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    Default Fork oil expiry Castrol

    I have been meaning to put a new fork seal on my CRF for the last few years, I think over 5 now as it has a slow leak. I found the sealed bottle of Castrol fork oil and fork seals in my storeroom. Is it okay to use fork oil which may be up to 8 years old. I'm sure it can't damage the fork? The current oil has been in the fork since 2008 so hopefully it would be fine or should I just toss it and buy new oil?

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    Default Re: Fork oil expiry Castrol

    Sealed bottle, no issue. tshirt - many years and moola driving son all over RSA for Off Road Racing

    PS I am a little concerned about the seals, are they still in the original packaging, possibility they deteriorated if allowed to dry out or in contact with UV
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    Donít blame yourself over past mistakes. Itís like driving down the N1 while looking in the rear view mirror only.

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    Default Re: Fork oil expiry Castrol

    Quote Originally Posted by Dungbeetle View Post
    Sealed bottle, no issue. tshirt - many years and moola driving son all over RSA for Off Road Racing
    Thank you, thought so but needed to double check. Could not find an expiry date on the bottle either.

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    Default Re: Fork oil expiry Castrol

    Do you still have the CRF manual, follow the oil level instruction closely
    Donít blame yourself over past mistakes. Itís like driving down the N1 while looking in the rear view mirror only.

    2000 Patrol GU 4.2D(onkey) "old-timer" chugging along towards 900 000 km.
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    Default Re: Fork oil expiry Castrol

    Quote Originally Posted by Dungbeetle View Post
    Sealed bottle, no issue. tshirt - many years and moola driving son all over RSA for Off Road Racing

    PS I am a little concerned about the seals, are they still in the original packaging, possibility they deteriorated if allowed to dry out or in contact with UV
    The seals are still in Honda sealed packaging and look okay. They were about R500 or so those years ago so don't want to even check what they would be now. They should be fine as the other seals have been in since 2008.

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    Default Re: Fork oil expiry Castrol

    Quote Originally Posted by Dungbeetle View Post
    Do you still have the CRF manual, follow the oil level instruction closely
    Yes, I have the manual, a downloaded version now.

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    Default Re: Fork oil expiry Castrol

    Quote Originally Posted by Dungbeetle View Post
    Do you still have the CRF manual, follow the oil level instruction closely
    380ml per fork

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    Default Re: Fork oil expiry Castrol

    If I knew what this was about, I would not have misread this topic.



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