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Air leak

Discussion in 'Range Rover' started by Craig Wingfield, Mar 4, 2018.

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  1. Craig Wingfield

    Craig Wingfield New Member

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    Hi everyone, my 2006 3litre td6 vogue has developed an air leak. I noticed it after driving earlier, sounds like its coming from under the drivers door. Any advice on where to start.
    Thanks.
     
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    I take it you mean a lesk on the air suspension and not air coming in from a damaged door seal. Put suspension on highest setting, axle stand under the chassis, slide under with a soapy water spray and give everything a good soaking and look for bubbles. I'm trying to remember if the air tank is the drivers side.
     
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    Yes, sorry i shouldve been more specific. I mean on the air suspension and im pretty sure the tank is driver side.
     
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    Saint.V8 Dyed-in-the-wool 100% RR Junkie

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    Yep, aluminium air tank and valve block are mounted under the drivers door.
     
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    Brilliant thanks, ive sourced another tank, how do i depressurize the system?
     
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    Saint.V8 Dyed-in-the-wool 100% RR Junkie

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    With diagnostics is the safest and best method.

    If you really can't do that, on the tank there *may* be a drain plug, but I wouldn't advocate draining the tank through there unless you know what you are doing with pressure vessels.
     
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    Is the tank a bit dicky on the L322? I'd have thought the valve block would be more likely than the tank to fail?
     
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    Dip the car in water and trace the bubbles, works brilliantly with inner tubes!:p
     
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    Or just crack a window open, insert hose and fill, look for leaks, simples.:D:D:D:eek:
     
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    Even better! Wish I'd thought of that...:p
     
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    Thats what comes of running a shed of a 90 as my daily hack. :p:D
     
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    The valve block on the L322 is plastic and is prone to cracking. The Valve block is mounted next to if not already on the tank iirc.
     
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    Just think, one day your daily hack 90 will be loved back to life by someone wanting to rebuild it! Maybe It'll be yourself?o_O;)
     
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    I loved the 90 but I won't be going back to one until my money starts running out and by then they'll be so expensive I'll be saved from my own stupidity.
     
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    Funny you should say that, was sorting out the air vent on the back axle yesterday and thought it was about time I took the body off and did a bit of H/D welding on the chassis, and then I looked at the doors and thought I might swap them out for some galvy ones and then etc etc -------------------
     
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    Thé force is growing stronger Skywalker!!:eek::p
     
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    Its a steal tank mounted under the vehicle, so yeah to a certain extent it is prone to go, was an easy swap when i had access to all the bolts.
     
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    So was the tank the problem?
     
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    Yes the tank was the problem, it had gave up at the front, i think some salt corroded it. Was good fun on the drive swapping it.
     
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