GIVE YOUR SUSPENSION THE LIQUID GOLD TREATMENT
Just as you regularly change the oil in your engine, the oil in your suspension also
needs to be changed. Furthermore, your suspension doesn't have a filter! To keep your investment performing at the highest level, give your Öhlins suspension a service today direct with the manufacturer and gain from a special offer to Peugeot 208 R2 rally car customers!
Receive discount for each extra set of suspension sent in for service at the same time!
It's a well-known and accepted fact that engines require regular oil changes to ensure
optimum performance and reliability. Well, just as you change the oil in your engine as
part of a regular service schedule, the oil in your suspension also needs to be changed.
In addition to this, one point many people don't consider is that suspension doesn't
have a filter!
As in the engine the oil in your damper is exposed to pressure, heat and friction. With
each stroke of travel, the smooth surfaces inside your suspension pick up microscopic
particles of debris. Those particles are drawn into the oil and over time contaminate
the interior passageways and valves. As the hours of use accumulate, so does the
contamination. Without regular service, your high-performance suspension will begin to
lose its ability to generate damping forces.
To keep your investment performing at the highest level, Öhlins recommends frequent servicing.
The recommended service intervals are:
- 1000 km on smooth/medium gravel and on tarmac
- 400 km on rough gravel or damper
- temperatures over 110 degrees
There are 2 service levels available:
- Step 1: New oil, seals, piston bands, and highly stressed shims
- Step 2: Step 1 + pistons, shims, and check valves
Damaged or worn parts that affect damper performance and not included in Step 2 will
be charged separately. For smooth/medium gravel and tarmac it is recommended to service according step 1 after 1000 km, step 2 after a total of 2000 km and then step 1 again after 1000 km. For rough gravel or damper temperatures over 110 degrees it is recommended to service
according to step 1 after 400 km, again step 1 after a total of 800 km, step 2 after a total of
1200 km and then step 1 again after 400 km.
The servicing procedure from ÖDTC includes testing the dampers before and after the service on a Dyno. ÖDTC will service your suspension to the manufacturer's desired quality level in its workshop close to the Nürburgring in Germany.
To have your suspension serviced simply follow this procedure:
- Fill out the service request form and submit one copy by email to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org and include a copy along with the dampers to Öhlins DTC in Germany.
- Approve the servicing quotation offered by ÖDTC and settle the total cost.
- The dampers will be returned after servicing and payment has been received in full. Please
note the lead-time to service dampers is normally 2 weeks upon receipt of the dampers,
although this can be reduced to one week depending on work load.
Dampers should arrive clean and without strut casing, spring, spring seat. If not, an additional
cost will be incurred as per the servicing form from ÖDTC. To help us provide the best service
for you the servicing form should be completed fully (total kms, problem occurred etc.).
Due to efficiency gains when servicing more than one set at the same time, ÖDTC is able to offer a 10% discount on the regular service price for each additional set (4 dampers) of suspension submitted for service.
Please note that this discount is limited to 3 sets per customer.
Furthermore ÖDTC is offering Öhlins latest shock covers for a set of dampers at 50% off RRP with every service.
Please note on the servicing form if you would like to purchase new shock covers.