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Old 07-21-2010, 05:01 PM
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Torque spec on oil drain plug?

Anyone know what this torque spec is??
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Old 07-21-2010, 05:17 PM
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25 Nm sound right

I found reference to this figure, can anyone verify?
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I'm pretty sure it is 25Nm (18.44 Ft. lbs). I'm trying to find the procedure in the BMW TIS but am having trouble locating it. I'll dig it up eventually....


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Old 02-12-2012, 09:24 PM
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25 Nm (18.4 ft-lb) is the correct torque for both the Oil Drain Plug and Oil Filter Cap.
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Old 02-12-2012, 10:10 PM
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+1. It is labeled on the oil filter housing. I didn't realize the oil plug was the same...those Germans are so effiecient!

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Specs or part torque?

Dumb question, all the references say 25nm, but the plug says 8nm max???
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Old 10-19-2019, 11:39 AM
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EJ, what year is your X3?
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Old 10-19-2019, 12:00 PM
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its an 2014, F30 328i
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You'll want to defer to the F30 forum; those are far too fancy for our blood.
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Old 10-19-2019, 12:43 PM
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What duke said

However it is a plastic drain plug. Use the specs molded onto the drain plug. Not internet hearsay.
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Anyone know what this torque spec is??
There are seven engines in an E83 X3.

So I selected one common engine at www.NewTIS.info and searched for "service" and then in that file searched for "oil" to find engine oil service in Chapter 11 Engine Subchapter 13 Engine oil and 11 13 Oil Sump Tightening Torques.

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e...1-13-oil-sump/
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its an 2014, F30 328i
You have a plastic oil sump with a plastic plug. The correct torque is 8 Nm, like it says on the plug. Ideally, the plug should also be replaced.





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There are seven engines in an E83 X3.

So I selected one common engine at www.NewTIS.info and searched for "service" and then in that file searched for "oil" to find engine oil service in Chapter 11 Engine Subchapter 13 Engine oil and 11 13 Oil Sump Tightening Torques.

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e...1-13-oil-sump/

Doug, that was a 9 year old post...
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Doug, that was a 9 year old post...
Does that make my investigation wrong. The truth endures. Thatís why I prefer p-books to virtual books.
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Does that make my investigation wrong. The truth endures. Thatís why I prefer p-books to virtual books.


Possibly yes but luckily I donít think so, seeing as how the engine you selected is not in the OPís car and was never available in this country.

To the newest poster, however, completely disregard.


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You have a plastic oil sump with a plastic plug. ..
well, that's a new one.
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