I recently bought the baystar hydraulic steering and installed on my boat that’s running a 70hp Yama…

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Daniel Lee asks: I recently bought the baystar hydraulic steering and installed on my boat that’s running a 70hp Yamaha. I have bled and bled this system and I still have air in the helm. I’ve bled the helm and the cylinder countless times. Seems like the air popping in the helm is worse the higher I raise my motor. How can I fix this problem. Any ideas? I bled the system every way I know how. Just getting aggravated! My helm is probably at a 40 degree angle.

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I use the teleflex power bleeder. See if a dealer in your area has one and can do it for you. Usally takes ma less than 1/2 hr to do the job

If it’s on a trailer raise the front of the boat up as high as practical and add fluid to helm. Bleed as necessary

Helps to leave the quart jug attached to the helm overnight. Hang it higher than the helm. Make sure when your turning the wheel it’s only sucking fluid. Let it rest in between sides. Patience when doing it the old school way. Double check all your fittings aren’t leaking or sucking air, or pinching a hose. Shouldn’t change with trim adjustment at all.

How …. are you bleeding it ?

Just got up with my local dealer. He told me to bring it by next week and he’ll put the teleflex power purge bleeder on it free of charge. He said new helms can be a pain sometimes. He said manual bleeding doesn’t always get the air out. Hopefully this will do the trick. Thanks for all the input.