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E55 feeling a little low today

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering & Brakes' started by Alps, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. Alps

    Alps Senior Member

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    After just having the rear crank seal done, the 55 is having a hissy fit and has dropped its rear. After a few hours it seems the rear starts dropping, pumps fine as it rises back up on start and hold pressure on a STAR test.

    I know all the usual airmatic suspects, hoping its just an airline leak somewhere!

    booked in to have investigated at the weekend!

    any advice on obvious culprits for the rear you may know of would be most welcome?
     
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    WG M-B Senior Member Authorised Forum Supporter

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    I would imagine a slight leak from the pipework in the compressor area, or air leaking back internally through the distributor
     
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    I know a guy who's a top modder for 55's, done loads of top quality work on his car - an E55 Joe Expert and a nice bloke too - he'll know.

    Alps is his name :lol:
     
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    Alps

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    so the car was very low when left overnight, even got "Car too low visit workshop" message in the cluster this time

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    paid a visit to Alex (Alex Crow), we could hear a leak on the passenger side rear which was a positive start!

    Stuck it on the ramp and we could see the leak coming from the strut resevoir as per pic
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    as you can see below the part were the pipe attaches had corroded and there were 2 holes where the air was leaking from, and as this part is not available to buy seperately Alex decided to do a repair.

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    After repair
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    Thanks again for Alex for fitting me in at such short notice and a quick repair!
     
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    Alex is a top man for sure
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    So pleased it all worked out well,,, lovely guy is Alex:D:D
     
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    ...best you check the other side Alps, that's some bad Alu' corrosion pal !

    glad it was a simple fix :D
     
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    already checkd it thanks, and put some grease on to stop that going the same way!
     
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