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Old 09-13-2007, 09:28 AM
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fix a flat in air shocks??

If i had a set of air shocks that were giving me problems with leaking Could it or would it be possible to use some fix a flat to slow it down or maybe even stop it all together? I know the instructions for using on a tire say to drive it for so many miles once putting it in. Im guessing this is to distribute the stuff evenly and seal while letting it dry or harden or what ever it does. So im not sure if this is even a good idea or would ruin anything. Just a thought all opinoins welcome.

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I don't believe it will work.
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Chances are, they are leaking in the hose fittings rather than the shocks themselves. Another tip.........don't overtighten these fittings....it only makes them worse.....or collapses the hoses, so air won't go in.
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fix a flat will not work. Get under with dish detergent and look for bubbles. fix the leak.
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i had a set of air shocks on my 70 elky and i had to fill them up every couple of days. i couldnt find the leak so i got rid of them. personally i would just get rid of them there are much better shocks out there that are adjustable.
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Just to add some nifo here...but the "fix-a-flat" stuff needs to be "coated" and absolved...that's why the directions say somethng like "drive "xx miles" after putting it in.

There's no rotational thing going on in air shocks to aloow a coating of anything...would be like if you had a flat tire and stuck in a can of Fix-a-flat, then let the car sit for a week, chances are you'd come back to a flat tire.
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take them off, put in some slime,roll them and compress them for a little bit then put them on air them to a low preassure and drive down a bumpy road....or buy some new ones there only like 35 a piece for gabriel air shocks....but I have had excelent luck with slime in tires so it may be worth a shot
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Thanks guys i just bought them a few weeks ago and was curious so when i out them in if they leak i had some recourse. Ive only ran air shocks once before and had pretty good luck with them.
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That green slime stuff is sposed to be real good for tires.
But It might plug the lines to the shocks.If ya can't find a leak in the lines and ya think its the shocks them selves you might try it as a last ditch effort.
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