Ok fellow Rover Lovers... getting the 2008 LR3 ready for family road trip to the Rockies this next week and discovered a leaky front air bag as I was doing the brakes. So, Atlantic British is rushing a new one to me and I’ll be installing it myself. I’ve had others replaced by my local LR genius but with the time crunch and expenses as they are I’m motivated to do this myself. I’ve watched the AB video tutorial and will watch a few more by others before we swap it. Looking for any tips and tricks not covered in those videos.
I do not have the electronic tool to deflate so I’ll plan to crack the nut on the air line a hair and let it bleed out before removing the strut.
Specifically interested in y’all’s thoughts on airing the system back up... initiate that with it still in the air or should that be done with weight on it? Full weight or partial weight? And then there’s “recalibration” for ride height... if that is not done by a dealer/shop with the LR computer, or a gap tool (neither of which I have) is it just the physical level of the truck that may be off or will this throw the truck into limp mode on its bump stops? It is a Rover after all... a tad bit particular
Thank you for the help and wisdom!