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Old 02-10-2019, 01:52 PM
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so we just bought a 2005 353 Fastec with 525ís and the factory installed Latham full hydraulic steering.
it appears that the steering system runs off the starboard engine and still has the factory resivoir.
curious as to what the steering fluid level in the resivoir should actually be.
right now itís full to the top and thinking when itís running and warmed up it may overflow a little.
shouldnthis resivoir be this full since itís using the factory resivoir or should it be a little lower to allow for expansion?
curious to what the correct level is from guys with same set up
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Old 02-10-2019, 02:14 PM
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The full line is at the top of the diffuser
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Old 02-10-2019, 02:40 PM
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We donít have the Latham resivoir like that. Ours is running off the smaller factory mercury resivoirs
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Level should be a quarter inch on dip stick when cold. You are correct when warmed up it will expand and purge. It is too full,
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Thanks and thatís what I thought but wasnt sure if since itís running off of the smaller factory resivoir if it needed to be a little higher level than normal
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My external Latham reservoir does not have a dipstick. I have it hung on the forward seat bulkhead and plumbed to an IMCO pump cap. I keep the reservoir 1/2 full, hot (mine does not have a diffuser).
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