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florida2002m3

Air suspension faulty workshop- Cheap Solution

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Ive read a handful of threads on this, my warning comes on after a few miles of driving.

Warning or not, sometimes it raises up fairly quickly (20 seconds), other times it raises in about a minute.

Im lead to believe the rebuild kit can solve my problem, as when a sensor goes bad there are some other problems as well.

I did a google search of the VW PN 7LO 698 030, and it turned up a few of the normal sources: ECS, Pelican, RMEuro...... etc. All for $160-$200+

I then came across this link on good 'ol EBAY for $30, thats right, only $30 TYD from England

http://www.ebay.com/itm/AUDI-ALLROAD-C5-A8-Q7-WABCO-AIR-SUSPENSION-COMPRESSOR-PISTON-RING-REPAIR-FIX-KIT-/151062196437?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item232c0230d5

Has anyone had any experience with this kit? It does appear that all of the others are very overpriced for the materials and MFG. I may try it for $30, not much to lose.

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Haven't tried that kit but it may be the same as Ebay seller bagpipingandy also from the UK. I've bought two of his kits. One for my girlfriends A8 (also a Wabco compressor but different size) and a spare for the Cayenne (already did the VW kit two years ago). His kit is as good as the VW kit for a fraction of the price.

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I put one in and it did not fix the problem. It actually got worse. Now looking for other causes.

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I put one in and it did not fix the problem. It actually got worse. Now looking for other causes.

I had the same experience as you. It got worse after I installed the repair kit. After that I disassembled the whole compressor and found a lot of rust and water inside it. Springs were broken due to rust. I installed a complete new compressor => Problem solved.

 

So my compressor was broken due to moisture due to saturated desiccant. Desiccant is too small and will only last for a few years before we need to replace it. Doable, but means disassemble the whole compressor.  I have now installed a second air drier in my 2004, project described on Rennlist.

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