Originally Posted by Phil Chitty
Not sure if anyone else has suffered in a similar way but my seastar steering sprung a leak at the weekend.
The fluid was coming out at the base of the steering column casing.
I put it down to the hot weather and the fluid expanding but has anyone else ever had this with hydraulic steering systems?
Phil, yes though mine was from the steering rams, presumably the weakest link. Think its the black colour of the cylinder not helping, however once the pressure is relieved by releasing the pump filler plug it normally stops. There is an o ring under the steering wheel which has also caused a leak in the past.
My steering tends to need an odd tea spoon of oil every so often.