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spyder
08-07-2008, 04:21 PM
Hey guys, I have the details on fluids for the V-Drive and the Engine Oil... What does the transmission use?

Walter V-Drive (RV-26D-71V)
Pennzoil SAE 30 Motor Oil

Engine (Indmar Assault 325 5.7L EFI)
Engine Oil: Pennzoil Marine 15W40
Oil Filter: Pennzoil PZ3

Wakeplate
Regular ATF

csmsk
08-07-2008, 05:55 PM
Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that the V-drive is the transmission.

spyder
08-07-2008, 05:58 PM
well that's what I assumed.. But I found 3 dipsticks... 1 for the Engine, 1 for the V-Drive, and a red one that I was not sure what it was for... in the owners manual it says transmission.....

cab13367
08-07-2008, 09:06 PM
Hey guys, I have the details on fluids for the V-Drive and the Engine Oil... What does the transmission use?

Walter V-Drive (RV-26D-71V)
Pennzoil SAE 30 Motor Oil

Engine (Indmar Assault 325 5.7L EFI)
Engine Oil: Pennzoil Marine 15W40
Oil Filter: Pennzoil PZ3

Wakeplate
Regular ATF

Spyder,

Page 62 in the Moomba manual says to use only Dextron III for transmissions with 1:1 drivetrain (which is what my boat has).

Page 6-17 of the Indmar manual says to use Pennzoil Dexron II, III, or MERCON.

Al

04OUTBACK
08-07-2008, 09:33 PM
CSMSK,
The V-Drive is separate..
ATF Dexron III in my trans as well.

Trans fluid is easy to change cold with a vac pump.
V Drive oil needs to be warm or you'll never get it out.

I need to change my V Drive oil sometime soon...

I will need a little help on that to make sure I do it right. I know Jesse has posted several times about this.. i guess there is a drain on the bottom and something about some magnets? I guess I'll have to get into it to understand..

spyder
08-08-2008, 11:14 AM
CSMSK,
The V-Drive is separate..
ATF Dexron III in my trans as well.

With the Dexron III ATF work fine for the Wakeplate as well... or is it a different ATF?

spyder
08-09-2008, 09:18 AM
The only SAE30 around these parts is Castrol SAE30 HD (Heavy Duty)... Will this work for the V-Drive or is Heavy Duty wrong for this use?


From Castrol's Website


Castrol HD
A SUPERIOR OIL THAT PROVIDES MAXIMUM PROTECTION AGAINST THERMAL BREAKDOWN
Key Benefits

* Provides maximum wear protection in warm climates.
* Formulated to surpass the engine protection requirements for Ford ESE M2C153 G and F, GM 6085M, Chrysler MS 6395M.
* Exceeds API SM, SL & SJ performance for passenger cars and light trucks.
* Use HD 40 when ambient temperatures is above 60 F.
* Use HD 30 when ambient temperature is above 40 F.

Available Grades:
SAE 30
SAE 40

04OUTBACK
08-09-2008, 09:56 AM
Spyder,
I can't say for sure, but I bought SAE30HD for mine.. just have not changed out yet..

BW

spyder
08-09-2008, 09:58 PM
I just hear HD has more detergent then standard SAE30...

Any issues with that?

cab13367
08-09-2008, 10:35 PM
I would check with the service guy at your dealer.

spyder
08-09-2008, 10:41 PM
I would check with the service guy at your dealer.

I called the closest Moomba dealer this morning and he seemed more clueless then I am, wish I had of called the other dealer since they are all closed tomorrow.

:mad:

cab13367
08-10-2008, 10:43 PM
Sorry to hear it spyder. The guy in service at our local dealer is awesome. Know his stuff and is always willing to take the time to answer my questions when I call, even though I didn't buy my boat from him (bought it out of state then moved to OR).

His name is Jay and his # is 503-650-5991. You might give him a try.

Al

spyder
08-10-2008, 11:02 PM
I actually called the other dealer in my province, was a pleasure to talk with.

Thanks

VA LSV
08-11-2008, 05:32 AM
All straight SAE 30 is HD. Any ATF will work for the wakeplate. Vacuum pump works great for engine, tranny & v-drive fluid changes.