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By Patrick F (lakepirate) on Monday, July 27, 2009 - 12:52 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
...yesterday. I was out at a local lake, ran the boat for a couple hours (no wake boarding, just putted around the lake most of the day), boat ran great all day, but as I was waiting in the marina for my truck, noticed the red v drive light was on. What's most likely the cause of this?

BTW, I have an '05 Wakesetter with a Walter V drive.

Thanks alot!

 
By wakemania (wakemania) on Monday, July 27, 2009 - 12:57 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Check the fluid level to be sure that is OK.
 
By Cody (loudontn) on Monday, July 27, 2009 - 12:57 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Was it on at a stand still? If so, this is normal. If it's on while you're over 1200 RPM's (I think) then you need to check your v-drive oil.
 
By Eubanks (eubanks01) on Monday, July 27, 2009 - 1:14 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Yep, have the same boat and not an issue at all. The light always comes out in idle. I wish the dealer would have told us though because it freaked me out the first time!
 
By Alan Slabaugh (alans) on Monday, July 27, 2009 - 1:15 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
The red V-Drive light should always be on when idling.
 
By Richard (nauty) on Monday, July 27, 2009 - 1:46 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
In most boats this light comes on when you are under 1000 rpms. If you are above 1000 rpms and the light comes on then you have something to worry about. Check your owners manual; it should cover this.
 
By Sandy (puamana) on Monday, July 27, 2009 - 1:47 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
As a reminder, if the V-drive requires fluid, it must me non-dergent oil only!
 
By tailgate (tailgate) on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 7:06 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
So a question on the oil, my v-drive takes SAE 30 Non Detergent, but this seems to be the hardest stuff to find... Only place I found it was Napa and it was their house brand...

What is everyone else using? Sorry for the hijack

 
By Cody (loudontn) on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 7:32 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Not sure about your particular v-drive unit, but my '05 24SSV uses Penzoil HD-30, which is basically what lawn mowers use and is readily available most places.
 
By chris (rio_sanger) on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 8:18 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
My Walter V-Drive manual says nothing about non detergent.
Been running straight 30w in it for ten years without a problem.


And yes, the red light should be on below 1200 rpm

(Message edited by rio_sanger on July 28, 2009)

 
By Bill K (bill_airjunky) on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 8:32 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
No problem with Napa's house brand. It's Valvoline.
 
By Flux (flux) on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 8:34 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Cough.....Owner's Manual.....Cough.
 
By tailgate (tailgate) on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 8:47 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
I got conflicting stories from my owners manuals (Moomba and Walters), one said ND SAE 30, the other was Penzoil HD-30...
 
By tige rider (mtnsmith) on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 9:06 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
My walter manual says non-detergent, it says it on the dipstick too.
 
By chris (rio_sanger) on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 9:12 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
SAE 30wHD ~ guess even Walter can't make up his mind

http://www.pearson424.org/manuals/VDrive/pages/Page04_jpg.htm

 

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