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Old 07-20-2009, 11:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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have a 2002 Alpha 1 I beleive it is Gen II and upon receiveing the boat back from my family who had borrowed it and run it hard for a week I was told the Drive lube was nearly to the add line in the monitor bottle. I specifically told them that if this level dropped they need to pull the boat out and not run it. They did not heed my advice and the lube level is now at the add line. I was always told this level wasn't suspose to drop and if it did it meant water was getting into my drive somewhere. Can anyone give me some info on what is happening here where the oil is going and what can be done to remedy it. I Plan on draining the whole drive and looking for water. The oil was changed last fall and I beleive it had been run enough to burp out any air prior to this happening. Also what kind of damage does this signify and how severe could it be? What can i check in my yard with minimal mechanical work obvious problems or signs?
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keep monitering the gear lube bottle you should only have to top it off 1 time after you fill the drive (burp) but if water is entering the drive the lube should turn to a light green color, find a local dealer and have the drive resealed.
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Old 10-20-2009, 07:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
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have a 2002 Alpha 1 I beleive it is Gen II and upon receiveing the boat back from my family who had borrowed it and run it hard for a week I was told the Drive lube was nearly to the add line in the monitor bottle. I specifically told them that if this level dropped they need to pull the boat out and not run it. They did not heed my advice and the lube level is now at the add line. I was always told this level wasn't suspose to drop and if it did it meant water was getting into my drive somewhere. Can anyone give me some info on what is happening here where the oil is going and what can be done to remedy it. I Plan on draining the whole drive and looking for water. The oil was changed last fall and I beleive it had been run enough to burp out any air prior to this happening. Also what kind of damage does this signify and how severe could it be? What can i check in my yard with minimal mechanical work obvious problems or signs?[/b]
Double seal below the waterpump probably failed, I do at least one a week. new seal comes with waterpump kit.
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Definitely a seal issue. Could be like what was stated above, or could also be shaft seal-fishing line is a good culprit.
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