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Old 06-08-2009, 10:39 AM
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V-drive No Oil - How bad???

I have a friend that just had the break-in period service done on the transmission and engine, and they forgot to put the oil back into the transmission. He idled it for about 15 minutes, then ran it for about 5 minutes on plane before he realized something was wrong. Strange noise coming from back of boat.

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Old 06-08-2009, 10:57 AM
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I have a friend that just had the break-in period service done on the transmission and engine, and they forgot to put the oil back into the transmission. He idled it for about 15 minutes, then ran it for about 5 minutes on plane before he realized something was wrong. Strange noise coming from back of boat.

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Looks like your friend has a visit in order to the dealer who performed the work to get the transmission looked at and the problem rectified on their dime.
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Old 06-08-2009, 11:22 AM
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On a brand-new boat, I'd be wanting either a brand-new transmission or a lifetime warranty on the existing one.
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Old 06-08-2009, 12:20 PM
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I agree, otherwise you will always be thinking in the back of your head about when its going to go out.

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Old 06-08-2009, 12:21 PM
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This is a MC dealer?
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Old 06-08-2009, 01:20 PM
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I'm with bigmac, don't settle for them "fixing" the existing tranny. Make the dealer buy a new one.
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Old 06-08-2009, 02:35 PM
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get new tranny. always check them fluids never trust anybody!
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Old 06-09-2009, 08:56 AM
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Wow, thats some negligence! Was it a reputable dealer? They should make good on it!
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Old 06-09-2009, 10:00 AM
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Wow, thats some negligence! Was it a reputable dealer? They should make good on it!

Mistakes happen, even at the best of dealers. Their true character is more defined by how they make good on a screw-up, rather than the screw-up itself.
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Old 06-09-2009, 03:01 PM
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UPDATE- Dealer claims transmission was low, but not empty. On this v-drive, there are two dipsticks. Only was low, the other was normal. Dealer claims remaining fluid looked normal and not burnt. They flushed it twice and ran on lake without any noise or issues.

Thanks everyone for your advice.

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