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Old 13th January 2019, 04:48 PM
irelandbuyer irelandbuyer is offline
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Default Air Suspension - Fixed!

Hi All,

Following up on my earlier posts, have an update...

I contacted my local Audi dealer and they quoted E1560 for the compressor, E19 for the relay and E765 labour to replace.

I went to my normal guy and having read the posts here, particularly Glync's, and the advice from Blakey, i went to Aerosus UK and ordered a replacement. I ordered it on Friday 28/12 and it arrived to me in Dublin on Monday afternoon. Total price was 249 incl. Vat and Shipping. It included the replacement relay and a 2 year warranty.

My guy replaced it last week and left it over the weekend to check there were no other leakages which thankfully there wasn't.

While he was at it, i got him to replace the drivers door handle with one i got off Ebay as it wasn't reading the key. Add a few other bits n bobs.

What really helped keep the labour time down was Glync's post which i copied into powerpoint, printed and gave to my mechanic and that was very helpful as he could find things like the relay much quicker.

And on Blakey's recommendation, I went with Aerosus...after a good chat we had about his experience..

All in, i got out for around E900 and the car is running perfect.

So, thanks to this forum and everyone's feedback and help...a super little community....

Cheers folks...

2007 Audi A8 D3 3.2 FSI
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Old 13th January 2019, 07:13 PM
BLAKEY BLAKEY is offline
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That's great news mate and it was good to talk to you. Another 8 back on the road can only be good news.
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Old 13th January 2019, 09:34 PM
H-M3 H-M3 is offline
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Well done buddy, but 600 for labour is quite expensive
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