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Seastar hydraulic steering leak


bigcu20

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Hi,the other day I noticed oil buildup on the drain hole near the outboard motor just below the hydraulic steering arm when I ran my fingers on the arm I could feel some oil.This must mean there is a leak ,does this have to be fixed immediately ? any info will appreciated cheers

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Any leaks in an hydraulic steering system should be fixed as soon as you become aware that there is a leak.

I once ended up coming back to the ramp having to turn the wheel continuously to have any effect on the steering ram. Turned out to be a leak at the point where one of the lines connected into the ram. Caused the system to lose a lot of oil during the day to the point where the system was virtually full of air hence the multiple turns required to make any impact on the steering.

Don't wait for it to get worse, fix it now!

Cheers

Paikea

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Any leaks in an hydraulic steering system should be fixed as soon as you become aware that there is a leak.

I once ended up coming back to the ramp having to turn the wheel continuously to have any effect on the steering ram. Turned out to be a leak at the point where one of the lines connected into the ram. Caused the system to lose a lot of oil during the day to the point where the system was virtually full of air hence the multiple turns required to make any impact on the steering.

Don't wait for it to get worse, fix it now!

Cheers

Paikea

Thanks for that will try get it looked at asap

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