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Old 07-30-2018, 08:37 PM
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Default 72 Eldorado Automatic levelling system

Hi all. I'm new to the forum. I recently aquired a 72 Eldorado convertible. In fairly descent shape. I would really like to get the automatic level control working. I think all of the parts are there. I was able to add air manually and the rear end came up a little, but leaked out. Is there someone on the forum that is familiar with this system ?
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Old 08-02-2018, 05:11 AM
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A little.... I repaired it on my car. The issue was ruptured diaphragm in the compressor. As it is not available anywhere, I bought a 1 mm thick rubber and cut it myself. It sustained for a year. I tried again in this spring, and if it again lasts just a year, I would replace the original compressor with an electric one. Dis/assembly of the original compressor is not a rocket science. The correctly working compressor must tick twice approx. every second, it is like feeling the heart of he car :-)

Regarding leaks, I would ask for an advice in a dealer shop, where they have experience with a pneumatic system equipped cars. My car keeps up for a day, so the leak is not urgent, and I did not focus on it yet. But I would appreciate advice on it as well, esp. what parts and where to get them.

Hope it helps, Jan
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Old 08-02-2018, 06:31 AM
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Default 72 Eldorado Automatic Leveling System

[QUOTE=AntM;55245]Hi all. I'm new to the forum. I recently aquired a 72 Eldorado convertible. In fairly descent shape. I would really like to get the automatic level control working. I think all of the parts are there. I was able to add air manually and the rear end came up a little, but leaked out. Is there someone on the forum that is familiar with this system ?
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Thanks Jenyk. One of these days I will remove the compressor and check for leaks. I thionk that my next hurdle would be trying to find the correct air shocks.
I will keep you posted.
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