Wake 101
Home   Articles   Pics/Video   Gear   Wake 101   Events   Community   Forums   Classifieds   Contests   Shop   Search
WakeWorld Home
Email Password
Go Back   WakeWorld > Wakeboarding Discussion

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old     (rmdanie)      Join Date: Jun 2007       06-24-2010, 8:37 AM Reply   
Hi WW. I have not posted in quite a while but I have a question. I checked my transmission fluid yesterday and found out I have the strawberry milkshake. Naturally my mind goes straight to winterization and thinking ice might have busted up my transmission cooler. So this morning, we tested the transmission cooler with air pressure. You can see in the picture that we applied air to the oil inlet and had a pressure gauge on the oil outlet. Then we filled the raw water tubes with soapy water expecting bubbles. We put 80lb of pressure on it and to our surprise saw no bubbles.

So now I am baffled. I have transmission oil in the bilge area. Enough that it coated my hand when I was messing with the bilge pump yesterday. Obviously that is what led me to check the transmission fluid.

My next step is to repeat the drain, refill, run engine process until I have clear oil. I simply do not understand how any water could have entered the transmission if the transmission cooler is ok. I have not submerged the boat and really can't remember exposing that area to much more than a spray of water for cleaning purposes. It was not just a little water in the trans oil, The entire 1.5 quarts I drained was whitish pinkish milky colored.

Water in transmission oil
Transmission oil in bilge area
Transmission Cooler is air tight
Don't think breather has been exposed to water

Any thoughts?
Attached Images

Last edited by rmdanie; 06-24-2010 at 8:41 AM. Reason: typo


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 3:02 PM.

Home   Articles   Pics/Video   Gear   Wake 101   Events   Community   Forums   Classifieds   Contests   Shop   Search
Wake World Home


© 2016 eWake, Inc.    
Advertise    |    Contact    |    Terms of Use    |    Privacy Policy    |    Report Abuse    |    Conduct    |    About Us