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  1. hemsteadc

    m2 106 air leaks

    I didn't say that.
  2. hemsteadc

    m2 106 air leaks

    My rear suspension never goes down, even with the gauge at zero. The cab air bags do. My air hitch never goes down. Air seat never goes down. So as Jay said above, it's the fan clutch that uses air? I'll have to look at that.. seems odd to me. In my particular case, so far I'm seeing that my worst case would be listening to a non-stop warning alarm... unless I'm missing something about the engine being derated if the air isn't up to at least 100.
  3. hemsteadc

    m2 106 air leaks

    Compressor cycles about every minute to 90 seconds. I do not have air brakes.
  4. hemsteadc

    m2 106 air leaks

    Do you guys ever drive with air leaks? I'm sure sometimes you have to, but maybe never with a leak like this. I really want to go camping 80 miles from the house in spite of the leak, but I'm not sure if I'm about to blow something and have no air.
  5. hemsteadc

    m2 106 air leaks

    Just got it back from an independent small shop. (Shocks) Took them 1.5 hours. After being quoted 3, I was very pleased. I was surprised they had no lift or pit, so the mechanic had to crawl under it. They quickly found the big leak at a large plug in the jct box I pictured above. Didn't have the part so they ordered it. I really like having the truck go in right when I get there, and the work done while I wait. I tipped generously.
  6. hemsteadc

    m2 106 air leaks

    Interesting. I wouldn't think it would take that long just to remove and replace shocks.
  7. hemsteadc

    m2 106 air leaks

    She's going into the shop tomorrow morning. Arrow points to small leaky one. pic isn't the best but it's all green About how much time does it take to replace 2 rear shocks?
  8. hemsteadc

    m2 106 air leaks

    Really. It's scary and hard to work. Been thinking of digging a pit. I find it rather hard to believe that a leak as big as this cannot be heard.
  9. hemsteadc

    m2 106 air leaks

    Yes, a bunch of smaller ones is what it usually is. I've discovered just the one I mentioned, it does bubble, makes no noise, but to this layman that doesn't seem like enough of a leak to cause what I'm seeing. With your comments Darryl&Rita I'll tell my mechanic to pay close attention to the cab bag system. Replacing one fitting, maybe I could do that, but I am simply not equipped to do much more than that.
  10. hemsteadc

    m2 106 air leaks

    It's down to 25lb after sitting for a little over 2 hours. That seems like a pretty substantial leak.
  11. hemsteadc

    m2 106 air leaks

    What does 'the valve passes' mean? Passes air?
  12. hemsteadc

    m2 106 air leaks

    What I find so frustrating is that, if you have 'substantial' leaks, you can never hear them. Entertain another question from me, please: The rear axle bags always stay up, even if the air gauge reads zero. The cab bags do not stay up, not even for a few hours. I have checked both needle valves on both tanks and they are not leaking. Does this suggest anything?
  13. hemsteadc

    m2 106 air leaks

    thank you. Reverse process to insert?
  14. hemsteadc

    m2 106 air leaks

    I can find some of them with bubbles. I don't know how to fix them. Hydraulic. 2008. Seems like I can't go a year without springing more leaks. I thought air ride was pretty cool at first, but now it's just a big pita.
  15. hemsteadc

    m2 106 air leaks

    So, how DO you fix them yourself? Does the hose and fitting just pull out?
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