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      11-25-2007, 05:22 AM   #1
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Steering wheel swap - torque settings?

Does any one know the torque settings for all the screws involved in the steering wheel swap?

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I can't believe it... So much DIY stuff here, so many people doing their own wrenching - and noone cares for correct torque settings? This is plain wrong. Wrong torque, and you are up for trouble - from parts falling off to cracked alloy rims to warped rotors to fasteners stripped or snapped. Anyone have any info on where to find proper information?

Strange thing - for my previous cars, MB and Volvo, this information was easily available and religiously followed by the DIY crowd. What gives here?
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All bolts should be torqued per German Torque Spec: Goodandtight



I would think you could follow torque specs for standard unlubricated, stainless steel hardware and you would be fine..
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Does any one know the torque settings for all the screws involved in the steering wheel swap?

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The only screw/bolt where the torque really matters is the one that secures the wheel to the column, and it's on the order of 46 - 48 ft.lbs. The correct value is buried somewhere in the long DIY thread.

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I never really "torqued" my wheel nut to spec. Just tightened it as much as I could by hand. Ive never had it come off in my hand yet.
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The only screw/bolt where the torque really matters is the one that secures the wheel to the column, and it's on the order of 46 - 48 ft.lbs. The correct value is buried somewhere in the long DIY thread.

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I thought BMW use 85~90 ft.lbs. for the wheel lugs.
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I thought BMW use 85~90 ft.lbs. for the wheel lugs.
Correct. He's talking about the steering wheel, not wheel/tire wheels..
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Here is the correct setting, from BMW tech info site:

32 33 Steering Wheel
1AZ Steering wheel to steering column
E81, E82, E87, E90, E91, E92, E93 M14 62.5 Nm


62.5 Nm = 46 lb*ft

Case closed. Thanks for the replies!
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Great info, just ordered my M3 wheel today
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should any locktite be used on the steering wheel bolt?
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should any locktite be used on the steering wheel bolt?
I've swapped numerous steering wheels on numerous occasions, but never used loctite or any torquing and never had an issue.
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I've swapped numerous steering wheels on numerous occasions, but never used loctite or any torquing and never had an issue.
awesome, thanks!
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