Gold Label Question

Discussion in 'The Shop' started by skiplie, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. skiplie

    skiplie Chimp

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    Alright so I got a 2006 gold label in late october, and it feels like its locked out. It is extremely stiff and the only way I can make it go down is by bunnyhopping then pushing down as hard as possible, even then it only goes down like a centimeter. I though it might need new oil so I unscrewed the cap on the right side of the fork, and took out the piece it is connected to. I was hoping to see oil in the fork, but there is nothing in there at all, and I am pretty freaking sure that is where the oil goes. I looked on the manitou service guide and it says put 4.3 to 4.5 inches of oil (110 - 115mm) in it, but how are you supposed to measure it?
     
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  2. -dustin

    -dustin boring

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    i'm not too hip on Manitous, but it sounds like you have a blown seal that allowed the oil to seep to the lower part of the leg and what, effectively, you are experiencing is hydraulic lockout. time for an overhaul.

    1mm = 1cc, so just get a graduated cylinder and measure it out.
     
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  3. mason1

    mason1 Chimp

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    I thought it was supposed to be 1mL = 1 cc.
     
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  4. -dustin

    -dustin boring

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    there goes my credibility. Brainfart.
     
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  5. skiplie

    skiplie Chimp

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    alright I got some new oil and if I wanted to change the oil how would I go about doing that?
     
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  6. skatetokil

    skatetokil Turbo Monkey

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    search for the manual?
     
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  7. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    The height manitou lists is the distance from the top of the oil to the top of the crown, when the fork is fully extended. Kinda dumb, but that's how they do it. It's easy to change the oil though. Grab the manual and have at it.
     
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