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    I am somewhat confident that I could get the bottom of the V-drive off and replace the gasket. Problem is that I would probably not be able to see it all that well when putting it back together and it would probably leak again anyway. From checking around too, I am not 100% certain that it is the bottom seal on the thing and could be one of the seals around the shafts. That would mean pulling the whole unit and rebuilding. Not all that great either.

    Yep, it's a short term fix that means you keep your fingers crossed and some oil on the boat. My leak is not all that bad, and we can probably run 40 hrs or so without worry, others may have it worse.

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    Had the same problem. Decided to fix it myself after calculating the time and cost to take it to the dealer. It's really not that difficult and took me about two hours from start to finish and costs about three dollars for the gasket material. I cut a new gasket using the old one as a template instead of using a liquid gasket making material because if I ever have to take it apart again there is no way I can get under the vdrive to scrape it all off. And - no - you don't have to remove the vdrive.

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    Wow, I figured this thread was dead a long time ago. Well I hate to hear of others having the same issue and yet I feel a little better knowing I am not the only one. Good to hear about the 2 hrs which means 4-6 my time . I am not certain it is the gasket and am going to continue to look for the area - even if I have to spread flour or some sort of mechanism to find it - yes flour - it sounds stupid but it was a suggestion - maybe the guy was pulling my leg thinking oh crap he took me seriously - smile. I to have read many postings of this and yet have not heard of any recall information or concern from CC. If anyone discovers a more conclusive or different location of the leak other than the pan gasket let me know.

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    My "paper towel" test showed four spots, most likely around the bolts that secure the pan. I was able to get a wrench on them and turn all a little bit, maybe up to a quarter turn. I have no idea how they could have loosened and am suspect the gasket material is just wearing out.

    MikeC, that is definitely what I wanted to hear, tho!! If it continues to leak it sounds like something I might be able to address myself, although I'm sure it'd wait until the end of the season.
    '01 Super Air Nautique

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    wow, this season on first water check I noticed mine was low to non, I have 02 sante. Guess I need to do the papertowel trick.

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    I'm pretty sure the issue is caused by too thin gasket paper V-drive used, I rebuild my 01SAN V-drive and make new gasaket by thicker gasket paper, $10 ,use one year no leak.

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    We had a few days of rain predicted last week so I pulled the floor up and decided to take a stab at replacing the gasket on the v-drive pan. It wasn't nearly as difficult as I thought it would be, even with my custom ballast intake making one of the bolts a bear to access. Purchased new gasket material, used the old as a pattern and it was very easy to reassemble, even for me. Initial "paper towel" trick shows no leaks.

    Anyone that has a leaky v-drive pan, this appears to be a pretty simple fix.
    '01 Super Air Nautique

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    Default Walter RV26-D 2005 V-Drive also leaking

    My Walter RV26-D 2005 V-Drive also leaking. Leaks while not running, however, only leaks down to very bottom of the dip stick (when moored for period of time). Never had the oil loss trigger a low oil light on dash. I've placed colored construction paper under the drive and appears to be coming from engine side of drive in approx center. Hoping not the prop output shaft seal and rather from one of the magnetic plugs. Doubt it leaks at transmission join as this seems too high and there appear to be both an inner and outer seal between v-drive and transmission. A little tough to see under there. I've presented this issue to auth CC dealer/service center for 2 seasons but dispite a measured loss requiring refilling, and oil in bilge, CC auth dealer stated they could not identify a leak. I just keep attentive to oil level, filling and watching the pressure light on the dash to make sure I never reach a low oil condition. However, I really want to get this fixed and since I've recently changed CC auth dealer, I am hoping to get a better response from the new CC auth dealer. But before I take it in to my new CC auth Dealer/Service Center, I am trying to get as fully informed as possible about all possible leak sources. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Regards

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    Default RE: Walter RV26-D 2005 V-Drive also leaking

    would the warning light stay on if you had low oil?

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    Default RE: Walter RV26-D 2005 V-Drive also leaking

    light will stay on to you add oil---some time you only have to add a cup full---

    04 sante---leaks also!!

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