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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 11-29-2008, 06:53 PM
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Need Torque Specs for Water Pump and Thermostat Housing Pleas

Hi,

I need the torque specs please for:

Water Pump (Bosch 2008)
Thermostat Housing (2008 BMW plastic)
Water Pump pully (1998 BMW Original)

I have my sister's E36 totally apart now. Most of the bolts are 10mm.

Thanks to: BimmerM3inGA for
ru.bmwlife.lv/download.php?id=834

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http://www.bimmerboard.com/forums/posts/199986

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Scott G.
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Old 11-29-2008, 08:04 PM
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Hand-tight + 1/2 turn.
I respect your attention to detail, but it's a 15 year-old BMW, not an F-16.
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Old 11-29-2008, 09:01 PM
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It may be an F16 to me...

Can someone look it up in a Bentley???? I don't want to break the varous plastics.

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Old 11-29-2008, 09:29 PM
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I just replaced my cooling system and philip is right, just hand tighten it with a socket and then a half turn or so. you will be fine, if you are really worried about it im sure someone here will eventually answer your question. but I did my system last summer with a new radiator FDM (fan delete mod) and new T-stat, now specs really needed.
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Old 11-30-2008, 09:39 AM
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E36 Bentley values

Plastic housing : 10 NM or 89 in-lb or very little ft-lb
Engine lifting braket 22 Nm -17 ft-lb
Coolant pump
M6 10 Nm
M8 22 Nm
Pulley to pump 10 Nm

May I suggest you get the book before you start next time... I'm enabling only because it's your sister's. If you look online you can download a free copy for this kind of info it's very handy.

Hope you don't squish anything.
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Old 11-30-2008, 10:41 PM
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Franky and all,

Thanks for looking it up.

I set all the 10MM to 80 inch pounds. The 13MM to about 15 foot pounds. I looked them up in my Infiniti service manual in the general torque specs section. Google didn't find any free PDFs for the E36, and $20 more dollars on top of a $550 parts bill would send my poor sister into orbit, as it is, I will probably pay for some of the parts bill for her, as she is like a saint.

Got it running and bled out. I drilled the 1/16" hole in the thermostat, this seemed to help to speed the bleeding. Also I filled the system in stages first the engine block and heater while the themostat housing was still off, then the radiator when the top hose was off.

Getting it back together was an adventure because of close proxcimity of the radiator, fan, hoses and especially the expansion tank, that tank was a pain to hook up and locate.

The next job is to diagnose the air conditioning system, so I will probably be back looking for crack, uh I mean enablement.
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Old 11-22-2016, 01:55 PM
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Anyone know spec for 97 528i with metal t-stat housing. Ive been trying to do some work that requires removing the thermostat n without it the housing keeps leaking even after i used gasket sealer n let it sit for 24 hours
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You're in the E36 3 series forum, but regardless this document should have what you're looking for. It's the torque specs for all fasteners for all BMWs including your E39.
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Old 11-22-2016, 09:20 PM
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Ty i found it
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Old 11-25-2016, 09:33 PM
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TQ specs is hand tight followed by a short grunt. No ugga duggas required.
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