answer for velvet drive problem

Discussion in 'Inboards' started by swarner, May 29, 2011.

  1. swarner
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    swarner New Member

    Hoping someone could point me in the right direction. I just had a new velvet drive put in my 1989 cruiser attached to crusader v-8 engine and I shifted into drive when rpms were too high. All my fluid leaked out after this mishap. What would be the most likely places to check for damage. Thanks for any help anyone might be able to offer.
  2. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    That shouldn't happen. The clutches or pressure plates may get damaged but not the hydraulics. A cracked housing could be what caused it, but is highly unlikely.
  3. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    Check the cooler lines at both the tower and the trans.
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