Borg Warner, Velvet Drive ( How to check oil level)

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Borg Warner, Velvet Drive ( How to check oil level)

Post by BeaconMarineBob » Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:55 pm

We regularly get ask how to check the oil level in the Trojan with a Velvet Drive.

How to check fluid leave in your BW trans.

"Let the trans/ engine get to operating temp, then have someone ready by the dipstick, shut the motor down, and have that person immediately pull the dipstick clean it then put it back in and check it. This has to be done as quick as possible because the fluid will flow back into the trans from the oil cooler and lines.

Add fluid and repeat till its right. Then let the boat sit overnite, pull the dipstick, and note where it is cold, you can then file a small mark onto the stick and that will be your cold level."
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Re: Borg Warner, Velvet Drive ( How to check oil level)

Post by prowlersfish » Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:19 pm

Same goes for ZF gears
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Re: Borg Warner, Velvet Drive ( How to check oil level)

Post by Paul » Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:19 am

Great info Bob!
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Re: Borg Warner, Velvet Drive ( How to check oil level)

Post by rickalan35 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:23 pm

Just signed in and saw this post.

Thank You

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Re: Borg Warner, Velvet Drive ( How to check oil level)

Post by BeaconMarineBob » Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:49 pm

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Re: Borg Warner, Velvet Drive ( How to check oil level)

Post by rossjo » Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:52 pm

Good evening everyone!

Haven't been on the Trojan forum for a while.

Hope everyone is doing well!


My wife has been battling cancer for 4.5 years, but is doing well on two trial drugs (13th rounds of chemo), and we're back in action! We fly to MD Anderson in Houston, Texas every 4 weeks now for 2 years. Great city, great hospital place and great doctors!

Thanking the man upstairs daily.

... Anyway - be careful filing marks on your dipstick. They can get into a vibration and break right at the file mark. Don't ask how I know ... ;)

My guys just pulled my starboard Velvet Drive today (lost forward clutches last weekend pulling into my dock - ugh). It will go back in tomorrow afternoon with new clutches and all new cooling lines (they were very brittle). Will replace the port lines as well when we get caught up!

Good to be back. Enjoy every moment guys - life is precious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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