Oil adjustment is right side up, springs removed and sounds miserable to do on the bike. Take an extra 10 minutes - remove the fork tubes, put it vertically in your vice and do it the easy way. IN the amount of time you have spent so far you would be done and drinking a beer or 6.I'm trying to measure the oil on right fork, because it didn't leak.
And put equal oil in left fork, that did leak, I drained it, while cleaning seal.
I have this bad feeling, you do the oil adjustment upside down. Which means pulling tire and forks.