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Being I am a dumb a$$. Even more confused after search

Light is one, however if you bumb it it shuts off

I have a 2001 sunscape lsv 23 and I am a new owner. Boat runs and sounds fine and I for thought until finding this forum if light was on it was engine oil pressure hinge the dumb a$$ comment. So that being said I want to check the v drive oil even though I think my switch is bad. So does it really take 40 weight motor oil? Seems like it should take tranny fluid of some type. Just want to make sure as I am new to this whole thing!

Thanks

Shane

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Being I am a dumb a$$. Even more confused after search

Light is one, however if you bumb it it shuts off

I have a 2001 sunscape lsv 23 and I am a new owner. Boat runs and sounds fine and I for thought until finding this forum if light was on it was engine oil pressure hinge the dumb a$$ comment. So that being said I want to check the v drive oil even though I think my switch is bad. So does it really take 40 weight motor oil? Seems like it should take tranny fluid of some type. Just want to make sure as I am new to this whole thing!

Thanks

Shane

The light for the v-drive will be on when running at low RPM and should go off at 1200-1600 RPM. That is perfectly normal. The v- drive takes regular 30 weight motor oil. If the light stays on above 1600 RPM, you may have a bad pressure switch, a shorted harness or a mechanical issue in the v- drive that needs some attention.

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The same thing happened to me this weekend. Same boat too.

At first I thought it was the V-Drive. Topped off that oil (30 weight is correct). Wasn't that. Looked a little harder and thought I'd check the transmission. Sure enough, that was low. Didn't have any on hand, but a quick trip to teh store fixed that. Mine was Dextron III, Mercon. After topping that off, no more issues with the light or alarm.

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