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azncrkhead

V-Drive Light

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azncrkhead

I have '05 wakesetter and my V-drive oil light is on when I'm idling, but when I drive that light goes away. I checked the V-drive oil level and it about 3/4 full, is that normal? Also anyone know where I add the V-Drive oil? I can only see the V-drive Dip stick to check the oil level.

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radioman

the light is suppose to be on at idle , you only have a problem if it is on above 1200 rpm. there is suppose tp be a sticker on the bezel of the light with this info.

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dhcomp
I have '05 wakesetter and my V-drive oil light is on when I'm idling, but when I drive that light goes away. I checked the V-drive oil level and it about 3/4 full, is that normal? Also anyone know where I add the V-Drive oil? I can only see the V-drive Dip stick to check the oil level.

Totally normal if below 1200 rpm. When i've had to add, i just add it through teh dip stick hole.

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Pistol Pete

Man,

I wish my V-drive had a light. It's pretty dark down there.

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azncrkhead

Is there any equipment to add the V-drive oil? The hole where the dip stick is very small to add the oil and can't seem to find a funnel small enough.

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Pistol Pete

I use a funnel that you would commonly find in your kitchen. Just ask your wife for the smallest funnel she has.

Fill it very slowly.

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Bill_AirJunky

So what oil goes in the v-drive transmission? And when are you supposed to check it? ie: when it's hot, engine off, etc.

Thx

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Bill_AirJunky

Looks like this thread got bumped down the list. I called the dealer who told me to use Dextron ATF & to check it when it was warm.

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WakeGirl
Looks like this thread got bumped down the list. I called the dealer who told me to use Dextron ATF & to check it when it was warm.

In the vdrive unit? That's true on the newer boats ('06 & later I think is when the new Skivee tranny/vdrive unit is used), but in pre '06 boats I believe the vdrive unit gets 30w oil. Not ATF, that goes in the tranny which should have a separate fill & reservoir. I could be wrong on that, but I thought the Skivee wasn't used until '06.

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Bill_AirJunky

OK, you got me thinking. This is my first v-drive so...... I called them back to clarify.

There are two dipsticks. The knob on top, just under the back seat is the v-drive. It takes 30 wt. And there is a red "wingnut" looking handle a bit further underneath for the transmission, which takes ATF.

I forgot to ask which of these the light up by the driver is for.

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WakeGirl
OK, you got me thinking. This is my first v-drive so...... I called them back to clarify.

There are two dipsticks. The knob on top, just under the back seat is the v-drive. It takes 30 wt. And there is a red "wingnut" looking handle a bit further underneath for the transmission, which takes ATF.

I forgot to ask which of these the light up by the driver is for.

That sounds more correct. On the later models they still have the 2 reservoirs, but both take ATF. It can be really confusing when someone asks, that's why I wanted to clarify the point. FWIW, I'm in the same boat (pun intended). It took me some time to get used to a vdrive after having direct drives.

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azncrkhead

My boat is a '05 wakesetter and it takes a SAE 30.

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