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Old 11-14-2018, 03:39 AM   #1
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Hadley ride height valve adjust

Could anyone tell me
Do you put the pin (drill bit) in before you adjust the arm on the valve
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Old 11-14-2018, 04:24 AM   #2
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You loosen the adjustment bolt and set the ride height first, then you move the body as needed to align the hole (insert drill bit now) and then tighten the adjustment bolt. That way the body is centered with the arm at the correct ride height.

Here's a pic from my manual (ride height shown may be different for your coach).
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Old 11-14-2018, 05:41 AM   #3
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Sorry when you loosen the nut do you move the white plastic or the metal arm
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Old 11-14-2018, 07:57 AM   #4
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No.
Only loosen the adjustment nut (the arm is connected to the axle housing so it doesn't move), then you can rotate the white body with you hand. As you move the body air will either enter or leave the air bag.

So you "rotate the body" as much as needed to get ride height correct, then you just move the body slightly, which ever way necessary to align the hole in the body so drill bit will fit in (there is range of movement of the body where no air passes through it - which is the centered position, so you won't be changing ride height while aligning this hole). Then tighten adjustment nut and remove the drill bit.
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Old 11-14-2018, 08:22 AM   #5
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And remember that the adjustment is not instant there is a small time delay in the valve
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After you adjust one, you ought to dump the air and re-air the suspension a couple of times to recheck that it goes back to the same spot every time. Sometimes when you mess with one, it changes another.
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Old 11-14-2018, 01:05 PM   #7
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Sorry having a moment here

So I undo the adjusting nut, when it is lose I move only the white plastic valve (up to add) down to release)
When I move the white bit up do I just let it drop to were I can put the pin in
Then tighten the adjusting nut.
Wonít the adjusting nut be in the same position.
My brain isnít engaging at the moment.
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Sorry having a moment here

So I undo the adjusting nut, when it is lose I move only the white plastic valve (up to add) down to release)
When I move the white bit up do I just let it drop to were I can put the pin in
Then tighten the adjusting nut.
Won’t the adjusting nut be in the same position.
My brain isn’t engaging at the moment.
This may help. You are actually going to move that smaller arm, circled in red. It's actually a plastic cylinder. One end is held in place by the drill bit and the other end will move up and down in the slot of the larger arm, which connects to the connecting rod.

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That’s were I was confused
So I put drill bit in before I adjust
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No Steve. If you put the drill bit in first the valve is locked to center position and you can't move it.

In the photo above notice that the arm has a slot where the adjusting bolt/lock nut is located.

You are loosening that adjustment nut so you can move the body within the range of the slot. Once the air bags are at the correct ride height (the adjusting bolt may now be higher or lower in that slot) then you insert the drill bit to make sure valve (white part) is in the center position relative to the new arm position within the slot. The part with the slotted hole will be in a new position.

It's harder to explain with words than to actually do the adjustment.

Here's another copy of the instructions with some text on adjusting (I should have used this pic in my first post).
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Also - made this from the picture posted above. Maybe picture is worth a 1000 words?
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I think I have got it
I’m travelling back from Scotland next week so I will give it a go
I have a very small leak from one of the rear valves when engine is running it’s fine it starts to drop after a couple of hours when I’m parked up
Thanks for all the help
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I think I have got it
Iím travelling back from Scotland next week so I will give it a go
I have a very small leak from one of the rear valves when engine is running itís fine it starts to drop after a couple of hours when Iím parked up
Thanks for all the help
You don't want to use that adjustment to compensate for a leak. It should be adjusted for the height you want to maintain as you are driving down the road.
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I do have a spare valve which I will change if the leak doesnít stop after adjusting
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