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Hydraulic steering bleeding - possible manual mistake?

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:42 pm
by Nirwana
I have a 2005 34. I am replacing a steering cylinder. I have read the previous posts on the subject but have an additional comment or question.

Going through the PDQ manual bleeding method, one thing doesn't seem right. When bleeding outlet #1 the manual instructs user to turn wheel CLOCKWISE. And when bleeding outlets #2, 3, & 4, to turn the wheel COUNTERCLOCKWISE. I realize that we have a different setup than standard, but comparing to how Seastar bleeds cylinders, This seems backwards ( 1 should be counterclockwise and 2,3, & 4 should be clockwise.)

Anyone ever noticed this? Or have experience with this? Or am I completely off?

Tom Reese

Re: Hydraulic steering bleeding - possible manual mistake?

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:32 pm
by Cat Daddy
Hey Tom,

I put an end seal in my starboard cylinder a few years ago, but can't remember the exact method for bleeding. I think I followed the SeaStar instructions, don't remember it being much of a problem getting it bled.