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  1. Air suspension occaisonally sinking 
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    Posting this in the A6 section as there seem to be way more people here and the A7 is mechanically similar. Hope thatís OK.

    My cherished 2010 A7 (3.0Tfsi), which I have owned for 4Ĺ years and have hardly used for the last 2 years (like 2,500 a year) has recently developed an intermittent habit of sinking down on the air suspension on one side, a few days after driving. Itís happened 3 or 4 times in the last couple of months and always seems to happen after driving when I leave the car parked in dynamic mode (suspension lowered). The near side rear suspension air bag was replaced around 4 years ago after literally exploding one day on the M1 (I have another post here about that) and it looks like itís sinking on the offside rear this time.

    When I unlock the car and then just open a door, without even turning on the ignition, it immediately rises again and the car drives perfectly. I videoed this today, see here - A7 air suspension - YouTube

    I did a VCDS scan today just after it happened, and nothing came up apart from this Ė

    Address 34: Level Control (J197) Labels: 4G0-907-553.clb
    Part No SW: 4G0 907 553 B HW: 4G0 907 553
    Component: LUFE-DAEMPFER H17 0778
    Coding: 008002
    Shop #: WSC 02391 785 00200
    ASAM Dataset: EV_AirSuspe 003022
    ROD: EV_AirSuspe_AU57.rod
    VCID: 2A43141B1CFFD0D261C404D-807E
    1 Fault Found:
    403200 - Function Shut-Off Active
    C10C8 00 [008] - -
    Intermittent - Confirmed - Tested Since Memory Clear
    Freeze Frame:
    Fault Status: 00000001
    Fault Priority: 6
    Fault Frequency: 2
    Reset counter: 133
    Mileage: 102424 km
    Date: 2020.09.10
    Time: 16:45:42

    But Ė the time of this error above was 10th September - 2 weeks before it happened today, and I have seen this error many times before (I scan fairly regularly) so Iím not convinced its related.

    Is this likely to be another new suspension airbag, or just a minor loose pipe or leak somewhere? Can I leave it, as it still drives perfectly with no errors or warnings, or am I living on borrowed time? (if so, anyone wanna buy a low mileage fully loaded A7 3.0T?)
     
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    Try contacting http://www.bagpipingandy.com/ seems to be an expert in air suspension and is well regarded.
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    Thanks, but he seems to be focussed on the compressor, whereas its the airbag / air spring that I'm pretty sure needs replacing. I'm getting quotes, anyone know an air suspension specialist around NW London/Herts? Clearly I don't want to pay Audi main dealer rates for a 10 year old car.
     
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    Not the residual air pressure valve then.
    Quote "My tuner told me after he fitted the box that 0-60 should be around 2.6 seconds! "
     
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    Not sure what you mean about the 0-60 time?
     
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    It’s his signature
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