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I some how managed to cut my remote Resevoir line out on a trail yesterday and I have a few questions.

1- Is there a temporary fix that will stop the oil from leaking and making a mess of the wheel well?
2- What is the risk to the rest of the shock if I continue to drive on it?
3- How can I prevent this from happening again.

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All pro fox 2.0 shock with stock UCA
 

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YOure going to need to replace that pretty quickly...no fix they are pressurized...maybe gorilla tape after cleaning the hose of oil??? HOw did you route the hoses?? they should have the adjustment reservoir knob to the front then ran back...it creates a loop and cant be touched by stock or after market UCA's. I will post a pic if you need one...

The way this pic is routed is WRONG so flip the res around and it will loop inside of your UCA. Hope this helps

 

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Well since I have no mechanical skills I had them installed, three guess by who.
 

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I'm surprised that they did not install it according to the supplied instructions...You never want to route a line under or between something that can potentially pinch the line. Even with the line where it is I don't think there is enough travel or droop for the UCA to contact the line against the spring. Of course, I can't judge the distance from here!
 

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Dom for the win. Looks like I'll be calling All Pro first thing Monday morning. Hopfully this is an inexspencive and quick (while I wait) fix.
 

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I'm sure they will have it fixed, for free. I doubt you will have it done in a day though. The shock will most likely have to be sent to Fox and this will take a week turn around, I've done it twice, so I know.
 

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I talked to Terry this morning. They are going to swap out my shocks at no charge first thing tomarrow morning!
 

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For the future on a temp fix, wrap the hose with some rubber hose you split then take a couple house clamps and put them over the new rubber sleeve, that should help stop the leak but it wont last long and I would only do that to get off a trail then tow it home.

As far as damage goes you will destroy the piston, scraper and divider in the shock with out the oil and nitrogen, so it is best to not drive on them at all.
 

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Wow, what a crappy situation... :-\

Glad to hear they're fixing it up for you. All the FOX 2.0 systems I've seen are routed like in that pic earlier...
 

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Also if the line isn't re routed it will keep getting cut. When the suspension is at full droop the arm is pinching the hose between the arm and coil so make sure something thing is done to keep the hose out of harms way.
 

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Thanks Jeshua, I'll ask All Pro about that too.
 

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Well, All Pro upgraded me to the new version of the FOX 2.0 shocks. They have an alluminium top mount and longer bottom mount. They ran the resevior line the same but there is plenty of clearance now. They also replaced my upper links since one of them had somehow destroyed itself.
 

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Very cool! That bracket is what comes with the 2.5 system, too. I've put probably a thousand miles of offroad on my 2.5 system so far with that routing and have had no problems...
 

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Cool, just keep an eye out on the line to make sure it isn't getting pinched by the coil or a-arm.
 

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Well the drama continues. The sway bar is rubbing the coil on the driver side. I'll be back down there in the morning to hopfully get everything fixed once and for all. :mad:
 

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Well I just got back from All Pro. Root cause was the bottom spacers in the shocks. They swapped them out for a set that centers the shock and now it clears the coil, axle, and line. Terry gave me a rear diff skid for my trouble so that helped ease the sting of driving down to Hemet two days this week.
 
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