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Help! I am going out of my mind with shift issues

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Old 06-12-2018, 10:19 PM
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Default Help! I am going out of my mind with shift issues

I two boats with Bravo 2x drives and Iíve had more shift issues (delayed shift, have to bump rpms to engage, canít seem to adjust) in the past year than I have in 18 years. I was using a top quality aftermarket oil and it seems that the problems began after I bought a 5 gallon pail and started using it. Shift issues in five drives.

Is it possible that the mix was wrong? Too slippery? Is there a limited slip additive that could have been not added correctly?

Iíve been really happy with this stuff otherwise and it comes highly recommended.

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Old 06-13-2018, 01:59 AM
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Use Merc or Quicksilver Hi Performance gear lube. Cone clutches don't like to engage with some aftermarket gear lubes.
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Old 06-13-2018, 02:12 PM
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I had a similar problem when I started using Severe Gear in XRs. Several second delay when shifting. I switched back to Merc lube and the problem went away. With all fairness, I still use Amsoil oils/lubes - but my guess is that it was a little too slick for a used set of XRs behind 650+ hp.

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I two boats with Bravo 2x drives and Iíve had more shift issues (delayed shift, have to bump rpms to engage, canít seem to adjust) in the past year than I have in 18 years. I was using a top quality aftermarket oil and it seems that the problems began after I bought a 5 gallon pail and started using it. Shift issues in five drives.

Is it possible that the mix was wrong? Too slippery? Is there a limited slip additive that could have been not added correctly?

Iíve been really happy with this stuff otherwise and it comes highly recommended.

Thanks
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Old 06-13-2018, 06:32 PM
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glazed cone clutch and or issue with with cone clutch - needing replacement
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