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Old 09-02-2020, 02:29 PM   #1
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Default Shocks leaking?

I assume that this is not a rare occurrence.
While tearing down to check the portals on my Gen8 Axe (well lubed from the factory btw) I noticed that one of my shocks was really grimy at the bottom. Clearly the fluid leaked and picked up all the dust and grit from the trail.

What are my options?
If I do nothing, will it just have different and less effective dampening?
Or I can replace with a stock shock
Or I can use this as an upgrade opportunity - how do I go about choosing which one?
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Old 09-02-2020, 03:35 PM   #2
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Default Re: Shocks leaking?

if it's not leaking as in running out just fill it with some 35w all four and run it. unless you want to spend money on new and improved.
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Old 09-02-2020, 04:27 PM   #3
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Default Re: Shocks leaking?

Some shocks seep just a little bit and theres some that completely drain themselves, the latter is the one that makes me upgrade otherwise I just top them off.

Shock seals do wear out over time but that takes a while.
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Old 09-02-2020, 04:58 PM   #4
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Iíve actually had good luck with my shocks on the gen 8. They leak from time to time but they are holding up better than any axial shock Iíve ever owned. Never used green slime but Iíve heard multiple times that it works really well to seal up the shock shaft orings. I just use a dab of marine grease. Seems to work fine. Iíve been liking AE 40wt silicon oil in my rig. Make sure to get all the air out before threading the top cap on. Cycle the piston up and down slowly but be sure to never pop the piston out of the oil. Filling the shocks to about 3mm from top to leave some room for the bladder. I usually like to cycle the shock up while the cap can still let a bit of air escape then I close it up for good.
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Old 10-15-2020, 11:34 AM   #5
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Default Re: Shocks leaking?

My stock shocks were very leaky. Bought some King shocks that leak less, and wound up mounting them upside down which turned out to be a simple fix! Doesn't leak upwards and the pistons are kept up away from the dirt so they stay cleaner. Also made it a bit easier to access and adjust the preload collars.

Additionally, puts the heaviest part of the shock lower.

Just an idea that's worked for me!

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