Rumpshaker Adventure09/14/2012 10:12
Took the Rump out for a test drive; all bolts have been tightened and we should have been ready to go. BUT Rob is feeling a vibration that has him thinking we may have an issue with either a drive shaft or transmission…why not, I ask?
We ask the mechanic at Bluff Harbor to take a ride with us and he is certain we need a new transmission. What??? We need a 2nd opinion. Rob spoke with one of his most knowledgeable mechanics out of Chicago who advised us not to run out and do a transmission replacement. He said, check these things first…
- Did the noise quit at a higher RPM
- Have the carburetors been tuned after the v-drive replacement
- Is the damper plate working properly
Rob tuned the carburetors and the Rump sounds great again. Good to get 2nd opinions.