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What oil do you use in a boats hydraulic steering system (outboard).I have power steering fluid (automobile type) in the garage, along with automatic transmission fluid. Either of those work? Or do I need somthing special and probably expensive just for the boat?

Thanks! Appriciate any responses in the next 2 hours.

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I don't know the answer :shrug: , I can tell you I have a sterndrive with Hydraulic steering, and I use the merc/quicksilver product. Do I need it? I have just used it from the beginning, didn't want to screw something up
. You typically shouldn't need much volume so the cost thing is really no big deal. I think I'm on my first bottle,with a 3 year old boat. I believe it's power trim and steering fluid.

[ 07-15-2003, 10:25 PM: Message edited by: Red ]
 

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Do not use automobile power steering fluid. You need special hydraulic fluid for those systems. And it is not cheap. Call one of the boat dealers or repair places.
 
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