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Old 6th November 2018, 11:03 PM
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Default Air Suspension Compressor about to blow?

Hi Folks,

Hoping someone can help me on this although, reading the posts here, i think i'm in trouble. I was out in the car today, no problems or warning lights on the dash. I park up, and before I reach the front door, there's a banging noise coming from the car. It's like stones in a blender. I open the hood and it's on the passenger side down by the wheel arch (UK car). I'm almost certain it's the air compressor and it's making a massive racket. I took a video and uploaded it onto you tube here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwYWx7dIE9Y

I'll bring it to my Indy guy tomorrow morning but I know he probably won't have the time to read through threads on it and will probably propose a new pump (if that's what it needs).

I was wondering if anyone has any ideas around fault finding steps that I should propose to him?

If it needs a new pump, i wasn't clear if there was general consensus that the German replacements are up to scratch. I assume if I go main dealer, we're into a 1-2k cost to fix it, right?

Any help or thoughts would be really appreciated.

Thanks Lads,



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Old 7th November 2018, 07:18 AM
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It does sound like it could well be the compressor. Some time since I heard mine fail. The procedures are well documented here http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthrea...2247#post22247
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Old 7th November 2018, 01:34 PM
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Also consider a cheaper replacement from Air Dominance - worth asking if they will give you the 25 refund against your old one when you send it in too, as they have done with me and also comes with a 2 year warranty -
https://airdominance.co.uk/shop/audi...on-compressor/
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Also 158 from Germany if you can wait..
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Air-...813396061.html
for Petrols only.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/For-...772215688.html
for W12 or diesel, I wonder what the difference is?
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