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Old 07-06-2011, 05:27 PM
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Heard a whisper today about some form of magic oil stuff that you put in with fork oil and it helps to seal dodgy forks. Any truth it in or is it just magic beans?

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Old 07-06-2011, 05:31 PM
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Could you be thinking of graphite grease...anything will only last a short time..

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Old 07-06-2011, 06:08 PM
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Heard a whisper today about some form of magic oil stuff that you put in with fork oil and it helps to seal dodgy forks. Any truth it in or is it just magic beans?

there is a magic cure for leaking fork seals......new ones!!!!
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Old 07-06-2011, 06:50 PM
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Ahhhh I had some stuff years ago that was supposed to stop seals in enginges leaking, add it to the oil and it made the seals expand slightly. Aint seen any in about 15 years though
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:52 PM
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i remember that, it was marketed as 'seal swell' iirc, not seen it in a while. some silicones make rubber seals expand dont they?
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I find taht modern fork oils are so thin that it passes straight thru new seals pretty quickly - so these days i mix with 50% 20/50 engine oil - prob solved for a few years at least
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Old 08-06-2011, 06:40 AM
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Wyn's stop leak (Halfords sell it) worked on my FJ1200 long enough to get through the mot until I had time to change them, funny enough I never did.
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No-one's mentioned kitchen roll under the dust seals yet.
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....or fitting gaiters and cable tying the buggers on...
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engine stop leak / no smoke its still about bought some october ,
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