Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > Do It Yourself Links & Resources > Mercedes Parts Reference Library

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-01-2007, 08:21 PM
whunter's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan
Posts: 17,357
QP1000 Torsion Bar Saver W123, W126 S-Class

Click this link to see the part.
Torsion Bar Saver W123, W126 S-Class
#QP1000


Click this link to buy the part.
Mercedes S-Class W123 and W126 chassises are prone to failure of the
torsion bar end.
Over time the torsion bar end gets rusty and eventually
the thinner part of the bar will break off rendering the vehicle unsafe to
drive.
Currently the only way to fix this is to replace the entire torsion bar,
which is a major undertaking requiring approximately 20 hours.
Most cus-tomers are unwilling to spend the money to make the repair.
With this kit the torsion bar can remain on the vehicle and the job takes
about 1 hour (much less with experience).

First loosen the upper control arm mount on torsion bar.
Next remove the bolt, washer and rubber mount from torsion bar end.
Cut the torsion bar end off to approximately 1/2" back from the thin section.
Clean end and weld the Torsion Bar Saver in place.
Install upper control arm outer bushings and tighten.

The kit includes new bushings, washers. bolt and special stainless steel repair piece.



This can save you a lot of effort.


NOTE – All prices on special order parts subject to change without notice.
__________________
ASE Master Mechanic
asemastermechanic@juno.com

Prototype R&D/testing:
Thermal & Aerodynamic System Engineering (TASE) Senior vehicle instrumentation technician.
Noise Vibration and Harshness (NVH).
Dynamometer.
Heat exchanger durability.
HV-A/C Climate Control.
Prototype Vehicle build.
Prototype Fleet Durability
Prototype vehicle instrumentation.
Technical Quality Auditor.
Automotive Technical Writer

1973 300D
1973 309D - stolen
1978 280SE
1980 240D
1983 300D
1984 190D

Last edited by whunter; 09-28-2012 at 09:25 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-30-2010, 11:22 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: wisconsin, land of mistreated cows, and terrible cheese, and rusty mbzeees
Posts: 120
thanks for the help my brothers

Thank you so much folks.


Nice to know that I can repair my old beauty.


Thanks again for the advice, James
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-19-2012, 09:09 PM
whunter's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan
Posts: 17,357
More data

Extracting Broken Bolts, Studs, Extractors, Drill bits, and Taps

Swaybar repair pictoral, 300SD
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page