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c21kelly
02-14-2012, 06:00 PM
I have a 1995 Pro Star with a 350. I need to change the tranmission oil, not sure where the drain bolt is. Is any ATF ok to use?

thatsmrmastercraft
02-14-2012, 06:04 PM
You can't find a drain bolt because there isn't one. Grab the turkey baster and do your best to get it out as much as you can.

thatsmrmastercraft
02-14-2012, 06:07 PM
Not sure what the specs are for these "new boats". Someone will be along with the rest of the info.

c21kelly
02-14-2012, 06:40 PM
Dream on boys :)......

Dino Don
02-14-2012, 07:01 PM
I have a 1995 Pro Star with a 350. I need to change the tranmission oil, not sure where the drain bolt is. Is any ATF ok to use?

Put synthetic ATF in mine and it's been fine-no issues.

Jerseydave
02-14-2012, 07:30 PM
Dream on boys :)......

Ahh, I like your style! :)

My '93 manual states to use Dextron II trans fluid.....prob the same for your boat.
1:1 trans takes 1 1/2-2 quarts
Powerslot takes 2 1/2-3 quarts

I use this suction pump to remove the old fluid....best to do after you have run the boat and got the fluid warm

75466

BTW, where do you ski?

03 35th Anniversary
02-14-2012, 07:41 PM
Glad to see we're talking about transmissions here!

Looking at the title to this thread I thought it might have been another one of those spamers offering up S#x changes!

Lumbergh
02-15-2012, 12:51 AM
I use a suction pump designed for changing boat oil (from overtons). I use it on my cars to remove oil through dipstick tube.

But it works excellent to remove the apx 2Q in the velvet drive.

I use Redline syn ATF, may goto Mobile 1 ATF next year, just easier to find locally.

YMMV.

bturner2
02-15-2012, 06:13 AM
I too use my engine oil changing vacuum. Before changing the oil I clean the container real good then vacuum all the oil I can get out of the trans. Where I differ from what most people probably do is I then use a quart paint measuring cup to determine how much oil I actually got out of the trans then put that much back in. This will get you real close to the correct level. When you get the boat back in the water you can them top off with the amount you need.

I over filled my trans once and had transmission fluid all over the bilge. After that little episode I went to this method and haven't had a problem since.

-V-
02-15-2012, 08:20 AM
wooo, I thought this was a total different discussion............:D

east tx skier
02-15-2012, 10:29 AM
Use the current incarnation of Dexron/Merc. Only put in as much as you can get out with the pump.

joniron1
02-15-2012, 05:37 PM
IF you have a Harbor freight around they sell a hand pump-vacuum for about 5 bucks, it has 1/2 inch hoses and sucks and pumps depending on wich hose you use. It works very well for trans oil changes i think thats the only thing ive ever used it for

thatsmrmastercraft
02-15-2012, 05:48 PM
IF you have a Harbor freight around they sell a hand pump-vacuum for about 5 bucks, it has 1/2 inch hoses and sucks and pumps depending on wich hose you use. It works very well for trans oil changes i think thats the only thing ive ever used it for

This is the pump. I have used that before as well. If you don't have one locally, you can always order one.

skijwr
02-15-2012, 11:41 PM
This is the pump. I have used that before as well. If you don't have one locally, you can always order one.

I own the same red and black pump from Harbor Freight also. works fine for me for the Tranny fluid. I have seen it for sale at the auto parts store also. about 10 bucks, give or take...

c21kelly
02-16-2012, 02:24 PM
Thanks guys for all the information!

c21kelly
02-16-2012, 02:31 PM
Thank you guys for all the information!

johny123
02-16-2012, 02:53 PM
We use 15W40 Royal Purple in both the engine and tranny (it's harder to find the Royal Purple ATF)
Apparently it's interchangeable with ATF - spoke to Indmar and got their blessing.
Two years problem free.

BARE5
02-21-2012, 08:11 PM
Are the levels the same for 93 as for my 95 Prostar? Does anyone have any recommendations for Reg vs Synthetic? Thank You

bturner2
02-22-2012, 07:30 AM
I've been using the recommended fluids (trans fluid in the old 200 Maristar and oil in the new 07 X2) for the past 20 some years in my MCs with no problems. I'm sure the syn products would be fine but if you plan on changing your fluid every year or per the maintenance schedule the question would be why? I change mine during my layup in the fall. It always looks like the stuff I'm putting back in but for the amount of time it takes to do I consider it insurance and part of the layup process.

rjracin240
02-22-2012, 11:55 AM
Thanks guys for all the information!

Thank you guys for all the information!

Somebody working on their thread count?????:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

thatsmrmastercraft
02-22-2012, 01:43 PM
Somebody working on their thread count?????:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

Gotta start somewhere.:D

sp00ky
02-28-2012, 08:37 PM
Ahh, I like your style! :)

My '93 manual states to use Dextron II trans fluid.....prob the same for your boat.
1:1 trans takes 1 1/2-2 quarts
Powerslot takes 2 1/2-3 quarts

I use this suction pump to remove the old fluid....best to do after you have run the boat and got the fluid warm

75466

BTW, where do you ski?

I highly recommend something like this it's too easy to spill a quart of trans fluid like I did. It's gotta be warm though

sp00ky
02-28-2012, 08:38 PM
This is the pump. I have used that before as well. If you don't have one locally, you can always order one.

This is the one I use works great but easy to spill the fluid

sp00ky
02-28-2012, 08:41 PM
Ahh, I like your style! :)

My '93 manual states to use Dextron II trans fluid.....prob the same for your boat.
1:1 trans takes 1 1/2-2 quarts
Powerslot takes 2 1/2-3 quarts

I use this suction pump to remove the old fluid....best to do after you have run the boat and got the fluid warm

75466

BTW, where do you ski?

Remember to only put in what you take out so plan on measuring the fluid you take out.

mattb
02-28-2012, 09:59 PM
Remember to only put in what you take out so plan on measuring the fluid you take out.

What if it wasn't filled up properly or leaked the season before??

sp00ky
03-01-2012, 05:37 PM
What if it wasn't filled up properly or leaked the season before??

Dipstick to fine tune this. I check it regularly when hot.

You don't want to take out some and then fill with capacity specs