LDS Tank Bursting Warning Labels

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Re: LDS Tank Bursting Warning Labels

Post by jay-bruce » 17 May 2019, 18:24

Quick question, when we switch off our c5's engine, it lowers the suspension a smidgen, I presume this is to do with making it easier to get in and out? However it makes me wonder, does the engine need to be running, with the suspension set to max height, as the weight is transferred from the wheels to the 2 poster? And does it also need to be running, with the suspension set to max height as the weight is transferred back to the wheels?

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Re: LDS Tank Bursting Warning Labels

Post by GiveMeABreak » 17 May 2019, 18:47

jay-bruce wrote:
17 May 2019, 18:24
Quick question, when we switch off our c5's engine, it lowers the suspension a smidgen, I presume this is to do with making it easier to get in and out?
No, the vehicle adjusts the ride height slightly to account for rougher surfaces. when it is back on 'normal' ground according to conditions, or when switching off, the car will lower back to normal position. The same as when you unlock the car in the morning, it will check the height and if needed raise the car a little to normal height settings.
However it makes me wonder, does the engine need to be running, with the suspension set to max height, as the weight is transferred from the wheels to the 2 poster?
If the car will be lifted off the ground with the wheels unsupported - i.e. hanging freely, then yes, the suspension must be raised to high first, with engine running until the max. height is reached (once suspension has been raised you can switch engine off - height will be maintained), then remove the LDS cap.
And does it also need to be running, with the suspension set to max height as the weight is transferred back to the wheels?
The car will already be at max height if you followed the guidance before lifting the car off the ground. When it is lowered back to the ground, the max. height will be maintained. You can then start the car and return the height to normal position and replace LDS cap.

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Re: LDS Tank Bursting Warning Labels

Post by jay-bruce » 17 May 2019, 21:11

Thanks Marc, I was going to give your post a like but couldnt bring my self to break the sequential score you currently have...

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If I clicked like that would raise your score from 1234 to 1235, and erm, I'm a little OCD :rofl2:

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Re: LDS Tank Bursting Warning Labels

Post by GiveMeABreak » 17 May 2019, 22:00

Well spotted so am I!

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Re: LDS Tank Bursting Warning Labels

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 17 May 2019, 22:07

jay-bruce wrote:
17 May 2019, 21:11
Thanks Marc, I was going to give your post a like but couldnt bring my self to break the sequential score you currently have...

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If I clicked like that would raise your score from 1234 to 1235, and erm, I'm a little OCD :rofl2:


Get yourself joining in on the significant milages thread Jay! There are a decent crop of "number noticers" on here :-D


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Re: LDS Tank Bursting Warning Labels

Post by Doo » 10 Sep 2019, 00:58

As the owner of a Range Rover P38 with functioning airbag suspension I make it my priority to alert lesser clownage of the position of my car suspension in that it MUST NOT be touched by stupid people!

I usually don't let anyone near it unless they actually understand that they can damage my system by allowing the wheels to hang.

I take care to explain that any jacking of my vehicle needs to be done on the axle, one wheel at a time.

My car is 20 years old & immaculate & I intend keeping it that way.

Do you also do stickers for other marques :-D

Good show though, I like this forum 8-) 8-)

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Re: LDS Tank Bursting Warning Labels

Post by myglaren » 10 Sep 2019, 07:23

May not apply to your model but when I mentioned it to the people doing my tracking they were aware and also mentioned Range Rovers being similar - the trick being to open the tailgate if the wheels were to be hanging.

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Re: LDS Tank Bursting Warning Labels

Post by Doo » 10 Sep 2019, 15:26

myglaren wrote:
10 Sep 2019, 07:23
May not apply to your model but when I mentioned it to the people doing my tracking they were aware and also mentioned Range Rovers being similar - the trick being to open the tailgate if the wheels were to be hanging.
I'm more worried that they could damage the height sensors now that they're old and brittle. But I have seen airbags come off because the clip that holds them in place has come off. Then the fun & games trying to set it back in place and insert a new pin #-o