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Old 02-06-2009, 03:16 AM   #1
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Default Unhappy with threshold umbrella seals.

I just tried installing the new seals per.FastEddy's video.
All I ended up with is a splitshock bottom cap.:(
I even used a press and followed the tutorial step by step.
Now my 5T will be down for a week until I can get the f%$&#@g
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Old 02-06-2009, 07:22 AM   #2
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How did you split the lower aluminum cap?
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Old 02-06-2009, 07:43 AM   #3
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I have now installed the Threshold seal in 12 shocks without issue.

I highly doubt it was the seal that was the issue here.

Can you post a pic of the split cap?
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Old 02-06-2009, 08:05 AM   #4
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I have installed seals into 8 shocks and have 1 more set to go no issue's at all..........:ponder:
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Old 02-06-2009, 08:41 AM   #5
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This is the first I have head or this issues happening.
Please post a good close up so we can see.

It would have to lake a lot to to split the cap. Could have been a defective cap. Again. please post a photo.
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Old 02-06-2009, 01:40 PM   #6
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Default Here it is.

Here are pics of the cap and the seal.(after I tapped it back out)
The seal looks like it went in cocked. Almost like it started to spread open when I started to press it in.
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What edge on the seal went into the shock end first?

The top or bottom as shown in your pic?

Did you use the install tool?
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Old 02-06-2009, 03:09 PM   #8
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If it was going in crooked why didn't you stop and straighten it before pressing it in deeper?
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Old 02-06-2009, 03:48 PM   #9
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I installed it bottom (rounded) edge first, as shown on the video. And yes, I dod use the tool included.
As for why I didn't stop when it felt stuck, that's about the time when the cap split.
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Old 02-06-2009, 04:04 PM   #10
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So are you really unhappy with the seals, or with yourself for not paying closer attention while you were pressing them in?

I can understand being upset, I would be, but I think blaming the seals is a bit unfair.
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Old 02-06-2009, 04:19 PM   #11
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Yeah, if it went in crooked than I can see how this happened. It really surprises me, because the install tool really helps keep things lined up. Oh well, sometimes things just happen.
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Old 02-06-2009, 04:46 PM   #12
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I can see being disappointed. I would be.
Its a hobby and things happen. I have ruined countless parts trying to do different things. It come with the territory.

Suck it up, get a new cap and try again. It was a freak issue that most likely will never happen again and if so they will be few and far between.
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Old 02-06-2009, 06:25 PM   #13
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Ok, so maybe it seemed like I was blaming the seal.
It could very well have been a defective cap.
Although, I did notice something interresting about the seal's design. The sharp edge is tapered like a (1:1 scale) pinion seal.
In that application, the sharp edge goes in first.
Just something to think about.
New cap and seals are on the way.
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Old 02-06-2009, 07:58 PM   #14
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I was installing one yesterday and it went in pretty hard. I think it's safe to say that everything was square since FastEddy was standing right behind me. The seal went in really hard with a lot of pressure, and took some metal with it. The tool then got stuck and took a little work to get out.

That was my fourth install and the other three went well. The last one slid right in. I really don't think it's the seal but certainly think there's some degree of risk when installing them. I'm pretty sure the quality of metal used in those caps is not what you'd find on the space shuttle.

I can see it being a really frustrating experience if you want to get your truck back together and run it. I also think that Threshold makes top notch products and we're all lucky that people like him exist.

I'm sure your next install will go better scout. :)
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I was installing one yesterday and it went in pretty hard. I think it's safe to say that everything was square since FastEddy was standing right behind me. The seal went in really hard with a lot of pressure, and took some metal with it. The tool then got stuck and took a little work to get out.
Now.... if this sentence had involved anyone else, I would not have found it so funny

Sorry, but I guess i just know Eduardo too well. :hi:
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Old 02-06-2009, 11:18 PM   #16
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Dont worry about the tool. I just slapped it on the table top a time or two and it slid out. I think its safe to say it will be just fine. No damage to one humps tool. It still looked strait. As for the seal, it wasnt compromised. Im sure once he shoves a properly lubracated shaft into it it wont leak and and foreign matter will get wiped off properly and not enter the inside chamber.

All that ends well is well
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Now.... if this sentence had involved anyone else, I would not have found it so funny

Sorry, but I guess i just know Eduardo too well. :hi:
:p hehehehehehehe :p
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Now.... if this sentence had involved anyone else, I would not have found it so funny

Sorry, but I guess i just know Eduardo too well. :hi:
you beat me to it with that one :)
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Apparently I have to watch what I say and how I say it around here. :o
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Its all in fun
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