Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel Santorin Propeller Question

Mark Erdos

Your transmission could be different from mine. I have a Hurth ZF25 transmission. If you have the same you can only use automatic transmission fluid (ATF) Type A.


The fluid should be checked when cold.


With best regards,





Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Martinique


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Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel Santorin Propeller Question



Thanks so much for all of the responses.  We are checking the transmission and gearbox now.  Question:  when do you normally check the gearbox oil - while the engine is running and/or warm, or when it is cold? Also, do you use the same oil as for the engine (15 W 40)? The mechanic in Le Marin, Martinique changed the gearbox oil and used the same oil, so just wondering. 


By the way, the engine is a Volvo Penta MD22L 50 HP, not the original Perkins Prima.





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