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    I am attempting to change the duster seals on my wife's Fork. The Fork is a 2010 (?) F-series 32 RL 120mm travel. I just want to confirm the oil volume and the oil type.

    First off, how do I know if the fork has open-bath dampers or not? If I understand correctly, there is either O/B or FIT, and I don't see the words FIT anywhere on the fork, so I assume it is an O/B?

    Next, if it is O/B, the fox oil guide says to use 10 wt Red, but the first shop I went to gave me 20 wt Gold and from what I've read online, and what a different shop told me, the Gold oil is the new standard for all forks? However, the Fox oil chart shows to only use red in the Open-bath dampers? Will it make that big of a difference and if not are the measurements still the same?

    Finally, assuming I am looking at the right fork on the Fox chart, I want to confirm that this is correct

    Damper-side oil bath 160cc
    Spring-side oil bath 30cc

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrnol View Post
    I am attempting to change the duster seals on my wife's Fork. The Fork is a 2010 (?) F-series 32 RL 120mm travel. I just want to confirm the oil volume and the oil type.

    First off, how do I know if the fork has open-bath dampers or not? If I understand correctly, there is either O/B or FIT, and I don't see the words FIT anywhere on the fork, so I assume it is an O/B?

    Next, if it is O/B, the fox oil guide says to use 10 wt Red, but the first shop I went to gave me 20 wt Gold and from what I've read online, and what a different shop told me, the Gold oil is the new standard for all forks? However, the Fox oil chart shows to only use red in the Open-bath dampers? Will it make that big of a difference and if not are the measurements still the same?

    Finally, assuming I am looking at the right fork on the Fox chart, I want to confirm that this is correct

    Damper-side oil bath 160cc
    Spring-side oil bath 30cc
    that chart seems out-dated. i would email them direct, i got pretty quick answers when I did. my lockout hasn't worked solidly since I did mine, they suggested I didn't put the right volume in, so i re-did it and still the same. my old fork is much smoother than it was though. From you tube videos linked above in this thread they mentioned to cycle the fork after draining it you'll get an idea of how much fluid comes out too. Mine was leaking so it was minimal. Good Luck!

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    Quick question for the guru's out there. Do I order a normal Fox service kit for a re:activ shock? Mate wants me to do a service on his remedy and just wanted to know if there was any difference from a normal shock doing an air can service. From what I can tell it's just the dampener that's different.

    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slider_phil View Post
    Quick question for the guru's out there. Do I order a normal Fox service kit for a re:activ shock? Mate wants me to do a service on his remedy and just wanted to know if there was any difference from a normal shock doing an air can service. From what I can tell it's just the dampener that's different.

    Cheers!
    get the shock code and look it up on ridefox.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrnol View Post
    I am attempting to change the duster seals on my wife's Fork. The Fork is a 2010 (?) F-series 32 RL 120mm travel. I just want to confirm the oil volume and the oil type.

    First off, how do I know if the fork has open-bath dampers or not? If I understand correctly, there is either O/B or FIT, and I don't see the words FIT anywhere on the fork, so I assume it is an O/B?

    Next, if it is O/B, the fox oil guide says to use 10 wt Red, but the first shop I went to gave me 20 wt Gold and from what I've read online, and what a different shop told me, the Gold oil is the new standard for all forks? However, the Fox oil chart shows to only use red in the Open-bath dampers? Will it make that big of a difference and if not are the measurements still the same?

    Finally, assuming I am looking at the right fork on the Fox chart, I want to confirm that this is correct

    Damper-side oil bath160cc
    Spring-side oil bath30cc
    If it is a fit cartridge, it should say so. Do not use the gold in an open bath fork, take it back to the shop and tell them to learn what they are doing. Gold is a super heavy oil that is only for lowers and make an open bath damper feel like molasses.

    The fork was originally designed for the green fluid, read this thread for the history:

    Question about Fox fork red/green oil

    Looking at the bottle of fox 7wt green fluid in my garage, it is 31.82 cst at 40c. Maxima Plush 7wt is a perfect substitute and easily ordered online.

    EDIT- No idea how this popped up in my current feed. I won't delete in case someone ever is looking through the thread, but holy old threat batman.


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    Riding slowly since 1977.

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    Just realized I'm yet to service the fork on my current bike. As it's my first time doing it I've got some questions. As a guide I'll be using this: 2013-2015 32mm Basic Maintenance | Bike Help Center | FOX

    So I'm just gonna change the oils and re-grease the seals. Have never worked on MTB fork, but have serviced a few moped/motorcycle forks. Looking at the video it seems pretty straight forward. Air out, remove nuts from the bottom of the legs, but then they use a specific "damper removal tool". Is this necessary, or can I just screw the nut on (to protect the threads) and hit it with a rubber mallet? How about on the rebound adjuster side then, any hacks how to do it without the tool?

    Once the legs are off it's just a matter of cleaning it up, greasing the seals and putting the legs back on to pour in the oil. A question about the oil: in the video they said to use 20 wt oil, 30 ml on each side. I was planning on using Rockshox's suspension fork oil as it comes in small bottles (120 ml) and is quite affordable. However, I couldn't find it in 20 wt, but it comes in 15 wt. Is this a big of a deal or does it just change the performance of the fork slightly? As for the grease I was planning on getting some Sram grease butter, is it good stuff or should I get something else?

    After that it's just a matter of putting everything together. They said in the video to replace the crush washers underneath the nuts, but I wonder if it's fine to re-use them for a second time? At least in other applications it has been fine, but just making sure.

    Thanks for anyone who read my novice questions through and especially if you took your time to reply to me, I appreciate it

    -allu

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