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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 11-07-2012, 09:58 AM
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M54 rod bolt torque spec?

I purchased the Bentley manual but found there is very little information on the lower end of the engine.

I looked for a sticky with the specs but couldn't find one.

I need the torque spec on rod bolts for a 2002 M54 3.0L that I am rebuilding... also curious if they recommend disposing of the old bolts and using new ones?

The rods were damaged by a hydrolock and there was no heat damage.

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Old 11-07-2012, 06:18 PM
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Found it... finally found a chart with google.
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:38 PM
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Found it... finally found a chart with google.
Good find....why don`t you add it to the E46 Wiki ?
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:04 PM
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Good find....why don`t you add it to the E46 Wiki ?
Not sure how or where it would be best placed... but since you are more familiar

http://www.bmw2002faq.com/content/view/48/32/

Look it over and see if it would be appropriate for this forum
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:37 AM
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Check here for M54 specs:

http://tis.spaghetticoder.org/s/view.pl?1/00/32/59
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:40 PM
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Great link jp, thanks!
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:18 AM
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I'd be surprised if BMW didn't recommend replacing rod bolts. They are typically TTY (torque to yield) and stretch once.
If this were mine, I'd be using ARP rod bolts.
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:07 PM
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Aftermarket rods are on the way

I couldn't find a good set of used rods for a reasonable price so I ordered the Eagle rods with new hardware.
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