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lewistonskier

Transmission fluid in engine compartment

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lewistonskier

At the beginning of the season, I had a new transmission installed. Went out a few times just to drive around, and everything was fine. Skied behind it for the first time Sunday night, and when I got home, there was transmission fluid under the engine. I searched all over the transmission, hoses etc. and couldn't find anywhere that it might have been leaking from (no wet spots). It hasn't leaked at all since I parked it. Any ideas what it might be? I plan on taking it back to the shop that it was fixed at, but it's about an hour drive each way, and it sucks to have to do that if it's something I could do quickly myself. Thanks.

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Pistol Pete

Any chance you could remove the engine cover and have someone else drive the boat while you looked real hard for the leak with a flashlight?

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At the beginning of the season, I had a new transmission installed. Went out a few times just to drive around, and everything was fine. Skied behind it for the first time Sunday night, and when I got home, there was transmission fluid under the engine. I searched all over the transmission, hoses etc. and couldn't find anywhere that it might have been leaking from (no wet spots). It hasn't leaked at all since I parked it. Any ideas what it might be? I plan on taking it back to the shop that it was fixed at, but it's about an hour drive each way, and it sucks to have to do that if it's something I could do quickly myself. Thanks.

Tranny could have had too much fluid to start. I think there is an overflow blowhole somewhere.

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Tranny could have had too much fluid to start. I think there is an overflow blowhole somewhere.

Plus1.gif The first few times when you went out to "drive around" maybe you didn't get the tranny hot enough for the fluid to expand but when you go out and run 3500+ rpm's your going to heat it up. I would wipe it all down really well and see if it happens again. Be sure to check the fluid level first though to make sure that you're not low.

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Pistol Pete

The vent hole is on the very top of the tranny. IIRC it looks like a loose, upside down metal cap on the passenger side.

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