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





The Torsion bars DO NOT hold the doors open,the struts hold the 
doors open.
Just think of the Torsion bars as a type of spring..when you close 
your Delorean Doors..you are putting the Torsion bars under a load 
or torque pressure,like a  compressed coiled spring would be when it 
is compressed..when you open your delorean doors..you are releasing 
that  loaded torque pressure,(like uncompressing a  compressed coil 
spring) and the only pressure that is held by the torsion bar when 
the door is fully opened,is the "adjusted preloaded pressure" that 
was setup when tne torsion bar was installed into place...which in 
itself is NOT enough to hold the doors open. That is when the strut 
holds the door in the open position.

They work hand in hand,one opens the door(the torsion bar) to the 
full upright position..the other(the strut)TAKES OVER when the 
torsion bar unloads it's torque..to keep the door in the full 
upright position.The strut also helps regulate the speed in which 
the door(s) swings open,and cushions the unloaded shock at the end 
cycle of the torsion bar.(It keeps it from warping/bending the 
door)    

That is WHY if a torsion bar is going to snap it will ALWAYS snap 
with the door(s) closed since that is when the torsion bars are 
under full torque or pressure.Which if they are going to snap, it is 
the safest way since they are fully enclosed and cannot harm you or 
the car in any way!
And by the way if you ever hear one snap it will sound just like a 
very loud shotgun blast. And if it happens to be the Drivers side 
that snaps..you will quickly find out how heavy a Delorean door 
really is.

Claude  

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "tuxr" <tuxdarby@...> wrote:
>
> I don't think they were replaced twice, one time might have been 
the 
> louver struts.  I could be mistaken though, my memory aint what it 
> used to be.  I don't think DMC Florida was open in the fall of 
2004, 
> they couldn't have been replaced then by them though, I never had 
it 
> at DMC Houston.
> 
> Former owner #2613
> 
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Farrar Hudkins <fhudkins@> wrote:
> >
> > Going over my car's history I see that the door struts were 
replaced 
> (by 
> > DMC) in the autumn of 2004 and again in July of 2006. They still 
sag 
> > 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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