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Old 12-20-2012
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Hurth engagement question

So my Hurth 100 is beginning to have hesitation with engaging, and I have checked and adjusted all my lever play and it is still happening. What occurs is that you put her in gear, solidly, and she goes into gear smoothly with no problem, but then at idling RPM will not fully engage. You can hear it slip into and out of gear, knocking around a bit, until you increase the RPM and then she stays in gear. So full travel in gear, but still skipping around until RPM increases. Obviously this is not good and I'm seeking my approach to solution.

I have a basic understanding of these transmissions, but would appreciate some help. Is this a damper plate problem? Is it likely that the plate is worn and simply needs replacing? To my knowledge it is original (24 years and 1,000+ hours).

Or it is more likely to be something with the internal gears and cones?

Any experienced insights appreciated!
Gulf 32
Bainbridge Island, WA

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