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Old 21 April 2008, 14:24   #1
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Baystar Hyd Steering

Has anybody fitted Baystar hydraulic steering to a DF 90 Suzuki. I am not to worried about the central consul which seems straightforward (Famous last words) the fitment to the engine is what I am concerned about some parts have to be turned up side down (apparently) so that the engine will tilt any advise would be appreciated.
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Old 21 April 2008, 15:47   #2
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Hi, is it a front mount or side mount?
We fitted a front mount to a mercury on our old boat and did find the 'destructions' a bit misleading in the end we found it fitted without any adjustment.

The reason we went for side mont this time is the hoses dont move so less chance of something going wrong / wearing out. The down side is the steering is slightly more turns one way than the other however we dont really notice it.
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Old 21 April 2008, 15:52   #3
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I believe it is front mount it will probably make more sense when I get it delivered
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Old 21 April 2008, 16:06   #4
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Probably.
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Old 21 April 2008, 19:37   #5
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When the cylinder arrives it will come with an instruction manual with a page dedicated to each different make/model of outboard. When you find the right page you should find it pretty straight forward.
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Old 22 April 2008, 14:42   #6
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Itís due to arrive tomorrow and as you say the instruction should be straightforward, I was just hopping some one had fitted one before and I could pick their brains.
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Its pretty straight forward, difficult part is making sure the air is out the system which just takes patience, dont rush it.

I like the bit in the instructions that says ' before you try it your way try our way first .....'

Any problems just ask im sure one of us will have an answer
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I like the bit in the instructions that says ' before you try it your way try our way first .....'
Yes! Made me chuckle when I saw that!
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I'll be fiting the same steering to the same engine at weekend. Looking at the instruction manual it all looks fairly simple. You need to turn the pivot mount upside down by loosening one side of the ram, slipping off the mount, slipping it back on the other way up and tightening up the ram again.
Hopefully it will be as straightforward as it sounds....
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Old 23 April 2008, 15:38   #10
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I hope to fit mine on Friday if the weather lets me, if I discover any pitfalls I will let you know it looks like the bleeding is going to be the fun part, just hope there is enough juice in the kit

On another subject how do you upload pictures to your posts?
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