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  • Power steering hose adapters.

    I am looking to upgrade my worn out old style steering ram with the newer style one I just bought, after getting it home I noticed the openings where the hoses screw into are different than the ones on my older style. My hoses and fitting on the hoses are in great condition and I would like to reuse them. Does anybody know what type of fitting the new style ram takes and is there an adapter fitting that will work? My engine is 5.7 with a bravo drive, serial #s are in my signature. I would really prefer not to have to buy new hoses which leads to my next question. If I have to get new hoses there seems to be 2 types ones with the quick connectors and others that tread directly into the ram, does it matter which I use? Of course I would need to buy the quick connectors also. As always thanks in advance for the help. Going out to winterize tomorrow so I have some time to figure this out as it will be a spring project.

    Mike
    1990 Sea Ray Sundancer 250 DA Gen VI 7.4L, Bravo 1 S#s unknown
    1989 Invader V210 Cuddy Cabin Needs Engine replacement
    5.7L C386372
    Bravo 1 serial # unknown
    1990 Sea Ray 250DA Sundancer Engine replacement project

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    Re: Power steering hose adapters.

    Mercruser has a quick connect adapter that will work with your existing hoses.The fittings are shipped with there replacement crate engines.
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    • #3
      Re: Power steering hose adapters.

      "Mercruser has a quick connect adapter that will work with your existing hoses.The fittings are shipped with there replacement crate engines."

      My hoses are not the quick connect type if there is a fitting to adapt my old old hoses could you be a little more specific. I am not buying a replacement engine. LOL The fitting on my existing ram hose combo look like an auto brake line fitting only there is an o-ring. Inside the orifice on the old ram is a seat for the fitting. The new ram has a much deeper orifice with no seat. I am sure this type of fitting has a name as it can not be specific to Mercruiser. I will buy new hoses if need be but would like to avoid it as there not cheap.
      1990 Sea Ray Sundancer 250 DA Gen VI 7.4L, Bravo 1 S#s unknown
      1989 Invader V210 Cuddy Cabin Needs Engine replacement
      5.7L C386372
      Bravo 1 serial # unknown
      1990 Sea Ray 250DA Sundancer Engine replacement project

      "Nothing Left to do but smile, smile, smile"

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        Re: Power steering hose adapters.

        this is the type hose on my boat now with the old style ram

        http://www.ebay.com/itm/261100711033...84.m1423.l2648
        1990 Sea Ray Sundancer 250 DA Gen VI 7.4L, Bravo 1 S#s unknown
        1989 Invader V210 Cuddy Cabin Needs Engine replacement
        5.7L C386372
        Bravo 1 serial # unknown
        1990 Sea Ray 250DA Sundancer Engine replacement project

        "Nothing Left to do but smile, smile, smile"

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          Re: Power steering hose adapters.

          I will buy new hoses if need be but would like to avoid it as there not cheap.
          Ayuh,.... That's yer Best shot...

          Many moons ago, I cut the ends off a set of hoses, 'n brazed the right ends on...
          It's still holdin', so far...

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          • #6
            Re: Power steering hose adapters.

            Achris just did a post about quick disconnect fittings that you may want to have a look at to see if it will help give you some ideas.
            http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=582184

            Also try googling merc part number 806034A2. This is the new design actuator assembly kit.

            Edit: The following link is a much better description about the new design/"name" 'new no-feedback "DHB" Steering Cylinder Assembly which went from SAE power steering hose fittings to METRIC hose fittings.. Also new would be quick disconnect fittings as well.... http://www.justanswer.com/boat/3c8ic...-steering.html
            Last edited by Fun Times; May 12th, 2016, 03:03 AM. Reason: Updated actuator info as old link info was NLA... Note: Old steering actuator name was Saginaw while new name is DHB.
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            • #7
              Re: Power steering hose adapters.

              Found a used set of hoses will update when they arrive.
              1990 Sea Ray Sundancer 250 DA Gen VI 7.4L, Bravo 1 S#s unknown
              1989 Invader V210 Cuddy Cabin Needs Engine replacement
              5.7L C386372
              Bravo 1 serial # unknown
              1990 Sea Ray 250DA Sundancer Engine replacement project

              "Nothing Left to do but smile, smile, smile"

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                Re: Power steering hose adapters.

                Originally posted by mr300z87 View Post
                Found a used set of hoses will update when they arrive.
                I replaced my older 1989 saginaw ram with the updated version and also forked out $200 for the new hoses. Now the pressure hose will not fit into the flow control valve on the back of my gm pump. Nobody selling the hoses bothers to tell anyone about this. Is there a replacement adapter or do I need to get a new boat to fit it around my new steering ram. Frustrating. Any and All help is appreciated in advance. Aquanautt ps. I apologize if i didnt put this question in the right place.

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