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Old 09-03-2013, 01:41 PM
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Vibration in Reverse/Drive

So I have noticed over the last month when I first reverse the boat out from the dock for a cruise or ski it shakes pretty bad. I have also noticed what I can only describe as almost a "chugging" sounds when I put it in forward, only at idle speed. There's no noticeable vibrations or sound at ski speeds (26 - 36 mph), but I have felt a bit of a slip the odd time when first taking off.

These issues seem to disappear after running the boat at temp for 5 - 10 minutes. I check my transmission fluid religiously and it hasn't moved on the stick, I am wondering what else I should be checking?

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Old 09-03-2013, 01:43 PM
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ATF changed recently as well?
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Old 09-03-2013, 02:03 PM
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ATF changed recently as well?
ATF, as in transmission fluid changed? (sorry, I'm not overly skilled when it comes to motors or acronyms surrounding them...) was planning on changing out with the winterization in October.
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Old 09-03-2013, 02:06 PM
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How long since it was last changed? Is the color still look red or is it brownish? Does it smell burned at all?
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Old 09-03-2013, 02:29 PM
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How long since it was last changed? Is the color still look red or is it brownish? Does it smell burned at all?
just past 100 hours, doesn't have standard red transmission fluid PO must have changed to engine oil. No burnt smell.
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Old 09-03-2013, 02:38 PM
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which transmission does your boat have?
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You would ask me that . Since a photo is worth 1000 words, here's the best info I have at the moment.
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Old 09-03-2013, 03:11 PM
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I don't believe that there was ever a change to the fluid for the 1:1 transmissions. The optional switch to engine oil was for the V-Drives of that era. So, and I may be mistaken, I think you're supposed to have ATF in there if it's really a 1:1.
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Old 09-03-2013, 03:36 PM
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I don't believe that there was ever a change to the fluid for the 1:1 transmissions. The optional switch to engine oil was for the V-Drives of that era. So, and I may be mistaken, I think you're supposed to have ATF in there if it's really a 1:1.
You know what, I just looked up the indmar manual and zoomed in on my picture. It's a ZF Hurth 450A with a 1.5:1 if that makes a difference?
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You know what, I just looked up the indmar manual and zoomed in on my picture. It's a ZF Hurth 450A with a 1.5:1 if that makes a difference?
Did you look in the manual to see what lube is recommended?
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