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Old 10-16-2019, 11:42 AM   #6
City: Rochester, NY
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Hour Glass
Vessel Model: Chris Craft Catalina 381
Join Date: Aug 2019
Posts: 585
Another thing to check for low RPM rattles or other noises / play is the reduction unit. Particularly the stationary plate that holds the ring gear from rotating. The teeth on it can wear and cause rattles / slop. Both of mine failed within 2 years with around 1400 - 1500 hours on the transmissions. The first one showed some symptoms before it went, the second one was seemingly just fine until it stripped the teeth off the plate without warning while cruising, causing a total loss of drive on that trans (and still no funny noises).
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