[DML] Re: Torsion bar adjustment
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[DML] Re: Torsion bar adjustment

Ryan - We have seen this sort of issue a number of times.  A couple 
of us in the PNDC carry a little kit to each tech session with a 
thread tap and some new bolts for this challenge.  If you don't want 
to buy an entire tap and die set, you can purchase individual taps 
from just about anywhere.  It takes an 8mm X 1.25mm tap.  Make sure 
the tap is square to the hole, and take it slowly.  Match the 
threads on the tap to any existing threads in the rivnut.  If the 
threads in the rivnut are totally gone, you will have to replace 

For the driver's side that is stuck on the end of the torsion bar, 
the only way to get them off is to "walk" them off with two flat 
screw drivers.  It's tedious, but usually successful if you give 
yourself time to work it off.  If that absolutely isn't going to 
work out, email me off-list and we can talk about other options.

When reinstalling the bolts after all of this is sorted out, 
remember to use antiseize compound in the threads, and also on the 
splines of the bar.  Call me if you need me.

Toby Peterson  VIN 2248 "Winged1"
DeLorean Parts Northwest, LLC

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Ryan Wright <ryanpwright@xxxx> wrote:
> OK, there's a problem. One of the bolt holes on the passenger side 
is stripped beyond repair. We relieved all pressure on the torsion 
bar and now I have to figure out how to fix this. I'm guessing 
it's "tap & die" time?
> Driver's side bolts are just fine. Came off & went on without a
> problem. The bracket is stuck to the torsion bar and won't come 

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