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Old 05-11-2013, 05:45 PM
catamount catamount is offline
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Join Date: Feb 2012
Boat: 1987 ProStar 190
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Question Should there be o-rings at the ends of the "steering tube"?

Today, I replaced my steering cable. It turns so nice and easy now! However, one maintenance question...

Please forgive me as I have no idea what this proper name of this tube is. There are couplings on either end, but no real seal or o-rings under those brass couplings. After pumping the tube full of grease via the zerk and running the wheel back and forth, grease is driven out of either side via the couplings.

To anyone who has replaced their steering cable, did you happen to notice o-rings or seals at either end of this tube? I don't know if this is something the PO lost along the way, or if it's meant to be unsealed. I'm sure I could pick up a couple of o-rings at the hardware store.

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