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Re: TR4 rear suspension knock

To: John Matthews <>, Dean Mericas <>
Subject: Re: TR4 rear suspension knock
From: R John Lye <>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 97 17:00:56 EDT
Cc: triumphs@Autox.Team.Net
On Jul 29,  4:32pm, John Matthews wrote:
> Have you checked the oil level in your shocks Dean?

Also, make sure that the mounting bolts for the shock are tight.
I had them loosen up once - made some funny noises.

> However, I can also tell that my drivers side shock isn't working
> properly. My question is what type of oil goes in these lever shocks? 
> The manual says it's shock oil, but does it require a special kind or
> can I use motorcycle fork oil in whatever viscosity gives the desired
> ride. 

I'm currently using a mix of motorcycle fork oil, racing motor oil
and a little STP in the shocks on the autocross car.  It seems to
be working pretty well; I put it in about 4 or 5 years ago.

BTW, congrats on the new TR-4 with surrey top.

John Lye


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