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Old 17 March 2011, 17:05   #21
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fond memories of good ribbing hols with you

Hi Doug,
nice to hear from you today on blower.
the power side must be working if it powers one side. It is purely an electric motor driving an hydraulic pump.It doesnt know what it is pumping as its just being told to pump.
Sounds like the switching from one side to the other is at fault or blocked pipe or the head unit is not pumping one side. As its not working correctly with or without power steerinag attached The power steering side must be ok.
Is the boat still under warranty?
if so get onto them for solution.
regards Geoff
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Old 17 March 2011, 17:49   #22
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hi doug,
have a look at following web sites dor a solution
http://ww2.seastarsteering.com/PDFs/298403A.pdf
http://ww2.seastarsteering.com/PWR_STEER/power.htm
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I presume you have no air in system and have bled the rear cylinder both sieds??
regards Geoff
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Old 17 March 2011, 17:57   #23
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found the following answer on the website via question and answers
Helm only turns in one direction and free wheels in the other.
Answer, Port or Starbourd line is connected to the reservoir R port on the P/A unit.
solution.Review the plumbing diagrams for your system noted on page 6 through 10 confirm that your hoses are hooked up correctly. Check ALL lines for sign of a collapsed or kinked line)blockage)
cheers Geoff
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Old 19 March 2011, 05:20   #24
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thanks all for help
i had e mailed Teleflex Canada they got back as its under warranty just take it back
helpful but doesnt help solve what went wrong
second question
How do you get hydraulic oil out of teak deck
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Old 21 March 2011, 04:26   #25
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hi doug,
glad you got sorted ok.
try paint thinners and then very lightly 120 grit sandpaper,be careful as it's only a thin veneer.
I have used a D/A sander with good effect using 120 grit
seeya soon I hope
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Old 19 December 2011, 02:24   #26
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New steering rod

Hi Doug, I have a seastar ram that is corroded like yours was I,m woundering how you got the plastic piston off the rod so you could make a stainless one.Any advice would be great .Thanks Darryn.
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Although you state 'immaculate' please make sure that you carefully check the ram/rod for damages since if the seals start leaking because of damages on the surface of the piston rod, replacing the seals will be a waste of time.

Repeatedly occuring leakages will be imminent if only a 'scratch' is on it, at least that is my (unlucky) experience now... Had in the end the piston rod copied out of a slab 316 since the 'government issue' MOD spec piston on my boat (without any further markings on make/brand/type) had such damages....
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Old 21 December 2011, 18:00   #27
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thanks all for help
i had e mailed Teleflex Canada they got back as its under warranty just take it back
helpful but doesnt help solve what went wrong
second question
How do you get hydraulic oil out of teak deck

Hey Doug - do you know who you spoke with at Teleflex Canada? I ask as I am in the building there. I will ensure that once we get the pump back here we will inspect it and I will let you (and everyone else on this thread) know the outcome...

There are a few problems that can happen, as follows;
* helm check, or, helm pressure relief valves
* power assist spool valve
* faulty autopilot pump.
* contaminated fluid

A lot of customers will jump on the check valves as they seem like a likely culprit, however the majority of free wheel problems are related to the relief valves in the system.

to get to the bottom of the problem you are having, can you let me know your answers to the following;
1. When you first started into this, what was the condition of the fluid?
2. did you notice any pitting of the steering cylinder shaft?
3. do you have an autopilot on board this boat?


thanks
Marc
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Old 22 December 2011, 04:50   #28
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I use keyparts.com or Hydromarine in dorset they both normally have the bits on the shelf
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