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over torque lug nuts

Discussion in 'E36 M3 (1995-1999)' started by yonsayvitch, Jun 12, 2013.

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    CSBM5

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    Since that is pretty much the torque spec that BMW calls out in the TIS for every BMW I've ever owned?
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    Satch SoSoCalifortified

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    Thanks, Chuck! I was hoping I wasn't going crazy!
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    mattm

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    He never had an issue. He was doing it as preventative as the weld for the threaded pipe of the Honda's oil pans were weak especially once they were over torqued. In the name of disclosure this was 8-10 years ago.
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    mattm

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    Satch et al: My 1M and the 318i are 89 ft-lbs.

    BTW Satch you posted about the M3 Raffle car's interior being the much demanded "Bamboo Beige Novillo," or as I call it post taco/tortilla poop color? Yuck, gimme gray or black. No poop in my car please.
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    Satch SoSoCalifortified

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    Meh. I am so over black interiors... especially in SoSo Cal. Of course, with a white roadster with Whorehouse Red interior, I do not exactly have loads of credibility in this arena.
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    mattm

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    The 1M was right to offer only a black interior (and no automatic/shush box transmission, no sunroof, no runflats, and a real limited slip diff). now if were only 400 pounds lighter. :)
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    mrsbee

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    I can suggest a couple of way to creatively lose those 400 lbs, you might not be interested in a few of them and it wouldn't make for a really awesome grocery getter, but hey, isn't speed more important?
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    mattm

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    Dear Nikki,
    I'm open to suggestions, but a car being more lightweight goes hand in hand with speed (plus agility).
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    Plumbers tape (PTFE) is typically applied to tapered pipe threads to act as a sealant. In a machine thread, it, possibly, only acts as a lubricant which will likely alter the design value of thread friction torque used in determining to proper/specified torque load.
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    109941

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    "Bordello Red" or "Madame Lucy Rouge" might be more marketable names for your interior color choice
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    mattm

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    I'd agree that it changes that value, but it's cheaper and less messy than replacing an oil pan. :) Best!
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    Satch SoSoCalifortified

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    Let's get back to useful information.

    DO NOT LUBRICATE LUG BOLTS, FOR CHRISSAKE!

    I don't care what anybody else tells you—even Mikey!

    DRY, ya mooks! Jaisus, you can understand DRY, can'tcha? THE SPECS ARE BASED ON DRY THREADS!
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    MGarrison

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    Yes, and perhaps worth re-iterating (hopefully the logic of not lubricating lug bolts is obvious to most) - however, I believe the discussion referenced was something about Honda oil-pan bolts stripping and preventive sealing measures for them. Despite appearances, I'm guessing all thread participants haven't just spontaneously and simultaneously lost every last iota of common sense. ;)

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