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Help with RS Deluxe shock

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    I promised to help a friend with servicing his RS Deluxe shock and I have some difficulty removing the white nylon compression ball from the bleed port.

    RS recommend pushing from the oil side with a 1,5mm Allen key which didn't worked at all...

    It's the first time the shock is open and the ball seems to be heavily compressed.

    I even removed the IFP, install the seal head / air piston into the damper body and then pressurised it as high as 450psi. Nothing moved and the it was airtight.

    In suggestions?
     

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    Take the sealhead off the shaft, turn it upside down in a vice and punch the ball out from the oil side with your 1.5mm allen key and a hammer. If you have one to sacrifice cut the short end off it to make it a better punch.
     
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    Yeah those can get stuck really good in there. I second Ryan; try to punch it out from the oil side, just be careful.
     
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    Thanks guys, I will try that!
     
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    Another question: my friend's shock had gone roughly 100h and the oil was already black so that I will change it. I don't plan on changing the seals (maybe dum?) but I need to change at least the nylon ball. RS sells packs of 20 balls which are sold out here in Sweden and should be back in stock in 4 weeks...
    I found 3mm nylon balls from another none bike industry related supplier, would they do the job?
     
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    As long as they fit similarly tightly I don't see a problem, nylon in general is supposed to be largely oil resistant.
     
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    Thanks @Udi ! The thing is that the actual ball is so deformed that I cannot measure it... 3mm is what I guess will fit the hole.

    Maybe someone can measure the real thing.
     
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    Might be too late but anyways...



    Correct size is 1/8" nylon ball, 3mm will probably do the trick.
     
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    #13 -   Mar 21, 2019 at 7:32 AM
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2019 at 11:21 AM
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