Transmission Maintenance

Discussion in 'Main Morgan 38 Sailboat Forum' started by Marc H. Pearl, May 8, 2019.

  1. Marc H. Pearl

    Marc H. Pearl New Member

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    I believe this is a transmission issue. The other day, after 2-3 months of non-use my engine (Perkins 4 108) made a "grinding sound" when I put it in forward gear. The sound stopped immediately when I went to neutral, and didn't make a sound in reverse either. After a minute it stopped making sounds and worked fine the rest of the day.

    Low on transmission fluid maybe?
     
  2. wild382

    wild382 John

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    How’s your cutlass bearing?
     
  3. Tim Eichel

    Tim Eichel Member

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    That happens to me in reverse, I figured out it was barnacle growth on the shaft/propeller area. Once I left it in gear for a minute or so, it went away as it ground the barnacles off.
     

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