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Zilla 358
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After a few days the car squats, not all the way to the stops. When I start it up, the rear comes right up and fast. The front however comes up very slow. Could this be from a plugged mid valve? Compressor is good, new front valve. Any clues?
 

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very disco
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When you checked your compressor, did you inspect the desiccant beads? Those beads absorb moisture from the air as it enters the sealed suspension system. When you have a leak, that “dry” air escapes into the atmosphere, and new “wet” air is drawn into the beads for drying. The system is designed to vent to the “dry” air back out through the beads, sucking the moisture back out of the beads and into the atmosphere. eventually the desiccant beads fully saturate and can no longer absorb moisture. At this point, wet air is charged into the system, and the rotting beads dissolve into a powder which can gum up or clog your lines and valves.

if your front bag(s) are leaking, it’s probably sending more wet air and desiccant chunks that way, conceivably clogging your front valve block. Luckily that one is very easy to access and inspect.

at the very least, it sounds as if you need to diagnose and repair your leak, and then inspect your central and front valve blocks along with the desiccant filter.
 

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Zilla 358
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Thanks reverendALC, I will do some cleaning and checking for a leak.
 
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