Added bonus of coilovers is you can lower the car. It's nice to have the proper tools. You may have to before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. It could be that both of the rears are leaking though. I then took it to Hoehn Audi to do the pressure check as I was frustrated with the noises and system in general.
I have yet to see this new procedure however they promised to print it out and hand it to me when I pick up the car in about a week. Both shock absorbers on the same side of the vehicle are connected with the diagonally opposed dampers on the other side, each by means of one central valve. However, it developed this odd squishing sound when I'd hit a bump or dip on the highway, and at this point, the car is definitely softer than when I got it, with a lot more body roll. But, I noticed it is a little bouncy. For used vehicles, this charge covers a full history and provenance check prior to being advertised for sale ensuring no financial risk or charge has been levied against the vehicle, that the vehicle has never been written off or stolen and final preparation for customer handover.
I decided to make my own. I am certainly interested in all these posts. That I can't confirm so probably best to err on the safe side. Some say that the central valves will be replaced. But my theory was that with all four wheels off the ground the leakage would be less as there is no weight on it. Just spoke to Paul again and he said that the dealers were given a software update to their parts ordering system on the 17th July 2007 such that they cannot order a new shock without ordering a boot. Vindis Group believe this level of preparation is crucial in ensuring we provide the highest level of customer satisfaction, for which the Vindis Group is renowned for.
If the leak is sufficiently bad you will have to replace the central valve as well as the faulty parts. When a corner is taken, a flow of oil, and thus a supplementary damping force, is generated via the central valve between the diagonally opposed shock absorbers. I also ordered an o-ring set to have on hand in case it was required. But I knew they were doomed for failure and I didn't wait for them to fail. If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the by clicking the link above. There is just alot of misinformation out there right now. I mean if it handles a bit wierd I'll take it slow.
From the sounds of some of the replies. There are no noises, no odd bouncing, no leaning, and it seems to be decent but not crisp like a coilover system. I got fried on the stake in the other thread when I even brought up the possibility of all these parts not getting replaced and I wanted to know what the plan was. I dont give it much chance. First rear side about 3 hours, second rear side about 2.
I then let the pressure drop back to 16 Bar, this gives the central valve the correct operating travel in the event both shocks compress concurrently. I think the comparison is B14 vs B16 which are fully adjustable. The swap will be done in a week or so when my car can fit into the mechanic's schedule. Until then the central valve has to be replaced if it loses pressure. I've never noticed any oil leaking - I have a sneaking suspicion that one or more struts have blown an internal seal that gives way when under hard compression. With the brand's philosophy of Vorsprung durch Technik translated as Advancement through Technology at the heart of every new vehicle they create, the current Audi line-up showcases everything from the luxurious and the spacious, to the exhilaratingly powerful performance models that the manufacturer is famous for.
However, it developed this odd squishing sound when I'd hit a bump or dip on the highway, and at this point, the car is definitely softer than when I got it, with a lot more body roll. Whatever your needs, Audi have a model that will suit you. Disconnect compressed air line from venturi nozzle. So I wouldn't waist my time Repairing the System, when you get a chance simply replace the entire thing with a good set of Coilovers and be done away with it. There is a post showing this tool.
I had to drive mine 14 to get home after I spotted a split hose and then another 2 to Audi. But, I noticed it is a little bouncy. Also, if I sit in the car with trans in Park and I move my torso side the side pretty hard in my seat and then stop, the car keeps bouncing a good 4-5 times after. The shocks are connected in two diagonal circuits each with a separate central valve. Some here have been to the dealer 3 or 4 or more times, been without there cars for months total time. Cheers The special tool has been around since the beginning. And in theory you could clamp the flexi lines just as you would a brake line.
The pairing is why there's 2 valves to worry about too. Arguably there is two hoses at the rear shocks too, however they are not subject to the same stress the front two are because they do not bend back on themselves 180 degrees, they follow a more meandering S shaped pattern and on inspection seemed sound. Question is, does your dealer in Arizona really have the new updated toolkit already? If the leak is sufficiently bad you will have to replace the central valve as well as the faulty parts. Then that refilled shock is connected to a new fully pressurized central valve 20 bar. The shocks are hardly supposed to move at all, and with an underpressurized system, the unintended excessive vertical travel caused premature internal damage and failure. Note: The shocks and pipes can be repressurised now, it's just the central valve that can't.
If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the by clicking the link above. Good ride, Good Handling and perfect stance. Only problem is they are brand new so I am having a hard time talking myself in to going out and buying new preformance tires. If you're happy with the ride on the B14s, then go for that, but if you think you even might want the adjustable dampers then get the fully adjustable ones. We are confident that there's an Audi to suit everyone.