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Old 28 February 2012, 18:19   #1
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Hydraulic helm leak

Hi all, probably an answer here somewhere but can't find it?

We have a leaking hydraulic helm. Slow dribble at first but now a considerable amount of oil runs down console!
Do uk suppliers supply a repair kit & is it a simple job to do?
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Old 29 February 2012, 01:44   #2
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You'll have to be more specific. Make, model, exactly where the leak is etc.
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Outside of the console? If so, it's probably the shaft seal. Pull the steering wheel, gain access to the point where the shaft enters the helm pump (you may have to drop the pump from the console, and there will probably be a plate covering the junction), remove and replace the hydraulic seal or O-Ring with a new one. Seal costs less than $10 US (if you can find them without the rest of the rebuild kit); if you can stand the down time, you can probably have a hydraulic supplier match the old one up for a couple of bucks.

Couple of posts on the entire process within the last year.


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Old 29 February 2012, 14:40   #4
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Thanks guys for the info, I'll check which make it is coz we keep it on a farm & go from there?
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