these are general comments and I dont know if they apply to your specific gearbox;
1. make absolutely sure your gearbox is supposed to run on atf not oil
(although its too late if the clutch
is gone, but it will matter after its fixed.) 2. if it has 2 clutches, the forward will wear out, the reverse will probably last forever.(rebuilt?) 3.make sure the gear lever moves to fully engage - if it doesnt this will kill the clutch
pretty quick. I bought a boat with all 3 of these problems, after replacing the clutches and seals
, replacing the atf with the correct amount of 30wt oil
, and setting up the bloody gearlever she now runs perfect. I doubt that 10 degrees would be a problem. Dark atf indicates a burnt clutch (yeah i know thats obvious but thats the info given).
A couple of questions - 2 hours of use - how well did it work? any slipping? How much atf did it have, and how much should it have? how do you know the gearbox was rebuilt?