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93Prostar190 11-26-2013 11:50 PM


Originally Posted by mikeg205 (Post 993825)
Picture? which one?

Mike, the bolt was on the driver side of the tranny, under the ECM mountings above the tranny.

It was really hard to find to find, I needed the dealers help because we traced all the usual suspects like seals and tranny cooler. I was lucky that I did not pull the tranny out of desperation .... I had some tranny fluid and smell for a summer in my bilge and it drove me nuts .....

Boat is covered in the garage but mAybe over the weekend, I will pull back the cover and snap a pic ...

mikeg205 11-26-2013 11:54 PM

thanks... would be a good pic to have

CantRepeat 11-27-2013 08:04 AM

Yeah, 15-45 wt oil is what my manual says. I just use the same oil that goes in the motor.

JayBrown 12-11-2013 12:30 PM


Originally Posted by mikeg205 (Post 994089)
thanks... would be a good pic to have

X2 I had the same problem this summer I did tighten one of the tranny lines but would like to see where that bolt was. Not sure if I fixed it but ran good for the rest of the season.

StrmChzr 03-21-2014 04:54 PM

It's almost time to end my 05 XStar's winter hibernation in underground storage cave so I need to refocus on fixing the oil leak. One day after winterizing boat last fall, I noticed oil dripping onto my driveway from bilge drain that's located mid-keel. My winterization checklist didn't involve changing/adding oil to tranny or engine......

I traced the oil back towards the tranny. I removed the middle cushion from rear bench seat to expose the transmission area and took this pic. The green circle identifies the "bolt" that appeared to be leaking oil.

Here's a close up of leak....

Could this have occurred because the boat wasn't level while running engine during winterization?

93Prostar190 03-21-2014 05:00 PM


great pics but I believe you are pointing to a venting cap / breather cap on your tranny .. usually if fluid leaks from there it is due to overfilling or a faulty cap.... are you sure it came from there?

Thanks ... maybe you just over-filled? (I did not go back and read whole thread in case you address that.)


mikeg205 03-21-2014 05:00 PM

that is the breather valve... and that can leak of over filled or orientation of trans of kilter - the cap should float up and down.

StrmChzr 03-22-2014 12:41 AM

I'm pretty positive that's where the oil leak originated.... You can see the "oil slick" beneath the valve where oil was dripping into bilge

What do I need to do to fix the leak?

sand2snow22 03-22-2014 04:55 AM

That is the breather valve, is your tranny too full?

akbond007 07-06-2015 04:09 PM

Hey guys I know this is an old post, but I have a 95 ski brendella with a velvet direct drive. It started to slip gears on me very recently. I found out that when the velvet is low on fluid it will not properly engage the internal clutch. I was also concerned that the transmission fluid appeared to be regular motor oil. After some research I decided to go with ATF. A couple hours into running it it started to make what felt like grinding noises, when I pulled the cowling back it appeared that oil had been spraying from somewhere, and the ATF in the tranny appeared milky and low.what do you guys think the most likely culprit is? I know this is a long shot and I am sure I look like an idiot in more than one way, but my boat is down, and true help will be hugely appreciated.

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