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Old 15 January 2012, 14:46   #1
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Hi all, i'm after some teflon liquid pipe sealant or another sealant that i can use on the baystar steering system anyone know where i can get it from in uk, I can't find it anywhere there is loads of others ones
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Presumably you mean something like 'virgin white' from a plumbers merchant/DIY outlet. Is that suitable though as I thought Teflon sealant didn't set. Most hydraulic steering systems I've read about use loctite thread sealant.
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Presumably you mean something like 'virgin white' from a plumbers merchant/DIY outlet. Is that suitable though as I thought Teflon sealant didn't set. Most hydraulic steering systems I've read about use loctite thread sealant.
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you should use Teflon liquid sealant on the helm pump threads, if there,s any other that i can use i would like to know witch one thanks
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I used Loctite 542, described as "hydraulic thread sealant for fine threads" on mine, found it on Amazon:

Loctite 542 Hydraulic Thread Sealant for Fine Threads 10ml: Amazon.co.uk: Car & Motorbike

seemed to work fine (ie stopped the leak!)

The spec. doesn't mention teflon as such - is this a specific requirement, in which case this stuff may not be what you need -anyway, hope this helps
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sorry, our posts overlapped - see now where the teflon bit came from....
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I used Loctite 542, described as "hydraulic thread sealant for fine threads" on mine, found it on Amazon:

Loctite 542 Hydraulic Thread Sealant for Fine Threads 10ml: Amazon.co.uk: Car & Motorbike

seemed to work fine (ie stopped the leak!)

The spec. doesn't mention teflon as such - is this a specific requirement, in which case this stuff may not be what you need -anyway, hope this helps
I have come across that stuff, I will get some ordered now thanks
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If you really want to be sure, I've seen Marc from Baystar on this forum before, he was very helpful when I was installing my system, search on Baystar and I'm sure you'll find his details
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Bay/Seastar steering is a hydraulic system. The sealant has to be compatible with hydraulic fluid, and preferably non-hardening to avoid getting hardened sealant from getting loose in the lines. Avoid teflon tape for the latter reason.

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