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    Creaking Fox 36 Fix with Loctite 290... How?

    So I have a creaky Fox 36. Warranty is out.

    I removed the fork from the bike and added some of the wicked Loctite 290 to all places that could possibly creak (steerer unit, stanchions) and let it sit over night. Turned the fork upside down and repeated the procedure.

    Creak still there...

    So does anybody have some pointers advice on how to do this?

    Thanks in advance!
    ~ Florian

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    It won't work. You won't get penetration, bonding or even curing with that method.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougal View Post
    It won't work. You won't get penetration, bonding or even curing with that method.
    No shit Sherlock, he already knows that doesn't work and has asked for advice on what will. You seem to take great pleasure in giving sly punches to the ribs....

    Florian, I believe the stanchions need to be pressed out first then cleaned up and repressed in with new loctite for it to have a chance of working.

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    Thats the "fix". You hose on some loctite 290 and hope it works. When it doesnt, you buy a new CSU.

    290 is cheap, so people like to try it before forking out a few hundred for a CSU. Unfortunately it doesn't consistently work, or work for long.

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    You remove the stanchions, clean the surfaces and then re-install them with the correct seating compound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robmac48 View Post
    No shit Sherlock, he already knows that doesn't work and has asked for advice on what will. You seem to take great pleasure in giving sly punches to the ribs....
    I think the point Dougal is trying to make is that this is something to be left to the pros. Not a shadetree mechanic fix.

    And to One Pivot's point, it's worth a shot I guess if you want to spend a couple bucks to see if a band aid will heal a broken leg, but not an end all solution.

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    So turns out that the warranty on creaky forks with Fox is 18 month instead of 12. Got a RA and the fork will get a new CSU free of charge.

    Thanks Fox! Appreciated!

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    Anyone know if trying the loctite method will void the warranty?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jabber127 View Post
    Anyone know if trying the loctite method will void the warranty?
    If it's under warranty, then claim warranty!
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