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Old 23 January 2012, 08:57   #1
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Hi all, i've just fitted hydraulic steering today & I've got about 1inch play in the steering wheel is this right or should it be more solid , any advice plz
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I have just fitted a Baystar setup on mine, it has virtually no play at all. Have you bled the system fully? Any air in the system will give you play.
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Hi all, i've just fitted hydraulic steering today & I've got about 1inch play in the steering wheel is this right or should it be more solid , any advice plz
What make of hydraulics have you used, it makes a difference!
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My Seastar has about 3/4 inch play. Always has.


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There is always a little bit of play...

What I found is a good idea is use it for a few days then bleed it again with nice clear fluid. the bleeding process does tend to leave the fluid a bit aerated first time round...
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There is always a little bit of play...

What I found is a good idea is use it for a few days then bleed it again with nice clear fluid. the bleeding process does tend to leave the fluid a bit aerated first time round...
I found a small leak on the helm pump that's sorted now & then bled the system again still got a little play about 3/4in, i done all checks & all seems fine ,just need to get out on it now & test it thank
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Andy, where's the play? If you turn the steering wheel side to side, there will be a small amount of play as the non-return valves operate. If you get hold of the engine & try to move it side to side there shouldn't be any movement on the ram, there will be a slight amount in the engine mounts but the ram shouldn't move.
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Andy, where's the play? If you turn the steering wheel side to side, there will be a small amount of play as the non-return valves operate. If you get hold of the engine & try to move it side to side there shouldn't be any movement on the ram, there will be a slight amount in the engine mounts but the ram shouldn't move.
Just in the steering wheel side to side about 3/4in that's all, i bled the system again & there,s no air in it
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Just in the steering wheel side to side about 3/4in that's all, i bled the system again & there,s no air in it
Sounds ok to me
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Just in the steering wheel side to side about 3/4in that's all, i bled the system again & there,s no air in it

there will be a slight amount of play when steering back and fourth, this is just you opening/closing valves to direct fluid to the right area...

3/4" is not too far off at all...

the main thing is that when you are turning are you getting good response?

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