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Old 07-27-2007, 07:53 PM   #1
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Default Shock re-service

im trying to replace the oil in my shock towers, i was wondering what kind of oil to use. And i was also wondering what green slime is.

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What car do you have and what type of track do you run on?

Most likely it will be 30 or 35 wt
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i have a b4 and its a course with lots of jumps
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You don't wanna use green slime. AE and Losi oils are great to use. Ask around at the track for the best help.
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I would have to guess by your description 35 rear and 30 front. Any thicker you will probally loose cornering ability.
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so what is green slime?
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It is a sealing lube that AE makes. you coat the O rings to help prevent damage during assembly and to help with sealing around the shaft.
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Do your shocks leak? Rebuilding your shocks will improve the performance of the shocks greatly. Sometimes changing oil is not enough, you'll find out when you change oil that the shocks are flat. I've wasted good oil when I'm lazy and I try to cut corners.
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ohh ok thanks! what would this oil exactly be called though
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i dont think theyre leaking
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Just ask for Losi or Associated 30wt , 35wt shock oil.
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http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/4734
http://www.amainhobbies.com/advanced...ds=green+slime
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/1693
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thanks for your help.
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