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    Default Xsara beam in 306, odd screws in torsion bars

    Rebuilding a xsara beam the odd thing is the torsion bar screws are not the usual m8x1.25 like Peugeot as my 205 spares nor genuine 306 ones and I suspect they are m8x1.

    Also the cheese head screw into the end with the offset washer is not the same either. Most likely these can be sorted but the longer torsion bar screws are going to be a real pain. Anyone know something about this?

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    M8x1 is a fairly common thread profile, so if they are this, just visit a decent bolt shop.

    What about the studs though?

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    Yes those are what I am most interested in, will have to chase citroen tomorrow. Offset washers are fine.

    What is the soft material used in those things?

    21mm torsion bars, 24mm arb could not be better.
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    Hi,
    no personal knowledge of that car, but I will just note, on the off chance, that several size metric bolts come in 3 pitches, and M10 and above have 4. The M8 could possibly have a 0.75mm pitch also.

    DIN Metric Thread Pitch Chart (Coarse, Fine & Extra Fine) | The Fastener Resource Center

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    Thanks, will go into mybox of bolts to find a suitable fit.

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    Never throw a metric bolt away. Ever....
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    mmm did I disassemble this merde or did some one else?

    Good advice, if I did pull it apart then they are here somewhere, point taken.
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    Well the problem is solved, who ever took it apart was rough on the threads, a tap tidied them up nicely and its together. M8 x 1.25 all round.

    Nothing like sitting down and thinking. Best built beam for miles.
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    And it gets even better it fits a 306 perfectly, now my cab has a nice tight rear end! Now for the nip and tuck up front
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    A view of the rear end

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    Next weekend xsara / gti6 front struts and then a sway bar to suite.

    if my plans go to fullfilment some extra add ons
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    And its on the road now!
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    Awesome dude!

    Is the 205 on the road yet?

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    Not yet, that journey continues a few more weeks, part time mechanics are slow as!

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    Registered and drives very nicely, been a while since I drove a petrol peugeot, twin cam 2 lire goes very nicely I must say! Big difference to the 8V 1.9 I remember in my 205.
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