Originally Posted by jyasaki
You changed a $500 helm pump because of a leaking $18 (retail) seal?
(Note: if you take the old seal to a hydraulic shop, they can probably fix you up with a replacement seal for a couple of bucks. I plan on doing this with the steering ram end caps when I get a chance.)
As an FYI, the seal is accessed by removing the steering wheel, and a plastic cover that sits around the shaft. Old seal is then accessible, use a pick to get it out, put the new one in, tamp it down a bit, and replace cover and wheel. Done.
funny you should comment on the thread.
I just started loosing fluid from my Baystar system.
Been lazy and just topping up, but will follow your lead and see if it's as straight forward as you say