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MG MGA - Filling Rear Dampers
|Any clever ideas on topping off the rear dampers?|
|Flex spout trigger pump oil can.|
|Can rear dampers be topped up without removing them from the car?|
|With the right oil spout, yes. You can't see into the port while filling, but when it runs over you know it's full.|
|I use an old hypodermic needle body with clear flexible tube but as Barney says you know it's full when it overflows. Have a good day!|
|QUESTION Should the shocks be filled to the top ?|
I just received mine back from the rebuilder and they were only approx three quarters full.
|It would be nice to leave a small air space (1/8") for thermal expansion. Otherwise if filled to the top, the first time they get hot they will force a little oil out past the seal to make their own expansion space.|
|Quick question Barney, or others;|
On one of my rear shocks there are some oil traces (minor leak) where the shock-arm goes into the shock-body.
I need to check the level of the shock to see much much is in there (and how much was lost).
Do you think this is a symptom of a shot damper? does it automatically mean it qualifies for a rebuild at a specialist? or can I continue driving it as long as the it doesn't develop into a big leak?
|As long as you don't mind the oil stain, and the shock works, keep driving it/ When oil leaks out faster than you care to refill, it's time for a rebuild.|
This thread was discussed between 07/04/2010 and 10/04/2010
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