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Old 03-07-2008, 02:55 PM   #3421
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I have a question regarding building shocks. Sometimes (very offten), when I build my shocks, It is impossible to compress the shaft (seems to be overfilled). To fix it, I have to open it again and let the oil shock leaks a little. It is a bad procedure, most of the times I get air on the shocks and them have to start all over again. How can I avoid this problem? Is is related someway to the shock sponge as Mark Green pointed out?

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When I put my rcc shocks together I pour the oil in slow then let it sit a few minutes to make sure any bubbles come up and make sure not to overfill them and I have not had any problems rebound was fine. If you want more tips on shock building for the S-720 try pg.28 in this thread.
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Old 03-07-2008, 02:59 PM   #3422
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i think the serpent shocks are the best out there for buildability. i wish all kits came with them. if you can't push the shaft all the way in you are right it's over filled, open them up start over and be sure to screw the caps on very slowly. the oil will bleed out while you're very slowly screwing the caps on.
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Old 03-07-2008, 03:03 PM   #3423
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when the shock is empty you can see the threads inside, don't fill over those threads if you fill past that point your just wasting oil..
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Old 03-08-2008, 12:31 AM   #3424
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Hi Eduardo,

Most likely, the sponges are quite old and have become saturated with oil. This causes the shocks to "block" when you try and compress them. I would replace the sponges and that should solve your problem.

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hi guys

I have a question regarding building shocks. Sometimes (very offten), when I build my shocks, It is impossible to compress the shaft (seems to be overfilled). To fix it, I have to open it again and let the oil shock leaks a little. It is a bad procedure, most of the times I get air on the shocks and them have to start all over again. How can I avoid this problem? Is is related someway to the shock sponge as Mark Green pointed out?

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Old 03-12-2008, 01:22 PM   #3425
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I've noticed that the pins in my flywheel are coming loose. I can actually push the one pin in and out with my hand. I know these pins are tight fit and pressed in, but isn't there a way of preventing the pins from coming out? I don't want to go and look for new pins with a thicker diameter.
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Old 03-12-2008, 01:31 PM   #3426
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The only way to fix this, is to replace the flywheel.
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Old 03-12-2008, 02:43 PM   #3427
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Yeah I have the same problem with the flywheel pins coming out. What I do is put red threadlock on the pin and then push it back in with channel locks, which in most cases should work for a while.
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What I do is put red threadlock on the pin and then push it back in with channel locks, which in most cases should work for a while.
I've had a similar reply from another forum. Thanks, I will try it this weekend.
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I've had a similar reply from another forum. Thanks, I will try it this weekend.
I had the same problem with the flywheel that came with the kit. I replaced it with the optional smaller diameter flywheel and it didn't happen again. I also used the lcg engine mount
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My flywheel is the smaller flywheel. It comes standard on the 08 kit. I've seen a reply on another forum where the guy reckons that it happens if you a use flywheel wrench when assembling the flywheel to the motor. I think he could be right as the tool is pulling on the pins as you tighten the nut.
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My flywheel is the smaller flywheel. It comes standard on the 08 kit. I've seen a reply on another forum where the guy reckons that it happens if you a use flywheel wrench when assembling the flywheel to the motor. I think he could be right as the tool is pulling on the pins as you tighten the nut.
I'm also using the flywheel wrench. Luckily it didn't happen again
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bradir typer..congrats btw on you win in our mains last march 2nd.. great run on your 720!
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bradir typer..congrats btw on you win in our mains last march 2nd.. great run on your 720!
thanks bradir i'm just consistent and the car is reliable.
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Hi Guys, what tyres do you use on cold (~5C) and warm (~20C) wet asphalt (not in the rain, but after the rain)?
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I have a question. Has anyone ever tried an option for the brakes pads? I would like to try a thicker material that dissipates heat better

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