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Old 05-20-2013, 09:43 PM
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I take mine loose at the pickup fitting at the bottom of the boat.
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:39 PM
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I can't imagine a transmission heating issue with the boat in neutral - the heat in the transmission comes from the fact that there's 300 HP coming in from the engine, and only 299 horsepower leaving the transmission. Some amount of the power gets taken up by friction, etc., and turns into heat. No friction, no heat.

But, if you dump the water in before the cooler, like SP suggests, there won't be a problem.

BTW, PO means "Previous Owner" - the person who gets blamed for every bad thing that's ever happened to a MasterCraft.

I don't think the garden hose attachment is going to do anything for winterizing. Some use the 5-gallon bucket to suck RV antifreeze into the engine for winterizing, but that's about it.

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Old 05-20-2013, 10:44 PM
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In my case the PO was a total ace. Tidy. All maintenance done. Always garaged... I couldn't be happier.
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:37 AM
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Hig, your post with all the links to the threads is the best I have seen on here. For me anyways. Thanks
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:04 PM
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Hig, your post with all the links to the threads is the best I have seen on here. For me anyways. Thanks
I'm glad you like it, when I was doing it I was thinking I hope it's not too much. I figured if this thread will help someones else also that would be great - plus it's a quick reference for me.

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Old 05-23-2013, 08:48 PM
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9. Check the steering - if you can't steer it on the trailer with a finger, you may want to consider putting in a new cable. If you can't steer it easily with one hand, you DEFINITELY should put on a new cable.

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I checked tonight and I can turn the steering wheel with 1 finger!!!
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:51 PM
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What is the lever for next to the bilge pump?



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Old 05-23-2013, 09:08 PM
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HI and welcome!

I think you're talking about the T-handle hull drain plug? All inboards/V-drives have them.
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:09 PM
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:15 PM
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Is Mobil Delvac the same as Rotella diesel oil? I hear a lot about Rotella but AutoZone has Delvan 15W-40 on sale for $12.99 until Monday, regularly $17.99 for a gallon.

Can I use diesel oil in the V-drive transmission or should I use regular 15W-40?

What is the differences between diesel oil and regular oil? Does Diesel have more zinc in it? Is diesel oil non detergent, and if so what does that mean.

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