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Old 09-08-2014, 01:30 PM   #11
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Default Re: 2010 Yamaha Drive Transaxle Oil Change

I changed my 2009 this spring after I bought the cart and it was dirty, but no where close to what yours is. I changed it the way the manual said, and it was a breeze.
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Old 09-09-2014, 11:33 AM   #12
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Drain and add just automatic transmission fluid, cheapest you can find. Run easy for a mile or so then drain and fill with gear oil as specified. The high detergents in ATF will break down the sludge and not damage bearings for such a short run.

I was gonna say the same thing. That's a great idea. I used to put it in my Chevy 350 engine before I drove home from work and then change oil as soon as I got there. Had over 350,000miles on that baby when I sold it. Great compression and didn't burn any oil. Engine was very clean internally thanks to the AT Fluid.
I also put a qt in my F350 PS fuel tank every other fill up. Great preventive maintenance!
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Old 09-09-2014, 11:39 AM   #13
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Default Re: 2010 Yamaha Drive Transaxle Oil Change

Thanks for all the traffic on this issue and the feedback. I'm definitley going the transmission fluid route, I'm just a little tired of draining that thing right now.

I did just buy some jack stands to make my life easier and just plunked down $$$$ for a new set of batteries.

this is a great place to help me get my cart tuned, up, can't say thanks enough.
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Old 03-30-2015, 12:22 PM   #14
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The ATF trick I have used since the late 70's on all cars I have owned. It works great and keeps everything clean. We put 359K miles on a 1990 Mazda with no repairs and still passed smog when we sold it at 11 yrs. old using ATF before every change.

I took a Bronco engine out one time and popped off the valve cover to look inside and it had piles of black semi hard "black gold" oil covering everything! I called the owner and asked when he last change his oil and he said he never changes oil.... just the filter! YUK! Oil does break down so you need to change it.... at least once a century!
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Old 03-30-2015, 10:51 PM   #15
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Nasty sludge crud is common, and is from brake linings. Even a 1yr old cart will have it. The ATF trick will clean it, but might hurt the brake linings. It is very much like a motorcycle clutch, putting wrong fluid will make brakes act weird AT MINIMUM for a little while. The brake linings are crazy expensive to replace (like only $200 more for a whole new axle). Might want to stick with gear lube flushes as opposed to atf. If the "wet brakes" squeek as you come to a stop, and correct fluid does not fix it, the brakes are shot, i have seen several of the "lifetime brakes" worn out (usually on heavy use fleet or stretch carts).
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Old 04-01-2015, 12:09 PM   #16
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To add to that....ATF formulations doe not contain detergents. This is a myth. Transmissions are not ingression systems and do not require detergents. The same goes for gear oils. The "cleaning" ability of ATF is more likey washing of the housing due to its much lower viscosity. Which is exactly what you don't want in a transaxle.
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Old 03-23-2021, 09:44 PM   #17
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Do you have the gasket number or did you use gasket maker
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Old 03-24-2021, 05:10 PM   #18
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I just finished pulling the rear end out of my YDRE to service the brakes and clean everything up. Next step is to clean the outside as much as possible and then disassemble to replace the brake discs. The brake cable was out of adjustment range when I got this cart used. The brakes work but I'm pretty sure that they are fairly well worn. It's a 2010 cart and I doubt that it's ever been serviced or had the fluid changed.
Wish me luck!
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Old 03-27-2021, 03:01 PM   #19
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Do you have the gasket number or did you use gasket maker
There was never a gasket, it used silicone from the factory.
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Old 04-28-2021, 04:00 PM   #20
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Wanted to share what I did. First off, thanks for sharing this years ago. It still plays.

After removing the black plastic bagwell cover, I cut some of the body plastic for easier access. This helped me have better access to remove the bolts with an 8MM alan wrench. It did not affect the integrity of the bod. just don't cut too much out. I had my oil drip pan ready and didn't spill a drip. Crack the bolt, then slowly hand unwind for less of a mess.

Brakes don't make a noise now!
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