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Does any one know the maintenance that is needed after driving through deep water. Where I live in south florida, driving through deep water is basically a must if you want to go anywhere. I have ordered a snorkel kit, but was wondering if anyone could tell me what needs to be maintained after riding through water. Are there fluids in the front and rear that need to be drained/checked? Any parts that should be greased? Thanks in advance!
 

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I believe the manual advices something about a drain plug located on the cvt cover, I BELIEVE. I'll check when I get home.

I simply states that if you have driven through deep enough water to allow water seapeage, to remove drain plug and drain water and then have a dealer inspect...I believe you might be able to skip the whole dealer inspection thing but whate ever floats your boat. Otherwise, i'd say grease up all fittings and such.

Again, I'll check my manual when I get home.
 

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Does any one know the maintenance that is needed after driving through deep water. Where I live in south florida, driving through deep water is basically a must if you want to go anywhere. I have ordered a snorkel kit, but was wondering if anyone could tell me what needs to be maintained after riding through water. Are there fluids in the front and rear that need to be drained/checked? Any parts that should be greased? Thanks in advance!
I have always drained my diffs and engin oil after a lot of water riding. of course my old brute force would leak water in even with brand new seals. Imo it's just cheap insurance.
 

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My Viking seals must leak too. After a weekend of driving through deep water my diffs always have water in them also. But when I say a weekend I mean like hrs and hrs in the water parking and hanging out in the water too. I see u found some rob but castrol 80-90w here
 

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The last time I changed my diff fluids the Yama dealer said to use Yamaha marine gearcase oil, I did and put 300 miles with no issues. Was I correct or did I screw up. It's time for me to change again and another dealer I went to said never use it. Just use regular Yamaha gearcase. I welcome any info . Also the marine oil is a lot thicker . Thanks in advance
 

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The rear diff gets really hot from the exhaust header so it's wise to buy\fabricate a heat shield. I swapped both front and rear diffs with Mobile 1 75-90 synthetic. It will help prevent the rear diff fluid from breaking down as quickly from heat. One mod I plan on doing with the CVT drain is installing a 90 degree fitting and running a clear tube towards the back and installing a plug or valve (either one way or manual) so I can instantly see if any fluid has gotten into the CVT cover and drain it easily.
 

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Mobil1 85w140. Large snorkels, 3" or bigger, greaseless cvt clutch (not affected by water, grease makes a huge mess), grease uprights, check wheel bearings often.
 

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One mod I plan on doing with the CVT drain is installing a 90 degree fitting and running a clear tube towards the back and installing a plug or valve (either one way or manual) so I can instantly see if any fluid has gotten into the CVT cover and drain it easily.
Great idea, that would make checks and draining in the field so much easier!
 
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