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  2. PhilNW

    Are torsion bars handed?

    Pug1off supply them handed as explained below https://www.peugeot-tuning-parts.co.uk/peugeot-205-en24t-torsion-bars
  3. Richie-Van-GTi

    Are torsion bars handed?

    I would have thought if the metal is behaving differently in one direction then it should be measurable. If its not then surely it cant be handed? Anti roll bars are basically torsion bars and they work equally both ways.
  4. Today
  5. petert

    Are torsion bars handed?

    If there is any difference, it means the bar has exceeded the elastic limit of the material.
  6. Richie-Van-GTi

    Are torsion bars handed?

    I e got some new 22mm bars on order from a berlingo to go into a 309 beam. Might try and make a test jig at work and see if they have different spring rates when twisting in different directions on the same bar. In theory if they are pre twisted there should be a difference?
  7. Tom Fenton

    Are torsion bars handed?

    I always remember it as the bar with 2 notches goes towards the rear of the car. I'd imagine it would be the same for LHD cars, even though NS and OS swap around.
  8. petert

    Are torsion bars handed?

    But wouldn't it then be 2 for offside and 3 for nearside?
  9. jord294

    Are torsion bars handed?

    I imagine so
  10. petert

    Are torsion bars handed?

    The same for LHD cars?
  11. Yesterday
  12. SRDT

    Are torsion bars handed?

    If it was so Peugeot would likely supply unmarked bars with only one part number and advise you to use paint or whatever method to differentiate them yourself.
  13. jord294

    Are torsion bars handed?

    Twisted from new.
  14. Richie-Van-GTi

    Are torsion bars handed?

    But is this twisted through use as nobody seems to be able to confirm if they are pre twisted as new?
  15. chris 417 mi

    Are torsion bars handed?

    This is handy to know as I bought a beam 3 years ago in bits and am literally reassembling it in the next 1-2 weeks with no idea which way the bars were set. Hope the divers are still visible on mine
  16. jord294

    Are torsion bars handed?

    Torsion bars are handed because of the direction they have been twisted. I always mark up on removal. Especially 306 and 309. As 205 bars seem to be marked on d/e stud end with either 3 or 2 divets. 2 divets is nearside, and 3 divets offside
  17. Richie-Van-GTi

    Are torsion bars handed?

    I should state, i have read several old threads on this but nobody came up with a definitive answer. Lots of googling seems to come back to the bars are the same when made but marked for future swapping as they become pre stressed over time. Edit, Didn't see Leslie reply as I was typing but seems to say the same.
  18. Leslie green

    Are torsion bars handed?

    They are handed although otherwise identical , if they have been twisted one was all their life and then get twisted the other they may in theory be a bit more prone so failure .I'm sure however there are loads of cars with them fitted the opposite way doing just fine. There are notches in the end ,mine had punch marks ,one side had 3 the other 2 but I was told these were not factory marks .
  19. Richie-Van-GTi

    Are torsion bars handed?

    Seems left and right are same length, diameter and spline patterns but different part numbers. Are they made in a way to provide spring in a certain direction? What would happen if you mix them up as it seems most people just buy and sell them without regard to side.
  20. Last week
  21. boldy205

    T16 style bonnet vent

    Hi. Does anyone know if the bonnet vent on the black 205 in the pic is produced by anyone, it maybe a one off? Thanks Matt
  22. SweetBadger

    Standard clutch setup height

    Put the clutch cable in today and set it up using a modified BE1 pedal - has a 2nd hole drilled closer to the pivot point for the pin that holds the clutch cable on. Initial signs are very promising - clutch pedal is much lighter (close to standard), it requires less travel, and feels nice and smooth all the way through the pedal travel.
  23. SweetBadger

    Standard clutch setup height

    Bearing shims sorted, and box is back in the car. Took all of the shims (additional 10mm spacing), leaving 9mm of free play. Clutch forks are in a better position contacting the bearing carrier and the clutch arm is much closer to the std position. I marked out the clutch arm travel needed for 5.5mm of bearing movement- measured at 15mm. Will mod the pedal cable pull point to reduce cable travel (and thus reduce pedal effort), and then if needed add a stop to limit cable travel to 15mm. Hopefully will have a consistent clutch feel now. Had a moment of concern when it was all back together, and I felt something move when pushing on the clutch arm. Turns out it was the crankshaft end float. It seemed a little too much to me so I measured it, and it’s just over the max spec for 16v XU10 engines (within the range for 8v) at 0.29mm. Engine was recently rebuilt, so I’m checking with the builder, but hopefully nothing to worry about given the engine is running really well.
  24. ArthurH

    Lack of Drive Shaft Endfloat

    Ah, thanks guys, the (QH) bearing width is listed as 34mm (albiet mine is a fraction less), but the current clamped gap between the back of the flange and the front of the (modified) DS housing is 38mm. I will need to relieve the edge I marked in orange by 5mm so that it clamps the bearing properly
  25. SweetBadger

    Standard clutch setup height

    No I have the correct bushes for the arm. just had a measure up and I’ll need to use all of the shims. This will effectively add 10mm to the height of the release bearing
  26. Spesh

    Standard clutch setup height

    Assume its not a fork/bush colour issue? as in arms with a J stamped on them should be yellow bushes?
  27. Tom Fenton

    Lack of Drive Shaft Endfloat

    The drive flange and register on the cv joint clamp the inner race of the wheel bearing.
  28. welshpug

    Lack of Drive Shaft Endfloat

    Yes, they clamp the bearing.
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