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Air suspension strut leak

BaaMNYC

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Mar 22, 2021
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Hello,

I recently replaced the struts on my 16 MS (with Air suspension) with the unplugged performance racing suspension and now the Air suspension won't hold the height. Mechanic said its the o rings where the Air suspension connect to the strut. Tesla doesn't sell o rings separately. Has anyone run into this issue? How can I get new orings without having to buy new struts?

Help is appreciated.
 

davidc18

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Apr 25, 2015
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Ft. Lauderdale
It is fairly easy to rebuild the air shocks. They start leaking when the corrosion builds up and the O rings can not seat properly. Cleaned it up and reassembled. Problem solved.

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ShawnA

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Nov 13, 2017
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Edwardsburg, MI
Hi @BaaMNYC ,

Take out the O-ring or have your mechanic take one out.
Measure the dimensions.
Visit McMaster Carr and look up O-rings.
They have everything you want...
Buy some and install...

Good luck,

Shawn
 

ShawnA

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Nov 13, 2017
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Edwardsburg, MI
Hi @BaaMNYC ,

The translated part of what @davidc18 purchased is:

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These are for rebuilding the STRUT not inside the air fittings where the hose connects to the strut.

If you need the o-ring where the hose attaches to the strut, you
(or your mechanic) must measure it and look it up at McMaster...

Good luck,

Shawn
 

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BaaMNYC

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Mar 22, 2021
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Hi @BaaMNYC ,

The translated part of what @davidc18 purchased is:

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These are for rebuilding the STRUT not inside the air fittings where the hose connects to the strut.

If you need the o-ring where the hose attaches to the strut, you
(or your mechanic) must measure it and look it up at McMaster...

Good luck,

Shawn
Thanks so much. The mechanic got it from McMaster. All good now thanks!
 
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