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Re: How much oil and dipstick reading.

Paul Stascavage
 

Eric,

I believe we have the same motor and I have experienced the same with the installed pump being incapable of getting out all the old oil. 

I pump until nothing comes out, and then add a quart or two of fresh oil. I wait a few minutes for it to drain to the bottom of the pan and pump that out. I repeat the process one more time before adding and topping off the oil. I have found this makes a huge difference in the length of time the oil starts to look dirty. I do the same with the Onan. 

I have no idea if it is worth the expense of the extra oil but the way I look at it oil is cheap compared to a new engine and I sleep better. 

All the best,

Paul Stascavage 
SM 466
Cruising New England 

www.RitaKathryn.com




Re: Onan Water Pump

Paul Stascavage
 

As an added precaution. I always close the sea cock and run fresh water through the system to be worked on for a few minutes before replacing impellers or hoses etc. this method provides and added level of security in case things go differently then anticipated.

All the best,

Paul Stascavage
SM 466
Cruising New England

www.RitaKathryn.com


Re: ZF transmission

Dean Gillies
 

Sorry Paul,
I led you up the garden path! I was talking about the ZF25 Hydrailic Transmission .
I’m not familiar with SM systems. (Actually I’m still not that familiar with all my 54 systems for that matter !!)
Cheers
Dean


Re: Repower questions

Graham Boyd
 

Dave,

I too have been looking at the Beta to replace my TMD22....no turbo and Kubota parts world wide. Could you put me in touch with your client? Is it a SM he/she has? It would be great to talk to some one who has taken the step away from turbo charged volvo/yanmars. I also want as few electronic control boxes as poss....not too many diagnostic machines in SE Asia.

Graham 
SM140
Sula 
Hong Kong


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Fwd: Seat photos in boat.

eric freedman
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Fwd: Seat photos in boat.

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Eric, I'm not one of those but if you could sit on the Amel stool, i guess you could sit on this.

Regards

Danny (not Paul)

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 02 September 2018 at 15:33 "eric kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

 

Hi Paul,
Is it adequate for a xxl person?
Fair Winds,
Eric 
SM376 Kimberlite



On Sat, Sep 01, 2018 at 11:28 PM, Danny Simms sailorman.ds@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

 

 

Hi Eric,
I don't have that measurement but it is adequate.
Kind Regards
Danny
SM 299 
Ocean Pearl

On Sun, 2 Sep 2018 at 12:38, eric kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] < amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

 

Hi Danny,
I forgot to ask , what is the distance from the seat back to the front edge of the Nav station lid?
Thanks
Eric



On Sat, Sep 01, 2018 at 08:24 PM, eric kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

 

 

Hi Danny ,
Is this a vetus seat?
Very good looking!
Fair Winds,
ric
SM 376 Kiberlite


On Sat, Sep 01, 2018 at 02:57 PM, Danny Simms sailorman.ds@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

 
[Attachment(s) from Danny Simms included below]

 

This is "deluxe seat MA 704-31"
Danny
SM 299 Ocean Pearl

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Danny Simms <sailorman.ds@...>
Date: Sat, 1 Sep 2018 at 13:18
Subject: Seat photos in boat.
To: < Sailw32@...>


Hi Pat. Hope this helps
Danny
 
 
 
 

 


 


 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Fwd: Seat photos in boat.

eric freedman
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Fwd: Seat photos in boat.

Danny Simms
 

Hi Eric,
I don't have that measurement but it is adequate.
Kind Regards
Danny
SM 299 
Ocean Pearl

On Sun, 2 Sep 2018 at 12:38, eric kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Danny,
I forgot to ask , what is the distance from the seat back to the front edge of the Nav station lid?
Thanks
Eric



On Sat, Sep 01, 2018 at 08:24 PM, eric kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

 

Hi Danny ,
Is this a vetus seat?
Very good looking!
Fair Winds,
ric
SM 376 Kiberlite


On Sat, Sep 01, 2018 at 02:57 PM, Danny Simms sailorman.ds@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

 
[Attachment(s) from Danny Simms included below]

This is "deluxe seat MA 704-31"
Danny
SM 299 Ocean Pearl

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Danny Simms <sailorman.ds@...>
Date: Sat, 1 Sep 2018 at 13:18
Subject: Seat photos in boat.
To: <Sailw32@...>


Hi Pat. Hope this helps
Danny


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] ZF transmission

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Paul. You probably have the manual shift transmission like we have. No o rings. No filters and about 0.8 of a litre of atf which stands for automatic transmission fluid. Not gear oil or engine oil!!!!
Regards
Danny
SM 299
ocean pearl

On 2/09/2018 14:30, "osterberg.paul.l@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I must disclose my lack of competence concerning the transmission, as I did not know there are a filtered to be
cleane or an o- ring to change. I have no manual on the transmission could not find any on the web either. Would appreciate if someone had a manual or a picture on the filter and where the o-ring is placed
Paul SM 259



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] ZF transmission

eric freedman
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] ZF transmission

Paul Osterberg
 

I must disclose my lack of competence concerning the transmission, as I did not know there are a filtered to be
cleane or an o- ring to change. I have no manual on the transmission could not find any on the web either. Would appreciate if someone had a manual or a picture on the filter and where the o-ring is placed
Paul SM 259


Re: Toe pulley (headsail)

James Cromie
 

I would also be interested in a pair if you are able to source them. Please keep us informed!
Thanks, 

James


How much oil and dipstick reading.

eric freedman
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Fwd: Seat photos in boat.

eric freedman
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Fwd: Seat photos in boat. [2 Attachments]

eric freedman
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] ZF transmission

eric freedman
 


Re: ZF transmission

Paul Osterberg
 

Bill Thank you, you remember right. W have had the boat for 3,5 years and 1500 h on the engine, probably time to change the transmission oil.
Paul SY Kerpa SM#259


Re: ZF transmission

greatketch@...
 

Paul,

I think I remember that you have the Volvo TMD22 engine.  If so, this applies to you...

You have to be a very careful talking about the ZF transmissions.  The ZF25M transmission that came on the Volvo TMD22 is a manual shift transmission, and holds about 0.75 liters of DEXTRAN IV automatic transmission fluid, NOT 90 weight oil.  The same exact machine was called an HBW250 before ZF and Hurth joined forces.

Other engines used a ZF25 transmission, which is a hydraulic shifting model with larger horsepower capacity and a completely different design.  It causes no end of confusion with model numbers so similar and actual designs so different!

The recommendation for change interval in my manual for the ZF25M is "Once a year." There is no change interval recommended based on hours of operation.  

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Annapolis, MD, USA



Re: ZF transmission

Dean Gillies
 

Oh, and you do not need a pump.
There is a convenient drain plug near the lower stbd fwd corner of the box.
(Easily accessible on the 54)

The most difficult part of the job is not making a mess!
Cheers
Dean


Re: ZF transmission

Dean Gillies
 

Paul,
I’ve just fitted a new one, and the numbers I’ve been given are:
25hours after installation, then every 300hours or 12 monthly after that.

ATF (Automatic Transmission Fluid), is not 80W.
It is a specific product for automatic transmissions (it’s invariably red in colour).
There is a very long list of compatible ATF products in the ZF25 operating manual.
Others may have favourite brands, but you can use pretty much any fluid designated ATF for a modern vehicle auto transmission.
Any gas station will sell it.

Your ZF-25 takes 3 Litres, plus a bit more for the cooler, brake and lines.

Cheers
Dean

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