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    Help with new fork - let oil leak out of the compression adjust.

    I'm an idiot. Bought a new fox rhythm 32 with the remote lockout mechanism and was fiddling with testing how turning I need to get it to lock out, but somehow ended up loosening it to the point where oil started pooling at the top. Ended up figuring out the mechanism and tightening it but not before losing a good amount of oil.

    Am I screwed? Can I just add oil directly to the compression pin hole? Or do I need to completely disassemble the lowers?

    Thanks in advance.

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    You might be ok, the dampers are slightly overfilled from new and "self bleed" with use. If you left it leaking out until it stopped you might have a slight issue. The way to check is put the lockout on and if its solid you should be fine
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyC7 View Post
    You might be ok, the dampers are slightly overfilled from new and "self bleed" with use. If you left it leaking out until it stopped you might have a slight issue. The way to check is put the lockout on and if its solid you should be fine
    Thanks - unfortunately there was quite a bit that leaked out. The lockout doesn't seem to be working with the pin turned all the way to the right (although it didn't seem like it was working before either). Looks like I'm buying the tools to disassemble the damper and fill it up.

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    Try warranty repair?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleared2land View Post
    Try warranty repair?
    Nah, it was my fault. Besides it would probably cost more to send it back than to just refresh the damper fluid.

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