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1Back to top Go down   FORK OIL COLOUR Empty FORK OIL COLOUR Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:44 am

Lazyboy

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I have just finished draining my fork oil and found that the left fork oil looks almost new, but the right forks oil has come out looking a Dark Grey colour ! What could be the cause ? Should I be concerned ? I did not feel any handling problems and was just going the anual fork oil change.

Thanks, Ronnie.

    

2Back to top Go down   FORK OIL COLOUR Empty Re: FORK OIL COLOUR Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:06 am

charlie99

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both mine were kinda dark ronnie ...after a year of oil and travells ...maybe i need to flush as well before putting the new oil in ?


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3Back to top Go down   FORK OIL COLOUR Empty Re: FORK OIL COLOUR Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:47 am

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Was it a metallic grey or had metal flakes ? if so indicates some wear inside or if its milky grey could indicate moisture maybe has been flushed with a water based cleaner and was refilled before thoroughly dry


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RicK G

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Change both and see how it goes Ronnie. Water would be my first suspect.


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Thanks All for the advice. found no metal shavings, more a milky grey .I think you are correct it could have been water. Will keep an eye on it.


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