BMW 5 Series 5 (2003-2010) Torque Spec Settings

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Below you'll find the tightening torques for the BMW 5 Series 5 in both Nm and ft/lbs. The first table contains the most-used torque settings. The tables after it contain all torque spec values I could find.

Most-used torque specs for BMW 5 Series 5

Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Oil pan Drainage plug 25 18
  • E60
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Oil pan Drainage plug 25 18
  • E61
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Spark plugs Spark plugs 24 18
  • E60
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Spark plugs Spark plugs 24 18
  • E61
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Wheels Wheel bolts 120 89
  • E60
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Wheels Wheel bolts 120 89
  • E60
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Wheels Wheel bolts 120 89
  • E61
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Wheels Wheel bolts 120 89
  • E61
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To make sure these are the correct tightening torque values, you can use the data below to verify this is the right model.

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  • Production years: 2003 - 2010
  • Generation: 5
  • Type of van: car
  • Model variant: Base

All Torque Settings in Tables

engine torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Oil pan Drainage plug 25 18
  • E60
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Oil pan Drainage plug 25 18
  • E61
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Oil filter Oil filter housing cover 25 18
  • E60
unverified source
Oil filter Oil filter housing cover 25 18
  • E61
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Spark plugs Spark plugs 24 18
  • E60
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Spark plugs Spark plugs 24 18
  • E61
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Engine block Gearbox to Engine block fasteners 72 53
  • E60
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Engine block Gearbox to Engine block fasteners 72 53
  • E61
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Engine block Gearbox to Engine block lower fasteners 22 16
  • E60
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Engine block Gearbox to Engine block lower fasteners 22 16
  • E61
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Engine mounts Gearbox support to Car body fasteners 35 26
  • E60
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Engine mounts Gearbox support to Car body fasteners 35 26
  • E61
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Starter Engine starter fasteners 43 32
  • E60
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Starter Engine starter fasteners 43 32
  • E61
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Battery Ignition coil fasteners 7 5
  • E60
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Battery Ignition coil fasteners 7 5
  • E61
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drivetrain torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Wheel hub assembly Front hub 110 81
  • E60
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Wheel hub assembly Front hub 110 81
  • E61
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Wheel hub assembly Rear hub 250 184
  • E60
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Wheel hub assembly Rear wheel hub bearing fastener 30 22
  • E60
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Clutch pressure plate Pressure plate fasteners 25 18
  • E60
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Clutch pressure plate Pressure plate fasteners 25 18
  • E61
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Clutch assembly Clutch slave cylinder fasteners 22 16
  • E60
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Clutch assembly Clutch slave cylinder fasteners 22 16
  • E61
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Drive/Axle shaft Rear drive shaft to Reduction gear bolts 52 38
  • E60
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Drive/Axle shaft Propeller shaft centre support bearing fasteners 32 24
  • E60
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Drive/Axle shaft Propeller shaft centre support bearing fasteners 32 24
  • E61
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Drive/Axle shaft Propshaft coupling fasteners 100 74
  • E60
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Drive/Axle shaft Propshaft coupling fasteners 100 74
  • E61
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steering torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Tie rod end Tie rod end to Steering knuckle fastening nut 165 122 Use drive socket #21
  • E60
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Tie rod end Tie rod end to Steering knuckle fastening nut 165 122 Use drive socket #21
  • E61
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Tie rod end Tie rod end locknut 51 38
  • E60
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Tie rod end Tie rod end locknut 51 38
  • E61
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exhaust torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Exhaust manifold Exhaust system fasteners 22 16
  • E60
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Exhaust manifold Exhaust system fasteners 22 16
  • E61
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Exhaust manifold Exhaust system bracket to Car body fasteners 22 16
  • E60
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Exhaust manifold Exhaust system bracket to Car body fasteners 22 16
  • E61
unverified source

brakes torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Disc brake Front brake disc fastener 16 12
  • E60
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Disc brake Front brake disc fastener 16 12
  • E61
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Disc brake Rear brake disc fastener 16 12
  • E60
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Disc brake Front brake caliper 30 22
  • E60
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Disc brake Front brake caliper 30 22
  • E61
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Disc brake Front brake caliper bracket 110 81
  • E60
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Disc brake Front brake caliper bracket 110 81
  • E61
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Disc brake Rear brake caliper bracket 110 81
  • E60
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Disc brake Rear brake caliper bracket 110 81
  • E61
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suspension torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Wheels Wheel bolts 120 89
  • E60
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Wheels Wheel bolts 120 89
  • E61
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Struts Front shock strut piston rod nut 64 47
  • E60
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Struts Front shock strut piston rod nut 64 47
  • E61
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Struts Rear shock strut piston rod nut 27 20
  • E60
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Struts Rear shock strut piston rod nut 27 20
  • E61
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Struts Front shock strut to Steering knuckle lower fasteners 81 60
  • E60
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Struts Front shock strut to Steering knuckle lower fasteners 81 60
  • E61
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Shock absorbers/shocks Front shock absorber strut mount upper fastener 34 25
  • E60
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Shock absorbers/shocks Front shock absorber strut mount upper fastener 34 25
  • E61
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Shock absorbers/shocks Rear shock absorber strut mount upper fastener 28 21
  • E60
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Shock absorbers/shocks Rear shock absorber strut mount upper fastener 28 21
  • E61
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Shock absorbers/shocks Rear shock absorber lower fastener 100 74
  • E60
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Shock absorbers/shocks Rear shock absorber lower fastener 100 74
  • E61
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Stabilizer bar Rear stabilizer bar to Control arm fastener 100 74
  • E60
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Stabilizer bar Rear stabilizer bar to Control arm fastener 100 74
  • E61
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Stabilizer bar Front stabilizer link to Stabilizer bar fastener 65 48
  • E60
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Stabilizer bar Front stabilizer link to Stabilizer bar fastener 65 48
  • E61
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Stabilizer bar Rear stabilizer link to Stabilizer bar fastener 65 48
  • E60
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Stabilizer bar Rear stabilizer link to Stabilizer bar fastener 65 48
  • E61
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Sway bar links/Stabilizer links Front stabilizer link to Shock strut fastener 65 48
  • E60
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Sway bar links/Stabilizer links Front stabilizer link to Shock strut fastener 65 48
  • E61
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Sway bar links/Stabilizer links Front stabilizer link bracket fastener 65 48
  • E60
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Sway bar links/Stabilizer links Front stabilizer link bracket fastener 65 48
  • E61
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Control arm Control arm to Subframe front fastener 100 74
  • E60
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Control arm Control arm to Subframe front fastener 100 74
  • E61
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Control arm Control arm to Body subframe rear fastener 100 74
  • E60
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Control arm Control arm to Body subframe rear fastener 100 74
  • E61
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Control arm Control arm rear fastener 100 74 Use drive socket #18
  • E60
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Control arm Control arm rear fastener 175 129 Use drive socket #21
  • E60
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Control arm Suspension arm to Rear knuckle fastener 165 122
  • E60
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Control arm Suspension arm to Rear knuckle fastener 165 122
  • E61
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Ball joint Front ball joint fastener 165 122
  • E60
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Ball joint Front ball joint fastener 165 122
  • E61
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general torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Example of a 5 Series 5

By M 93 (talk) 13:24, 20 January 2009 (UTC) - Own work, Public Domain


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