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    2013 F29 Carbon 2 lefty leaking oil ?

    Went for my first ride this year and the fork leaked green oil from the top. It does not seem to be coming from the remote lockout area. What the heck is going on ?..Is this my bikes way of getting revenge for me riding the Salsa El Mariachi all summer..? [im in New Zealand]

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    Leaked out from the top?

    How do you mean? From where on top?

    Sounds like oil bath oil, from the telescope.

    Did you have it upside down for some length of time?

    Wipe it off, don't hang it upside down, see if it continues.....
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    Hi Mendon Cycle Smith.. Its leaking onto the top fork clamp.. I have never had bike upside down since i brought it.. Maybe the O ring at the top has shrunk because its not been used for 3 months..Thanks for your advice..

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    Nah, the o rings shouldn't shrink or harden, especially that quickly.

    It may have torn during installation. If you've never had the cap off, pull it and see if the seal on top of the split rings is still in one piece.

    The oil all sits at the bottom end of the upper leg, and it's only ~20cc's, not a whole lot. It shouldn't be able to "splash" upwards the whole length of the upper leg.

    Does sounds like bath oil though. Definitely take a peek yourself or bring it to a shop, something funny is going on...
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