Retrofitted -Cruise control -Front electric seats- D4 steering wheel stalks
10th Sep 2017 11:15 am
Member Since: 20 Nov 2016
I bought one off ebay and fitted it this weekend, touch wood no suspension errors since
25th Sep 2017 6:27 pm
Member Since: 16 Apr 2013
I had the orange warning appear last weekend literally 100 yards before entering a multi storey car park, which is the only time I ever change the suspension height
I've got no code reader so took a gamble on it being the compressor, removed it (top bolt a pain when the captive chassis nut is rusted up..) and found the larger pipes to be caked up inside the brass sleeve and the push fit receptacle corroded inside. Cleaned pipe end and epoxied a new push-fit fitting onto the pump body, hoping for an easy fix. Put it back, still no good. Then checked the fuse- blown. Hmm, definitely sounded like pump faulty so ordered one from Advanced Factors as a kit with new nuts, bolts etc. Once that arrived I swapped out old pump and fuse and relay. Still got orange warning, immediately upon starting car. Hmm. Pump runs ok when relay linked out. So ecu not demanding air?
Thought perhaps the fault needed clearing, so popped round to local Indy who very kindly plugged in diag... pump motor temp was apparently 200degC! He suspected faulty temp sensor in new pump. Was disinclined to believe him, but he said he'd experienced new pumps being faulty several times in the past.
Weird. Went back, tried plugging old pump back in. No orange warning on starting. Indy was right!
Called AF, they said quickest fix was to buy another pump and return faulty one afterwards (needed car urgently for 600 mile trip next day.) To AF's credit, it was then 4.30pm and they got the new one on a courier for pre-10.30 next day delivery. This morning I removed the pump, and just as I dropped it out the DPD man arrived, the new one was in 20 mins later (getting good at this, even the top bolt!) Jumped in, no orange light, drove 300 miles no probs.
Moral of the story.. when replacing the pump, connect it up and check it works before spending time and skinned knuckles bolting it up tight!
PS. I tore the original pump apart to find the con rod bearings in pieces and the con rod itself sheared. So the new pump was definitely required!
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