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csumpi 01-24-2013 01:09 PM

How to refill Sumo alu shocks? (#24600)
 
Hi-

I just got some aluminium shocks for the Sumo (part #24600) and some of the shocks don't have enough fluid in them.

How do I refill these shocks? I can remove the screw on the bottom (the one that the shaft goes through), but the cap doesn't want to come off. I assume it's not one piece. Is the cap glued on?


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nitrosportsandrunner 01-24-2013 03:21 PM

RE: How to refill Sumo alu shocks? (#24600)
 

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ORIGINAL: csumpi

Hi-

I just got some aluminium shocks for the Sumo (part #24600) and some of the shocks don't have enough fluid in them.

How do I refill these shocks? I can remove the screw on the bottom (the one that the shaft goes through), but the cap doesn't want to come off. I assume it's not one piece. Is the cap glued on?


Thanks!<br type=''_moz'' />
I cant imagine its glued on. Probly just hard to get enough force on it cause they are small.
Use a small screw driver to go threw the screw hole of the cap and a good pair of pliers (maybe with some tape on them) on the shock body to get a good grip.

csumpi 01-25-2013 10:26 AM

RE: How to refill Sumo alu shocks? (#24600)
 
Thanks for the suggestion, the caps came off with some tape covered pliers.<div>
</div><div>All shocks were very low on oil. I would say between 1/4 to 1/2 filled. </div><div>
</div><div>I filled them up with 35 wt oil (the thinnest I have), but it's too thick for the shocks. They don't even move through the oil.</div><div>
</div><div>Anybody has any suggestion on what weight they should be filled with?</div><div>
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