[C38] Transmission shifting vs. RPM

Charles Finn charles at finn.ws
Mon Nov 7 14:24:36 EST 2005

Hmmm...   The Mighty Quinn has been slower to shift of late, but I chose 
not to pay attention (I do this from time to time, usually to no good 
outcome).  I just dug out my manual for the transmission and it says to 
change transmission oil every 300 hours of year (which ever comes 
first).  I think I will do this on my next visit to the boat!  But the 
picture shows the drain plug on the bottom of the transmission, which 
does not look very accessible.  Do folks use a pump to change fluid 
through the fill hole or what?

Mighty Quinn  #114

CATALINA38 at aol.com wrote:

> Hi Russ,
> I had that problem when I first got "Grand Design" back in '99.  I 
> hope your problem will not be the same as mine.  I had to replace the 
> transmission because the fluids were not changed regularly and turned 
> into some sort of shellac.  (the cost to rebuilld was as much as 
> replace) You may be lucky and its just an adjustment to your linkage.  
> I now change transmission fluid every time I have the engine 
> serviced....(he's already down there anyways!)
> Good Luck!
> Scott,
> "Grand Design", #270
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