Originally Posted by daveyg
I have Baystar hydraulic steering on a Tornado 5.8 with Mercury 90, I've bled the system so there is no air, but it still takes 7 turns lock to lock
I'd appreciate some guidance if this is normal or how to fix it ?
I got some advice that it should be only a couple of turns L-L,
I doubt it's a "couple of turns". All specs I could find for "normal" (i.e. recommended helm/cylinder combos) Baystar systems all show 5 turns L-L.
Do you know what helm and what cylinder you're using?
Are you sure you've gotten all the air out of the system? Often, you can get a little more out by turning the wheel to full lock in one direction, then whipping it half a turn back and forth several times (air ends up in the fluid reservoir.) Repeat in the other direction. Shouldn't affect the turn ratio, though, I'd think; more for smooth steering, but may be worth a try anyway.