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Old Oct 23rd, 2019, 09:21   #11
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I think bleeding is simply a matter of running the engine at idle and slowly swinging the steering from full lock each way? You've changed the fluid, obviously?
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If you search the forum, 240 and 700 sections. I think I've seen reference to periodically removing some fluid and replacing with new fluid. Until the fluid is substantially all replaced.

Reminiscent of exchange transfusions for Rhesus Babies.


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A turkey baster is ideal for removing the older steering fluid- as previously noted the system will self-bleed as you rotate the front wheels, it does make a difference changing the fluid so worth doing.
Turkeys do not like the fluid however!
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How lovely to hear from you all..when i dropped the rack most of the fluid was removed..I think its just air in the system, it improves over time..turning left is good turning right hard..I did this job on ramps..no axle stands.so bled the system with wheels on the ground..I"m going to the farm on monday so will axle stand old bertha and try again..ever so grateful for the replacement rack..I"m a lucky guy..hj.
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99% of turkeys that expressed a preference do not like the fluid.

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A turkey baster is ideal for removing the older steering fluid- as previously noted the system will self-bleed as you rotate the front wheels, it does make a difference changing the fluid so worth doing.
Turkeys do not like the fluid however!
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By the time the fluid is ready for them the turkeys no longer have opinions on anything.
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Jack front end up and put on axle stands then start the engine and turn steering wheel full lock to full lock several times to bleed the air out of the rack.
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