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Old 27 March 2013, 17:17   #1
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filling oil in seastar steering

has anyone just filled with funnel or do you need ha5438

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Old 27 March 2013, 17:54   #2
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Best to get one then you don't get air in unless you seal the funnel somehow

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Old 27 March 2013, 19:41   #3
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I got one for $14 US, probably could have used a funnel but this was easier as you can watch the air bubbles " burp out as you go through the process. As for getting air in with the funnel...I doubt it's really an issue because when you disconnect the tubing, you'll be letting some air in anyways until you get the cap on. It was messy enough with the tubing screwed in, I'd just buy it.
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Old 27 March 2013, 22:05   #4
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I put the fluid in somthing like this but I get it from Poundland. 99p shop if I'm skint

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Old 28 March 2013, 18:26   #5
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That pic is for the bleeding process.

For filling, there's a few ways you can do it: The squeeze bottle is a good one; a largish syringe works well (but the oil eats the rubber seal), or even a piece of acetate folded, with a bit of a point to direct oil into the hole works (sort of a flat arrow shape); pretty much anything that directs the oil into the filler hole.

Big question is where the oil went?

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