BayStar/SeaStar/Hynautic Hydraulic Fluid
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SEASTAR and BAYSTAR Hydraulic Steering Systems
DO NOT LET
Due to recent upgrades in our steering system components, SeaStar
Solutions recommends use of SeaStar Steering Fluid ONLY in our
hydraulic steering systems. SeaStar Steering Systems have been
engineered and validated using our proprietary SeaStar Hydraulic
Steering Fluid. SeaStar Steering fluid is engineered with special additive
package that contains anti-foaming and anti-rusting agents, anti-oxidants,
viscosity stabilizers, corrosion inhibitors, wear additives as well as water
emulsification additives. It is highly recommend that SeaStar Steering
Fluid be used to ensure optimum system performance and safety.
In an emergency, SeaStar EPS Fluid, any MD-3/4 rated ATF or 5606H
5606H equivalent fluid that is filtered through a fine mesh screen can
be used. The system MUST be thoroughly flushed as soon as possible
with genuine SeaStar Steering Fluid after using an emergency fluid.
In an EXTREME emergency, any non-toxic, non-flammable fluid that is
filtered through a fine mesh screen may provide temporary steering.
Optional Filler Kit
ANY NON-APPROVED FLUID MAY CAUSE SERIOUS DAMAGE TO THE
STEERING SYSTEM RESULTING IN POSSIBLE LOSS OF STEERING,
CAUSING PROPERTY DAMAGE,
PERSONAL INJURY AND/OR DEATH.
SeaStar Hydraulic Steering Fluid can be used in Hynautic, BayStar and
BayStar Plus steering systems.
Help protect your boating environment by ensuring that all used oil
is disposed of properly.
Use of any non-approved fluid may result in the following;
Higher steering effort, particularly at ambient or lower temperatures
and/or over time due to oil degradation and breakdown
• Increased steering slip and/or drift resulting in lost motion
• Foaming or air entrainment causing a bumpy feel during steering
• High rates of moisture absorption causing internal component
Scratched steering cylinder bores and shafts due to contamination
or elevated wear rates
• Seal degradation – incompatibility with various proprietary seal
compounds used in our products
Use of non-standard fluids will require an immediate and complete
system flush using approved fluids, by an approved steering technician.
NEVER FILL OR MIX BRAKE FLUIDS, TRIGYCERIDES OR POLYALKYLENE
GLYCOLS WITHIN A HYDRAUILIC STEERING SYSTEM.