progressive 416 fluid levels


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jtpipkinjr
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progressive 416 fluid levels

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progressive states 2 oz. honda manual states 4.7 oz. some other forums state 10.5 oz. so, what is your take on this subject?



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If you have Progressives then, by all means, follow the recomendations from them.

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Progressive says:
9. To install the new seal, turn the shock upside down and clamp the eye in a vise (see figure 2). Pour 2 ounces of Dextron II ATF in the shock.
10. Slide the bushing (bevel edge down) and push it over the
damper all the way down to the ridge (see figure 2).
11. Slide on the thin washer* and push it down until it contacts the plastic bushing.
12. Lubricate the inner and outer seal edge with ATF. Wrap one turn of electrical tape around the weld on the damper to protect the seal lips. Carefully slide the seal on the damper and dress it as far as you can into the shock with your fingers (see figure 2). Try to keep the seal square with the shock.
13. Put the thick washer on top of the seal and press the seal in with a length of tubing (12"x21/2" O.D.) Press the seal
in just far enough to install the snap ring.
14. Slide the rubber boot back on.
I'd go with the 2 ounce spec as all you're doing is providing lubrication in the air chamber to lubricate the air seals, you are not replacing shock fluid in the shock body.
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Better pic of figures 1 & 2 from Progressive #416 Seal R&R instructions.
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