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I have a pair of Koni Front Struts and they feel squishy, like most of oil has leaked out of them. The shaft can be pushed all the way in without rebounding. Can I add oil to these myself? Any help would be appreciated.
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Don't know if you can add oil to them yourself, but I would think that would be kinda bad unless you can find the exact weight that was in the shocks.

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depends on the type of koni you have.. if the koni shock *isn't* externally adjustable (does it have a tab that you can turn on top of the shock?).. if not, it's a 'normal' koni shock, and won't come back up when it's depressed.. all it's doing is dampening..

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Paul,

Im pretty sure they are the adjustable kind, although I am not sure how to adjust them. Here is a picture that might help:

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Koni rebuild their shocks if you send yours to them. Check out their website for details.

I don't have the link from this computer but I think it is www.koni-na.com

Search for it if needed.
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Don't panic, they're just dampers, they don't rebound. If they're like my 911 units, you push them all the way in, then turn them to adjust - clockwise for greater damping. You can feel the adjustment mechanism engage when you do this and you should get 5 turns (IIRC) between stops. Try the damping (extend then compress them for the full length of their travel) at full CCW, then try again after having collapsed, and given the 5 turns (or whatever) CW. You WILL know if they're working.
I looked into rebuild, and they said it wasn't worth it for these relatively inexpensive units.



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the posted picture are definitely *not* the 'externally' adjustable konis.. if they were, there'd be little tabs sticking out the top of the shock (the bottom of the picture, in this case)
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