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Old 01-23-2015, 07:35 PM   #1
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M54B30 Con Rod Cap Torque procedure

TIS tells me 5nm assembly, 20nm initial then 70 degrees… Can anyone confirm if I do this 3 times, like the newer S54 motors, or just once. It looks like just once per TIS, but the bolts have the same torx heads and appear to look just like the S54 con rod cap bolts that require the 3 step process.

TIA

BTW: I've read and seen posts in several places about the M54B30s having fracture split rods. Mine are not. What's the deal? Build date is 02/2003. As far as I can tell no one has been in here before me.
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Old 01-24-2015, 05:37 PM   #2
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I searched to best of my ability and came up empty. Someone must have done rod bearings in their 330!
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