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Old 02-01-2007, 08:21 PM
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QP1000 Torsion Bar Saver W123, W126 S-Class

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Torsion Bar Saver W123, W126 S-Class

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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
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.

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Old 09-30-2010, 11:22 AM
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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
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Old 05-19-2012, 09:09 PM
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