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#12577230 - 01/13/18 06:10 PM Seastar cylinder seals
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Seastar hydraulic steering rams leaking at motor. Can you replace seals?
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#12577316 - 01/13/18 07:15 PM Re: Seastar cylinder seals [Re: Stump jumper]
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Answered my own ? Looked up parts on Seastar website
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#12577508 - 01/13/18 09:30 PM Re: Seastar cylinder seals [Re: Stump jumper]
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Yes, but make sure the ram itself is not nicked. I had one leak a few years ago only to learn the ram itself had been nicked by a rock or something.

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#12579700 - 01/15/18 12:50 PM Re: Seastar cylinder seals [Re: rb7764]
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Originally Posted By: rb7764
Yes, but make sure the ram itself is not nicked. I had one leak a few years ago only to learn the ram itself had been nicked by a rock or something.
yep, I know to check the ram for nicks after reading the installation instructions on the Seastar website. I needed to get an owners manual anyway. Dude that sold me the boat was the original owner and half full of it. When I asked about owners manuals he claimed it did not come with any. I don't believe that for a second. I think he just did not want to dig them out.
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#12585203 - 01/18/18 09:01 PM Re: Seastar cylinder seals [Re: Stump jumper]
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Replaced seals today and bled the air out. Steering is 100% tighter and more responsive. Steering response was really falling off when going against motor torque so I knew something was up. Easy job and ran into none of the problems people have will getting ram and steering nuts off.
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