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bkearney
06-04-2012, 09:43 AM
What type of maintenance do I need to do on the wake plate? Any fluids to change? I ask because I notice that the guage is acting flakey a bit, and I have not touched that thing in 1.5 seasons.

Thanks in advance!

KSmith
06-04-2012, 09:48 AM
Top off the pump reservior with ATF fluid is about all I can think of. Make sure the fittings are snug and not leaking I suppose.

bkearney
06-04-2012, 09:50 AM
Top off the pump reservior with ATF fluid is about all I can think of. Make sure the fittings are snug and not leaking I suppose.

ok... I will ask the noob question. On a vDrive, where the heck is the pump reservoir? I have something which is mounted to the front port side which I have no idea what it is. Clear top, opaque bottom. Is that it?

kaneboats
06-04-2012, 09:57 AM
I think you have it. Follow the lines and they should run straight to the wakeplate.

KSmith
06-04-2012, 10:06 AM
Sounds like you found it. Shoud look somethin like this.14709

bkearney
06-04-2012, 11:46 AM
Sounds like you found it. Shoud look somethin like this.14709

ok.. that is it. Hopefully some fluid/tightening there will fix the goofy guage.

VA LSV
06-04-2012, 12:12 PM
If the fluid is low check for leaks at the actuators that move the plate up and down.

KrazyTrane
06-27-2012, 03:47 AM
My plate seems to operate when it wants. I topped the fluids and the thing still only works some of the time. More strange (to me anyway) is that sometimes it will work but moves really slowly -- like 20 minutes to get it to go one direction. Any ideas out there?

wolfeman131
06-27-2012, 08:45 AM
Check for loose connections & air in the system. I think I saw in another post you have an 06 LSV which has a hydraulic system.