Ohlins General Workshop Manual

Ohlins General Workshop Manual Introduction

All of Öhlins advanced suspension products are adaptedto the make and model. This means that length, travel,and spring-action and damping characteristics, are testedindividually just for the vehicle fitted with Öhlins suspen-sion.  When  servicing  be  sure  to  use  the  correct  spareparts.  

The information, illustrations and specifications containedin this manual are the latest product information availableat the time of publication. This manual is presented to makethe service of the Öhlins shock absorbers as easy and assafe  as  possible  with  maximum  performance  out  of  theserviced shock absorber as possible.

Before you startÖhlins  Racing  AB  can  not  be  held  responsible  for  anydamage whatsoever to spare parts, suspension or vehicle,or  injury  to  persons,  if  the  instructions  for  fitting  andmaintenance  are  not  followed  exactly.  Similarly,  thewarranty will become null and void if the instructions arenot adhered to.Make sure you have all the necessary tools before youstart working on the Öhlins shock absorber.

The shock absorber is provided with a separate type res-ervoir filled with high-pressure nitrogen gas. To preventdanger of explosion, study and make certain that you fullyunderstand the following information before handling theshock absorber.The manufacturer cannot be held responsible for dam-age  to  property  or  personal  injury  that  may  result  fromimproper handling.

  1. Never tamper with or attempt to disassemble the cylin-der or the reservoir.
  2. Never expose the shock absorber to an open flame orother excessive heat. The shock absorber may otherwiseexplode due to too high pressure.
  3. Be careful not to damage any part of the gas reservoir.A  damaged  gas  reservoir  will  impair  the  damping  per-formance or cause malfunction.4. Take care not to scratch the contact surface of the pis-ton rod of the cylinder; oil could otherwise leak out.
  4. Never attempt to remove the plug at the bottom of thenitrogen  gas  reservoir.  Any  attempt  to  remove  the  plugimplies serious danger.
  5. When scrapping the shock absorber follow the instruc-tions for disposal.

Ohlins General Workshop Manual Table of Contents

Introduction................................................................ 2S
afety instructions........................................................ 2
McPherson 36 and 46................................................. 3
Shock absorber 46..................................................... 15
Shock absorber 36..................................................... 27
General..................................................................... 43
Drawings................................................................... 55

Ohlins General Workshop Manual