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Old 10-08-2013, 12:23 PM
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Tranny question

Sorry if there is already a thread about this.. Getting ready to winterize the boat and going to do that myself. Over the last summer a few times it seems like the tranny was slipping or has a miss every now and again when pulling up someone wakeboarding or surfing. It was never consistent though. The first time I just thought it may have been cavitation, but it happened maybe 5 or so more times over the summer. Just wondering if I should take it to the dealership to have the tranny serviced and what that entails or if I should just change the fluid myself in the spring?

I know the dealership is backed up, they had about 20 boats sitting in the lot on the way to work this morning and I am going to winterize this weekend due to the change in weather..

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Old 10-08-2013, 12:27 PM
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Only service is changing fluid. If it's slipping it may be time for a rebuild. Is the fluid clean? or does it look like it old?
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Old 10-08-2013, 12:30 PM
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It looks really clean, and have been checking it every weekend before we go out.. Is cavitation a common issue with the 205? Had a newer model a few years back and don't remember any issues.. it has also been a pretty windy choppy summer and that is when it seems to happen.
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Old 10-08-2013, 12:39 PM
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It looks really clean, and have been checking it every weekend before we go out.. Is cavitation a common issue with the 205? Had a newer model a few years back and don't remember any issues.. it has also been a pretty windy choppy summer and that is when it seems to happen.
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I have the same hull - I have Hurth 1:1 tranny - 604 hours no slipping...
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Thanks for the info.. I guess I will have to get with the shop in the spring and have them go through it.. any ideas on cost?
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Old 10-08-2013, 12:57 PM
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Make sure that you check the level of your fluid with the boat in the water. These transmissions seem to be prone to slipping if the fluid is even slightly low. Mine did this after a fluid change and just adding a small amount to bring it up to the full mark stopped it instantly.
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Old 10-08-2013, 12:59 PM
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OK thanks! I will change it and check that out next season.
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which transmission do you have..
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Im not sure.. I will have to check it out this weekend.
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Old 10-08-2013, 05:06 PM
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Im not sure.. I will have to check it out this weekend.
Probably the same as mine as well, Velvet Drive 1:1. Just be sure you have fresh fluid in there. I got an Autozone hand pump, sucked out as much as I could and then replaced with Mobil 1 Synthetic. I have not had any problems like you though.

On my sister's boat, Cobalt with same Velvet Drive, she has had that slipping. Hers it a little milky so I think water is leaking in....possibly from tranny cooler. I changed the fluid and it helped, but later got milky again.

Anyways, start by changing it and then be sure it's spot on for level (in water).

Oh, and we have the same boat.....so sweet! I also head to CDA, ID in the summers too so not "too" far from you...
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