Re: [DML] Broken torsion bar
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Re: [DML] Broken torsion bar



This was debated in the past,and from what I remember it was..Doors 
closed,as it is not worth it for critters to nest and ruin your 
interior,Plus you are now putting long term stress on your roof and 
metal roof cage and hindges,and doors and struts,not to mention it 
would be hard to put your car cover on.If your torsion bars are still 
the orignal and have lasted this long...it is safe to say you will be 
getting quite a few more years out of them.Most cases of torsion bars 
snapping are usually related to roof problems(rusted or warped or 
stress cracked cages)or bad hindges or chipped/damaged bars or over 
torqued bars.If you have none of the above and your doors close 
fine,then you really have nothing much to worry about,just inspect 
your bars once in a while,and you should be just fine. 

Hope that helps 




 --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Rod Dillman <rhdillman@...> wrote:
>
> If the torsion bar is under the greatest stress when the doors are 
closed, should the doors be left open when the car is in the garage?  
Rod  10921
> 
> John Dore <dmcjohn@...> wrote:          Hi Ryan,
> 
> If a Torsion bar is going to break, it is most likely going to 
happen 
> when the door is closed (i.e. when the bar is under the most load), 
so 
> I wouldn't worry that much about getting decapitated by a falling 
> gullwing door!
> 
> Regards,
> John
> 
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Ryan Wright" <ryanpwright@> wrote:
> >
> > On 6/28/07, deloreanernst@ <deloreanernst@> wrote:
> > >
> > > New Old Stock? No, from what I'm told. From a parts car, sure.
> > 
> > Yeah, well, that was the question. Do they have used, driver's 
side
> > torsion bars available?
> > 
> > If so, why all this talk about welding them? Just buy one. I'm not
> > sure I'd want to be around an open DeLorean door with a welded 
torsion
> > bar.
> > 
> > -Ryan
> >
> 
> 
> 
>          
> 
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