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      10-01-2011, 02:09 PM   #1
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rear differential cover torque specs?

been searching around for this. what is the recommended torque spec for the differential cover for the e90 m3?
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      10-01-2011, 05:15 PM   #2
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anybody. couldnt find this online and had the car in the air so used 52ft-lbs. a few seemed to be slightly looser than this.
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      10-01-2011, 08:14 PM   #3
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40ft-lbs with blue lock tight !
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thank you so am i in trouble with them at 52 now. didnt remove bolts just wanted to ensure they werent going to cause an issue from being too loose.
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thank you so am i in trouble with them at 52 now. didnt remove bolts just wanted to ensure they werent going to cause an issue from being too loose.
I dont think theres a problem but the right way is to pull them out and add some lock tight and be safe !
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i would say they were looser than 40lbs for some of them. img would you put it in the air again and locktite em or just do it next time i have it up? probably only be a week or 2 since putting in stud conversion kit after back from mexico.
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i would say they were looser than 40lbs for some of them. img would you put it in the air again and locktite em or just do it next time i have it up? probably only be a week or 2 since putting in stud conversion kit after back from mexico.
I would personally put the car in the air ASAP and use some lock tight,Good Luck !
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thanks img. done. and now headed to the track in half and hour. too bad its raining out.
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      10-03-2011, 12:11 PM   #10
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i was just making sure they were tight while i was working on other stuff this week but didnt pull them out and use loctite, so did that this morning just to be on the safe side.
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i was just making sure they were tight while i was working on other stuff this week but didnt pull them out and use loctite, so did that this morning just to be on the safe side.
Good job !
Remember, smooth is fast

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smooth was fast i went faster in the wet today than i have to date on dry track which is pretty damn good. drove in mdm all day and got a real feel for the car moving under me. had a tremendous day.
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