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Old 09-06-2011, 10:12 PM
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Originally Posted by champaign777 View Post
here is some torque specification :

Wheel Bearing to Wheel Carrier (E14 Internal Star Socket ) is only 22 Ft Lbs
This was exactly my point in the "Installation" section. Bimmerfest member mmm635 says 30 Nm for these E14 bolts, but it is way too low for M10x1 bolts! I understand Loctite prevents the bolts from loosening up.

As I mentioned above, my 1998 Volvo V70 FRONT Bearing (The drive axle) has the exact same setup as E39 REAR Bearing:
- Same axle made by GKN-Lobro
- Same E14 bolts
- Same 36-mm nut

And yet Volvo (and many other makers using the same E14 bolts) specifies 45Nm, followed by 60-degree turn, which brings the torque to about 70-80 Nm.

I am glad I have fixed enough cars to realize that this was an error somewhere. It simply did not sound right.
So my instinct was right.

And guess what, people all along miss the key instruction: turn another 90 degrees after 30 Nm!:

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