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    I'm pretty sure the kit came from you. I saw your card somewhere an eBay one?
     
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    Hello,
    Looking for some help with a front strut replacement on a C6 allroad. Compressor has been serviced using Andyís fine refurb kit! Rear airbags replaced a couple of years ago. Front left replaced 6 months ago. Finally got around to replacing the front right strut (had a slow leak but was still functional). After fitting new strut from eBay the car sat about 2cm lower at that corner at all levels. Took it for a test drive and it understeered badly when front right put under load, causing ABS to kick in. Removed the eBay strut and put the original back on and everything fine again. When we had the 2 next to each other on the bench there was no obvious difference in geometry. So I returned to the eBay seller who sent out a replacement...which has exactly the same problem. So my question is - is there a procedure to recalibrate the suspension after fitting a new strut that Iím missing? (Didnít do anything specific for the other 3 corners and didnít have any problems). Or is this a dodgy batch of struts? Anyone had similar problems?
    Thanks in advance for any advice!
     
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    If you see on the allroad suspension thread i was advised to swap air springs and not struts as cheap Chinese struts may well be an issue, perhaps as you are finding?

    Are you able to reuse previous audi strut? Was your issue leaking air springs or the actual strut?
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by frazered View Post
    If you see on the allroad suspension thread i was advised to swap air springs and not struts as cheap Chinese struts may well be an issue, perhaps as you are finding?

    Are you able to reuse previous audi strut? Was your issue leaking air springs or the actual strut?
    Thanks for the reply.

    I was replacing preemptively as the car is 12 yrs old and all other 3 airbags have failed over the last 2- 3 years so i figured this one will be on its way out soon too. I can only find complete struts available for the C6, unlike for the C5 where the airbag is available separately. I will certainly look into whether I could use the new airbag on the old strut. Anyone have any advice on striping down a C6 strut to fit a new airspring?

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    Thanks to everyone on this thread for their invaluable information. Having recently bought an Allroad, it's great that I can read up and find similar faults and ways to fix them, and I plan on doing as much as I can to keep this lovely car running smoothly.
    My car started to have suspension problems (not reaching the desired level, getting the orange warning symbol on the dash, and having to turn engine off then on again to get the compressor to run again) and it was steadily getting worse (taking up to 5 engine switch offs to get the car to the right level!).
    I started to do the overnight checks for air leaks (put at certain height, put into 'jack mode', check next morning) but didn't see any drops in height in any corner.
    When I first got under the car I noticed one of the pipes ( I think it's the air supply pipe) was disconnected as the jubilee clip had rusted away. So I reconnected with a new jubilee clip and tried to raise the level of the car, but it still took a few goes to get to the right level. I did notice that by replacing the pipe, the car didn't hiss as loudly when dropping a level, which it has been doing previously.
    I then found a compressor piston ring repair kit and replaced it, and since then the car has been miles better, getting to the right level, only a few orange warning lights (this happened when car was stationary, so I'm assuming it got too warm).
    My only issue now is that the compressor seems to be vibrating a lot more, and I had noticed that there was only 1 spring on the 3 mounting points, I'm assuming the previous owner didn't replace the springs when he had the compressor 'reconditioned'. When the compressor is running, it seems to vibrate a lot until I put my hand on it, which I assume means it needs something more to dampen the vibration.
    Can anyone point me in the right direction where I can purchase a few more springs, and hopefully reduce the vibration and noise.
    Thanks for the help so far!
    Cheers
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