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Old 02-12-2013, 09:08 AM   #24
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Vessel Name: Stella Di Mare
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Originally Posted by SeaHorse II View Post
My present boat also uses ATF in its Hurth transmission. Over the years, though, I had 3 other boats that used SAE 30wt in their Twin Disc transmissions. When I see a blanket statement such as: "Engine lube oil in a gear box is not good", I really get upset! There are other statements made on this Forum, if taken seriously, will get the owner in deep s--t. I think it's fine to state one's "opinion" but to make a comment that comes across as a statement of fact is reckless at best.
So true. Some Paragons use motor oil. There are some transmissions set up to use the engine oil as their lube. If I remember correctly an Atomic four uses the same oil for both Transmission and engine. In fact the same pan on the Atomic four. http://pearsonvanguard.homestead.com/files/atomic4d.jpg
Other Paragons and Walters use 30 wt as well. After the 200 series the transmissions used ATF.
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