I got rid of the zip tie. Also got rid of the marzocchi due to having something in the fork didn't feel right to me when just toying around in the driveway.. Originally thought a seal was starting to blow, but after I had put that manitou back on and got some pump track time in and got home and located the seals I had gotten a month ago for it. Open the fork up and remove the lowers take a look at the nitrogen charged cartridge in the left side only to find the cartridge has no charge in it and that there's what seems to be a crack in the cartridge itself. 3rd problem that I have had with this fork, so no more with it. Was going to keep the manitou on it regardless, because I actually think it rides a bit better, not to mention I have a surplus of parts to repair it.