I've replaced the left side oil seal cause it's blown on me twice now. Last time I replaced it, it lasted for about 3 months of riding, got stored for a month or two, then had a catastrophic failure. Now, I replaced it, everything felt like it went in well, and the fork seemed to be leaking oil on the first ride. The next day I pulled it out, dried off the fork more and went to take it for another ride to see if it was just oozing a bit or whatever, but I noticed what appeared to be oil bubbling out from the dust seals. What could I have done wrong?
The oil seals were placed text side up, put in place with a socket and then lightly tapped the socket with a mallet until I got rebound. I put the retainer spring in, went in easily, and then the foam seal and dust seal. I put 335 mL of 7.5 wt oil in (which is a bugger to find, seems like everyone has 7 and 10 instead). I just don't get what could have gone wrong for it to be bubbling oil out like that after 1 ride (and there was a decent amount of oil on the stanchions after that ride).
On a different note, does anyone know where I can get a replacement detent ball and spring for the spring side, I lost mine sometime ago.
FWIW, model year 2011. 66 rc3 evo ti
**taken from my post in the suspension forum, but thought that I might get a better response here**
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