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Old 26 May 2009, 07:55   #1
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P22 Steering problems

The steering on my P22 has become very 'notchy' recently and so I bled it through using the correct fluid in the way described in the owners manual. However, although a bit of air was expelled during the bleeding process the problem still remains albeit much reduced. There's no sign of any remaining air bubbles in the pipework. Would a faulty helm unit produce similar symptoms to airlocks and if so can the internals be replaced or is it a case of fitting a complete new unit? Who would I need to approach for spares or replacement parts?

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Old 26 May 2009, 09:36   #2
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Joe, I recon you still have air in the lines or ram. Is the boat out of the water, if so steering hard over and then crack open the line that feeds the opposite side (that way the ram has as little as possible space for air).

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Old 26 May 2009, 15:17   #3
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Cheers Pete, I'll take another look. Cant see any air in the lines but will try your suggestion to eliminate the rams for possible remaining air.
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Yip its air in the system had the same problem myself
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