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    What is the bluey Green fluid/foam in Enduro SL Shocks?

    Hi everyone,

    Hopefully I will learn something here........

    On my enduro SL I have had a replaced rear shock but the new one seeped out gunk in the form of a bluey green liquid. Does it need to be in there? Should it be coming out?

    Also, the E150 has a more of a green foam that comes out if you press the valve pin thingymabob.

    Both the E150 and AFR work as they should, just curious about this liquid stuff.

    Thanks In Advance

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    Also, Would it be an idea to press the pressure release pin things in til the E150 & AFR are down to 0psi getting rid of any excess fluid (whatever it maybe) then pumping back up?

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    anyone?

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    That is the Specialized Secret Sauce. I don't think it should be coming out.
    Rides:

    Mountain:

    2007 Specialized S-Works Enduro SL Carbon
    2000 Specialized S-Works FSR XC

    Road:

    2006 Pinarello Paris Carbon
    1987 Ciocc

    Transports:

    2004 BMW M3 Convertible
    1988 BMW M6
    1974 BMW 2002 tii

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    thats not what I wanted to hear!! But what I expected.

    Looks like another trip to the bike shop is in order!

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    Chemical analysis....

    I work at a lab and we did the analysis. Brief background.....That fluid is the result of Specialized entry into an already populated mens 'travel' market. In attempt to enhance their 6 inches of love they believed all the 'man-issue' adds on the tele. They decided to add some secret sauce to improve their 6 inch shaft stiction performance.

    Unfortunately the additives were a bit excessive. Note the warnings you read about extended rides lasting more than 4 or 6 hours straight. The bottom line is "premature blowoff" ( no pun intended ). I am afraid I cannot go into any more details as I went for a ride this morning and the Enduro shock ridgidity makes it hard to sit at the puter for more than a few minutes at a time as I cant really fit undet the table.

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    I'm willing to bet 100% that it's just the grease/lubrication used on the inner seals of the air chamber. My fork and shock both spit out bits of oil every time I check them (I've serviced them both so I know what went into them and I see the same stuff coming out). I honestly wouldn't worry too much about it. But never can hurt to take it to the LBS and get their official opinion on it.

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