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Old 11-18-2008
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Default Air bag replacement

I have a couple of new air bags on the way. I also will be replacing the front leveler valve. From what I have read the top of the air bag is fastened by one solid bolt or stud, and one hollow bolt or stud that accepts a 1/4 NPT air connection. Should I use teflon tape or other sealer on the threads of these bolts? I don't want to do it twice so some early advice would be appreciated.

Ok, read the stickey, no teflon tape. Any reccomended sealer?
I am thinking locktite blue or red.
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yes,use a thread sealer of your choice.
and yes,2 studs on the top,one is hollow and the air line screws into it.
good luck,be safe.
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I received the leveler valve today and finally understand how it works. It doesn't mater which side is up, the top is always the exhaust. A simple design that at first had me confused. I was wondering how to tell which was the input and which was the exhaust, now I realize they are the same, it is just the way you mount it that determins which is which.
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Beyond the teflon tape getting in the works, is there a problem with the teflon? I used a teflon paste that I use for all my joints that need sealing. Haven't had a problem yet, but looking to make sure I don't.
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John,
If it dries into a powder that flakes off it might be unwise to use it in the air system. I don't have any real experience to back that thought up.
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Good point. I'll have to try it on a bolt and see how much can actually get into something. Since I put it only on the male threads, there's not much that could get inside, but it will be an interesting study. I know it dries some, but not sure how much.
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I am going up to the coach on Saturday to trouble shoot the front air suspension problem. I am thinking that if I connect the air supply to the air bag line from the leveling valve, perhaps with a cheap pressure regulator, I would be able to locate a leaking bag much easier and quicker.

I get the impression that the flow rate through the leveling valve is not fast, and a large leak may not be audable. I also plan to use a spray bottle of soapy water as well. Since all of the front the bags really don't inflate noticeably I think it is the valve or a big leak.
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whatever you do be very careful under there,also,have your cell phone handy.
just in case!
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Randy,
Believe me, I am very careful under there. I don't like it. Jacks, Jack stands and wood blocks, oh my. Oh yes, big chocks on the rear wheels and level ground only.
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i know! we just don't want to hear any bad news,OK?
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