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Old 04-13-2008, 01:53 PM   #1
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Well, I was installing my suspension this weekend- until I over torqued the piston rod nut on the front right shock.

I got to see a sweet geyser as shock abosorber oil sprayed all over my engine bay, though.

Is the oil in a shock corrosive? Should I get it off my paint ASAP? Its raining now, so its hard to tell exactly where it sprayed.

Dammit.

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Also- where's the nearest place to Boston that would carry Tokico Shocks?

I might just order one from Moss.
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shox.com carries tokico.
I wouldn't leave any oil on my paint, it's not worth risking it eating your paint off.
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ouch.

I know someone with a nice set of oem shocks available, only ~150k and completely blown.
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shock oil is just regular oil. shouldn't eat your paint any more than motor or trans oil.
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ouch.

I know someone with a nice set of oem shocks available, only ~150k and completely blown.
Hey- that right front has come back through at least half of its travel since I compressed it yesterday afternoon!
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