Right, the day has come and I tried to bleed my Baystar steering. All started well without a drop being spilt. Followed as per instructions and all seemed to be going smoothly.
Then.......My nearly full jamjar got knocked over and fluid went everywere! After it seemed that all air had been purged from the system I carried out two tests that the manual suggests.
The 1st was to partly fill the filler tube and move the helm to and fro quickly, if the fluid jumped there was still air in the system. Yes it did jump!
The 2nd was to at full lock pressure test the system, which is what I did. Yes it did leak, out of the cylinder T peice.
After correcting the T peice leak I repeated the bleed procedure. Twice! All the fluid is comming out clean, with no bubbles. Still the fluid jumps in the tube and the helm sounds a little noisy when turned.
In the end I had to stop (Rain stopped play). I screwed the filler cap on the helm and turned the wheel.......Silly, oil everywhere
I did have to re-use the oil a number of times as I only got two litres with the kit, I was extremely careful not to get it contaminated, however there where quite a few microscopic bubbles in the oil after it had gone though the initial fill and purge. I waited as long as I could before reusing the oil, so allowing most of the bubbles to rise to the surface.
What are your thoughts? Do you think it could be the microscopic bubbles or something else like air trapped in the cylinder?