Serviced Forge 007P and changed the spring...
Not posted for a while just been lurking and following what you guys are up to as managed to screw my back up so not been doing much other than laying down lol.
So as i had managed to get a service kit from Forge for my 007p for free a while back i decided that i should really change the green spring to a yellow as i am running stg1 revo.
So quick trip to Ebay and i found you could buy the yellow spring for £12.50 or the full Spring kit (all 4 springs and 3 shims) for £22.43 i thought i may as well get the kit. ordered yesterday at about 3pm arrived today at 8am!! so took my 007p off the car and found a quick service guide on google.
Servicing is pretty straight forward just clean up all old grease and check the condition of the 3 o-rings and the piston. In the service kit you get a bag of new grease a replacement piston and a set of o-rings.
After i had cleaned it all up (only been on the car 6-7k) i used the new o-rings and piston (why not) and re-assembled the 007p using a light coating of the red grease supplied on the o-rings and the outside of the piston. I put the new yellow spring in and put the top back on, to test functionality i depressed the piston using my finger (harder to do now with the yellow spring) and covered the nipple on the tip of the 007p with my finger. you should see the piston drop about 5mm and then hold fast (if it moves you have a leak and need to re-fit). Once you remove your finger you should see the piston close nice and fast and smoothly. do this a few times to make sure its consistant and then re-fit to the car.
Voila a serviced 007p with a stronger spring :)