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How would some wire twisted tightly around it with pliers go?
The airbag lines run a relatively low pressure, you could probably get away with taping the tube then putting a small hose clip over it to hold it securely. I have successfully used this method in the past for temporary repairs on low pressure pneumatic hoses.

Good luck with your onwards journey.

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The airbags are ok. I discovered that the leak was caused by a hole in the tubing just before where it goes onto the barb. It would be easy to cut it back and reattach, but I don't have any of the little clamps/crimps. How would some wire twisted tightly around it with pliers go? I did the best temp repair I could to the tube, mindful that this side has to come out again when I replace the stuffed inner lower control arm bush soon. I actually also need new spring seats really.

I've not inflated the airbags, so my initial impressions are of the springs alone. I haven't really given them a full test yet - just been around the block a couple of times, but some of the roads here resemble a 4wd track anywhere else, so it's still a test. It may be that I don't really need the bags at all now, or if I do then at low pressure. I'll see for now how it goes with just the springs.

Hi Aaron,

I seem to recall that airbags must be inflated to a minimum of 5psi all the time to prevent damage. Wrapping wire around the tube twice then twisting it tight with pliers will be fine as a clamp replacement.

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Yep, I've done the wire trick a number of times with great success. Always double it up before wrapping around and then twisting. This always seems to have the greatest holding pressure.
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I'm glad you got your new springs sorted, what a stress that must have been. I'm following your adventure with great interest, thanks for sharing it.
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we know of only two coil spring failures on Pajeros - in both cases KCRR35HD-SP.
For what it's worth, I was speaking to another NS Pajero owner two days ago who had a rear spring break. It was the original Mitsubishi spring at about 140,000km (I think). I don't know the circumstances of the break as it was picked up during an inspection (not sure if WOF or service). It broke near the top, so he hadn't noticed it.

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