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Old 01 November 2012, 01:23   #11
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Good news guys. Hypro will strip down, replace seals & test helm for between 100-150quid! Now just got to get the helm off? LOL Thanks for that info.
Hmmm. Helm seal is a 6$ US part. Figure a 3 pounds.

Remove steering wheel, remove plate from the fromt, pick out seal, install new seal, and reassemble.

About the only other place it could leak are the hose fittings.

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Old 01 November 2012, 02:11   #12
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Good news guys. Hypro will strip down, replace seals & test helm for between 100-150quid! Now just got to get the helm off? LOL Thanks for that info.
Nice hourly rate for 10 minutes work
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Old 01 November 2012, 14:08   #13
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Thanks for that info guys, I'll try & see if its just the seal behind the plate? Its def not from the hoses as no oil inside the console! Cheers!
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I don't think anyone has mentioned it yet, but if you overfill the reservoir then the oil can get expelled out the vent hole in the cap. This will then dribble down the helm pump and make it appear to be leaking from the bottom. Really is worth making sure this is not the case before paying for new seals. The rule of thumb is to fill the reservoir to no more than half an inch from the top.
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Thats just what we thought at first. So we didn't top-up fluid level for a couple of trips. It still carried on leaking from well below the filler point at around the base! Ho-hum!
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