Leaking Shocks - Who Recharges DRC?

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Leaking Shocks - Who Recharges DRC?

Post by Badassgermanlook » Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:01 pm

Hi Chaps, Just been told I have a leaking rear shock. If I replace said shock do I have to go to the main dealer to get the system recharged? I'm in Kent if that helps.
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Re: Leaking Shocks - Who Recharges DRC?

Post by Surrey Sam » Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:07 pm

You don't have to use Audi, just need to find someone who has the right equipment/experience. I decided to get my Audi dealer to evacuate and recharge my RS4 DRC system for peace of mind. The cost was £180.70 +VAT.
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Re: Leaking Shocks - Who Recharges DRC?

Post by Badassgermanlook » Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:02 pm

Surrey Sam wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:07 pm
You don't have to use Audi, just need to find someone who has the right equipment/experience. I decided to get my Audi dealer to evacuate and recharge my RS4 DRC system for peace of mind. The cost was £180.70 +VAT.
thats a good price! So if i swop out the unit myself i could get them to recharge the system.
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Re: Leaking Shocks - Who Recharges DRC?

Post by Surrey Sam » Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:58 am

Yes, however you'd be driving a de-pressurised system to the dealer and risking the expensive central valves to damage.
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Re: Leaking Shocks - Who Recharges DRC?

Post by Per_S » Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:02 pm

Does not the system have to be recharged before the car is dropped back onto the ground? Hence driving would be completely out of the question since it would damage/ruin the shock absorber.

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Re: Leaking Shocks - Who Recharges DRC?

Post by Badassgermanlook » Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:10 pm

The shocks are buggered front left and rear right so apart from the Valve I cant see the issue if driven carefully to the workshop although I may be wrong
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Re: Leaking Shocks - Who Recharges DRC?

Post by Badassgermanlook » Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:11 pm

plus oil would still be in the central valve but not pressurised unless mistaken
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Re: Leaking Shocks - Who Recharges DRC?

Post by Doug_RS6 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:46 pm

Your new shocks would have no oil in them.

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