Air suspension and fuel rail inquiries - 2008 Range Rover HSE 4.4L
Hey guys/gals... as the title states, this is regarding a 2008 Range Rover HSE 4.4L.
I recently took it into the shop for an unrelated issue and upon inspection, etc... it came back with a check engine light on (which wasn't on when I brought it in), the air suspension in the front end not working, and a diagnoses for a replacement of the entire fuel rail.
Obviously, I'm pretty upset about the whole check engine light/suspension getting thrown on me. In their defense, I did notice that driving the previous week, when hitting bumps, they were feeling a lot more "jarring" than usual, so hopefully it's legitimate maintenance and was just a coincidence. It should be noted, though, that this shop did try and rip us off about ~20 years ago, though after reading reviews online and thinking it's been so many years, I thought I'd give them a second chance. Typical, I guess, for shops, either way.
My questions are: are the "air suspension shock struts" on Amazon and eBay decent quality (here's an example: shorturl.at/aoX12)? More specifically, I notice that the mechanic has the price of one being ~$575. Atlantic British has one at ~$400. Then, there's the $200 ones from Amazon and eBay . Anyone have any experience with the $200 pieces? Also, do they have to be replaced in a pair or can one be replaced at a time?
As for the fuel rail: the mechanic is saying that a driver's side fuel rail pressure regulator is leaking fuel (which, I've been smelling fuel for some time now). They said that the regulator CAN NOT be replaced separately. The entire fuel rail must be replaced, supposedly. They've priced a new fuel rail at ~$3,500 which is friggin' preposterous and ridiculous, to put it nicely. I see that there are used rails for sale on eBay for ~$50. Anyone have any insight and/or experience with the fuel rail and the regulators?
Thanks a lot for any replies and insight. Cheers.