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post #9 of Old 12-05-2013
Capt Len
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Re: Sailing while A-4 is in gear

Transmissions like Borg Warner have the oil pump(cooling) on the input shaft and turns when the engine is running. oil controls bands or disks and takes heat to heat exchanger. under sail no heat transfer and unnecessary wear on reduction gear before it overheats. lock or feather or motor most of the time. Running hot with low oil can cause lock up when shifting, stopping every thing until il cools , releasing the disks .Not good.
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