ncfisherman - I realized that the fork was leaking air because I checked the air in both chambers and pumped both up to my preferred settings before I went for a short ride yesterday.
When I came back, the negative air ( lower leg) pressure had gone down by about 10 PSI. I don't think this is normal !.
This actually could be normal. So, you pump up the fork and set it at the desired pressures. When you came back, you attached the pump to get a reading. The pressure between the two chambers(neg. & pump) equalizes and is spread out between the two, which will give you a lower reading - magnified by the fact that the negative chamber is much smaller than the positive, which explains why you only noticed this on the negative chamber and not the positive.
Also, the travel now has gone down more ! On SID's there is a travel/sag indicator printed on the upper leg, and now my travel is at the 30% mark of 80mm
. Will buy some 5W suspension oil from a motorcycle shop and try to serice it this weekend and see how it goes .
What do you set the positive and negative chambers to(roughly)? The negative chamber has to be within 15 psi of the positive. As the negative goes above the positive, you will notice the travel sucking up a bit - 30mm seems out of the ordinary, unless your negative chamber is being set well above the positive.
Get some 15 wt oil too. There are some other tools you will need to work on it - take a look at the manual, it's thorough. If I was in your position, sending it to SRAM would be the first option. Atleast give them a call, tell them your situation, and see if they can give you any help for a possible fix. Draining and refilling all the oil(to the proper levels & weight, as per the chart), would be a start. Might not be a fix, but you could go from there - next step would be a seal kit.
Before investing even more $$, you may want to see if SRAM can help you out.