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Old 16 May 2007, 23:56   #21
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...it was a suggestion of potential cause of veering, hugh, not an indictment of manufacturing quality. I still would make sure the motor is positioned properly as part of my investigation of this issue. good luck. cheers, gruntessa.
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Old 17 May 2007, 01:22   #22
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[QUOTE=IBWET;199824] Nick,

Thanks for having a look, I'll try to have a go at bleeding it, as I've found the manual.


There are two clear tubes supplied with the steering kits one pushes over the bleed valve on the steering ram the other has a male thread on one end for connection to the helm unit and a cap on the other for connecting to the oil bottle

I cut the bottom off the first oil bottle so that you can pour the next into it saves alot of mess if you have to use more than 1 bottle of oil
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Old 17 May 2007, 03:46   #23
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some dealers have the bleed boxs for automatically priming and bleeding the steering, it might be worth going down this route to make sure there is defo no air in the system as bleeding manually is quite a pain apparently, i think they say it is 30-45 mins work

that might help and is certainly the approach i would take
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some dealers have the bleed boxs for automatically priming and bleeding the steering, it might be worth going down this route to make sure there is defo no air in the system as bleeding manually is quite a pain apparently, i think they say it is 30-45 mins work

that might help and is certainly the approach i would take

Yep two man job and 45 mins to do it, we did each side three times to be safe
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Can you pressure bleed them?
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Can you pressure bleed them?
i worked with the guy who used the bleed box on mine and it was a very simple job once all connected up, the box would pump fluid round the system and ensure that it is totally bled, was very efficient and did a great job with no mess
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Old 24 May 2007, 18:52   #27
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Iain,

When I changed my prop today I noticed something that may be of use to you.
The little rudder thing behind the prop on my engine is turned a few notches to the right. Going on what someone else mentioned earlier it might be somewhere to look.

And now the engines running smoothly I can reiterate the fact that I need no input to maintain a steady course.

Hope this helps.
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Old 24 May 2007, 18:59   #28
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Thanks Nick,

The seastar man is looking into getting a dealer up here to have a go at checking, or so they think possibly cleaning the valves at the hub..

will let everyone know what it turns out to be and how it was rectified.

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Iain,

When I changed my prop today I noticed something that may be of use to you.
The little rudder thing behind the prop on my engine is turned a few notches to the right. Going on what someone else mentioned earlier it might be somewhere to look.

And now the engines running smoothly I can reiterate the fact that I need no input to maintain a steady course.

Hope this helps.
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update:

The problem was dirt in the check valves,North West Marine (largs marina) a good contact, changed the hub at the wheel,this rectified the symptom, the boat runs true and straight now.

!3 year old's first go at wakeboarding this weekend, so just sorted in time.
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Ayrshire - lovely part of the world. I grew up in Ardrossan and Saltcoats and learned to dive there. I will say the weather down here in the Scillies is a tad better tho'.

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