Hydraulic steering

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island time
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Hydraulic steering

Post by island time » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:10 am

I just replaced the starboard side hydraulic steering ram on my boat and am having trouble bleeding the system. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Hydraulic steering

Post by duetto » Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:53 pm


are you following the directions from seastar? what are the symptoms?

aside from following seastars directions, i've found that suspending a bottle of fluid to the upper helm and working the wheel to hard over until the relief valve opens will get a lot of air out. repeat in the other direction. after a few iterations of this let the system set and air bubbles will concentrate into big bubbles which are easier to get out.
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