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Old 09-09-2008, 01:12 PM
Rich Hantge Rich Hantge is offline
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changing the V-Drive oil

I have a 2007 X1. How do you change the oil in the V Drive and Transmission. Any special tricks to this. I'm a long way away from a dealer and would prefer to do this myself.

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Old 09-09-2008, 01:28 PM
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Run the transmission up to temp, remove the transmission dipstick, suck out the oil with a vacuum or electric pump, refill with 4.2 quarts of the same 15W40 recommended for your engine.

There is no separate V-drive.
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Old 09-28-2008, 10:41 AM
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where do ppl usually route the oil hose to drain?
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Old 09-28-2008, 10:50 AM
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Just do it like this guy, you can do all your fluids this way



But don't dump it in the lake
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Old 09-28-2008, 12:18 PM
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where do ppl usually route the oil hose to drain?
If you mean engine oil drain hose, it will likely have to be routed out the rear transom drain on a V-drive. IMHO, by far the best way to do it is hook the drain hose directly up to the suction pump. That makes it a no-mess 10 minute job that can be done right on your lift or at the boat ramp. I modified my suction pump simply by added a 1/4" NPT brass female fitting with barbed end for the pump tubing- almost any hardware store will have that stuff. That way, it screws directly onto the drain hose. Hook it up, start the suction...empty of (warm) oil in a couple of minutes.



If you're talking about the transmission oil - again it needs to be warm, but there is no drain hose. It needs to sucked out by putting the pump's tubing right into the dipstick hole.
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