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Old 05-07-2008, 06:16 PM   #1
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Does anyone know the trick to get TC5 shocks to hold their oil? I built them according to the manual and they seemed fine last summer, but last fall all 4 shocks just decided that they didn't want to hold oil anymore. I wasn't even driving the car, it was sitting on the shelf when I discovered 4 puddles of oil under the car. Any help would be appreciated. Until I figure it out I will just keep using my Tamiya shocks
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had same problem right out of box i just used ft tc3 shocks with plastic caps they work great .
the tamiya shocks are good but please keep ur cars all associated hope it helps
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All four of my TC5 shocks havn't lost any oil since I built the kit in December. That includes racing the car and a few drives up and down the street.
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Does anyone know the trick to get TC5 shocks to hold their oil? I built them according to the manual and they seemed fine last summer, but last fall all 4 shocks just decided that they didn't want to hold oil anymore. I wasn't even driving the car, it was sitting on the shelf when I discovered 4 puddles of oil under the car. Any help would be appreciated. Until I figure it out I will just keep using my Tamiya shocks
Do you clean your shocks off by spraying motor or brake cleaner on them? If so, this can cause some o-rings to swell, thus allowing oil to seep. Replace the o-rings with new ones and see how they do.
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I was having the same problem with two of my four shocks. I coated all the internal 'guts' with the FT Green Slime and then made sure I used the shock tool to push all the parts firmly into the shock body. Once everything was properly seated and coated I haven't had an issue yet.

Hope that helps, good luck.
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Do you clean your shocks off by spraying motor or brake cleaner on them? If so, this can cause some o-rings to swell, thus allowing oil to seep. Replace the o-rings with new ones and see how they do.
I clean my socks with a paper towel and a tooth brush. I think what I am finding is that my shock seals didn't stay snapped together inside. Once the o-ring was no longer compressed the oil just ran right past it.
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