Thanks Bomberman, but that I did, the problem is with the other leg but I reckon your right about Fox's Warranty comment, I mean what would you do if you took part in a 24 hour enduro, stop and service them 20 hours into the event? Will their be reprensentatives form Mojo looking on, arms folded, tutting furiously at those riders who don't?
I also have a pair of 5 year old vanillas that don't have worn stantions and have gone for considerabley longer periods without service and they never had any oil aparrently evaporate into thin air. I aquired them 3rd hand fully knowing their service history (or lack of it). The first time I serviced them, I noticed they had rockshox oil seals instead of Fox ones (I have the part number for anyone interested) and perhaps thats the secret to their longevity.
The levels I quoted at the beginning of the post were correct, 40ml left leg (spring side) and 160ml right leg (damper side). In the right leg virtually all the oil was accounted for, however I'm still concerned that there was considerably less oil in the left leg than there should have been, and I'm not buying it that the foam ring has drunk it all or that its leaked out in just 2 months. Nothing has come out of bottom and I've not noticed anything on the stantion.
I wonder if Fox's advice that everyone should service their forks every time they look at them (using their own very expensive oil) so as not to have to invalidate the owners warranty, is an attempt to coverup their own quality control issues. Just a thought?
One thing is for sure, if Fox can't be bothered to sort the issues out then a lot of riders are going to look elsewhere. I know I will.