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The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 06-16-2016, 05:54 AM   #1
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How to do Bentley Tie Rod Torque?

I've been using my Bentley manual on a 2003 e46 xi wagon for many years now. I always torque things carefully when possible.
I'm about to replace a tie rod which I haven't done on this car yet. I see on page 320-15 of the 3 Series manual it lists the torque as 74 + 7 ft-lb. I've never seen torque listed as one number plus another. Can someone please tell me how this is to be torqued correctly?
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Old 06-17-2016, 11:39 PM   #2
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The torque could possibly be 74 plus-or-minus 7. For example, lugnuts are 89 lb-ft +/- 7 lb-ft
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Old 06-18-2016, 09:30 AM   #3
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Thanks, I thought of that, but there is no +/-, only +. I suppose that could be a typo, but there is such a thing as two stage torque, not sure if this is that or proper method.
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Old 06-18-2016, 10:32 AM   #4
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or maybe - = - and | = + then (- * |) = +
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