This manual provides instructions for the installation of an auxiliary air suspension kit, developed specifically for the Citroën Jumper X240, Fiat Ducato X240 and Peugeot Boxer X240 (each introduced June 2006). To ensure correct installation of the kit, it is strongly recommend that these instructions are read thoroughly before commencing any installation work. Installation should only be carried out by a suitably qualified mechanic or specialist installation facility. Dunlop Systems and Components will not accept any responsibility for faults or defects arising from incorrect installation, which automatically renders the guarantee invalid.
Vehicle Levelling Simply by varying the air pressure in the springs, the vehicle can be levelled both front-to-rear and side-to-side. Keeping the vehicle level optimises stability, ensures correct headlamp beam distribution and reduces tyre wear arising from uneven distribution of weight. Straight Line Stability Straight line stability is greatly increased at higher speeds, and when subjected to buffeting from cross-winds or large overtaking vehicles. Reduced Body Roll Body roll when cornering or negotiating roundabouts is significantly reduced. Fatigue Reduction and Wear Compensation Suspension fatigue is reduced, so helping to prevent leaf springs from sagging under repeated or constant loading. Any sagging already present can be compensated-for. This is a particular benefit for motorhomes, which are always fully laden. Ride Comfort Air springs help to absorb shock loads from uneven road surfaces, therefore general ride quality is much improved.
Load Sensing Valve (LSV) Adjustment If your vehicle is not fitted with an antilock braking system (ABS) then it will have a load sensing valve (LSV) to automatically adjust braking force under varying load conditions. This valve must be adjusted immediately after the fitting of an air assist kit and before the vehicle is driven again on public roads. If the LSV is not adjusted following the fitting of an air assist kit, it may misjudge rear load conditions to the extent that the braking pressure applied to the rear brakes is not correct (e.g. the rear wheels may lock with no load on the rear axle). The consequences of this in terms of vehicle stability and safety are potentially serious.