View Full Version : changing shock oil?
12-08-2008, 06:07 PM
I know there have been similar threads but how is it done?
12-08-2008, 07:09 PM
You simply take the shocks off from the truck, remove the shock cap, set the diaphragm aside, empty the oil, and rebuild the shock with your new oil. Here is a common post of mine on building a shock:
Originally posted by cooleocool
Here's what I do when building a shock: I pour the fluid down the side of the shock cylinder to reduce the chances of air bubbles. I like to fill my shocks half way and then move the piston up and down (slowly) to get all of the air bubbles out. Once all of those have surfaced, I proceed to fill the rest of the shock with fluid. I fill it to the top of the threads and put the bladder down into the top of the cylinder. I then put the cap on a little bit... (a few turns will do) and I slowly compress the shaft to around the half way point. From here, I screw the cap down and continue to slowly compress it. If it doesn't go in all of the way, I loosen up the cap a little bit and move it up the rest of the way. Retighten the cap, check to see if you can get it to fully compress, and check to see if the shaft rebounds to about half the shock shaft length.
12-14-2008, 03:45 AM
coolecool, do you use any type of holder while working on the shocks? I've seen some tips for the 1/8 shocks...but nothing for the 1/10.
Also, i've stocked up on some big bores, is there any specific wat to store them?
12-15-2008, 01:40 AM
the best thing ive used is a thin piece of cloth and put that inbetween the pliers and the shaft. thats all i use on my 1/8th scale buggy and ive yet to damage my shafts, it should be similar to 1/10th scale
12-20-2008, 09:48 AM
coolecool, do you use any type of holder while working on the shocks?I use a bench vise (partially opened so that the shocks slide into it while the top rests on the top of the vise) to hold onto the shocks when I am letting the air bubbles surface.
12-20-2008, 10:03 AM
/\/\/\ thats ideal. i settle for a pop can and rubberbands
12-20-2008, 02:12 PM
Here ya go.
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