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The Mityvac 7201 Fluid Evacuator Plus is one of those must-have tools for anybody who works on their own boat or car. Simply put, this tool uses a hand pump to easily and without any mess suck out oil or hydraulic fluid from your engine, transmission, or steering system. Below is our full Mityvac 7201 Fluid Evacuator Plus review.
Mityvac 7201 Fluid Evacuator Plus Review
The Mityvac 7201 Fluid Evacuator Plus is a versatile unit which easily goes from vacuum to pressure in order to evacuate or dispense fluids without mess. The Mityvac 7201 is ideal for draining any type of tank or reservoir, and then effortlessly pumping the old fluid out for easy disposal.
Mityvac Fluid Evacuator Plus Instructions
The Mityvac 7201 works in just 8 extremely simple steps.
1. Warm up your engine. (you want warm, not hot, not cold)
2. Remove the hydraulic filling cap or your engine’s oil cap and dipstick.
3. Insert the main tube into the top of the Mityvac 7201 Evacuator Plus unit.
4. Select the proper extraction tube which is just a little bit smaller than your fluid or dipstick hole, and attach that tube to the main tube.
5. Insert the extraction tube into the fluid or dipstick hole until you feel it hit the bottom of the pan. For your engine, the dipstick serves as a guide for how far you can expect to slide it down.
6. Be certain that the drain plug on the Mityvac Fluid Evacuator is secured and then select “Evacuate” from the “Evacuate/Discharge” button options.
7. Give the pump about about 10 firm pumps, just like you would a bicycle pump.
8. Step back and watch the magic that is the Mityvac 7201 Fluid Evacuator Plus while it sucks the old fluid out of your system or engine!
It typically takes just a couple of minutes to get all the fluid or oil out. When all of the oil is out you will hear it the device sucking air. After it is finished you take the extraction tube out and off, then insert the main tube into a bucket or something similar to carry it over to your recycling station, flip the switch on the unit to “Discharge”, and then wait for it to blow out the old fluid or oil. Using the Mityvac Fluid Evacuator Plus you no longer need to get your hands dirty!
That’s it! Instructions that anybody can follow.
Mityvac 7201 Parts
The Mityvac is very well built and doesn’t utilize a lot of moving parts. Therefore, it would be quite rare if you needed spare Mityvac 7201 parts. If you do, however, probably the best place to check is eBay. We’ve had ours for years and have never needed to buy any new Mityvac 7201 parts.
UPC #: 646541003829
If you are looking to install or replace a trim tab switch for your Lenco system, then you are going to need a Lenco trim tab switch kit. There are several different switches to choose from, so it’s important to use the comparison chart below and pick the correct one for your system.
Lenco Trim Tab Switch Kit
Lenco trim tab switch kits are great because their switches are among the most dependable and innovative trim tab switches that you can buy today. We love the design and quality of Lenco products in general, and their switches deliver instant response at the touch of a button. This allows you to easily position and balance your boat with great ease by controlling your Lenco trim tab actuator.
Lenco trim tab switches are 100% waterproof and maintenance-free. The key pads and control box module are sealed and self-contained. Every Lenco trim tab switch kit is low profile and features fade-proof laser engraved graphics. They also come with a simple wiring guide making installing them yourself quick and easy.
Lenco Trim Tab Switch Kit Comparison Chart
Many of the various Lenco trim switches do look identical, and some come with various cable lengths, so it’s important that you identify and order the proper Lenco switch kit for your system.
|TRIM TAB SWITCH||PART NUMBER||UPC||CHECK PRICE|
|Lenco LED Indicator Integrated Tactile Switch Kit w/Pigtail f/Single Actuator Systems||15170-001||874847007573|
|Lenco LED Indicator Integrated Tactile Switch Kit w/Pigtail f/Dual Actuator Systems||15171-001||874847007580|
|Lenco Marine Inc 15270-001 Led Indicator Two-Piece Tactile (Single)||15270-001||874847007658|
|Lenco Marine Inc 15271-001 Led Indicator Two-Piece Tactile (Dual)||15271-001||874847007603|
|LENCO MARINE Switch KIT F/Trim TAB Double Rocker (Single)||10222-211D||874847005289|
|LENCO MARINE Switch KIT F/Trim TAB Double Rocker (Dual)||10221-211D||874847007085|
|Lenco Marine Inc 15169-001 Standard Integrated Tactile (Single)||15169-001||874847007566|
|Lenco Hatch Lift Rocker Switch (Single)||15096-001||874847005708|
|Lenco Hatch Lift Rocker Switch (Dual)||15098-001||874847006101|
|Lenco Airboat Trim Tab Rocker Switch||15095-001||874847005692|
|Flybridge Standard Key pad with 10' (3m) Shielded Harness||11841-101||874847007467|
|Flybridge LED Key Pad with 20' (6.1m) Shielded Harness||11841-002||874847007429|
|Flybridge Kits for LED Integrated Kits (Two-Piece)||11941-002||874847007528|
Lenco LED Switches
Lenco LED tactile switches have a unique ability to return the tabs to a fully retracted position once the power is removed, thanks to their built-in retract feature. They feature two high intensity L.E.D. lights which indicate the precise position of your boat’s trim tabs at all times.
Lenco trim tab switch kits are low profile, waterproof, maintenance-free, provide instant response, and are super simple to install. Just follow the included installation instructions and you can have one of these switches up and running in under an hour.
The Lenco Trim Tab Actuator 101 replacement is a very simple DIY job. We provide a video and guide below to show you exactly how to do this job.
Lenco 101 Actuator For Sale
The Lenco Trim Tab Actuator 101 features a ballscrew design which makes it far more reliable and also twice as powerful as other, traditional hydraulic actuators. These are easily controlled by a Lenco trim tab switch kit.
The Lenco 101 actuator is super tough and high-torque, capable of easily pushing 750 lbs. The connections for the Lenco marine actuator are waterproof and plug & play, which makes them super easy to connect and eliminate any chance of leaks.
UPC #: 874847003186
Lenco 101 & 102 Parts
The Lenco 101 and Lenco 102 come in various models and part numbers. Check the comparison chart below.
|PARTS||PART NUMBER||CHECK PRICE|
|LENCO MARINE Actuator 101 Standard||15054-001|
|LENCO MARINE Actuator STD 4 1/4" 12V 5/16"||15059-001|
|Lenco 102 Series Standard Actuator - 24V - 4-1/4" Stroke||15066-001|
|LENCO MARINE Lenco 102XD Extreme Duty Actuator - 12V - 4-1/4" Stroke||15060-001|
|Lenco 101Xd Extreme Duty Actuator - 12V - 2 1/4" Stroke||15056-001|
Lenco Trim Tab Actuator Replacement Guide
Over the years, the Lenco 101 actuator has seen numerous design improvements. Among them are molded-in brass thrust bearing, a stronger top cap with pressure tight torx screws, integrated seal at the base of the actuator, a stronger, thicker housing wall, over-molded cable for tighter, stronger seal, improved O-rings, and a gland seal on the upper mounting bracket.
At some point, you will likely need to replace your old actuator and upgrade to a newer one. If you are looking to replace your Lenco actuator, we have made it easy for you to view or download the Lenco Trim Tab Actuator Replacement Guide. You can also follow along in the video below to see how exactly to do a Lenco actuator replacement. It is a very simple, quick, and straightforward procedure.
As you can see, doing a Lenco trim tab actuator replacement is something that most people should be able to do themselves. The job shouldn’t take any longer than 30 minutes. Whether you get the Lenco 101 or Lenco 102 XD, you can be sure that you will get many years of great performance from your Lenco marine actuator.
If you are you looking for the Lenco Auto Glide kit review and installation guide, then you’ve come to the right place.
Lenco Auto Glide Review
The Lenco Auto Glide 15500-101 is an automatic boat control and trim tab control system which works automatically to provide a smoother ride and better fuel efficiency.
The Lenco marine Auto Glide system adjusts your Lenco trim tabs as necessary by using both GPS data and engine data (depending upon how you have it installed). This ensures that your boat is running at the most efficient angle as possible. After the installation process of the Lenco self leveling trim tabs kit, you will be able to determine the optimum running angle.
The system works by measuring your boat’s running angle about 25 times each second. It then takes this information into the control box and tells the Lenco auto trim tabs to do the following:
- Ensures that your boat remains level at all times.
- Eliminates bow bounce (porpoising).
- Reduces how much bow rise there is during hole shot mode.
- Determines and executes the most efficient boat running angle.
When these factors are combined, the result is a maximum fuel efficiency and smoothest ride.
What we liked even more during our review and testing was that the 15500-101 system has many features and options for the operator to choose from. For example, while you will most likely want to keep the system in automatic mode, you can very easily switch to manual mode simply by pressing a button on the key pad.
Lenco Auto Glide Parts
Please keep in mind that in order to use this system, your boat must already have the Lenco Single Trim Tab System with the Lenco Electric Actuators. Other than that, the kit comes with all of the Lanco Auto Glide parts that you need.
The key components are the control box, Key Pad, Control Box Main Harness, and of course various cables. The cables are used to connect the Lenco marine Auto Glide system to your GPS device, a Stand Alone GPS Receiver/Antenna, your engine(s), and your network.
The Kit Contains:
- 1 30254-001D Auto Glide Key Pad Control
- 3 30267-001D Tee Connector Only
- 1 30281-001D Power Cable – NMEA 2000 Network 2.5′
- 1 30268-002D Terminating Resistor – Male
- 2 30268-001D Terminating Resistor – Female
- 1 30262-001D CAN bus #2 GPS/NMEA 2000 Network Adapter Cable – 2.5′
- 1 30266-001 NMEA 2000 GPS Antenna Only
- 1 30248-001 Auto Glide Control Box Harness f/ Single Actuator
- 1 30259-001D CAN bus #1 NMEA2000 Cable – 2.5′
- 1 30255-001 Auto Glide Control Box f/ Single Actuator
Any spare parts or longer cables can be purchased separately, of course.
|PARTS||PART NUMBER||CHECK PRICE|
|Lenco Auto Glide Adapter Extension Cable - 30'||30260-004|
|Lenco Auto Glide Adapter Extension Cable - 40'||30260-005|
|Lenco Auto Glide Adapter Extension Cable - 50'||30260-006|
|Lenco Auto Glide Control Box, Dual Actuator||30256-001|
|Lenco Gps Control Box Mtg Brkt||70568-001|
Lenco Auto Glide Installation
If you can read and follow directions, then you should be able to tackle the Lenco Auto Glide installation as a DIY job. The owners manual with all of the installation instructions is linked below. Of course, having the system installed at your local dealer or marine shop is also always an option.
Lenco Auto Glide Owners Manual
The Lenco Auto Glide owner’s manual consists of two parts: A & B.
Part A of the Lenco Auto Glide owners manual is for the installation and setup procedures. You can download a copy of it here.
Part B of the owner’s manual is for operational instructions. You can download it here.
Lenco Auto Glide Troubleshooting
If you have having problems and need to do some Lenco Auto Glide troubleshooting, you should check out the video above, as well as consult part B of the owner’s manual. You can also download this handy Lenco AG Quick Reference Guide for further troubleshooting.
Lenco Auto Glide Price
The Lenco Auto Glide price will of course vary depending upon where you buy it. In our experience, Amazon typically has the best Lenco Auto Glide price out of all of the online retailers that we checked. However, you should check it out on Wolf Creek Depot and use code WCD10 for 10% off, as it may be cheaper for you there.
If you are looking to improve the handling and performance of your boat, then installing a Lenco Auto Glide kit is a great upgrade to consider. It can help make your boat safer and improve fuel efficiency, as well.
During our testing and review, we found the Lenco Auto Glide to be comparable in performance to the Bennett AutoTrim Pro system.
UPC #: 874847006712
The Seastar Safe-T QC Quick Connect SS137 Rotary Steering System enables you to replace your boat’s steering cable and helm together at the same time with this kit.
When it comes to boats with inboards and sterndrives, traditional mechanical steering systems are still the primary choice for most. The Seastar Safe-T QC Rotary Steering System is perfect for power-steered marine vessels which do not require a No-Feedback System.
Seastar Safe-T QC Quick Connect SS137 Rotary Steering System For Sale
The Seastar Safe-T QC Quick Connect SS137 Rotary Steering System offers a patented easy installation with “No-Tools-Required Cable Connection at the Helm”, and Quick Response of Three-Turn Steering. Installing this system is a breeze and operation is as smooth as a car’s power steering.
This SeaStar system works on just about all boats that have power steering assist, small outboard boat engines under 50 horsepower, and inboards which don’t need a NFB (no-feedback system). Installation time of this SeaStar rotary three-turn steering kit has been greatly reduced thanks to the quick connect setup.
While the link arm and steering wheel are not included, the kit does come with the Safe-T QC helm, 90-degree bezel kit, and of course the SSC62 quick connect cable.
Seastar Safe-T QC Quick Connect SS137 Rotary Steering System Features
The key features of the SeaStar QC SS137 kit include the following:
- Kit Sizes range from 8 to 23 Feet
- Quick-Response of 3 Turns Lock-to-Lock
- Output ends made of the cable are stainless steel
- Steering Shaft Is The Standard 3/4″ Round
- Designed, Assembled, and Made in the USA
- Installation is super easy and fast.
- Steering Cables from SeaStar Exceed ABYC Safety Standards.
- Meets ISO/IMCI/NMMA Certifications
- 2 Year Warranty
Seastar Safe-T QC Quick Connect SS137 Rotary Steering System Owner’s Manual
Even though installation of this steering system is rather simple, you should still take a look at the Seastar Safe-T QC owner’s manual which you can find by clicking the link below.
You can download a copy of the Seastar Safe-T QC Quick Connect SS137 Rotary Steering System owner’s manual here. Download
UPC #’s: 731957011954, 731957015365, 731957026538, 731957002860, 731957011152, 731957028358, 731957004291, 731957016805, 731957027122, 731957006561, 731957023773, 731957013408, 731957022370
The Uflex MD32T w-Tilt MasterDrive Retrofit Kit Steering System supplies effortless steering of your boat even during the most demanding times. If you are looking for the best in marine steering performance, then take a close look at the the Uflex MD32T power assisted steering system.
The Uflex MD32T w-Tilt MasterDrive Retrofit Kit Steering System delivers superb fingertip control of the wheel regardless of torque or speed conditions. Installation of the MasterDrive is verysimilar to traditional manual hydraulic steering systems, and it eliminates nearly all torque at the steering wheel. In the event that a loss of power could occur, the system manages to maintain functional manual steering override.
Uflex MD32T w-Tilt MasterDrive Retrofit Kit Steering System For Sale
The Uflex MD32T w-Tilt MasterDrive Retrofit Kit Steering System contains the following components that are needed for the installation: Power Unit complete with wiring harness, Helm, User Interface, and Cylinder. Please note that hydraulic steering oil and the hydraulic hoses are not included, so you will need to purchase those separately.
Uflex MD32T MasterDrive Kit
The Uflex MD32T MasterDrive Kit features a patented 3 selectable levels of power which uniquely give your steering wheel your desired feeling. The low amp, highly efficient and ignition protected motor will automatically revert to manual steering mode in case of boat power loss. It also features a on/off safety switch. This system is low-noise, 100% compatible with dual station steering installations and autopilot.
UPC #: 702755040132
Last updated on April 29th, 2020 at 04:34 pm
If you are looking to replace the seals on your front mount SeaStar hydraulic steering system, then you will need to pick up a SeaStar Seal Kit HS5157 or HS5167.
SeaStar Seal Kit HS5157
The SeaStar Seal Kit HS5157 is the OEM replacement front seal kit for SeaStar systems.
The SeaStar Seal Kit HS5157 contains the following items:
- (2) Seal Glands
- Seal Gland Assembly Guide Tool
- Pin Wrench (HS5167 does not include the wrench)
This kit will fit the following cylinder parts:
As with all SeaStar parts, the SeaStar seal kit comes with a Two-Year recreational user warranty against manufacturing defects.
This SeaStar seal kit is an essential if you plan to replace the seals on your hydraulic steering system. UPC #: 731957806277 or 797749740532
In a recent press release, it was announced that SeaStar Solutions is now named Dometic Marine.
SeaStar Solutions, which has been a global leader in leisure marine products, has officially re-branded itself to Dometic Marine, thus completing the full integration into the Dometic Group.
All employees are now officially employed by Dometic and all properties formerly owned by SeaStar Solutions in North America have had their names changed to Dometic Marine.
Since the SeaStar organization is now incorporated into the Dometic Group structure, all assets including both physical and digital have begun to transfer over to the Dometic Group website.
It will be interesting to see what direction Dometic takes the hydraulic steering products in the future. Hopefully they will be able to build upon the excellence that was SeaStar Solutions that we all came to love.
Last updated on April 29th, 2020 at 04:31 pm
The SeaStar Filler Kit HA5438 makes it super easy to refill your SeaStar hydraulic steering system. Without this kit, you may struggle to properly refill your hydraulic steering system.
SeaStar Filler Kit HA5438
The SeaStar Filler Kit HA5438 includes the necessary fill tube along with a push-pin to vent the air. This fill tube enables you to easily fill your SeaStar hydraulic system.
The fill kit is for use with all inboard, outboard, and inboard/outboard SeaStar hydraulic helms.
A single station will require 2 quarts of SeaStar Hydraulic fluid in order to fill.
SeaStar Fill Kit
This SeaStar fill kit is an essential if you plan to do any your own maintenance on your system. The SeaStar fluid is not cheap, as we all know, so you don’t want to be spilling or wasting any of it. The SeaStar fill kit will help reduce waste and make the job simple.
UPC #: 731957801074
The SeaStar Bubble Purge kit was created by Outdoor Specialty and was designed to make is easy for one person to easily bleed and purge their SeaStar hydraulic steering system.
The SeaStar Bubble Purge kit is leakproof and features a brass bottle cap attachment to easily fill your helm. It also has quick connect which allows for bottle replacement without the need to take off the whole fill tube in the middle of the job – making the job much cleaner and easier!
The SeaStar Bubble Purge kit was designed for professional use, but can be easily used by those with basic skills. The cylinder attachment utilizes the fluid to push excess air out of your hydraulic steering system.
SeaStar Bubble Purge Kit
The SeaStar Bubble Purge kit includes the following items:
- Cylinder bleed attachment
- Fill tube/bottle cap attachment
- Cylinder flush fitting
- Helm fill threaded quick connect
The kit makes purging and filling your system very clean and easy. It also turns the process into a one man job. Watch the video below to see exactly how to use the bubble purge kit.
If you have any further questions, please contact Outboard Specialty Tools.