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Old 11-08-2013, 04:17 PM
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I checked them over and I was missing a rubber inside the cap. All fixed now. There nice and bouncy. thanks for the help everyone
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Old 11-08-2013, 06:02 PM
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Did you remember that there is an oring that fits into the top of the cap?

As for ride height, use the adjusters on the shock body, twist them down.
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Old 11-09-2013, 05:27 AM
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Spoke to soon. They have gone saggy again.

I have re-checked again and it's lost half it's oil again, this time using 40wt.

Not sure what's going on, I've rechecked the build and it's built correct from what I'm seeing.

Checked all rubbers, all are in there correct spots, no splits, none missing.

Stupid little hole!!!!

When I press them when filling them up to remove the air bubbles, if I do it firm enough the oil goes flying that much I hit the roof, and It's not that hard when I press them. Maybe that's happening in bumps and it's making it go out the hole, or out the bottom?

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I know you said all the or rings were in place, but the bottom part of the shock body is critically important, all those o rings have to be perfect other wise the oil will leak out and run down the shafts.
About the hole on the cap, I've never heard of that on a savage. Try putting screws in them
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The holes are tiny, I don't think I can fit one, but I suppose I can MAKE it fit?

The hole is literally pin sized.

I'll reseat the O rings on the bottom, there is 2 O rings on the bottom section.
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Yep those two o rings are very important.
If you find a small enough screw you can probably make it fit. Maybe post pics so we have a better idea of what we're dealing with here
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I just woke up, I'll take some pictures shortly and post them up.
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Old 11-09-2013, 10:28 PM
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Try reading this it might help.
http://www.competitionx.com/rc-blog-...art-10-shocks/

The little hole is supposed to be there. It is a bleeder hole, just a different design than the one used on most shocks. The tlr 22 kit uses the same type out of the box.
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Awesome, thankyou very much. I will pull them apart and follow that from the beginning, hopefully have working shocks at the end of it!
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Old 11-10-2013, 09:08 PM
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All washed, rubbers in wax an grease remover. Now to wait for them to dry completely
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All washed, rubbers in wax an grease remover. Now to wait for them to dry completely
i was going to ask if the bladder was in right way up but i dont see any in your pic?
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i was going to ask if the bladder was in right way up but i dont see any in your pic?
Stupid question, but what's a bladder look like?

I have put them together, a tiny bit of oil come out, but I kept pressing them in for a few minutes and no oil is coming out, and it's a nice smooth springy movement now.
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Shock bladders.
They go under the shock caps.
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Shock bladders.
They go under the shock caps.
the xs ss uses emulsion style shocks, no bladders.
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