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Old 09-14-2013, 10:11 AM
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When I squeezed the clip for the hose from the reservoir to the bag together like I did on the other side it broke.

I seem to remember reading I have to buy the entire hose to get it?

The hose won't come off, can I leave this (good) side alone until I can get the hose?
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I searched & see I need the whole damn reservoir. I put a large wire tie around the 1/2 that is still there and could not pull it off so I'll order the reservoir.

I put it all back together, dropped it off the jackstands and replaced the fuses.

The compressor kicked right in and the car rose, the new bag made a scary popping sound after about 10 seconds but it kept rising and now it sits at normal height.

Shame that damn clip ruined a perfect job.
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These were under the spare. PN search finds nada. 51.47-8136450.3



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These were under the spare. PN search finds nada. 51.47-8136450.3



these go in the four holes located in the cargo floor cover of the truck area.
designed to put your briefcase onto so it wont slide around.
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:01 AM
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I proactively replaced my rear bags (also from Arnott) the other month. I used needle nose pliers to squeeze (gently) the plastic clip which opens up the quick disconnect line to the air fitting on the top of the air spring. No issues for me.

I believe (e30cabrio) that the plastic clip is mostly there to help installation / removal rather than sealing. You may be able to push it back on the new air spring's fitting.

If not, you'll need to down the car for a few days while you buy the air reservoir. Look at the bring side, you're saving on parts and labor. If it happened at a dealer you might scorn them for something that you (unfortunately) experienced.
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I did it gently with a needle nose just like the bad side. I did not know it was not holding the hose on but since it happened to the not yet leaking side I put it back together & ordered a reservoir.

The car is working perfectly and will hopefully continue to until next weekend when I can complete the job.

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What size are the fittings holding the reservoir hoses on? I have a few flare wrenches but prefer to be sure I have what I need.
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If you mean the small plastic line that feeds air from the compressor to each rear wheel's air reservoir - the brass fitting requires a 10 mm wrench. I've not needed a flare wrench as it's not under the car and exposed to the elements.
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