Hi Dan, just picked up in your post, that you mention the black plastic housing is an air filter, I was thinking it was just a silencer for the intake, do you by any chance know if it has a paper type filter in, or is filled with gel beads etc?Hi Phil, the pipe I think you are referring to goes from the black plastic housing which is the air filter, to the compressor body and it has a knipex type fitting at on end and a spring loaded clip at the other, removable with mole grips.I'm not sure on the intricacies of its operation but there doesn't seem to be any natural leakage, the donor car stood for nearly five months with no drop in ride height.
Hi Phil, it is just a dry foam insert approx four inches thick, as it's in a relatively clean area it wouldn't normally need any attention.Hi Dan, just picked up in your post, that you mention the black plastic housing is an air filter, I was thinking it was just a silencer for the intake, do you by any chance know if it has a paper type filter in, or is filled with gel beads etc?
I'm considering if I'll need to replace/examine the filter too, as my car has had a couple of inches of water in the boot, the water's likely what started the failure of the compressor I suppose as was noisy afterwards.
BTW if you haven't disconnected the black airline from your pressure cylinder, it's probably worth avoiding, as I don't think replacements are available for that connector.
Thanks brake-buster, I almost managed to get the left side trim out, but it seems to be firmly attached about half way up to the left of where the cubby box was, and I don't really like to pull any harder, in case it needs to be moved in some specific direction to not break the clip off, or there is a different type of fixing. I see the left most corner tucks slightly under the metal trim that runs across the bottom of the boot opening, so can't really pull it up at that end and haven't experimented further as wanted to push on with the compressor replacement.no need to remove the rail or upper pillar trims to remove the left side upright carpet covered trim ,
first , remove the cubby box, and the liner, these simply pull out ,
then drop the left side back seat by pulling the lever , then behind that lever there is a torx bolt that needs removing, then where the retracting load cover fits there is another torx bolt , remove that
then simply pull out and up slightly and the whole carpet trim will come out ,
be aware the rear seat operating cable from the lever is still attached , as well as the loadspace lamp ,
Thanks PeteA,Good Heavens Phil, what an outstanding write up!!!..
Up there with the very, very best we've ever had!..
The help jaginfo members gave you is but little compared to the write up you have just given back!!!..
Perhaps a nice MOD could extract that post and put it into the relevant section on it's own for the future reference of others?
It 'proper' deserves it!!
Lots of valuable extra info too.. thank you!!..