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Old 09-17-2018, 11:22 AM
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Red face Air suspension failure

Went to get in my car this am after a quick breakfast and thought it looked a bit low in the front.




Driving and this came up


I tried to raise it while I was calling roadside assist and got this

Dealer told me not to drive like this. I get out of the car and I hear the compressor run and the car rose to proper hight. In less than 2 minutes I hear a leaking sound and down she went.


She is CPO but I just had the new exhaust installed and hope that shop didnt fudge anything up while they were installing it. I kinda doubt they were anywhere near that area but weird it happened shortly after that visit.
Air shock failure???
 

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Old 09-17-2018, 11:26 AM
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is it low on both sides or just one?
 
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Looks like driver side only and thats where I could hear air leaking from, on second thought I cant really say
 
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Single side as DogWood asked? If the leaking sound is coming from the strut (specifically the top) you may have just popped a bag. While you can normally drive when it's low and then fills up, if its leaking that quickly it's probably dead.

It is possible they snagged a line during the install and pulled out, but I think the value of the strut wouldn't let that happen. In that case, its more likely to never fill or leak when raising/lowering, not often. My gut is the bag ripped. Hit any holes recently?

I've had leaks in several struts, but never when it will leak within 2 minutes.
 
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Well she is at the dealer by now, we will see in a couple days
 
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Sorry to see this again. These systems (in all makes not just Porsche) almost seem to be a serviceable item that eventually all will undergo repairs.
 
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They said the left side bag is cracked at the top and the right one looks crappy so both are getting replaced under CPO, approx $9000. Have to say Im impressed with the service so far.
 
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wow, that is cool.
 
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9000 for the two bags?
 
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they'll be replacing both front struts, Genuine Porsche parts at Pelican go for $1647 ea and you know the dealer is marking up more than that.
Then there is labor at some obscene rate..

so $9k sounds about right
 
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If I get a total I will post the amount
 
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Go read my aur suspension info th hread. I still have to put up the DIY for air shock, valve body replacements. Looks like you are handling ok.

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If I get a total I will post the amount
 
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