torsion bar rubber buffer replacement

SilverSaloon

Active Senior Members
Joined
Apr 15, 2004
Messages
721
Reaction score
0
Your Mercedes
w124/1994/om606
hi

i noticed some slight play on the rubber mounts on the top of the torsion bar on my R107 SL (1985).

Mercedes sell a kit that is about £70 per side (includes all bolts etc). howveer they also just sell the rubber mounts for a couple of quid.

hoping that i can get away with just replacing the rubber mounts and reusing the existing bolts etc, is it just a matter of unbolting, pulling off the rubber mounts, fitting new ones and bolting back togetehr?

what and where support to the suspension is needed if undoing this stuff?

am i better off with the whole kit?

here is a pic of the rubber mounts i'm talking about (not my actual car by the way):

torsion_bar.jpg


cheers

Derek
 

Alex Crow

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 9, 2009
Messages
10,677
Reaction score
40
Location
Super Suffolk
Your Mercedes
W169, W124, w202, W203, KTM 250 EXC, VW T25 camper and a Polo in a pear tree
your chance of getting the long bolt out of the sleeve is fairly slim. with oxyacetaline it may be possible, but expect a struggle. old car see?
 
OP
SilverSaloon

SilverSaloon

Active Senior Members
Joined
Apr 15, 2004
Messages
721
Reaction score
0
Your Mercedes
w124/1994/om606
  • Thread Starter
  • Thread starter
  • #3
your chance of getting the long bolt out of the sleeve is fairly slim. with oxyacetaline it may be possible, but expect a struggle. old car see?

yes the whole kit is pretty reasonable from non mercedes suppliers, so i'll just replace the lot.
 

Peter Best Insurance is a leading specialist in Mercedes-Benz insurance. All MBO members are eligible for exclusive rates on all our classic car policies.
Call now for our 'BEST' quote. Tel: 01376 573033
Top Bottom