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Old 08-08-2010, 05:57 PM
jwasch jwasch is offline
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Boat: MC,Tristar, 1989, 351HO Velvet drive Acme 3 blade 13/11.5 CNC
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Question 89 tristar trans velvet drive 1:1 problems?

I took my tristar out to the lake today. I noticed that under a good hole shot attempt that the trans felt like it slipped then catch the gear. the only time i could get it to do this was pulling a ski or wakeboard from a stop. i usually try to baby my stuff but with bigger guys behind the boat i try to give it a little more to get them up quicker. any thoughts or advise would be appreciated thanks.
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Old 08-08-2010, 06:18 PM
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If the fluid level is good, and the fluid is good, then it may be slipping. That requires a rebuild. The parts run about $300 if you do it yourself. Another indicator is if the driveshaft spins while in neutral.
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