Originally Posted by ericlo
Hi Jim, you seem to be the person who can help me out with the problem I have on hand. My boat has a Yanmar
3JH2E engine fitted with a Kanzaki
box. Two months ago, I had a mechanic
changed my oil when I was going away from my boat. Just found out that the mechanic
had put in regular engine oil into the gear
box instead of the ATF oil specified. How can I correct the mistake? Can I just pump out the engine oil and put back the red ATF? What about the clutch
which has been soaked in engine oil for months. Any problems there? Eric
Hmmm... you seem to have me confused with someone who actually knows something! And I really don't know anything at all about Kanzaki
With that caveat, if I were faced with your situation I would drain the bad oil, put in the requisite ATF, run it for a short while, perhaps under only a light load and shifting from forward to reverse a couple of times, and then change the ATF again.
That should get you back to normal, and I doubt if you have done any damage.