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Old 06-11-2004, 11:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone know what the correct torque is to tighten the drain pan bolt and the oil filter bolt on a 95 525i? I checked FAQs and couldn't find it. I've searched online and have seen a couple of different numbers.

Looking for the difinitive answer...maybe someone has a Bentley's or a Chiltons's?
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It's not much. :P I don't know the spec.
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Thanks Tech...that helped.
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44ft lb
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I think 44 is a bit high. I've found a couple of different sites that show the following ranges:

canister bolt - 15-18 ft/lbs
drain plug - 18-25 ft/lbs
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try hand tight, then 1/4 turn w/wrench for the plug.
and the same on the bolt.

all specs are approx. [provided user is not a total pussy w/no muscle]

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i read on a site about the 44... but who knows
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i do 22 ft lb and never had any leaks or broken bolts!
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