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Old 10-08-2013, 04:11 PM
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What is meant, checking level, when boat in the water.

Get the engine and trans up to temperature, then immediately check the level.(engine off) Tranny fluid will migrate back the tranny, after sitting awhile, causing a slight miss read. Be sure your fill plug is tight.
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Old 10-08-2013, 04:27 PM
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Yeah CDA is only about 500 miles away You guys ever come through Boise?? Seems a little closer..

So is it worth it to change it when I winterize then check leves at the start of next season?
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Old 10-08-2013, 04:29 PM
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Mine 96 will "slip" slightly in rough water and sometimes in corners or when a wakeboarder is pulling really hard out the side. I always assumed it was cavitation.
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Old 10-08-2013, 04:38 PM
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Yeah CDA is only about 500 miles away You guys ever come through Boise?? Seems a little closer..

So is it worth it to change it when I winterize then check leves at the start of next season?
We have a place on Hayden so it's easy to stay for a long time. My friend loved Boise though when he lived there (Meridian, I think).

I'd go ahead and change it now but try and get the engine/tranny warm before hand. Then check level next spring.

Here is a winterization thread I did on our boat.....

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...t=51183&page=7

Good reference.
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Old 10-08-2013, 05:24 PM
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I love it here becuse we can be at the lake in about 30 min, take the dogs and the toy hauler and the boat and play all weekend..

That is a great list! I guess I don't know what my uncle has used in the past to winterize as far as AF goes. So with our LT-1 we shouldn't use RV AF? Unfortuatly this will be the first year this boat has to be stored out side. So I think I will have to keep the block full of AF.. It gets cold here..
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:19 PM
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Either one will do. I looked at prestone a few days ago and it did say "for use on aluminum" and will not harm. I used RV and then drained. I also just poured in staight antifreeze into block via t stat location to be safe.
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Old 10-08-2013, 10:23 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.
X2 on tranny fluid level!
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Old 10-09-2013, 11:34 AM
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What is meant, checking level, when boat in the water.
With my boat I had changed the transmission fluid with the boat on the trailer and filled it to the top. After putting the boat in the water and experiencing the transmission slipping I checked the level again while on the water and it was very slightly low. The small addition of fluid to bring it up to level immediately stopped the slipping.
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