I changed my fork oil for the first time after waiting *way* too long and didn't find any crud in the oil at all. I did find rust on the metal piece that goes between the spring and the cap despite the part being covered in oil. Maybe this happened over the winter. It wasn't clear by any means but still had a greenish colour to it. After reading all the posts about how complicated it would be I found it quite easy to get a normal open ended wrench to hold the 17mm nut between the top spring and the cap after compressing the spring. I flushed the old oil out with some new oil prior to filling. I didn't use anything sophisticated to set the oil height, just a straw with tape on it at 135 mm. Put it in the oil, put my finger over the tip, pulled out straw w/oil, removed finger, let oil run out. Yes I had to do this perhaps 20 times but it worked. With thanksgiving coming up I didn't dare steal my wife's turkey baster. Just when I was thinking this is quite easy after all as I was putting the caps on I compressed each fork and noticed a mid-travel noise that sounded almost like the spring contacting with the side of the upper tube or something elso inside. Took it apart again to check, nothing amiss. Anyone have any ideas.?