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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:47 pm 
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Hello All,
After having the displacers evacuated and refilled .I have noticed the drivers side of the car is 8mm lower than the passengers side at the front. Question, can I lower one side of the car by pushing in the valve like a push bike tyre or do I have to get the fluid evacuated by the machine ????
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:23 pm 
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p7676 wrote:
Hello All,
After having the displacers evacuated and refilled .I have noticed the drivers side of the car is 8mm lower than the passengers side at the front. Question, can I lower one side of the car by pushing in the valve like a push bike tyre or do I have to get the fluid evacuated by the machine ????
Allen
Yes you can push the valve in and drop the pressure. It will probably only need a half a second burst. Make sure you cover it with a rag and use some eye protection. Just dont go too far and drop it onto the bump stops. 2 or 3 fingers tyre to guard height is ok.

But before doing all that just check the drivers side is not leaking first.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:48 am 
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Ditto gtogreen's comments.
The ride height always moves around slightly after a pump-up and often needs adjustment.
The leaks can be seen inside the dust cap on the schrader valve if stem seal is lose. With a torch look down the to the base of the hose where it joins the front displacer. The dish-shape there can hold leaking fluid and prevent it from dripping onto the ground so you won't notice a problem.
The most common leaks on a newly rebuilt car are between hose nuts and the unions and may need just an extra nip to seal.
Unlike an oil leak, the fluid evaporates in a day and is hard to detect unless fresh.


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