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reagr

Tranny oil change

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reagr

I have a 2002 LXi with a ZF Tranny, I have had this boat for a year and a half not knowing the history of the PO, I want to change the tranny fluid, but not real sure how to go about this, I change the engine oil and do some other mechanical stuff, but need help on this one.

Thanks in advance.

Ron

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nevertwobig

They make a drill driven pump that you can use to extract the fluid. What I do is take an empty quart oil container and pump it in. Then I just replace what I took out. It should be the dexron merc tranny fluid, but double check your specs.

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Pistol Pete

I don't know much about working on boats but, I've heard people say to get a mity vac and use that to pull out the tranny fluid. Might be a big expense for just a one time use though.

Example.

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MalibuTime

I don't know much about working on boats but, I've heard people say to get a mity vac and use that to pull out the tranny fluid. Might be a big expense for just a one time use though.

Example.

:fingerwag:

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reagr

I don't know much about working on boats but, I've heard people say to get a mity vac and use that to pull out the tranny fluid. Might be a big expense for just a one time use though.

Example.

Thanks for the help do you know if their is a filter in the tranny, if so where its location is?

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Pistol Pete

It's on the very bottom and no one ever actually changes it.

These trannys are nothing like an automotive tranny, they're more like a differential. Just a gear set, no friction material floating around to gunk things up.

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electricjohn

I used to do my filter (screen), and it is not worth the effort. Absolutely clean every time.

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Lance B. Johnson

I don't know much about working on boats but, I've heard people say to get a mity vac and use that to pull out the tranny fluid. Might be a big expense for just a one time use though.

Example.

Maybe the only lie I have heard from you :biggrin:

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bigD

I don't know much about working on boats but, I've heard people say to get a mity vac and use that to pull out the tranny fluid. Might be a big expense for just a one time use though.

Example.

I've got a similar one, they come in handy for other stuff to,

Differentials with out drain plugs, lawn mower oil change which I would never have done if I didn't have one, if you over fill something(kids dirt bike) just pull a little back out. Glad I got one.

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Pistol Pete

Maybe the only lie I have heard from you :biggrin:

I'm trying to stay incognito otherwise, I gotta go back to charging $60/hr. ;)

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reagr

It's on the very bottom and no one ever actually changes it.

These trannys are nothing like an automotive tranny, they're more like a differential. Just a gear set, no friction material floating around to gunk things up.

Thanks again for your help

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Pistol Pete

No problem.

I'd just remove the fluid and take a look at it compared to the new fluid that's going in.

If they look about the same, I'd skip the filter.

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