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    'Normal' air suspension failure symptoms

    The bags on these cars are independent from each other so both will be leaking. 5 years seem to be the average lifespan so they are due for renewal. Its not not wise to buy the cheap eBay ones as they don’t last long. You can get an Arnott for about £170 which is worth the extra.
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    F11 rear suspension issue

    If the suspension is fully up then the next thing to look at would be the bushes. A worn bush could have this effect especially after reversing then forward again.
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    F11 rear suspension issue

    There has been a lot written about this problem on this forum already. The bags only last about 5 years before giving out. Before starting the the car in the morning check the distance between the top of the tyre and the car body. On mine it is 3 fingers. The SE model. The M is 10 mm less. After starting the engine go to the back and listen for the compressor to run if the bags need it. Tell how you got on.
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    Towbar removal

    Most of these are electronic so you just press the button and it disappears. Mine is electric but I never use it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    F11 air springs deflating - no fault codes

    I would still put my money on it being the bags at fault. I had a bag that deflated overnight by 2 inches and stay at there for days (without use). This was because the air only leaked when the hole was on the fold of the rubber. As the car lowered, the fold moved and closed the hole. The connections are still airtight even if loosely tightened. The air pressure in the system is actually quite low, far less than a tyre.
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    F11 air springs deflating - no fault codes

    Yes the bag comes with the brass fittings attached Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    F11 air springs deflating - no fault codes

    Actually when fitting a new bag, you don’t undo the brass fittings but just push the plastic pipe into the hole where the collette will grab it.
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    F11 air springs deflating - no fault codes

    Thought the same with mine and undid all the connections on both wheels and the solenoid and put sealant on them. It made no difference. I removed the “new “ bag and inflated it with a tyre pump and put soapy water on it. There was an area of one inch in diameter with lots of little bubbles coming through. The rubber was actually perished so I did get my money back. How long are these in storage before we get them. Arnott make a genuine one.
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    F11 air springs deflating - no fault codes

    The most likely cause of the load pop when inflating the bag for the first time would be the plastic base of the bag popping into place or even the top one if it came loose before the inflation. The solenoid makes a ppsshh sound when the pump finishes inflating.
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    Can i get my halo's to be used as DRL's?

    Finally after 3 years I have managed to get Carly to programme the drl with just the halos on in the 0 position.
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    F11 air springs deflating - no fault codes

    I had exactly the same problem as you. The bags on eBay are rubbish. One lasted 6 months and the other leaked slowly immediately. I paid £170 each for new originals and they are working fine. I replaced the solenoid with a cheap one and that was faulty so replaced that with the proper one and now all is fine. Your solenoid should be still good. Cheap does not work for these parts.
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    Can i get my halo's to be used as DRL's?

    Exactly the same. Carly is supposed to programme just the halos on the DRLs but cannot do the job.
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    Can i get my halo's to be used as DRL's?

    First have you turned the light switch to the left? This will put on dipped lights, day or night. Programming with Carly, I still cannot just get the halos on alone without the headlight bulb being on.
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    Tyres and Non Runflat

    The faults came back as solenoid not working. This would explain the high ride height but this solenoid was only installed last november! Seems like it never worked. So, cheep Chinese airbags that leak and cheep Chinese solenoids that are dead, what`s the point of them selling this rubbish? Just need to find some genuine parts.
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    Tyres and Non Runflat

    Does anyone know what would be causing this message of Cornering Ability Reduced. I put new airbags on last month and one side is higher than the other. The lower side is the correct height. I cleared the suspension fault on Carly but came back again
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