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    Lefty SL oil problem?

    I had a race on Sunday and yesterday wanted to pump some more air into the fork (Lefty Carbon SL). So, I screwed on the pump and pumped it up to 105 psi, when removing the pump, something got stuck, all the air got away and the fork spitted some red oil through the valve. I was able to pump the fork after that and it holds air just fine. The question is: what is that oil in the air chamber? Is it supposed to be there? Am I having a problem with some kind of oil leakage here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by slyboots
    The question is: what is that oil in the air chamber? Is it supposed to be there? Am I having a problem with some kind of oil leakage here?
    Supposed to be there, it lubricates the air piston. If it's an issue, turn the bike upside down to fill the fork with air.
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    fella
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    Thanks, Mendon
    So, now I should worry if I have lost to much oil from the chamber and won't have proper lubrication. Damn.
    Anyway, I think it should last another week and then I'll service it at a bikeshop before TransAlp.
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