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If your estate BMW 5 Series (known as a Touring or the F11 or the GT F07) has its backside on the ground one morning or you have an error message on your dash relating to a ride fault or an air suspension fault, have a look through these threads to give you an idea on what the issue is and how to resolve it. This is a collection of just some of the threads to be found on here, not all are one here simply due to the fact, they were never resolved or closed out so there is nothing to be learned from them. This is purely a reference thread to other posts on here and is not to be used as a discussion thread. Failure symptoms above thread was closed out in last post of this next thread DIY guide to replacing the rear sir springs. DIY Guide to replace the solenoid valve System Behaviour Normal behaviour Compressor Compressor removal (access needed to NewTIS) Compressor Faults Ride Height Queries F11 Rear suspension height F07 Ride height query F11 ride height to high One side failure F07 Bump Stop issues Disintegrating rear bump stops Valve block Air spring fault Lowering of an F11 Standard or MSport Air spring differences Tech chat on tools needed for air line. Relay If you want another thread adding to this, please message me and I'll reference it in here.
dave100 posted a topic in E39 1996-2004Hi I recently purchased a 530d touring (my 4th e39 touring) with an air suspension issue. The story goes that the owner left the hatch open and flooded the spare well (lesson, ensure there is a drain hole!). This affected the suspension electrics. He has unfortunately played around with it and left it so that it can be topped up manually by plugging a few wires in but it's all cut around and bodged. The pumps work and he has supplied a spare set and control box. The car is useable as the offside stays at the level set, the nearside loses a little over a few days but can easily be topped up by running the pump. The service history shows new airbags two years back. I have two options: I have a pair of eibach springs and pads ready to go in (it has the optional M sport suspension so front already low), or I could purchase a replacement wiring loom and try to get it all working again. I have time to play with as MOT is Feb 16. My question is, what about the Xenons? If I fit springs and leave all the sensors in place will they still self level? Or are they dependent on having the self levelling suspension? i don't want MOT issues on this next year if I go the springs route. I do like the air as I do load the car and it is nice to stay level but springs are a temptingly simple fix if it works with the xenons.. Thanks for any advice