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Old 17 August 2019, 01:05   #1
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Advice sort, topping up hydraulic steering

Good morning,
Iím looking for advice on topping up my hydraulic baystar steering pump, mounted on an angle on the console.
I have read conflicting advice and wonder if you guys can shed light on the matter.
Some seem to suggest filling the unit just below the neck while others just cover the gears?
Thanks in advance.
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From what I've read, filling it to the bottom of the filler neck seems to be the way to go.

My Seastar helm pump should be filled so the level is within 0.5" of the hole. There isn't a maximum fill level given.
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I filled mine to below the filler hole & let the sun sort the level out. Just carry a cloth/wiper around with you for a couple of trips.
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I filled mine to below the filler hole & let the sun sort the level out. Just carry a cloth/wiper around with you for a couple of trips.
also I filled mine to the bottom of the filler hole and after the first few trips it found its own level and stopped leaking
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Old 17 August 2019, 15:31   #5
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Many thanks Chaps, close to the top it is!! Rags at the ready.
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