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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 04-02-2010, 08:05 AM
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Recommended torque specs

Other than the individual DIYs, is there anyplace online where I can find a list of the more commonly needed torque values?

I don't have a Bentley's maual yet, and I'm getting ready to re-install my driver seat. I assume the seat track bolts and the seat belt need to be torqued, right?
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http://www.bmw-m.net/TechData/torq/bmw_torq.pdf
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Awesome! Thanks!
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Cross reference to the torque pdf
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For the record, this came up today ...
> E39 (1997 - 2003) > torque specs
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hi, looking for head bolt torque spec for 1999 4.4 vanos

a url link to prove your readings would be nice too.

thanks, daniel
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Old 12-28-2014, 08:42 PM
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For some reason, people aren't reading this whole thread, when pointed to a single post of this thread.
> E39 (1997 - 2003) > torque specs
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Ya that didn't help. Said the page was up for deleteation. Can anybody else pls help me find head bolt torque specs for 1999 vanos
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Try this attachment;
bmw_torq.pdf (172.4 KB, 6 views)
In addition, typing /torque_ (the underscore captures PDF files) in the bestlinks nets this ...
- BMW_torque_values_for_all_bolts_1997.pdf (172.4 KB, 1164 views)

See also:
- Complete 1997 BMW torque values (pdf) & M62 engine-specific torque values (pdf) & a conversion calculator for foot-pound/newton-meters (1) & the truth about spark plug torque and anti-seize sacrificial-anode paste (1) & automatic transmission torque values (1) & what torque to use when replacing the E39 I6 oil level sensor (1) & all torque values and specs needed for a 4-wheel brake job (1) & how to calibrate your torque wrench tools (1)
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More torque specs were in this thread today ...
> E39 (1997 - 2003) > Brake rotor and pad replacement coming up..need torque specs
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Front brake specs from the Bentley Manual:
Front brake rotor to hub - 12 ft/lbs - make sure you put anti-seize on threads and just snug it down. The lug bolts hold the rotor on the hub. That little Allen bolt is just a locator but can be a real pain if the Allen fitting gets stripped.

Caliper to frame - 22 ft/lbs (7mm Allen bolt) These are the sliding pin bolts.

Frame to knuckle - 81 ft/lbs

I posted those in January. Rear specs are available from the same source. Vol 1 available online.

Anyone who DIYs or owns an E39 should have a copy so they can know what's going on with their vehicle.
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I used the info here, which also includes torques for the brake lines...

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=160530
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