Old Man with a Hat
- Aug 8, 2014
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- Richmond, VA
I've never seen that warning on FCBO. However, it may have been written somewhere and nobody said anything.Hmmm, I could have sworn I got that advice FROM THIS FORUM! I can remember someone saying don't crank on them when the car is sitting on the ground because they could break and the car would fall on you. Can anyone else remember hearing that warning? If not maybe I just dreamed it. It's happened before....
I have heard, if a torsion bar gets badly nicked, a crack and breakage can happen, but that has nothing to do with adjusting leverage on the torsion bar with the car on the ground. I think the idea of a torsion bar breaking in two because ride height is adjusted with the weight of the car on the torsion bar is bologna.
On torsion bar adjusters stripping out so that the car falls to the ground, someone should notice that the torsion bar adjuster is in that bad a condition. Probably the lower control arm is junk too. Before making torsion bar adjustments, I do normally clean up the adjuster with a steel brush and clean the bolt on wire wheel. Applying a protective layer of Anti-seize or Grease is something I also do.