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PSI FOR STEERING 06 Aug 2017 15:58 #1

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What psi is the steering pump up posed to be on 1986 3870?

Can't find my manual. Does anyone know what model it is?

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PSI FOR STEERING 06 Aug 2017 16:06 #2

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www.hypromarine.com/UserFiles/Teleflex%2...203-line%20bleed.pdf

40-45 lbs. Been running mine at 30-40 for years..

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PSI FOR STEERING 06 Aug 2017 16:49 #3

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Johnny Vintage wrote: What psi is the steering pump up posed to be on 1986 3870?

Can't find my manual. Does anyone know what model it is?


20 - 30 psi for normal operation.
We have had great success with maintaining dual stations units at the lower number of 20 psi.

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PSI FOR STEERING 06 Aug 2017 17:55 #4

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I run mine at 15 psi as that is what Garmin wanted on Autopilot pump
Every thing works great
Roy

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PSI FOR STEERING 07 Aug 2017 04:55 #5

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Mine works great at 5psi. More than that and bleeds down to there after a few weeks.

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PSI FOR STEERING 07 Aug 2017 05:36 #6

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As always Smitty is correct! Hynautic recommends 25 psi but if you're also running a Garmin Autopilot you'll want a lot loss, below 10psi.


support.garmin.com/faqSearch/en-GB/faq/c...VzTgJ0Vw9i3Qt4zs0Qa8

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PSI FOR STEERING 07 Aug 2017 14:36 #7

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Does lower pressure usually take the ratchet feel out at the upper helm? Mine was really bad until I rebuilt the upper. I haven't tried pressure lower than 20.

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PSI FOR STEERING 07 Aug 2017 14:49 #8

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Pcpete wrote: Does lower pressure usually take the ratchet feel out at the upper helm? Mine was really bad until I rebuilt the upper. I haven't tried pressure lower than 20.


No - lower pressure will not reduce friction or a ratchet action out of the helm.
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PSI FOR STEERING 07 Aug 2017 23:14 #9

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My upper helm has the ratcheting issue, is more difficult to turn then expected and I notice in rough seas I am always turning the wheel clockwise ( I think it's blowing past a seal) .
Is there a recommended place to send the upper helm pump for rebuilding?

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PSI FOR STEERING 07 Aug 2017 23:23 #10

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"Is there a recommended place to send the upper helm pump for rebuilding?"

I have not used them myself but I know a couple of folks who have use these folks.....
boaterstore.com/service.html

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PSI FOR STEERING 07 Aug 2017 23:44 #11

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Thanks Smitty- I will try the bleed procedure and if that doesn't help I will send the helm to these guys in the winter.

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PSI FOR STEERING 11 Aug 2017 00:05 #12

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If you are not leaking, it probably is just the bleed issue.

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