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Old 04-05-2011, 11:48 AM   #1
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Oil pan bolts torque spec

I'm replacing the motor oil pan gasket on my 04 330 and need to know what torque specification is on tightening the pan bolts. I did a quick search but couldn't find it. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 04-06-2011, 08:40 AM   #2
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M6 8.8 grade - 10 Nm (89 in-lb)
M6 10.9 grade - 12 Nm (106 in-lb)
M8 8.8 grade - 22 Nm (16 ft-lb)
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:23 AM   #3
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Hi why are you replacing it? Do you have leaks?
I am asking you becouse I see oil only under my oil pan the top part of engine is dry and I 90% this is oil pan
Can you point me to godd DIY and how hard is it?
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Old 04-06-2011, 03:25 PM   #4
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I believe you need to support the motor from the top, then drop the subframe
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Old 04-07-2011, 12:56 PM   #5
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Thanks for the specs. I actually replaced the pan because there was a crack in it as a result of collision.
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:50 PM   #6
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Are these specs will do for 01 325I too?
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:25 PM   #7
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M6 8.8 grade - 10 Nm (89 in-lb)
M6 10.9 grade - 12 Nm (106 in-lb)
M8 8.8 grade - 22 Nm (16 ft-lb)
why there are 3 types of torque, bolts are the same. are these for different models?
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:43 PM   #8
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Please read more closely. Two of specs are for M6 bolts but of two different grades.
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