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Old 19-06-2009, 07:02   #1
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Perkins w/ '83 Velvet Drive - Bearing Going?

Last week the trany started going into gear only after slightly raising the r p ms. But the last 2 days it has been getting a gravel or sandy sound. fluid is full and
looks red still. Do I have a bearing going? Thanks for the help
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Old 05-10-2009, 14:39   #2
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This sounds to me like an age related problem.I think that shes going into gear ok , but nothing much happens till you take her up beyond idle .If this is the case I`m thinking its the forward clutch that is needing adjustment.These are a simple box to adjust .I`m not sure hoe mechanical you are , or what the model of your box is , and Im reluctant to advise you any further until I know of a model number.You may be able to get some info yourself , just by searching the net , start with paragon marine gear , and see where it takes you .If you make an adjustment , make it in small increments .Post again with any results . good luck .
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If it sounds like a can of is the dampener plate.
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