215 MerCruiser Drive / transmission

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215 MerCruiser Drive / transmission

Post by steelcutter1960 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:11 am

I am trying to find out any info I can about the 215 transmission. I have a 1972 Trojan with 351 ford engines and these transmissions. I don't know if they are straight mechanical drive or hydraulic? I don't know what oil they take if any or will I be putting oil on a clutch and they take no oil ? I do know that one of them is very poor going into gear slow going in to reverse and sometimes not at all ? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Steve

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Re: 215 MerCruiser Drive / transmission

Post by prowlersfish » Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:57 pm

You would have a BW velvet drive or a paragon trans Bothe use ATF , I prefer dexron post a photo I could tell you what gear you have . And Both are hydraulic .
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Re: 215 MerCruiser Drive / transmission

Post by steelcutter1960 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:09 pm

This is best I have now will post a better pic if needed? Thanks for info
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Re: 215 MerCruiser Drive / transmission

Post by prowlersfish » Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:00 pm

BW Velvet drive
TROJAN F36 Conv.
6BTA Cummins diesels
Life is to short for a ugly boat :D
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Re: 215 MerCruiser Drive / transmission

Post by steelcutter1960 » Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:05 am

So my port side transmission will not go into reverse It seems sluggish in forward but did drive the boat all day yesterday. Reverse was working sluggish before now not at all. I filled the oil to proper level but no reverse all day. Would this be a clutch plate problem or oil pump? I see on line it looks like there are separete plates for reverese? Any help or ideas would be greatly appreated.

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Re: 215 MerCruiser Drive / transmission

Post by prowlersfish » Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:48 pm

Could the clutch plates or bad internal seals . Te seals leaking will cause the clutches to slip or not engage , burning them up if bad enough . Sounds like its time to pull it and go through it (or have it done )
TROJAN F36 Conv.
6BTA Cummins diesels
Life is to short for a ugly boat :D
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