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    2014 Fox float 29er fork

    Have recently purchased a 2014 fox float ctd w/trail adj FIT 100mm fork and have noticed fluid in the Schrader valve. On earlier models the air and fluid were able to mix but the 2014 model with the FIT bladder system the are now supposed to be kept separate, should I be concerned.

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    I just checked the Fox website to see what the oil/fluid levels are, what an aggravating site. t used took terrible date but you could easily find this information...Are you saying that there's not supposed to be any fluid in the air chamber like float fluid to keep it lubricted?

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    That's what I want to know, is the float fluid sealed from the air chamber, therefore it shouldn't be coming through the Schrader valve.

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    2014 Fox float 29er fork

    Unless the valve core is a bit loose?

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    There is 5cc I believe of float fluid in the air chamber, you will get a little residue coming out of the shader valve, completely normal. The fit cartridge is completely seperate a swell as the fork leg oil is seperate as well.

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    Float fluid goes in the air chamber. Totally normal to have some come out of the valve when you release air. Put a rag over it before letting air out so it doesn't spray all over you.

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    The fit bladder is in the damper side of the fork. It is a sealed system, meaning as oil flows thru the damper it does so without any air mixing with the oil to keep consistent damping performance.

    The air spring is totally different. There is supposed to be some oil in there to lube the air seals. Read up on the fork you have and view the diagram schematics.

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    If you let air out do it with your pump attached and in small/short intervals. If you depress the valve with nothing over it and hold it that way you'll likely get a stream of float fluid shooting out with the rush of air.

    Don't check your fork air pressure add air withnthe bike upside down on the ground, you'll lose a lot float fluid if you do.

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    Thanks for all replies, that's what I thought , that it would have some fluid for lubrication, just wanted to check as my previous fork (rockshox reba) didn't do this, may be the reason I had so much trouble with it. Cheers.

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    Reba uses globs of grease (red rum) on the piston, not like runny 80w oil that fox uses.

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