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Why do hydraulic seals and orings go bad so often?

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Why do hydraulic seals and orings go bad so often?

Old 10-24-2020, 08:31 AM
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Default Why do hydraulic seals and orings go bad so often?

Every boat I've ever had has always needed trim and tilt seals replaced because they leaked. Of course the boat was always older, so maybe this only needs to be done once every 20 years or so. I think it's more frequently than that.
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Lack of use kills them faster than almost anything.
Old 10-24-2020, 08:48 AM
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Keeping them lubricated is useful. However they are a wear item and will eventually fail with use.

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