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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  


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  1. Integral Hydraulic Backstay Adjuster

    Give Svendsen's a chance to figure out why it's not holding pressure if rebuild less than a year ago. Even hydraulic rebuild guys miss something once in a while, such as Navtec's accidental use of stainless release valve ball years ago (which gets dented from release knob) versus the hard chrome ball that belongs there - relatively often this is cause for loss of pressure. One can tell the materials apart as hard chrome is highly magnetic, stainless pretty much isn't. Scratches in bore of cylinder are easily identified by cleaning the tube and looking through it at a light source, though this is very rarely the issue. Could even be a simple thing like piston seal got nicked during reassembly and is allowing oil to escape past it. Another very frequent reason is a scratch/gouge on seal surface of aluminum piston, most often from removal of the old seal. If this isn't dressed out, it will allow oil to flow along the scratch and right past the inside lip of the seal.