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Old 12-14-2006, 06:01 PM   #1
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so i tried the search numerous times but sometimes it doesn't work the way i would like it too. anyways, how do you fill these shocks without the little dipstick dealy. i must have tried 3 dozen times but i can't get them "smooth". either too much or not enough oil. when filled with the "tool" do they function like a "normal?" oil shock if that makes sense

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Old 12-14-2006, 07:12 PM   #2
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I fill mine just under the top. it seemed to work with me
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do you push the piston up while you are screwing the cap on? or just put it on. either i get major bubbles or the shaft won't go all the way in,,,hydro locks. when i fill all the shocks for my savage/tmaxx's, i push the shaft up while screwing the cap on and the excess fluid comes out and they are super smooth with no bubbles. i can't get that on these tlt's
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What weight oil are you yousin,If it's too heavy that might be your prob.
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Hate to cut in but weight do most people run. I have used the same method as you have been using on my maxx shocks with no problems. I have several sets of tlt shocks that I have to build and will be watching this thread to learn any tricks
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Old 12-14-2006, 08:20 PM   #6
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If you'll notice holes in tlt shocks are tiny therefore heavier weight oils become more viscous at what rate expodentially I'm not sure but they will.
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i am using 20wt. i have 10wt, but i am running leafs and never have before,,so i didn't/don't know what wieght i should use.
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20 is plenty light enuff.just keep lessining the amount little by little in a bowl you'll get there!
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filling shocks is easy put the piston at the bottom of the shock and fill with oil till 1 0r 2mm is showing above the oil insude the shock then move the piston up and down to remove any air. once there is no air left in the oil push the piston to the middle of the shock body and screw the cap on and the job is done

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I run 80wt in stock TLT shocks... fill 'em up 'till the oil reaches the bottom of the threads inside the body, then slowly compress the shock, then pull it back down to remove the air. Put on top, test. If it doesn't compress all th eway, remove a small, small amount of oil...a pin size drop.

I did 8 of them the other night, no problems & all move smooth......until they start to leak like all TLT shocks do after a day
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thanks, i'll give those methods a try. where do they start to leak,,,,at the shafts or the cap??
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thanks, i'll give those methods a try. where do they start to leak,,,,at the shafts or the cap??

At the seals, bottom of the body, where the shaft works it's magic.
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the trick there is to use associated green slime, it will help the o rings seal better on the shaft, give it a try and report back

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or use a dab of brake fuild as ot make rubber swell (it's an old diff seal trick on 1:1's)
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