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greg, thank you for your post and sorry for the long winded reply.
Having had the vehicle for a couple of years gotten used to how it behaves (but one has to acknowledge it may have not been behaving properly in the first place).
Before solonoid replacement;
When i get home, cos my drive is a little uneven, it pumps up one side a little and lets the air out on the other side a little... but rear end is level.
As i occaisionally check the body work at this time... you never know when a half wit will ding your paitwork in the multistory car park... i know that the bottom bodywork edge of the rear wheel arch is normally a couple of inches above the tyre at this time.
In the mornings as soon as i get in, the ENR senses the change and starts the compressor, for about five seconds.
So thats whats “normal”, on my vehicle, until one of the solonoid valves stopped working.
After solonoid replacement:
Drive home, pull up and the vehicle goes thru the normal levelling on my drive.
Turn off the engine, ENR light come on for about 3 seconds... fault in the system! This didnt happen!! So i know MB garage have done something wrong!!!
Well, on the first morning back from garage i noticed when i get in the ENR does nothing, until i start the engine! Also, the ENR light is very slow to come on... previously it was instant, along with the other dashboard lights at switch on!
There was also the suspision the rear end had dropped over night, but at this point i could not be sure... the compressor kicks in and keeps going for longer than normal, but ENR light is off.
The second morning, i notice the rear end has dropped, big time, the rear wheel arches are barely above the tyers!
At start up, the compressor kicks in, ENR light flashes, the compressor keeps going for 25-30 seconds.
When i get home on the second evening, at switch off the ENR light comes on for 3 seconds.
And so on and so on...
It seems clear to me the MB garage have done something wrong.
Either the air hoses have not gone on properly or as i suspect they have damaged the bellows when removing the solonoid valves from the compresser... by not supporting the rear end and allowing the vehicles wieght to collapse and pinch the bellows??? cos removing the solonoid would allow all the air out of the system???
As i said earlier, i have arthritis so there are limits to what i can do. Things like changing the head light lens is fine but takes me longer than an abled bodied person... getting under the V280 with out a pit is almost impossible.