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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 05-29-2007, 07:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Need some torque numbers

Just starting to replace my rusted out rear subframe on my 1986 325 and need to know how much to torque the mounting nuts. Also do I need to use any type of locktite on the nuts?
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German torque, gud n tite.

I found these:

Subframe bolts 70 ft-lb
Shock to trailing arm 52-63 ft-lb
Sway bar link to trailing arm 16-17 ft-lb
Brake line unions 7-11 ft-lb
Rear pad carrier to trailing arm 44-49 ft-lb
Rear caliper to carrier 22-25 ft-lb
Upper differential mounting bolts 81-91 ft-lb
Rear differential mounting bolt 59-64 ft-lb
Driveshaft to differential 53 ft-lb
Output flange to drive axle 42-46 ft-lb
Muffler bracket 10 ft-lb
Front exhaust pipe to rear pipe 16-17 ft-lb
Axle nut 144-155 ft-lb
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Old 05-29-2007, 09:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the torque #'s, just what I was looking for!
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