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Old 01-31-2012, 12:01 PM   #1
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I've got a friend at my lhs who has his xxx sct on a shelf because of the fact that the shocks leak a lot. Is there a way to fix this or prevent it that you guys know of? Thanks!
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Old 01-31-2012, 02:31 PM   #2
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Pack the o ring cavity with sil-glide and make sure the shafts ain't nicked you'll be good to go
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Depending if they are leaking from the top or bottom of the shock body...

Top - Maybe too much oil, stripped out cap, bad seal - you could try a very small dab of marine sealant or teflon tape.

Bottom - Is lower cap tight, seals may be worn or torn - best to replace seals and take care in the rebuild not to tear the I.D. of the seal with the threads on the shock shaft

Here's some rebuild links I found for you...

RC How To | Shock Maintenance - Leaky Shocks - Damper | RCCOH

How to Rebuild Your RC's Oil Filled Shocks | RC Nightmare

RC Cars: Repairing and Rebuilding Shocks in 8 Easy Steps
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:48 PM   #4
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Well they are threaded so the top doesn't come off. I'll let him know.
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Old 01-31-2012, 07:36 PM   #5
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Grease the O-RINGS! Cheers
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Use "green slime" on the orings in the cartridge, be sure not to overtighten the cartridge in the shock body, and be sure the shock isn't overfilled.
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:55 PM   #7
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Ditch the stock O rings and replace them with the Kyosho X-Rings. Part number KYOORG03XR
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