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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, 05:58 AM   #1
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Strut Assembly Torque - Bentley Mistake?

Working on '03 xi wagon. Strut assembly torque is listed as 18 ft-lb. on page 310-6, and as 47 ft-lbs on page 310-7. Must be 47??
Thanks for any info.
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Old 06-16-2016, 09:14 AM   #2
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I haven't looked in the manual to see what Bentley says exactly, but may be a terminology problem.

18 ft-lb for the three flange nuts holding the strut mount to the tower. (It also depends on the nut's flange diameter.)
47 ft-lb for the single self-locking nut holding the strut to the strut mount.

See http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=831662
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Old 06-16-2016, 10:17 AM   #3
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Thanks. That's what I thought. Bentley manual says 18 for both.
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