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Offline dalgrae

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Mk 5 front fork oil drain
« on: 18 Nov 2017 at 11:08 »
Can someone please advise me I would like to drain the oil from my Mk5 front forks and refill with a lighter grade ,the manual says to do this you undo the large aluminium bottom end cap item 39 of plate24, does anything drop out or are the caps under any sort of inside tension,if the caps are reluctant to undo any advice to release them also welcome.

Regards. Colin

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Re: Mk 5 front fork oil drain
« Reply #1 on: 18 Nov 2017 at 11:22 »
Colin,
         Have the bike standing on it's wheels when you undo the bottom cap nuts, then there will not be any load on the caps. The very fine threads can easily be damaged if the caps are resisting spring pressure. Nothing should fall out (other than the oil!).
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               Eddie.

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Re: Mk 5 front fork oil drain
« Reply #2 on: 18 Nov 2017 at 11:48 »
Hi Eddie      thank you very much.

Regards. Colin

 

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