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05 Allroad not auto-leveling to L1 with Arnott G2

 
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Default 05 Allroad not auto-leveling to L1 with Arnott G2

I just did a massive amount of work on my 2005 4.2 Allroad. This was primarily driven by the need to service its timing chain. I also had a leak in the air suspension, so I went to a full set of Arnott's Gen 2 air springs to try to reduce the replacements in the future.

The prior air springs were OEM and if I had the car in L3, it would automatically drop to L2 @ 50mph and drop to L1 around 75/80 mph. After the Arnott install, the suspension drops to L2 @ 50 mph, but it never drops to L1. I have gone over 80 to confirm. I called Arnott and they said the Gen2 bags require no special configuration. The shop that did the work seems to be excellent and does performance tuning. They did a great job on the car, but do not have an answer on the issue yet. They did say that no error codes registered on the car prior to returning it to me. Unfortunately they are 2 hours away, so it's not easy to get the car back there. I think they are going to contact Arnott to see if they have any thoughts.

Does anyone have any thoughts on why the suspension will not auto drop to Level 1? I can manually bring the suspension to Level 1 both on the freeway and while parked.
Also, does anyone know the speed at which the suspension should drop to Level 1? I have not been able to locate documentation.

The car is driving like new and I drive it hard every day. And yes, the total repairs were more than the car was 'worth', but I can't see driving another car after enjoying it the last 14 years.

Including two pics of the timing chain job below for those interested. The work eliminated a subtle 'clicking' noise I had had for years.

Thanks in advance.
Mike


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