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Self level suspention inactive

Dear ginko ,
all i whant to ask you is ,can you send me some information from the rear suspention .because when the car is on his level its good , but when i start driving its getting down agian and its killing me to drive the car like that.
but if i dont drive it and leave for 5 days its not getting down.what can i do to let this thing work good mister ginko because im fed up with it .and i cant sell it like that .
and the message and the dashboard to let it go away .
please im realy whant to fix this thing can you help me .

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I had a very similar problem, ended up removing the rear suspension rubber air springs , covering them with soapy water and then partly inflating them with a DIY compressor, was easy to see rubber air springs had started to perrish and leak in the 1/2 way down. I was convinced it was not the air springs as often the car would not sag for a day or two.- fitted new air springs ( agents only,as far as i know ) and X5 is 100% Towed a heavy trailer last weekend and perfect. ( i fitted them myself jack the car up and should take you about 3 hours.) good luck

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