. I could never get more than 1 3/4 qts out when I changed fluids.

06-01-2005, 01:54 PM
Have you checked the level when it's hot? You need to check it right after you turn it off, while fluid is still in the lines. Mine reads exactly like yours when cold and it's perfect when hot.

In any case, I use a lower unit fluid pump - Walmart for about $5. It's great for changing the fluid.

06-20-2005, 05:01 PM
Thanks guys. I checked it while hot and is was right on. She's running great! :steering: