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Old 04-07-2006, 02:37 PM   #1
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bleedin' steerin'

Need to take the play out of my seastar steering.

Gonna bleed the system but do I need to buy the tube that screws into the top of the helm unit?

or can I just undo the cap and top up the fluid from a bottle as required during bleeding?

Any tips, advice etc... would be greatfully recieved.

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We just poke the top of the ATF bottle in the hole and fill it from there.
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thought so

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We just poke the top of the ATF bottle in the hole and fill it from there.
I thought that was the case, but seemed too easy, I woz worried I woz missin' some thing.
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I had the same question - does this work ok without "special" tube?

I assume the procedure without filling tube is simply...

1)open helm fill screw,
2)fill,
3)close,
4)open bleed nipple,
5)steer to lock,
6)close nipple,
7)open helm fill screw,
8)fill,
9)close
10)steer to opposite lock.......etc etc

(appreciating one bleed nipple for port, one for starboard)

Is this right??

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Old 11-08-2008, 08:47 PM   #5
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its much easier with the tube because you will never run out of fluid, doing it without tube will work but you have to keep checking fluid level cus if it gets too low you will just pump more air into the system
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Way I did it with the Capalano was to screw in a male to male adaptor (NPT)
attached a short hose with Jublee clip the attached a funnel to the open hose end, that way it was much easier to maintain the level for pump coverage & made it a single handed operation if you have a bungee to put on a wheel spoke to keep the wheel turnning/under pressure while you nipped down the back to close the bleed.
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Easiest way is to use the Seastar electric bleed kit !! and you will get much better results with the correct oil !!

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And only takes a few mins too,

My mates got one, buy 10 seastars together and get the pump free

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