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Old 06-04-2007, 09:04 PM
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yellow transmission fluid?

I have an 03 x30- i checked my transmission fluid level the other day and it was yellow. I removed that fluid and put the 15-40 oil in. I went out, came back and it was yellow again. Any help would be great.
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Old 06-04-2007, 09:13 PM
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I have an 03 x30- i checked my transmission fluid level the other day and it was yellow. I removed that fluid and put the 15-40 oil in. I went out, came back and it was yellow again. Any help would be great.
I'd be inclined to suspect that you're getting water in your transmission oil since that produces a cafe-au-lait color. The most likely culprit would be your transmission cooler - it's a heat exchanger and if the oil coils in it break, raw water at pretty high velocity gets blown right in there. That's fairly easy to pull out and check. Ought to less than $100 to replace, but get some black paint for it...

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Old 06-05-2007, 10:32 AM
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I'm picking up my 01 x-star today from the dealer, brought it in to get the tranny seal fixed... from what i've read up on and as they confirmed
is that the water is entering though the worn rear seal! they say with any water in the bilge area it will travel up the shaft into the tranny???
don't get it! but, the cooler was ok, that was a fear of mine. they say it happens with direct drives also, so why don't they suck up water all the time? this is the first it's happened to me since i've owned the boat! they said just keep it dry. (very hard to do)
$876.52 later, atleast i got my boat back, I still don't see why they (MC) does'nt get to the bottom of this problem????
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Old 06-05-2007, 06:07 PM
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did the seal fix the problem?
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Old 06-05-2007, 08:17 PM
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was it milky? it turns milky with water... not so much a yellow.
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Old 06-07-2007, 09:48 AM
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did the seal fix the problem?
yes it did! as mr. solocam (I love my mathews solocam also)
mentioned it was a milky color!!
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Old 06-07-2007, 09:55 AM
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I am a totally idiot and claim to know NOTHING, but didn't some of the v-drives use oil rather than tranny fluid? Perhaps the yellow you are seeing is golden motor oil?
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Old 06-07-2007, 10:24 AM
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I am a totally idiot and claim to know NOTHING, but didn't some of the v-drives use oil rather than tranny fluid? Perhaps the yellow you are seeing is golden motor oil?
I don't have my manual with me right now but it states taking tranny fuild dexon(?) 3 "GM" rated!? i believe! 01 x-star w/ hurth 1:5:1
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Old 06-07-2007, 10:29 AM
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I don't have my manual with me right now but it states taking tranny fuild dexon(?) 3 "GM" rated!? i believe! 01 x-star w/ hurth 1:5:1
I know that the manual says that it should use Tranny fluid, but I also know that there was a service bulletin that motor oil was OK to use, if the customer was complaining of transmission/v-drive noise.
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Old 06-07-2007, 10:32 AM
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My manual says tranny oil, sticker on the tranny says engine oil. I took out engine oil, put in engine oil
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