am trying to track down a new noise
emanating from my engine
compartment. The engine
is a 1978 Yanmar
3qm30 with a bolted on Kanzaki transmission
. The ID plate says KH18.
The sound is like that of those Mexican percussion instruments that are shaken. I think they are called maracas and have the sound of dry rice inside.
The sound only happens in gear
and more so in forward. I also notice that when put in gear
I hear a solid "clunk" sound of engagement. A local mech told me this is a good sign on the trans as a smooth gradual engagement indicates plates going. Not sure on that one. Anyway I was wondering if folks here who have experience with this setup might have some ideas for me as far as indicators on the trans or other potential sources of the noise
Also the tag calls for atf-a.... What brand are folks using?