Leaking Coilrite

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 11:21
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Hey all,

I have a set of Coilrite bags in the back of my 80 series. seems the driver side as a slow leak (looses around 2-4psi overnight). Tried coating it all in soapy water to id the source but no luck as yet. Any suggestions ? I am leaning toward where the line goes into the bag but I don't want to pull it all down on spec.

Thanks.

Andy
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Reply By: Shaker - Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 11:40

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 11:40
Have you tried soapy water around the inflation tube where it enters the fitting?
That is where mine was leaking, the end of the tube has to be cut very square before inserting.
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Reply By: Member - Duncs - Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 12:41

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 12:41
I assume you tried to upped the pressure in the bags while spraying the suds about.

That is a small leak and may be difficult to find at low pressures.

Duncs
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Reply By: AndyMac - Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 13:51

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 13:51
Top of the bag was my best guess as well. Soapy water did not show it up there but it is a very slow leak. even running it up to 35psi and leaving it overnight only saw a 4 psi drop. passenger side is fine and hold at any pressure. I may just redo the fit on the leaking on to see if that sorts it.

Andy
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 14:50

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 14:50
I think there is a bit of a technique in getting the hose out, & it isn't shown in the installation instructions.
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Reply By: Al-one - Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 21:33

Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 21:33
Andy,
Coilrite have a manufacturing problem with their air bags. The bags develop a leak around the air inlet brass insert in the top of the bag. If you take BOTH bags back to the Airbag Man they will give you a replacement set free of charge. Firestone, the Coilrite manufacturers, have produced an improved bag but it was supposed to be available in April but now they are saying June. They are promising to supply these free in exchange for your current or even replacement bags if you elect to get another set while waiting for the improved ones.
Hope this helps.
Will

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Follow Up By: AndyMac - Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 15:47

Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 15:47
Thanks for the heads up mate. I have been speaking with All Air here in Sydney and they have mentioned nothing about it ??? Funny that. I will speak with them or airbagman (Brisbane ?) about it during the week.

I thought I had tracked it down to a leaking valve but seems I was wrong (would have saved me the drama of having to take the bags out once again).

Andy
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Reply By: AndyMac - Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 13:41

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 13:41
Hey Will,

Rang Airbag Man in Bne and they knew nothing of a recall/replacement program ?

I guess I will have to keep on trying to track down my grief. Looks like the bag will have to come out again.

Thanks again.

Andy
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Reply By: AndyMac - Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 13:41

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 13:41
Hey Will,

Rang Airbag Man in Bne and they knew nothing of a recall or replacement program ?

I guess I will have to keep on trying to track down my grief. Looks like the bag will have to come out again.

Thanks again.

Andy
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