Anyone ever ran into this problem?
Ive got a 2001 Schwinn Homegrown that came with a Manitou Mars Super. Its always had this hissing sound to it. I even called tech support a while back (probably in 2001) and they told me that it was bleeding air from the oil side. I figured if its anything like a hydraulic system, they are probably right.
Well last week, I was doing maintenance on the bike and I lubed the fork. After doing so I tested it with some light, medium and hard compression. That hissing noise was much louder and I discovered grease leaking from a crack on the inside (spoke side) of the air/coil leg. WTF?? It actually ruptured from the inside.
The thing is out of warranty and the part that cracked looks like it isnt a repairable part. Any verdicts?