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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 5:09 pm 
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Preparing bits for an incoming build and decided to give the Judy DH cart an oil change......

On opening the cart the was nothing wrong with the initial oil, *Eye roll*, then after emptying and refilling I couldn't get the *expletives deleted* seal back into the *expletives deleted* cartridge. So now I'm sat on the sofa typing this and sulking for a bit!

Meh I say, MEH!


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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 6:19 pm 
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Thin wire down the inside to give air release and/or take the adjuster screw out so you can overfill through that.

Depends on type and it's been a while since I did some.

Silk more when you turn it over and forget the oil is.. erm was in there.


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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 6:34 pm 
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Forgot about the adjuster screw trick, will try again tomorrow..... if I go near it again today I worry and lobbing the bloody thing.


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Adjuster screw has been rounded off ..... *screams silently*. If anyone has a red Judy cart in tip top nick can you drop me a line please? Thanks.


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If it ain't broke, fix it til it is.. :lol: We've all done it one time or another!


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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 1:01 pm 
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Temporarily fixed with a roughly made torx hole!


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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 8:09 am 
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Sounds like you're winning lee.
Screwdriver in the seal sounds a bit brutal. Dental floss or fishing line made into a loopalong the shaft as you slide the seal over still gives enough airspace to get the seal down, but won't scratch anything when the floss/line is drawn back out again.
I don't *think* I have any Judy spares left, but I shall take a look for you.
Gimmie a sec.


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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 4:58 pm 
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If you do need a new seal, I have them iirc.


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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 11:51 pm 
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Nick has been my guardian angel:)


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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 2:48 pm 
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FluffyChicken wrote:
If you do need a new seal, I have them iirc.


I might be getting in touch, I recently noticed a drip of oil at the bottom of the cartridge side fork leg and sure enough there's zero damping now. Has anyone posted a guide on rebuilding Judy cartridge's before I get the hammers out?


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