The increased oil on the stanchions indicates worn seals. You did good by ordering new ones and the oil. Boots aren't necessary, but if you want them, there's nothing wrong with them. What kind of fox is it? Float, Vanilla, Talas? I am assuming this is a float, in which case, you will need two types of oil for the oil change. You will need the Fox suspension fluid as well as FLOAT fluid, 5ccs of which go into the air chamber to help form an air seal.KonaHeriot said:Recently I have noticed more than just the residual oil on the upper left side of my Fox Forx 100R. I have ordered replacement seals, suspension fluid and fork boots. Any other ideas what might cause this problem on this shock?