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post #1 of 10 Old 04-16-2019, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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Leaving nose up while parked????

It’s “possible” for me to back out and pull in my driveway without scraping, but it’s a matter of millimeters so I am thankful that I have the nose lift.
My question is when I park the car in the garage should I lower the nose to preserve the integrity of the nose lift system or is there no harm in leaving the nose up for prolonged periods of time (days)?
I am afraid that when backing out I would have forgotten to raise the nose and then scrappppeeeeee!!!!!
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post #2 of 10 Old 04-16-2019, 04:33 PM
 
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Have mine parked lift up when in garage, have done so for 3 years without problems.
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Ok that makes me feel better. I figured if leaving the nose up was detrimental that it would auto lower once it was cut off.
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Owner's manual says, "no problem," although it's perfectly normal over time if nose begins to drop back down.
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Owner's manual says, "no problem," although it's perfectly normal over time if nose begins to drop back down.
The nose drops down over time to relieve the pressure on the system, that's why when you startup the car a message comes up to tell you the the lift system is in recovery.
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It might seem obvious, but I would like to know if the lift system utilizes the accumulators or if it's a separate system.
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It might seem obvious, but I would like to know if the lift system utilizes the accumulators or if it's a separate system.
Given the 570S has a conventional suspension the lift would have to be a separate system.
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Given the 570S has a conventional suspension the lift would have to be a separate system.
That could be a necessity in such cars. It's still possible that the accumulators are involved with the hydraulic lift in a 12C. Does anyone have a definitive answer?
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I think I may have found my answer. In the press kit for the 2013 model, it states "New for 2013 is the optional Vehicle Lift. The system, which is integrated into the ProActive Chassis Control," thereby indicating that it utilizes the accumulators. Any contrary data?
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Pretty sure the 650/675 use the suspension system for the raiser
The dampers are different parts and you can hear the hydraulic pump run when it activates

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