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#10857854 - 05/20/15 09:11 AM Hydraulic Steering Fluid
Do-Nothin Offline
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Registered: 03/17/08
Posts: 503
Loc: Celina, TX
Question-

Do I have to use SeaStar hydraulic steering fluid in my boat (it is a SeaStar kit) or will universal Hydraulic steering fluid work? Also, do I fill the reservoir at the steering wheel? ('03 Champion). Thanks, this is the first time I have had to work on this system since I have owned the boat, not too familiar with it.
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#10858414 - 05/20/15 12:19 PM Re: Hydraulic Steering Fluid [Re: Do-Nothin]
kingdad101 Offline
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Registered: 10/24/05
Posts: 20708
Loc: W.F. Texas


yes you fill at helm and it will have to be bleed to get the air out...

some use dextron atf fluid

sea star says to only use..(can be found at most all airports )
Shell- Aero Shell Fluid #41
Esso - Univis N15 or J13
Texaco - HO15
Chevron - Aviation Hydraulic Fluid A
Mobil - Aero HFA

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#10858503 - 05/20/15 12:57 PM Re: Hydraulic Steering Fluid [Re: Do-Nothin]
Do-Nothin Offline
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Thanks for the info!!


Edited by Do-Nothin (05/20/15 12:58 PM)
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#10858694 - 05/20/15 02:11 PM Re: Hydraulic Steering Fluid [Re: Do-Nothin]
Do-Nothin Offline
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Loc: Celina, TX
Where can I find the actual SeaStar fluid?
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#10858750 - 05/20/15 02:26 PM Re: Hydraulic Steering Fluid [Re: Do-Nothin]
JimmyP Offline
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Registered: 11/26/12
Posts: 802
Loc: Waxahachie, Texas
you might call some of the marinas around you but it is easily gotten off the net. take a few days to get it though.

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#10860465 - 05/21/15 08:26 AM Re: Hydraulic Steering Fluid [Re: Do-Nothin]
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Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 3415
Loc: Rockwall, TX USA
We carry the alternate brand by MarPac. It is about $4.00 cheaper than the Sea Star fluid.
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#10863611 - 05/22/15 10:23 AM Re: Hydraulic Steering Fluid [Re: Do-Nothin]
T Bird Online   content
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Registered: 03/07/10
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Loc: Temple, Texas USA
Go to your local small airport and buy a gallon of MIL-H-5606. This is a suitable substitute per SeaStar.
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#10866760 - 05/23/15 05:44 PM Re: Hydraulic Steering Fluid [Re: Do-Nothin]
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