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      03-09-2014, 02:25 PM   #1
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Torque Specs

I am making this as I don't see one anywhere. I was gathering all the torque specs for replacing front and rear suspension components and it has taken me all morning. I know I should just put up the money and get a manual, but what good is a forum if you can't spread knowledge (as long as it is correct)? So I am going to start this in hopes that others will use it and help me build on it.

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All of these numbers have come from this forum somewhere and may or may not be perfectly accurate. I do know that some of the ft lb measurements have been rounded up as everything started with nm. If you have something to add or correct please let me know and I will update/add it. Also some fasteners should be replaced and I can make note of that also.


Rear Sub Frame Rear Position 74 ftlb
Rear Sub Frame Front Position 74 ftlb

Front Tension Strut to Knuckle 122 ftlb
Front Tension Strut to Sub Frame m12 8.8 50 ftlb + 90
m12 10.9 74 ftlb + 90
Front Control Arm to Knuckle m14 8.8 59 ftlb
m14 10.9 122 ftlb
Front Control Arm to Sub Frame m12 8.8 50 ftlb + 90
m12 10.9 74 ftlb + 90

Front Sway Endlink to Strut m10 43 ftlb
Front Strut Pinch Bolt 34 ftlb
Front Strut Top Hat Bolts 25 ftlb
Front Strut Top Bolt 47 ftlb

Rear Shock Top Bolt 20 ft lb
Rear Lower Shock Bolt 28 ftlb

Rear Lower Control Arm to knuckle 121 ftlb
Rear Lower Control Arm to Sub Frame 121 ftlb

Rear Upper Control Arm to Sub Frame 74 ftlb
Rear Upper Control Arm to Bearing Carrier 74 ftlb + 90
Rear Guide Arm to Sub Frame 74 ftlb
Rear Guide Arm to Bearing Carrier 74 ftlb + 90

Brake Caliper Mounting Bracket 81 ftlb
Brake Caliper Pins 22 ftlb
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      03-10-2014, 05:58 AM   #2
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Thank you, going to do my rear subframe bushings soon and I'll need some of these.
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      03-18-2014, 11:12 PM   #3
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Any torque to yield bolts should be replaced ( ft lbs + "x" degrees)
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      11-11-2014, 10:07 PM   #4
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Has anyone come across the torque specs & tightening sequence for the differential cover?
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Hi: Does anyone know the size of the sway bar nuts, please? I seem to have lost it under the snow, while replacing yet another seized Bilstein strut.
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Hi: Does anyone know the size of the sway bar nuts, please? I seem to have lost it under the snow, while replacing yet another seized Bilstein strut.
thanks,
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The nuts on the end links are M10 and the nuts near the center bushings are M8.

Also, I believe they both have a 1.0 pitch and are self locking.
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      01-03-2016, 11:24 AM   #7
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Thank you PF.
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      04-28-2017, 07:39 PM   #8
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I'll add it later if I can find it in my INPA/whatever software but does anyone know the torque specs for the lower bracing for an E88? It's for the bars that attach to the front of the frame/subframe and then to the front area of the doors.
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Anybody knows the torque spec for the front subframe to body ? I can't find them in the bentley manual.
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      09-27-2017, 08:06 PM   #10
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Anybody knows the torque spec for the front subframe to body ? I can't find them in the bentley manual.
Looking for repair instructions and torque specs.

Go to www.Newtis.info

It is the bmw repair manual online. It has every torque spec you will ever need.
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Looking for repair instructions and torque specs.

Go to www.Newtis.info

It is the bmw repair manual online. It has every torque spec you will ever need.
Oh man ! you the boss, thanks !
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      09-28-2017, 01:41 PM   #12
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Looking for repair instructions and torque specs.

Go to www.Newtis.info

It is the bmw repair manual online. It has every torque spec you will ever need.
Wow. Finally found what I was looking for:

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e...t-body/GVNYBbN

v-brace torque specs. Amazing... I couldn't even find this info in the VM instance I have of all these docs. (To be fair, BMW software is horrendously bad)

Although what does angle of rotation mean in this case? Apply 60NM and then do another 105 degrees? Confusing.
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      09-28-2017, 03:17 PM   #13
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Wow. Finally found what I was looking for:

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e...t-body/GVNYBbN

v-brace torque specs. Amazing... I couldn't even find this info in the VM instance I have of all these docs. (To be fair, BMW software is horrendously bad)

Although what does angle of rotation mean in this case? Apply 60NM and then do another 105 degrees? Confusing.
Well it is really simple, torque to 60NM then turn another 105 degrees, which is a little bit less than 1/3 of a turn. I use a black marker to mark the bolt for that kind of stuff.

Last edited by Traf; 09-28-2017 at 03:22 PM.
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      10-12-2017, 07:08 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by ///JAAM View Post
I am making this as I don't see one anywhere. I was gathering all the torque specs for replacing front and rear suspension components and it has taken me all morning. I know I should just put up the money and get a manual, but what good is a forum if you can't spread knowledge (as long as it is correct)? So I am going to start this in hopes that others will use it and help me build on it.

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All of these numbers have come from this forum somewhere and may or may not be perfectly accurate. I do know that some of the ft lb measurements have been rounded up as everything started with nm. If you have something to add or correct please let me know and I will update/add it. Also some fasteners should be replaced and I can make note of that also.


Rear Sub Frame Rear Position 74 ftlb
Rear Sub Frame Front Position 74 ftlb

Front Tension Strut to Knuckle 122 ftlb
Front Tension Strut to Sub Frame m12 8.8 50 ftlb + 90
m12 10.9 74 ftlb + 90
Front Control Arm to Knuckle m14 8.8 59 ftlb
m14 10.9 122 ftlb
Front Control Arm to Sub Frame m12 8.8 50 ftlb + 90
m12 10.9 74 ftlb + 90

Front Sway Endlink to Strut m10 43 ftlb
Front Strut Pinch Bolt 34 ftlb
Front Strut Top Hat Bolts 25 ftlb
Front Strut Top Bolt 47 ftlb

Rear Shock Top Bolt 20 ft lb
Rear Lower Shock Bolt 28 ftlb

Rear Lower Control Arm to knuckle 121 ftlb
Rear Lower Control Arm to Sub Frame 121 ftlb

Rear Upper Control Arm to Sub Frame 74 ftlb
Rear Upper Control Arm to Bearing Carrier 74 ftlb + 90
Rear Guide Arm to Sub Frame 74 ftlb
Rear Guide Arm to Bearing Carrier 74 ftlb + 90

Brake Caliper Mounting Bracket 81 ftlb
Brake Caliper Pins 22 ftlb
Thank you a lot for your information, do you know if this would be the same for a BMW 325i 2010 E90? AGAIN THANKS A LOT
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