4.2.2. Leakage of shock-absorbers
Shock-absorbers often are rejected and change because of their leakage. The researches conducted at the stand and on cars showed that often replacement of allegedly rejected shock-absorbers was unreasonable.
Small leak of oil ("sweating") on consolidation of a rod is not the reason for replacement of the shock-absorber. The shock-absorber with traces of oil is considered normal under following conditions.
Oil leak (on rice 4.36
. it is darkened) it is visible, but traces look dim, opaque or dried up by dust
Traces of the flowed-out oil from the damper lock (consolidation of a rod) to (max.) plate of a spring
Small leak of oil is advantage as consolidation of a rod thereby is greased, and the term of its service increases. It belongs to shock-absorbers of forward and back suspension brackets.