I didn't know what to call this post but, that's close enough. It wasn't the gold valve but, the way it was put together. A while back some of you might remember someone off this group broke his neck out at Ocotilio Well. I have his shock here and didn't take it apart till this morning......... it was done at a big name place that most of all of you have bought or have parts from. Hard anodized inside out, gold valve.....the works! Bottom line there were no threads in the nut! No, it wasn't the pressure of a crash that ripped the threeds out......it never had threads! it caught the side of the nut a little and you can see where the rod cought the valve. What a bummer to think that this crash was caused my a bad nut!