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DOCDRS
09-15-2010, 08:32 PM
anyone ever pulled their vdrive before? how many bolts holding it to the tranny?

moombadaze
09-15-2010, 09:02 PM
why ya need to pull the v-drive

DOCDRS
09-15-2010, 09:29 PM
its leaking oil out the shaft.......wish it wasn't but 99.9% sure it is, spent about an hour on the lake confirming my suspicions......found a pic, looks like its only about 8 bolts and the coupler

lewisb13
09-15-2010, 09:42 PM
Yeah man mine leaks a bit too. I will soon be doing this. You should take a lot of pictures. Cheers.

DOCDRS
09-15-2010, 10:16 PM
where is yours leaking?

lewisb13
09-16-2010, 10:19 AM
Im not sure yet. I will look this weekend. I have always had a "sheen" on my bilge water and could never figure out where it was coming from. Well this last time I took the boat out the little light stayed on, after I got into the throttle so I have been periodically checking the level. It was "good" when I got the boat and after 20 engine hours it is a little low. So its a leak, but a small one. Ill take a gander though when I fill up the reservoir this next time out. Cheers.

DOCDRS
09-16-2010, 05:11 PM
the most common place is the sensor, wrap a paper towel around it to comfirm, then a lower fitting i believe there are 4, then the lower cover plate..make sure bolts are tight, then the shaft.....i can get oil consitently from where the shaft exits......you can also place a paper towel under your v drive and see where the oil drips on it.......

davinci
09-17-2010, 08:05 AM
guys my Vdrive is on the floor if you need any pics let me know.

lewisb13
09-17-2010, 08:48 AM
Taking the boat out today, so Ill know more this afternoon.

DOCDRS
09-17-2010, 12:20 PM
davinci, i'm curious as to how much the vdrive weighs, and where exactly it unbolts from the transmission and how it melds with the transmission...ie splined shaft,is there a gasket between the vdive and tranny?.......my boat is 3 hours away right now. Any photos would be greatly appreciated

DOCDRS
09-19-2010, 11:47 AM
here is an article on a guy who swapped his out for a new one, took him 45 mins.....



http://www.wakeworld.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1559039