After advice on here re the valve core on the rear shock on my 2011 trance x4 I bought the relevant tool, tightened the valve up and bought a new shock pump - happy days. Unfortunately the stock trance shock doesn't seem to want to keep air. It will drop from about 150 to 90 - 100, it's still holding air just not enough. The valve core has been replaced but no change in performance. There does not appear to be any damage on the shock and this all seems to have started immediately after the bike was unused and standing in a garage e for c6 months. So a few questions;
1) Does the valve core go in dry or should there be any oil or thread lock around it?
2) Is my shock shot and if so can it be rebuilt or is it worth it?
3) What's a good replacement, don't want to spend a fortune.
ta in advance