What you are experiencing is normal. The shocks don't have any provision for volume compensation. Ideally the air bubble settles at the top of the shock and the gurgling is minimal. There is not way to completely remove air from the Losi shocks or the Associated shocks without adding the Bladder kit to the Associated shocks.
The best way I have found to fill the Losi shocks is to fill them to ~1/8th in from the bottom of the threads (any more is too full) and carefully screw the cartridge in. I then SLOWLY compress the shock with the cartridge loose enough to allow the excess oil to bleed out. Once the shock is bottomed I tighten the cartridge and turn over the shock, draw the shaft back to full extension (again, slowly) and put the spring and retainer on. Should be ready to go after that.
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Last edited by Davidka; 02-17-2006 at 07:50 AM.