[DML] Re: door struts
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[DML] Re: door struts

One notch of torsion bar adjustment makes a big difference.  I 
adjusted my bars so in the winter they just hold the doors open.  I 
have to push them fully open in the winter.  I figure the least 
amount of twist on the bars will help them not break...then your SOL.

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Elvis" <elvisnocita@...> wrote:
> Garrar - there are a lot of theories going around the web about 
> struts and torsion bars.
> The best I've ever read was from Ed Bernstein when he wrote, that
> the bars were adjusted perfectly when the car was built and they 
> not meant to compensate for weak gas struts.
> without the struts the door should be lifted around 2-4" from the 
> sills. the doors should open perfectly around 15...20°C, but they 
> should not sag. Maybe the doors won't open completely, you may have 
> push them open, but they should stay there !
> often the gas struts are too strong, maybe a previous owner 
> that by reducing the force of the torsion bars ?
> Elvis & 6548
> >
> > Going over my car's history I see that the door struts were 
> (by 
> > DMC) in the autumn of 2004 and again in July of 2006. They still 
> > badly when it's below 60F. Should I try a stronger strut, or 
should I 
> > get the torsion bars adjusted by a pro?
> > 
> > Cheers,
> > Farrar Hudkins
> > #2613
> >

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