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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-26-2008, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
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Walker evans Rebuild instructions needed!

Hello Everyone! Last week I was helping a friend on his hunt and the threaded retainer on the bottom of the shock came loose and the o-ring blew out dumping all the oil. I put some motor oil in it to get by the rest of the hunt but i really need rebuild instructions on what the oil level should be how to bleed the air out and at what pressure to recharge the shocks. Can Anyone help? I also have some fox shock oil if this will work.
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Fox shock oil will work fine. 1st, find out why your shock blew. Probably too much load and blew an o-ring but make sure. You want to make sure the shock is fully compressed and bleed the air out of the shrader valve from the R/R. Remove the coil and Un-screw the bootom cap of the shock body, hold upside down and fill with oil to about 75% capacity. Put the cap back on and fill the shock to 250-300 PSI (double check recommendations from W/R website but I believe this what they recommend) with nitrogen at the shrader valve on the remote reservoir. This should get you back in business.

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I believe the shock blew simply because the bottom cap started to unthread.
Thanks for the super fast reply!!
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XMF is set up to work on the WER shocks, I would call them. Rich
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I believe the shock blew simply because the bottom cap started to unthread.
Thanks for the super fast reply!!

Anytime. If you need some help give me a buzz. Jimmy 928-699-2510. I have WER shocks on my Rhino and love them.

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I'd call walker. I'm sure they will fix them. They are on an 08, how old could they be?
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shock valving and maintenance is very easy work to do. no black magic is involved.

i would be sure of the Fox oil weight compared to the Walker recomended weight oil, it will change the way the shock works if the oil is too light or heavy.
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I'd call walker. I'm sure they will fix them. They are on an 08, how old could they be?
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I tried to Email Walker Evans Racing and they will not help me with rebuild instructions, here was there reply.
"John,
We don't have printed rebuild instructions for our shocks at this time. We do offer a complete shock rebuild service. It is $55.00 per shock plus parts and shipping. You can send your shock to us with your name address and phone number enclosed to. Or we have a shock seal kit for $9.93 each the includes all seals and o rings required to rebuild the shock."
I can rebuild the shock myself as i have rebuilt the Fox shocks on my pickup without any problems I just need to know certain specs(oil weight/level/nitrogen pressure) but they wont give me this info. The shocks are only 10 months old and there is no damage to the shock. It's nice of them to offer a seal kit, but without instructions what good is it??
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I tried to Email Walker Evans Racing and they will not help me with rebuild instructions, here was there reply.
"John,
We don't have printed rebuild instructions for our shocks at this time. We do offer a complete shock rebuild service. It is $55.00 per shock plus parts and shipping. You can send your shock to us with your name address and phone number enclosed to. Or we have a shock seal kit for $9.93 each the includes all seals and o rings required to rebuild the shock."
I can rebuild the shock myself as i have rebuilt the Fox shocks on my pickup without any problems I just need to know certain specs(oil weight/level/nitrogen pressure) but they wont give me this info. The shocks are only 10 months old and there is no damage to the shock. It's nice of them to offer a seal kit, but without instructions what good is it??
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It's a piece of cake to do. Don't waste the money to ship them over there and have them rebuild them. Just my .02.

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I would think Xtreme rebuilds I know they revalve the Walker Evans shocks and there local. WER wouldn't warranty the shock ?? And even if they did you still might be charged shipping. Rich
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Call Scott at XMF he will help you. 623-465-9689
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Call John at WER and explain whats going on. I had a shock leaking oil at 6 months and John fixed it under warranty. I also broke a shaft a couple months back and I called John on a Monday to see if he could get it fixed for me by the weekend because we were heading to Pismo - John said no problem - I shipped him the shock that monday and had them back on wednesday. I was charged $34 for the shaft and the rebuild was done under warranty.

Very happy with the service from WER.......

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Thanks, maybe i'll give scott a call. He was instrumental in getting me the correct springs for my walkers when I first got them, Super nice guy!! It's just that if i had the instructions I could have it done myself in probably an hour at no cost. I already have some shock oil and my cousin has the Nitrogen!! Thanks for the input guy's!!!
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