I got a new compressor fitted for the EAS and everything is back as normal. What a relief.
I had to clean off the air reservoir tank today, as it was looking very tired. I gave it a rub down with an angle grinder fitted with a 120 grit flap disc, and then sprayed with an industrial rust converter. I have to wait two days before I can paint the tank with Hammerite. Fortunately, the underside of the vehicle had been painted with a tar type underseal, so I only had to clean off the tank up to the half-way mark. The upper part of the tank was perfect.
Then to investigate an occasional rattle from the upper tailgate. It happened every now and again, when I close the upper tailgate, there would be something loose rattling somewhere in the panel where the inner boot light is fitted.
I had to remove the complete panel which holds the high level brake light, but the annoying thing is that the lower edge section of the panel is held in with one-time clips. I took out the screws but the panel in held by four clips which need to be inserted into the plastic panel, and then pressed into the locating holes in the tailgate frame.
To get the panel off one has to break the edges off the clips while levering the high level brake light panel off. Once the panel is off you need a metal trim tool lever to force the clips out of the frame. But then you need need clips !! So back on the internet and order new ones. But it will be at least a week before they arrive in Ireland.
In the meantime the brake light panel is resting in my front room !!
Oh yes, the culprit was an old £1 coin which, for some reason, had managed to get into the tailgate frame and rattle every now and again. It just annoyed me, and I wanted to find out what the cause was. Now I know, and I am a pound better off, provided it can clean it.