I've got that sinking feeling

camerafodder

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S211 2005 with self levelling suspension on the rear.

On Friday I noticed the back of my car was sitting lower than normal with the wheels up inside the arches. The nearside is worse than the off-side.

When the engine is running, the car levels but then randomly drops and re-levels (makes me feel all gangsta innit!). When parked, the back will sink sometimes within a few minutes and at other times certainly within an hour.

I'm quite practical but just wondered if the collective could add anything before I start. I'm guessing that there is a leak in the pneumatic system somewhere and I'm just interested to learn about any common points of failure.

Thank you :)
 

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It's the alloys, you need to swap them for 16" Avantgarde wheels.

And as it happens.....
 
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camerafodder

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Aw thanks Guys, particularly Lee for that incisive diagnosis :rolleyes: I'll run outside with my tape measure straight away. :)
 

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The randomness suggests it might be a switch playing up rather than one of the units which you might suppose would fail but not on an intermittent basis. Not that I know for sure but following this with interest.
 

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Self leveling systems have a level control valve front and rear, mounted on the chassis. It could well be this that is playing up and should show up on STAR.
 

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No me, sorry. Head under the bonnet of a 107 in rainy Bathgate.
 

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