Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: South of Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Did some of the work tonight.
I had trouble getting the circlip out. Turns out the spacer needs to be pounded in slightly so you can have access to the clip.
Also, the springs are under tension after the top cap is taken off, quite the surprise.
There wasn't much oil left and it was brown from the damper, black from the shock. Yuck. No rust or pitting though, but the bumper on the shaft was like putty.
I fill the shock tomorrow, probably 15w if the store is open. Otherwise it gets ATF.