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Old 30 June 2018, 10:08   #1
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Non responsive steering

Sorry just need to convince myself!!

Out today steering all over the place no pressure ages to respond.
Came back in took screw out at wheel bone dry.
I don't have any quicksilver stuff to hand would car atm do ?
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ATF would do in the short term Billy.


Id get genuine oil in there when you get it.


Where did it go anyway?
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ATF would do in the short term Billy.


Id get genuine oil in there when you get it.


Where did it go anyway?


Cheers Alan thanks for coming back how are you?
Felt a little funny last time out but put it down to all the family on rib. But today even leaving pontoon and out of Girvan harbour couldnít keep it on straight line and took ages to respond over correcting constantly. So Iíll go to Troon in the morning and get some quicksilver steering fluid. Do you think I should get two bottles?
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Cheers Alan thanks for coming back how are you?
Felt a little funny last time out but put it down to all the family on rib. But today even leaving pontoon and out of Girvan harbour couldnít keep it on straight line and took ages to respond over correcting constantly. So Iíll go to Troon in the morning and get some quicksilver steering fluid. Do you think I should get two bottles?
Im good Billy.

I'd get a couple bottles if it was me. You can catch the fluid that comes out the bleed nipples but its usually full of little air bubbles so needs to sit a while before being used for topping up again.

I usually bin it and make sure its always fresh oil going in.

Get yourself a little funnel when you buy the oil.
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Donít think so Neil. But I suppose we will find out!
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It's gone somewhere Billy
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Im good Billy.

I'd get a couple bottles if it was me. You can catch the fluid that comes out the bleed nipples but its usually full of little air bubbles so needs to sit a while before being used for topping up again.

I usually bin it and make sure its always fresh oil going in.

Get yourself a little funnel when you buy the oil.


Cheers Alan Iíll do that. If your fully operational re the rib hope to meet up with you as weíre up first two weeks August. B
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Hi Dave Iíve never had any problem over the twelve years Iíve had the rib.
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Fwiw I'd try not to mix atf with steering oil. Personally I'd hang on until I got the right oil, otherwise you're into flushing the system to get it back "as was"
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Cheers Dave. Iíll go up to Troon tomorrow and get couple of bottles
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It's just hydraulic oil. Get to the farm factors, 20lts drum for not much money. It's obviously gone somewhere, you might need more fairly soon.
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It's just hydraulic oil. Get to the farm factors, 20lts drum for not much money. It's obviously gone somewhere, you might need more fairly soon.


Cheers J. I have to monitor closely.
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Dave you have me thinking!! For a while there we have been having quiet a heavy oily smell coming from the well. So there maybe a leak there.
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If it is seastar check the seals on the ram, seems reasonably common problem and should be easy to see, my deck drains had oil in them and ram was wet. You can get a service kit for it from USA but not here last time I looked (although if handy could make the tool up and buy O rings). If the ram has any scoring then that may make it tricky to fix it but worth a look. They replaced mine under warranty to the newer style with sweepers on both sides so the seals aren't doing the cleaning as it were.

http://www.seastarsolutions.com/supp...-pump/#out-cyl
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Chandler's at Troon is now shut they moved out last week!
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Thanks mate so thereís nobody in Troon now?
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Ok thanks. Using your local knowledge where would you go for steering fluid?
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Ok thanks. Using your local knowledge where would you go for steering fluid?



Its not ATM, its a hydraulic fluid ...............


here is a quote from the quicksilver blurb ............


"Quicksilver Power Trim and Steering Fluid is designed as a universal hydraulic fluid designed to mix with all hydraulic fluids, to protect seals and hoses, and prevent foaming, oxidation and corrosion.

Designed to mix with all hydraulic fluids, it protect seals and hoses. Quicksilver Power Trim and Steering Fluid also prevents foaming, oxidation and corrosion. For use in power trim and steering systems. It is also suitable for high temperature applications
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Go to your nearest hydraulic workshops (folk that fix hydraulic & agri plant etc) and they will sort you out with the right stuff ........ either 32 or 46 second oil ........... at your location I would use 32 sec oil .......... you only need less than a litre, it normally comes in 25L drums !
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