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Wheel nut torque value

Discussion in 'Z4 Roadster & Coupé' started by GazHyde, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. GazHyde

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    Hi,

    Finally got around to buying a torque wrench for correct wheel refitting ;) . What torque setting should I dial in on this for wheel nuts?

    Is it a standard setting for all wheels nuts, as I will be taking the MINI's wheels off soon too.

    Thanks all
     
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    People dont realise the importance of a proper torqued nut
    The amount of times i have seen cars and van wheel
    nut fitted with just a air wrench, in fitting bays.
    Last year we had a wheel come off the caravan,
    "Not a good experience"
    I would imagine that every nut on the car has a torque
    setting,

    Ask most people most a torque wrench is :-? #-o
     
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    There are only two nuts I use a torque wrench on - wheel nuts and cylinder head nuts. Most other nuts can be done by feel and common sense.

    Torque wrenches should be calibrated. A new one should be OK, but older ones should be checked. I made a tool using some bar and a spring balance. It does the job :) .
     
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    Thanks Ardchyle :-bd

    E30 / E31 / E32 / E34 / E36 / E38 / E39 / E46 / E52 / E60 / E61 / E63 / E64 / E85 / E86 = 120 ± 10 Nm

    Looks to be a 'one setting suits all' value. Nice and simple for a change.
     
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    I dont want to put a spanner in the works
    To much torquing on here :D :D
     
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    It's good to torque :)]
     
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    Careless torque costs lives


    Z3nt from m'iPhone on Tapatalk
     
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    torque of the devil and he appears :D :D
     
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    Now I have had chance to check the Owners Manual (2001 version for Z3 1.9i, 2.2i, and 3.0i) page 156 says
    100 Nm or
    74 ft.lbs
     
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    130Nm compared to 100Nm. Only 30% difference :-\ .

    I've always used 100Nm - nothing happened so far. I'm going to start using 110Nm as it's within 10% of both.