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Old 12-10-2012, 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Orient330iNYC View Post
in the past 12 years of bmw ownership and living in the north east, i have never had a problem getting lugs off with dry threads if properly torqued. with hand tools.

BTW, 120nm is 89ft/lbs, not 103... the M12 torque spec has not changed. bmw has switched to 19mm head M14X1.25 bolts for the F30. those need to be torqued to 140nm

we can agree to disagree, but...
1) the torque values listed by the mfr are for "clean and dry" threads
2) lubricated threads will read lower torque for a given clamping spec vs dry threads
Agree 100%...NO anti-seize or lube of any kind. A good wire brushing in the Spring to remove corrosion on the threads, all mating parts. Torque to recommended specs (why isn't this in the owner's manual ).
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