All the previous advice given here is right on. However, just so you are prepared, there is still the possibility that it's not the O-ring and that the rebound damper is leaking internally. When this happens, the oil is not coming past the shaft O-ring at all, but down the center of the shaft where the rebound knob extention pushes up into. By all means try the O-ring first and keep your fingers crossed...Gelmanskii said:i've got a brand new black super air 120, after 4 trail rides, oil starts leaking on the bottom right where the rebound adjuster is located. how can i stop it from leaking? any similar prob with other manitou problems....?
The rebound range on TPC forks of mine has always been very insignificant, especially on the shorter travel forks. Almost none on my Black, but somewhat effective on my Shermans, just enough that it can be a little too fast or a little too slow. I just picked up an OEM Stance Blunt 170 with TPC+ for my girlfriends bike and that rebound damper is really effective, quite an effective range.Dave99 said:Hey fellas,
this is a great thread! Very helpful.
I have a similar leak at the rebound knob, however it applies to a '05 Sherman Flick Plus. Similar to Chris2fur's concerns - I was wondering how to determine if the damper is pooched or if it's just leaking oil?
Just to clarify:
Leaky oil ring - no more oil leaks after o-ring replaced?
Blown rebound damper - AFTER an O-ring replacement, fluid continues to leak from the counterbore in the rebound knob?
How much rebound damping does the TPC damping system create? Should I see the rebound slow down like with the Sherman Slider Plus and SPV? I never noticed much difference brand new between full or no rebound damping. Is that generally the case with TPC?
Yeah, and it's a result of poor QA on their part. Wait untill one day down the road when you open it up and find ..... no semi-bath, as you undoubtedly will. Most likely the rod is just loose and needs to be tightened.Gelmanskii said:thank y'all guys! its just so irritating and so annoying especially you got it brand new, not expecting this will happen right away. i will try all your recomendations, sugestions right away.......
I find that only works reliably on tapered threads (NPT, BSPT etc). Trying to use them on straight threads normally results in the tape being pushed out of the threads and bunched up.drunkle said:use teflon tape on any threaded parts that are a part of any fluid system.
While it might work on straight thread fasteners in low pressure situations, teflon tape is not a thread sealant, it's a tread lubricant. It is meant to help tapered thread assemblies engage far enough to seal as designed.use teflon tape on any threaded parts that are a part of any fluid system.
ah, that makes sense. however, i used it successfully to seal a leaking shraeder adapter on a fork; air was leaking out somewhere and the plastic top cap/shraeder adapter interface looked suspect.Rickster said:While it might work on straight thread fasteners in low pressure situations, teflon tape is not a thread sealant, it's a tread lubricant. It is meant to help tapered thread assemblies engage far enough to seal as designed.