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Picking up an A8L next week with air suspension issue

 
Old 03-15-2019, 01:54 PM
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I'm picking it up next week. Thankfully it's not too far away from the house. but its air system is inoperative and it's flat on the ground. I aim to flatbed it out of there. Any issues with that?
I was thinking maybe I may also try and air it up with a remote pump to make getting it on the flatbed easier.
I'm getting this for a steal and aside from the suspension issue, it's in great shape.
Plus I'm an old mechanic who loves electronics projects and a good challenge (yes I have a Vag-Com and Audi experience)

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I'm picking it up next week. Thankfully it's not too far away from the house. but its air system is inoperative and it's flat on the ground. I aim to flatbed it out of there. Any issues with that?
I was thinking maybe I may also try and air it up with a remote pump to make getting it on the flatbed easier.
I'm getting this for a steal and aside from the suspension issue, it's in great shape.
Plus I'm an old mechanic who loves electronics projects and a good challenge (yes I have a Vag-Com and Audi experience)
I think pumping it up a tad bit is a good idea so it doesn't scrape. Are the air struts shot or is it the compressor?
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The compressor does not work. I think the computer was disconnected as I dont see any warning lights on the dash.

I Think im going to bring some wood planks to make a ramp up to the flat bed.
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The compressor does not work. I think the computer was disconnected as I dont see any warning lights on the dash.

I Think im going to bring some wood planks to make a ramp up to the flat bed.
Thats a good idea. What year is it? And if you donít mind me asking how much did you get it for?
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Thats a good idea. What year is it? And if you donít mind me asking how much did you get it for?

2008 A8l with RS8 wheels 4900 $US
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2008 A8l with RS8 wheels 4900 $US
That really is an amazing deal
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You can drive even if it's low to the ground, just avoid potholes. At least you can see how the car is running and MMI is working.
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You can drive even if it's low to the ground, just avoid potholes. At least you can see how the car is running and MMI is working.
https://youtu.be/fYELzzmyIeI
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Thanks for the advice. I love your air spring replacement videos. Its one of the reasons to buy this car. Good information!

I have already checked out most of the systems. Runs and drives well.

How are the airsprings doing ? still working?

Thanks again

George
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Like new
Find the problem correctly and you will have a great car, don't replace good parts and introduce new problems in the process.
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If it's just the pump that's inoperable, purchase a new/remaned pump and install it on purchase. Should only take 30-60 min and you can drive the car home.
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