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I have a c4 transmission connected to a 49 mercury flathead.

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I have a c4 transmission connected to a 49 mercury flathead. When I start the engine and put it in gear it just sits there not going in to gear. If I put it in reverse it goes in to gear. If I let it sit at idle with it in drive, after about 3 or 4 minutes it will go in to gear. It then will operate normally. The fluid level is ok. what do I need to do? Thank you for any help you can give.
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from your description, you need to replace the seals in the front clutch pack. it sounds like they are hard as a rock and soften up after they get hot

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