I have just stripped my shocks right down as the shock oil was non existant to be honest, I installed the new shock pistons and, new oil set the rebound to about 1cm and put back on.
Problem I have now is that the oil has somehow escaped once more and being a newbie at shock building maybe I did something wrong?
Any advice or help you could lend would be great!!!
It sounds like you don't have shock bladders in there
Last edited by bridgeyfmcc; 18-06-2012 at 11:50 AM.
Hi PJC, can you see if the oil is escaping through the shock cap or down by where the shock shaft comes out of the body.
Have a look in your manual at the shock assembly pictures & check the shocks have black bladders in the cap, check they have no splits by stretching them.
Also have a look at the shaft seals & guides under the plastic cap on the bottom of the shock body where the shaft comes out.
If it was me I would replace all shock seals & bladders any way if your loosing the oil. Make sure your shafts haven't become bent as that will cause leaking too.
Does anyone know the part number for the shock rebuild kit for them?
look on the ae website
Serpent 811 COBRA
Im only a novice to rc but I had this prob not long after building my 8.2 kit, I'd left off the shock boots as per advice from a friend I got loads of small chips n dents on the shafts..mainly the back, which made my shock oil pee away after a few laps.....
if your using boots try checking they set back into position after fully compressing the shock, if they stay wrinkled up it may be a sign your shafts are bent, chipped or dented..
Just a thought
also when you rebuild don't forget to grease/oil the o rings before you feed the shafts through as they can rip the o rings pretty easy without some lube..
Last edited by Lilllad83; 23-06-2012 at 02:21 PM.
i useed to use green slime inside the shock body were the o rings and spacer go in when i had my rc8 thge only time i lost loads off oil really qiuckly was when the shock blader was damaged!
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