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paul2415



Member Since: 10 Nov 2014
Location: essex
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United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Bali Blue
Re seal or replace air compressor pump

What’s the best way forward, re seal the pump or buy a new one ? I’ve got a 2010my and I’m told I have a hitachi pump, should I replace with the newer type one ? And will I get a software issue? Also can I put the car into off-road mode for more access for repair and will I need to remove the rear wheel? Thanks 👍🏻

Post #549436 Thu Feb 22 2018 11:59am
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DrRob



Member Since: 23 Feb 2011
Location: Hampshire
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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Orkney Grey

I think consensus is replace the whole thing.... Currently driving a Range Rover wannabe whilst I save up!
GONE - SDV6 HSE MY2012 in Orkney Grey.
1993 200Tdi Tdi Range Rover - a proper Rangie!
1949 Series One 80" in family since 1975! Where it all began.....

Post #549446 Thu Feb 22 2018 1:00pm
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Socast



Member Since: 25 Sep 2014
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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Santorini Black

If you fit the newer AMK type compressor you will need to update the software.

If you intend to change the compressor yourself you'll be able to get to it by raising the vehicle to off-road height (if you can) and putting the nearside wheels on the curb, that will give you all the height you need. I seem to remember something about a few of the bolts being prone to snapping in a bracket.. but other than being careful not to damage the airline it's a fairly straight forward job. It can be a pain trying to get the enclosure back on in such a way that the whole thing doesn't vibrate with the pump like a drum Thumbs Up

Post #549502 Fri Feb 23 2018 12:23pm
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paul2415



Member Since: 10 Nov 2014
Location: essex
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United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Bali Blue

Put into off road mode and removed the relay, removed the compressor quiet easily apart from top bolt, I am going to do a re seal as all in very good condition, local 4x4 dealer wanted £850 to replace, plus £100 if software required, whole job should only come to £75, fingers crossed, will take care with the case, thanks 👍🏻

Post #549509 Fri Feb 23 2018 1:45pm
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MGO



Member Since: 29 Jan 2011
Location: Leinster
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Ireland 2007 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Java Black

reseal.

easy to do.
no reason to throw out a perfectly serviceable unit

Post #550300 Sat Mar 03 2018 12:31am
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paul2415



Member Since: 10 Nov 2014
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United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Bali Blue

Have re sealed the compressor, was not too bad, re fitted, had no messages on dash, seems to work better than before, so all good so far 👍🏻

Post #550310 Sat Mar 03 2018 9:27am
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Oldandconfused



Member Since: 18 Jun 2017
Location: Norfolk
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United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Zermatt Silver

You say "re-seal", do you know what the problem is?. The plastic end cap (where the air lines come out) have a tendency to crack between the air lines and can be tested by spraying soapy water on it and looking for bubbles. I had this on my D3, bought a cap of ebay for less than £30 and fitted it myself on the drive. No need to take the compressor off, just remove the lower cover.
Of course it may not be that and the compressor may be shot anyway, but worth a look.

Post #550318 Sat Mar 03 2018 10:47am
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paul2415



Member Since: 10 Nov 2014
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United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Bali Blue

Pre repair, had warning light on dash to say that normal height only, was slow to lift to standard height, kept saying raising on dash, re moved whole unit, placed new piston seals etc, new cap on air dryer and new internals etc, now no messages on driving, quicker to lift to normal height, all good so far, had no leaks pre repair that I’m aware of, apparently a common problem with these compressors👍🏻

Post #550320 Sat Mar 03 2018 10:54am
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Oldandconfused



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United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Zermatt Silver

My bad, didn't see your pervious post Embarassed
Glad you got it sorted Thumbs Up

Post #550334 Sat Mar 03 2018 1:36pm
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