Steering Fluid Reservoir

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Steering Fluid Reservoir

Postby lgeller » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:35 am

Does anyone know where the steering fluid reservoir is located? We are (finally) about done with the engine replacement on PLUSH TOY and my mechanic wants to check it out before we leave the dock.

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Re: Steering Fluid Reservoir

Postby Ross Bowling » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:08 pm

My understanding is that there is simply fluid in the line, no major reservoir. Be sure to fill it from the flybridge helm.
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Re: Steering Fluid Reservoir

Postby AMCarter3 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:23 pm

That's my understanding too. We had an issue with a leak in the line at the lower helm last year. Our service tech repaired the leak at the lower helm and filled the reservoir at the upper helm.
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Re: Steering Fluid Reservoir

Postby lgeller » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:51 pm

Thank you.

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Re: Steering Fluid Reservoir

Postby Gusto » Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:49 pm

There isn't really a tank type reservoir. The upper helm acts as the reservoir. I simply remove the "nut" on the top on the top of the steering helm unit and look inside. If I can see the gear mechanism, I add a bit of oil using a very small funnel. I seem to have to do this several times a year.

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Re: Steering Fluid Reservoir

Postby Tom Green » Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:56 am

If you are having to fill the reservoir at the top regularly, I would be suspicious of a leak somewhere. Mine was as the stern equalizer valve used for aligning the rudders. On simply tightening the fitting, no more leak and I have not had to add fluid for some time now. I also am not aware of any separate reservoir.
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