[C38] Transmission shifting vs. RPM
navion at charter.net
navion at charter.net
Fri Nov 18 10:50:23 EST 2005
> For changing oil, I use the Oil Boy extraction system I bought from West Marine. It comes with several sized lines for different uses, and works well for extracting out the oil.
"Wings" C-38 # 280
> From: "Glenn R. Terry " <Glenn.Terry at Sun.COM>
> Date: 2005/11/14 Mon PM 02:47:05 EST
> To: Catalina 38 Listserve <Listserve at catalina38.org>
> Subject: Re: [C38] Transmission shifting vs. RPM
> I used a pump operated by a battery operated drill. Worked like a
> champ. Be a little careful pumping ATF back in as it can be under such
> pressure that it will blow off the small plastic tube from the coupling.
> I tried to change the oil with the same pump but the dip stick hole is
> to small to get the tube down it. Any recommendations? maybe take the
> dip stick rod off the block and pump directly from there?
> Charles Finn wrote:
> >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!
> >>"Grand Design", #270
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