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Old 10-04-2009, 12:14 PM   #1
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Capilano steering leak

I have a very small leak at the upper helm on my Capilno 1983 steering unit. It is from the shaft seal and I would like to keep this as simple as possible. About a year ago John Dennis sent me some great pics of a complete teardown. From the pictures I cannot tell if the shaft o ring can be removed with the front housing in place and the shaft running through it. It appears that there is a retaining washer to the outside of the seal, but I am not sure. Also, I can't tell what holds this washer in the housing. Any help out there???Steve
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Old 10-05-2009, 09:53 AM   #2
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RE: Capilano steering leak

Yea, you can just remove the front cover and pick it out to replace.
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Old 10-05-2009, 06:16 PM   #3
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Old 10-12-2009, 09:31 AM   #4
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RE: Capilano steering leak

I had the same issue a few years back. The shaft seal is simple to replace. After talking to our local expert, I decided to also replace the front piece of the housing. His theory is that the heavy wheels that are standard equipment on most trawlers put additional downward pressure on the shaft and create a way for the fluid to leak. The part was not expensive and since I had the unit out, it made sense to replace. Hopefully it will stay tight for another 20 years.
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RE: Capilano steering leak

Looking for a digital shop or parts manual for this so I could see the components.
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Old 05-04-2010, 03:50 PM   #6
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RE: Capilano steering leak

rochepoint,
did you find what you wanted?* I have a Capilano file saved with info on the 250 and 275 pumps including parts if that would help.* PM me with your email if you want it and I will send it.* It is a big file so will take several emails though.
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