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Old 09-16-2021, 05:52 PM   #1
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Are These Shocks Leaking?

Attachment 343297I was under the RV today lubing the steering components and checking the rear sway bar bushings. I noticed both rear shocks covered in oil. Would this be oil from the shocks or just catching something else?
In the picture you can see where I wiped the lower art of the shocks trying to find a part number. The oily/grimy coating was all the way to the bottom. I can not tell you how long these shocks might have been coated but I noticed today. And I did not notice any other source of oil in that area.
From the stampings on the shock housing, looks like Koni 8085-1019 from 2006.
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Most new shocks , are gas charged ( pressurized gas over the oil to keep the oil from foaming during their stroke ) once oil is visible the gas is long gone .

Replacement required .
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Yep...seals are done
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Everything else is dry, must be from the shocks. Doesn't look bad, they look like konis? If they are they aren't gas and you may get a lot of life out of them yet. Just watch your handling for signs of them failing.
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