Having neglected a small leak for a long time I found myself in Ishigaki, Japan
with a non functioning backstay adjuster
. When I released the tension after our arrival, it no longer pumped fluid. On inspection
I found no oil
to be seen at the bottom of the fill hole. We searched around locally for the ISO 32 non detergent hydraulic oil
but could only find hydraulic oil for marine steering
. The viscosity and color looked right so we went ahead. $35 for 2 liters of which we used 300 mils.
Everything seems to work fine and I tightened the leaking set screw so we should be good to go.
Any comments on the suitability of the steering