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Thread: Filling shocks due to small leak

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Buford, Georgia

    Exclamation Filling shocks due to small leak

    one of my shocks has leaked since new.

    It's a slow leak, so I haven't complained or anything.

    I bought some 80w shock oil because it's a crawler after all.

    slow acting shocks seem to stablilze the crawler...

    How do I burp the air after filling.

    I unscrewed the bottom of the resivour but the air is then forced uphill.

    What am I doing wrong ?

    I really love this crawler, so I want to stop the slow drip.

    It is embarassing to show to folks because that is the first question they ask, "Why is that shock wet ?".

    Last edited by Old Sloppy; 03-23-2012 at 09:19 PM.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Tucson, Az


    Does it leak from shock body or from threads?

    When you refill it, put cap back on then back it off a few turns. Slowly compress shock so excess oil bleeds out through threads. Then retighten cap. If the oil is pressurized during use, it will blow out seals/leak. So its important to bleed shocks.

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