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Guest Felix

Hydraulics

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I recently bought a boat with hydraulic drive and want to know whether I have to use the same fluid for topping up, if necessary, or if the system has to be drained and refilled because I have no idea about the stuff that is in at the moment. If so, how do I find out which type I need?

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I would take advice from a boatyard on this one mate, it is crutial the right oil is used for your system as putting the wrong type in would be a disaster :o:o

The whole thing would have to be drained stripped and cleaned, not an expense you would welcome!! What sort of boat is it? I would recommend taking it into a hire yard that run similar boats and get their advice for the oil to use cheersbar

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hi felix

do you or the brokers have any contact with the previous owner for the info

jill

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Guest Felix

Thanks jimbo and jill. The previous owner does not know and I was expecting the answer I got from Jimbo. The boat is a DC 30 and has run perfectly well in the 5 months I have had her. not using oil or hydraulic fluid, but I don't want to be caught out!

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Where abouts are you moored?? North I would say a call into Richardson's would be a good idea as they have had DC30's in their fleet.

South I would say Peachments in Brundall are the experts and are very friendly to deal with.

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if its a hydraulic system hydraulic32 should be ok for it about £1 a litre from most places

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Hi Felix, as has been said I would have a word with one ov the chaps at either Richardsons or Horizon craft at Acle I thinl that these gearboxes use ATF not hydraulic oil.

Robin.

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Like I've already said it if deffinately one for the proffesionals to answer! My Bounty uses a type of oil called TERESSTIC T46 which is clear, the problem that occurs with putting the wrong sort in is it curdles with the existing oil requiring a full strip down to clean it all out so you wont want to get it wrong :norty:

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Guest Felix

Thanks all for advice. I will be seeking professional advice as suggested. I will just have to 'bite the bullet' about cost.

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