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I figure for the air spring side, I can just use the instructions and fluids as described in the float manual, since they're ths same shock.

However, for the dampening side, that's where the difference is. Anybody know what fluid weight and quantity/volume fox reccomends? I've got to replace the upper seals, as I've been loosing LOTS of fluid from the dampening side lately.

Thanks for the help!
 

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155cc of 7.5 weight synthetic. be sure to set the rebound to complete clockwise (full on) and set the sensativity to full on as well and cycle the fork really well, be sure to get all air out or the fork maynot function correctly. It may take some riding on the fork to get it all worked out. Hope this helps.
 

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thanks much dude. happily a new fork i will have once i get around to it. i'm afraid most of my attentions this week will go to the new bike. (5-spot arrives monday, midnight build will occur)
 

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thanks much dude. happily a new fork i will have once i get around to it. i'm afraid most of my attentions this week will go to the new bike. (5-spot arrives monday, midnight build will occur)
I called Fox last week, and asked the local Fox guru, and they both said 165cc 7.5w oil in the right upp leg, and 30cc lower left, and 5cc upper left. (left lower is 7.5w and left upper is Fox Float, but I used ATF... Fox said that was okay).
 

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f00x rebuild: 50 in-lb of torque?

danK said:
I called Fox last week, and asked the local Fox guru, and they both said 165cc 7.5w oil in the right upp leg, and 30cc lower left, and 5cc upper left. (left lower is 7.5w and left upper is Fox Float, but I used ATF... Fox said that was okay).
DanK and (SS), I'm right in the middle of rebuilding my F100x (oil change and upgrading to Enduro dust seals), and would be massively grateful for some guidance.

I am following Fox's 2004 manual to the letter, which is a challenge since, as previously mentioned, it doesn't specifically cover the f100x. In any case, I am finding it difficult to achieve the 50 in-lb of torque on the 10 mm nuts at the bottom of each leg. On the left leg (air side) I managed to get about 30 in-lb before the nut started to spin with the shaft. On the right side, I am finding it impossible to achieve any torque at all, as the nut easily spins with the shaft. Can you offer me any suggestions on what I might be doing wrong?

Also, my dampener unit is showing a lot of wear on the outside of the coated tube. There is a fairly large section (2 inches long by 3/4 inch wide) where the slick coating has been polished away to expose bare metal. The bare area has fine scrathes in the direction of the dampener travel. In rebuilding your f100x's did you notice similare wear? I am wondering if I have a dud...perhaps a warranty issue.

Any other 'gotchas' I should be ready for :eek: ? BTW - Thanks for the updated fluid quantities!

Cheers!
 
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