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Leaky 5100

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by lynyrd3, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. lynyrd3

    lynyrd3 [OP] HARDCORE CARNIVORE BOW HUNTER

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    Any one have a 5100 start leaking? Right rear bilstein on mine is and I have never been off road or put a heavy load in the bed ! Just a pain in the ass to send it back for replacement or repair. Put these in Oct. 2010 . Guess I will put the old stock shocks back in while I wait for replacement :mad:
     
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    TACO TX Well-Known Member

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    Cant u just take it back to where you bought them?
     
  3. lynyrd3

    lynyrd3 [OP] HARDCORE CARNIVORE BOW HUNTER

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    Got to ship back to Cali . I live in NY .
     
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    Mine passenger rear leaked too. Only 40,000 miles on it. However, mine leaked offroading so I replaced them with Rancho 9000s. I really like the Ranchos because I can adjust the shocks according to the load I am carrying. 600 to 700 lbs in the bed, just adjust the shock stiffness dial to 8 or 9 and when done back to 4 or 5 for normal driving.
     
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    Is it just a small amount of oil or has it dumped oil all over?
    Bilsteins use a weeping seal design. This helps to keep the seal from going bad as well avoid loud squeeking noises and is normal for there to be a small amount of fluid.
     
  6. lynyrd3

    lynyrd3 [OP] HARDCORE CARNIVORE BOW HUNTER

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    Yup , leaking pretty bad . I will get under it and pressure wash it off to double check.
     
  7. tacoma guy

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    Mine have a small amount of fluid seeping and running out of where the boot mount to the shock. Is that normal ? I understand the weeping seal design but over time dos that mean that most of the fluid leaks out and the shocks go bad? They are a 11 months old and never seen off road !! :confused:
     
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