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Old 10-13-2014, 08:30 AM   #1
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ZF Hurth 220A Oil change questions

For those of you who have this transmission, do you drain the oil through the dipstick hole or is there a drain plug and, if there is, where is it located? I see two largish hex plugs on the bottom of the aft part of the transmission. Is one of these for draining oil? I have been draining through the dipstick, which is a pain, but I'd like to rig up a permanent oil drain hose arrangement as is on our main engine (Cummins 6BTA) and on our Westerbeke 5.0kw BCDB generator.

Also, is there an oil filter on the ZF 220A? I don't see one and I don't think that there is one, but I want to be sure I am not overlooking a maintenance item.
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Lowest plug centered under shaft coupling is drain. Plug to the port side hides a metallic strainer.
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Old 10-13-2014, 09:17 AM   #3
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Just found this useful info on a Perkins site. Seems to answer my questions.

"How to renew the lubricating oil of the ZF IRM 220A reverse gearbox".

It appears that there may indeed be a cleanable filter. Will have to check next time I go to the (now winterized and stored) boat if there is one on our trans.
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Just found this useful info on a Perkins site. Seems to answer my questions.

"How to renew the lubricating oil of the ZF IRM 220A reverse gearbox".
Apparently, one needs "permission" to view that link.
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Old 10-13-2014, 09:41 AM   #5
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Apparently, one needs "permission" to view that link.
Hmm. Try it again please. Not used to google drive. Changed permission to general public, I think.
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Thanks DWHatty! I've got this transmission on my Mainship 390 and I've been looking for this document. -Norm
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