Go Back  AudiWorld Forums > Technical Discussion > Suspension Tuning Discussion
Reload this Page >

05 Allroad not auto-leveling to L1 with Arnott G2

Suspension Tuning Discussion Discussion forum for general topics regarding suspension tuning

05 Allroad not auto-leveling to L1 with Arnott G2

Old 03-05-2019, 09:38 PM
AudiWorld Newcomer
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: NorCal
Posts: 3
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
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.

Full view. Lots of work to get here.

You can see the cracked guide
bikeguy is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
Adam's Dad
Audi allroad
02-23-2018 08:22 PM
Vehicles For Sale
04-30-2017 03:24 PM
Audi allroad
07-19-2011 01:28 PM
Audi allroad
11-18-2010 07:20 AM
TT (Mk1) Discussion
01-26-2002 07:46 PM

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: 05 Allroad not auto-leveling to L1 with Arnott G2

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: