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darrenm1eqn
15-02-2007, 18:17
Well the time come today to lower my car ... so i started at the rear
torsion bar , but will it move , nope.... the dam thing is welded tight
due to rust ... Owning a clio is starting to be a bit of a farse .. so after
M.O.T time next month the dam things going .. Dunno what to get next
but i wont be a Renault i'll tell you that much ..

Any one feel dissapointed by there car .. anyone had problems with
torsion bars like i have ...

cheers Darren

Clio_GTT
15-02-2007, 18:19
Well the time come today to lower my car ... so i started at the rear
torsion bar , but will it move , nope.... the dam thing is welded tight
due to rust ... Owning a clio is starting to be a bit of a farse .. so after
M.O.T time next month the dam things going .. Dunno what to get next
but i wont be a Renault i'll tell you that much ..

Any one feel dissapointed by there car .. anyone had problems with
torsion bars like i have ...

cheers Darren

its an old car, you've got to expect a bit of rust, just get a slide hammer and they'll come out easy ;)

darrenm1eqn
15-02-2007, 18:21
Tried a slide hammer , infact i hit the slide hammer using a lump hammer
and still it wont move .. so sod it its staying were it is ... i hate cars lol

Matt_16v
15-02-2007, 18:23
i had this problem when doing mine,
take the caps off and spray a bit of wd40 or similar product onto the bars and give it a few days then should come out easy, have you tried this??

nyk
15-02-2007, 18:32
^^ as above but use penetrating oil.

:lol:

darrenm1eqn
15-02-2007, 18:36
Well i tried spraying with wd40 for about 5 minutes before i had a go.
Is there any heavyduty tool i could use as i think a slide hammer for
mine any way is to small for the job ..

Cheers Guys

nyk
15-02-2007, 18:39
If you soak it in penetrating oil for a few days, applying every night, it should come free easy enough with the socket method.

:lol:

darrenm1eqn
15-02-2007, 18:43
Yer tried the socket method and the socket cracked under the strain...

a 30 minute job on these clio's turn into a 3 Day headache :evil:

Matt_16v
15-02-2007, 18:55
mine took a day but i used a slide hammer nd as above used wd40. bloody clios!

altho i have faith in the little renault






























sometimes :D

Rich
15-02-2007, 19:10
winston had to have a new rear axel on the black 'un eventually, that fooker would not budge. PERIOD!!!

darrenm1eqn
15-02-2007, 19:16
I know , why cant clio have nice little springs like any other
normal car :roll:

Lee Keefy
15-02-2007, 19:33
I know , why cant clio have nice little springs like any other
normal car :roll:

i will have a go with it at weekend if you want to come up for a small fee( i'm not a garage so i dont charge garage prices) :wink: (rochdale based)

none have beaten me yet!!!!

get some double TT penetrating oil tomorrow and fill the caps with it them re-fit....

get under the car and spray where the torsion bar goes into the middle.

i will do the rest!!!!!

done pikie's,nyks and my own and none have took more than 2 hours :)

drop me a PM or 07932510446

Lee

darrenm1eqn
15-02-2007, 22:08
Thanks Lee

what i will do is over the next week i'll spray wd40 every day over
the areas needed and may be come down next weekend as this week end im going to a wedding on saturday and a rugby match on sunday.. if this
is ok .. anyway keep yer posted on what happens cheers Darren

nyk
15-02-2007, 23:17
Its got to be double TT, or penetrating oil. WD40 is a lubricant rather than a penetrating oil as such.

:wink:

McPikie
16-02-2007, 11:44
Lee is a torsion bar master and has a cracking little tool for the job.

Thumbs up, even when some numpty has forgot to spray the bars :oops:

darrenm1eqn
16-02-2007, 11:48
Its got to be double TT, or penetrating oil. WD40 is a lubricant rather than a penetrating oil as such.

:wink:

Just ordered a king size can :wink:

JJsRT
16-02-2007, 11:51
Well glad i haven't had this problem evry other part seemed to be rusted other than the torsion bar :D

number1
16-02-2007, 22:52
get some heat on it!! usually the first time they need to come out they are rather tight :@ but spray penetrating oil on them a couple days before as said, i have a home made tool for just the job, can do it without taking the back wheels off lol

Dave

Rich
16-02-2007, 23:05
, can do it without taking the back wheels off lol

Dave
pics of this tool mate ;)

FATBOY
16-02-2007, 23:13
who was it on here who ****ed his finger up after using a slide hammer?

Coops
16-02-2007, 23:29
had same issue with mine mate, so i changed the whole rear beam! :lol:

rob16v
17-02-2007, 01:41
who was it on here who f**ked his finger up after using a slide hammer?

was a guy who was gonna be swappin suspension with my mate. He showed me the pics on his phone. looked very nasty like