Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] ZF Hurth Transmission troubles

sailormon <kimberlite@...>

What Engine and model of Amel do you have?

Fair Winds


Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376



From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, May 03, 2015 12:34 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] ZF Hurth Transmission troubles



We're new Amel owners, and on our first outing the transmission (ZF Hurth Model ZF25-2.8) lost it's oil.  I'm a far cry from a mechanic but it appears there is a leak based on the small puddle of oil under the unit.  There is no oil in the reservoir for the dipstick and there is some white froth on the dipstick.  The oil is only on the deck and not much of that really, so it wasn't a high pressure side leak. If anyone has suffered through this would you please relate to me what your problem was so I could be better informed?  I plan on calling a repair facility on Monday, there are several Factory Authorized service centers here in West Palm Beach Florida.  


Peggy was heartbroken over this, though she seems in better spirits today.  I'm hopeful that she will trust the boat again.



SV Wanderer #477

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