- Fox 36 Float Service, cost conundrum.
I just want to change the oil, seals, wipers and foam things but the kit is £48 and includes oil, Float Fluid and a bladder.Posted 6 years ago
I thought the simple Floats were ‘open bath’ and so wipers and foam bits were lubed when you jumped about or turned the bike upside down and so what is the Float Fluid for? The oil they specify is 10wt, I have a big bottle of 7 wt in the garage and I thought this was what 36s used.
Lastly, and I’m sorry, isn’t the bladder for RC2 dampers? I burst one in some 40s I had and thought they were in the RC2 cartridge which standard Floats don’t have
Can I not get away with a wiper seal kit and use my 7wt oil which saves £30 or will I regret it?
Float fluid s just used for sealing the air chamber in air sprung forks. I wouldnt use it in foam rings as its too thick and may lead to the foam ring getting twisted.Posted 6 years ago
You can prob use the 7wt, but it is a little thinner than the 10wt (strange that), so you may need to increase the damping to compensate for that.
If you’re a heavy rider then the 10wt is prob best, if you’re a whippet you may be ok.coolhandlukeSubscriber
Float fluid s just used for sealing the air chamber in air sprung forks. I wouldnt use it in foam rings as its too thick and may lead to the foam ring getting twisted.
It never twisted mine… I removed them just the other day after 2 years and regular (ish) oiling with thick Fox fluid stuff.
now with Enduro seals in but with similar foam rings.Posted 6 years ago
Thanks, I have just gone with the basic wiper seal kit and will use the Fork oil that I have. Probably what was in there anyway, but if not then as you say, I can simply wind up the rebound a bit.Posted 6 years ago
Only time I have done Fox forks before was a set of 40s and I am sure they said to soak the dust rings with Float fluid but does not seem to make sense.
Thanks for tips
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