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Old 30 May 2009, 12:29   #1
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Which Teleflex helm unit?

Hi all,

I need to replace the teleflex helm unit on my SR4.
I'm not sure which one I need regards the connections?

Thanks
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Old 30 May 2009, 17:43   #2
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Don't mess about, replace the lot. If the helm if knackered the cable can't be far behind. For an SR4 there are kits available with everything in it for about £100. You just need to specify the length of cable. Fill the new helm unit with grease too because the manufacturers seem to have an adversion to using the stuff. They seem to last about 5 years, beyond that you are on borrowed time.

I looked over a rib I fitted out in 2000 the other day. Still has the original steering cable and its knackered. It was a twat fitting it with the console loose in the new boat. After I stuck it down with sikaflex it will be a hell of a job feeding the new cable through.

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Old 30 May 2009, 20:20   #3
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The steering was working fine until and beat the shaft that the steering wheel bolts to with a hammer and mashed it up. The cable is fine and nice and smooth.

Seems a shame to buy a whole new kits when theys nout wrong with the cable?
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mate I've been mucking around with at least 2 helms in the last and teleflex cables in the last month, the cable may appear okay but may be worn on the wirey end that goes in to the helm, which means play in the steering, seriously its falsse economy just replacing just one part - just get both done, I reckon if you hunt around you'll get an under 70hp kit suited the right length, I 've seen a few places chuck in a free wheel and bezel on complete steering systems on ebay - best of luck
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Don't mess about, replace the lot. If the helm if knackered the cable can't be far behind. For an SR4 there are kits available with everything in it for about £100. You just need to specify the length of cable. Fill the new helm unit with grease too because the manufacturers seem to have an adversion to using the stuff. They seem to last about 5 years, beyond that you are on borrowed time.

I looked over a rib I fitted out in 2000 the other day. Still has the original steering cable and its knackered. It was a twat fitting it with the console loose in the new boat. After I stuck it down with sikaflex it will be a hell of a job feeding the new cable through.

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I would second the above, spent a long time messing about trying to increase the borrowed time on my unit. under a 100 quid and about an hour to fit it. and it is all nice and smooth and nice now and no longer a worry it may fail while out at sea.
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New system it is then.

Next question is how long is the cable on a SR4? I'm away at the moment and want to get it fitted when I get home.
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If your lucky the length with be stamped on it, most are. Just the white letters wear off over time so take it out and have good look for the indentations. If you guess it you know it will be the wrong length. I think they are in 1 foot increments but can't remember if it is the outer sleave thats the length or the inner bits too, hence reading the cable numbers.

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Remember reading that you can measure the old one and then add a foot?
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Remember reading that you can measure the old one and then add a foot?
Not when your in Norway and the boats in the UK you can't.
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Not when your in Norway and the boats in the UK you can't.
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