Land Rover Defender (1990-2016) Torque Spec Settings

Researched by Wan Wei Tay
Updated: February 09, 2024

By Shelka04 at English Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0

Below you'll find the tightening torques for the Land Rover Defender 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 Land Rover Defender

Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Oil filter Oil filter 13 10 Spin on
  • 300Tdi
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Glow plugs Glow plug 20 15
  • 300Tdi
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Differential Oil drain plug 30 22
  • 300Tdi
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Disc brake Front brake caliper bolts 82 60
  • 300Tdi
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Disc brake Rear brake caliper bolts 82 60
  • 300Tdi
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Wheels Road wheels 130 96 Alloy wheels
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Wheels Road wheels 100 74 Steel wheels
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Wheels Road wheels 170 125 Heavy duty wheels
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  • Production years: 1990 - 2016
  • Type of van: pickup
  • 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 Oil sump drain plug 35 26
  • 300Tdi
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Oil pan Sump to Block bolts 25 18
  • 300Tdi
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Oil pan Sump to Cylinder block and front cover 25 18
  • 300Tdi
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Oil pan Baffle plate to Breather side cover 4 3
  • 300Tdi
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Oil filter Oil filter 13 10 Spin on
  • 300Tdi
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Oil filter Oil filter adaptor 45 33
  • 300Tdi
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Oil pressure switch Oil pressure switch 17 13
  • 300Tdi
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Oil dipstick Oil level tube 25 18
  • 300Tdi
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Oil feeder Oil squirt jet assembly 17 13
  • 300Tdi
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Oil pump Oil pick up assembly to Bearing cap 9 7
  • 300Tdi
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Oil pump Oil pick up assembly to Front cover 25 18
  • 300Tdi
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Vacuum pump Vacuum pump 25 18
  • 300Tdi
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Piston rods Connecting rod to Cap 59 44
  • 300Tdi
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Cylinder head Cylinder head bolts 40 30
  • 300Tdi
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Glow plugs Glow plug 20 15
  • 300Tdi
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Glow control unit Glow plug terminal nut 2 1
  • 300Tdi
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Intake manifold Inlet manifold nut and bolt 25 18
  • 300Tdi
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Intake manifold Inlet manifold stud 8 6
  • 300Tdi
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Intake manifold Heat shield to Inlet manifold 6 4
  • 300Tdi
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Engine block Cylinder block drain plug 25 18
  • 300Tdi
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Engine block Housing to Cylinder block retaining bolts 45 33
  • 300Tdi
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Engine block Front cover to Cylinder block 25 18
  • 300Tdi
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Engine block Auxiliary mounting bracket to Cylinder block bolt and nut 25 18
  • 300Tdi
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Engine block Auxiliary mounting bracket to Cylinder block stud 8 6
  • 300Tdi
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Engine block Oil drain pipe to Block (internal) 25 18
  • 300Tdi
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Engine block Oil drain pipe to Block (external) 25 18
  • 300Tdi
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Engine block Blanking plug, oil gallery, rear 37 27
  • 300Tdi
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Engine mounts Engine mounting foot to Cylinder block 85 63
  • 300Tdi
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Engine mounts Engine mounting foot to Flywheel housing 45 33
  • 300Tdi
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Engine mounts Engine mounting foot rubber to Mounting foot bolt and nut 85 63
  • 300Tdi
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Engine mounts Front engine mounting to Chassis fixings 45 33
  • 300Tdi
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Sensor Water temperature sensor 14 10
  • 300Tdi
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Sensor Air temperature sensor (inlet manifold) 14 10
  • 300Tdi
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Alternator Generator mounting bracket to Front cover 45 33
  • 300Tdi
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Alternator Generator to Mounting bracket 85 63
  • 300Tdi
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Alternator Generator pulley to Hub 95 70
  • 300Tdi
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Alternator Generator belt guard 25 18
  • 300Tdi
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Alternator Generator to Auxiliaries mounting bracket 25 18
  • 300Tdi
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Starter Starter motor bolt and nut 45 33
  • 300Tdi
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Camshaft Camshaft gear 80 59
  • 300Tdi
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Camshaft Camshaft hub bolt 80 59
  • 300Tdi
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Camshaft thrust plate 9 35 26
  • 300Tdi
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Crankshaft Pulley nut 80 59 Step 1
  • 300Tdi
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Water pump Water pump to Block and mounting plate 25 18
  • 300Tdi
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Water pump Water pump pulley to Hub 25 18
  • 300Tdi
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Fuel/Oil cooler Oil cooler unions to Filter adaptor 45 33
  • 300Tdi
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Radiator Thermostat housing 25 18
  • 300Tdi
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Radiator Thermostat housing plug 6 4
  • 300Tdi
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Radiator Water outlet elbow to Thermostat housing 25 18
  • 300Tdi
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Radiator Fan pulley to Hub 25 18
  • 300Tdi
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Radiator Fan and viscous coupling to Hub 45 33
  • 300Tdi
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Radiator Sensors to Water outlet elbow 25 18
  • 300Tdi
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Radiator Water outlet elbow blanking plug 25 18
  • 300Tdi
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Air conditioning Compressor mounting bracket to Front cover 45 33
  • 300Tdi
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Air conditioning Compressor to Mounting bracket nut 25 18
  • 300Tdi
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Air conditioning Compressor to Mounting bracket stud 8 6
  • 300Tdi
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Air conditioning Compressor belt guard nut 25 18
  • 300Tdi
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Belt tensioner/Timing chains Belt tensioner fixing bolt 45 33
  • 300Tdi
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Belt tensioner/Timing chains Belt tensioner assembly to Front cover plate 25 18
  • 300Tdi
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Belt tensioner/Timing chains Belt tensioner pulley to Tensioner arm 45 33
  • 300Tdi
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Belt tensioner/Timing chains Idler pulley to Front cover plate 45 33
  • 300Tdi
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Belt tensioner/Timing chains Static idler - timing belt nut 45 33
  • 300Tdi
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Belt tensioner/Timing chains Static idler - timing belt stud 10 7
  • 300Tdi
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Belt tensioner/Timing chains Timing belt tensioner 45 33
  • 300Tdi
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Belt tensioner/Timing chains Timing pulley to Camshaft hub 25 18
  • 300Tdi
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Belt tensioner/Timing chains Auxiliary drive auto tensioner nut 45 33
  • 300Tdi
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Belt tensioner/Timing chains Auxiliary drive auto tensioner stud 14 10
  • 300Tdi
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Valve cover Rocker cover fixing nut 10 7
  • 300Tdi
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Valve cover Rocker cover stud 8 6
  • 300Tdi
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Fuel system Fuel lift pump 25 18
  • 300Tdi
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Fuel system Injector clamp nut 25 18
  • 300Tdi
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Fuel system Injector clamp stud 8 6
  • 300Tdi
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Fuel system Fuel injection pump nut 25 18
  • 300Tdi
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Fuel system Fuel injection pump stud 8 6
  • 300Tdi
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Fuel system Fuel injection pump access plate to Front cover plate 25 18
  • 300Tdi
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Fuel system Fuel lift pump to Filter union 15 11
  • 300Tdi
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Fuel system Lift pump to Fuel filter banjo bolt 33 24
  • 300Tdi
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Fuel system Fuel filter to Fuel injection pump banjo bolt 33 24
  • 300Tdi
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Fuel system Fuel injection pump from Fuel filter banjo bolt 25 18
  • 300Tdi
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Fuel system Injector pipes to Injectors and fuel injection pump 29 21
  • 300Tdi
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Fuel system Spill rail to Injectors banjo bolt 10 7
  • 300Tdi
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Fuel system Spill rail to Injection pump banjo bolt 25 18
  • 300Tdi
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Fuel system Boost pipe injection pump banjo bolt 10 7
  • 300Tdi
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Fuel system Rear of injection pump plug 29 21
  • 300Tdi
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Fuel system Tank to Front mounting bracket fixings 20 15
  • 300Tdi
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drivetrain torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Differential Oil drain plug 30 22
  • 300Tdi
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Differential Oil filler/level plug 30 22
  • 300Tdi
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Differential Differential case (front to rear) 60 44
  • 300Tdi
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Differential Differential case rear stake nut 72 53
  • 300Tdi
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Differential Propeller shaft to Rear differential drive flange fixings 47 35
  • 300Tdi
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Differential Front differential drive flange to Drive shaft 47 35
  • 300Tdi
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Differential Rear differential drive flange to Drive shaft 47 35
  • 300Tdi
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Differential Rear differential unit self locking nuts 40 30
  • 300Tdi
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Differential Front differential bearing cap to Pinion housing 90 66
  • 300Tdi
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Differential Rear differential bearing cap to Pinion housing 90 66
  • 300Tdi
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Differential Rear differential cover fixings 30 22
  • 300Tdi
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Differential Pinion housing to Front axle case 41 30
  • 300Tdi
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Differential Pinion housing to Rear axle case 41 30
  • 300Tdi
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Differential Crown wheel to Front differential housing 58 43
  • 300Tdi
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Differential Crown wheel to Rear differential case 58 43
  • 300Tdi
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Wheel hub assembly Front hub adjusting nut 50 37
  • 300Tdi
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Wheel hub assembly Rear hub adjusting nut 50 37
  • 300Tdi
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Wheel hub assembly Front hub driving member to Hub 65 48
  • 300Tdi
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Wheel hub assembly Rear axle shaft to Hub bolts 65 48
  • 300Tdi
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Clutch pressure plate Pressure plate cover fixings 34 25
  • 300Tdi
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Clutch assembly Clutch cover plate to Flywheel 34 25
  • 300Tdi
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Flywheel/Flex plate Flywheel to Crankshaft 146 108
  • 300Tdi
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Flywheel/Flex plate Flywheel housing 45 33
  • 300Tdi
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Flywheel/Flex plate Flywheel housing clutch cover stud 10 7
  • 300Tdi
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Flywheel/Flex plate Flywheel housing plug 12 9
  • 300Tdi
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Flywheel/Flex plate Flex drive plate to Crankshaft 146 108
  • 300Tdi
  • Auto
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Flywheel/Flex plate Flex drive plate to Ring gear 25 18
  • 300Tdi
  • Auto
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Flywheel/Flex plate Flex drive plate to Torque converter 45 33
  • 300Tdi
  • Auto
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Transmission mount/case Transmission to Engine fixings 45 33
  • 300Tdi
  • Manual Gearbox
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Transmission mount/case LH and RH mounting brackets to Gearbox fixings 55 41
  • 300Tdi
  • Manual Gearbox
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Transmission mount/case Slave cylinder to Bell housing 25 18
  • 300Tdi
  • Manual Gearbox
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Transmission mount/case Bell housing to Cylinder block 40 30
  • 300Tdi
  • Manual Gearbox
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Transmission mount/case Transmission brake to Speedometer housing 72 53
  • 300Tdi
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Transfer Transfer box to Extension housing fixings 40 30
  • 300Tdi
  • Manual Gearbox
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Transfer Transfer box to Gearbox 45 33
  • 300Tdi
  • Manual Gearbox
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Transfer Bottom cover to Transfer case 25 18
  • 300Tdi
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Transfer Transfer box front drive flange to Drive shaft 45 33
  • 300Tdi
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Transfer Transfer box rear drive flange to Drive shaft 45 33
  • 300Tdi
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Transfer Transfer gearbox mounting brackets to Chassis 30 22
  • 300Tdi
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Transfer Mounting brackets to Transfer gearbox 55 41
  • 300Tdi
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Transfer Transfer breather 15 11
  • 300Tdi
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Transfer End cover gear change housing 9 7
  • 300Tdi
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Transfer Front output housing to Transfer case 25 18
  • 300Tdi
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Transfer Gear change housing 25 18
  • 300Tdi
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Transfer Pivot bracket to Extension housing 25 18
  • 300Tdi
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Transfer Bearing housing to Transfer case 25 18
  • 300Tdi
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Transfer Bearing housing cover to Transfer gearbox 45 33
  • 300Tdi
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Transfer Selector finger to Cross shaft high/low 25 18
  • 300Tdi
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Transfer Selector fork, high/low to Shaft 25 18
  • 300Tdi
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Drive/Axle shaft Front propeller shaft to Transfer box nuts 47 35
  • 300Tdi
  • Manual Gearbox
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Drive/Axle shaft Rear propeller shaft to Transmission brake drum nuts 47 35
  • 300Tdi
  • Manual Gearbox
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Drive/Axle shaft Panhard rod to Front axle bracket bolts 88 65
  • 300Tdi
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Drive/Axle shaft Panhard rod mounting arm nut 110 81
  • 300Tdi
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steering torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Tie rod end Front tie rod and drag link fixing 40 30
  • 300Tdi
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Tie rod end Tie bar to Mounting nut 110 81
  • 300Tdi
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Tie rod end Front track rod end 40 30
  • 300Tdi
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Tie rod end Front drag link to Swivel pin arm fixings 40 30
  • 300Tdi
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Steering rack Tie bar to Steering box fixings 81 60
  • 300Tdi
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Steering column Steering column bracket nuts 22 16
  • 300Tdi
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Steering shaft Shaft to Steering box pinch bolts 25 18
  • 300Tdi
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Steering wheel Steering wheel nut 50 37
  • 300Tdi
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Power steering Power steering pump mounting 35 26
  • 300Tdi
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Power steering Power steering pump front mounting plate bolts 9 7
  • 300Tdi
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Power steering Power steering pump pulley bolts 10 7
  • 300Tdi
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Power steering Power steering pump reservoir hose clamp 3 2
  • 300Tdi
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exhaust torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Exhaust manifold Exhaust manifold nut 45 33
  • 300Tdi
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Exhaust manifold Exhaust manifold stud 10 7
  • 300Tdi
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Exhaust manifold Exhaust front pipe to Manifold flange fixings 50 37
  • 300Tdi
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Exhaust manifold Intermediate pipe to Front pipe nuts 30 22
  • 300Tdi
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Exhaust manifold Intermediate pipe to Tail pipe nuts 30 22
  • 300Tdi
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Turbo Turbocharger oil drain adaptor to Block 42 31
  • 300Tdi
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Turbo Oil drain pipe to Turbocharger 25 18
  • 300Tdi
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Turbo Turbocharger oil drain pipe to Adaptor 38 28
  • 300Tdi
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Turbo Turbocharger oil feed pipe adaptor to Block 25 18
  • 300Tdi
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Turbo Turbocharger oil feed pipe to Adaptor 25 18
  • 300Tdi
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Turbo Oil feed pipe to Turbocharger 19 14
  • 300Tdi
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Turbo Turbocharger to Cylinder head nut 45 33
  • 300Tdi
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Turbo Turbocharger to Cylinder head stud 10 7
  • 300Tdi
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Turbo Turbocharger to Blanking plate 25 18
  • 300Tdi
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Turbo Turbocharger to EGR valve 25 18
  • 300Tdi
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EGR EGR delivery tube to Valve 25 18
  • 300Tdi
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EGR EGR delivery tube to Mixing tube 25 18
  • 300Tdi
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Muffler Exhaust front pipe to Intermediate silencer nuts 50 37
  • 300Tdi
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brakes torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Disc brake Front brake caliper bolts 82 60
  • 300Tdi
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Disc brake Rear brake caliper bolts 82 60
  • 300Tdi
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Disc brake Front brake disc to Hub retaining bolts 73 54
  • 300Tdi
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Disc brake Rear brake disc to Hub retaining bolts 73 54
  • 300Tdi
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Brake line Brake pipes to Master cylinder ports 15 11
  • 300Tdi
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Brake line Front brake flexible hoses to Caliper 15 11
  • 300Tdi
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Brake line Rear brake pipe to Caliper 15 11
  • 300Tdi
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Brake pedal Pedal box to Engine bulkhead fixings 25 18
  • 300Tdi
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Master cylinder Master cylinder to Servo fixings 26 19
  • 300Tdi
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suspension torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Wheels Road wheels 130 96 Alloy wheels
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Wheels Road wheels 100 74 Steel wheels
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Wheels Road wheels 170 125 Heavy duty wheels
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Spring Spring retainer plate bolts 14 10
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Shock absorbers/shocks Rear shock absorber fixing 37 27
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Sway bar links/Stabilizer links Front anti-roll bar to Links nuts 68 50
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Sway bar links/Stabilizer links Rear anti-roll bar to Links bolt 68 50
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Radius arm Radius arm to Front axle 197 145
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Radius arm Radius arm to Front chassis 176 130
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Control arm Lower link to Rear axle 176 130
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Control arm Bottom link to Rear chassis 176 130
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Control arm Top link bracket to Rear cross member 47 35
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Ball joint Pivot bracket ball joint to Rear axle 176 130
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Ball joint Front ball joint link arm nut 40 30
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general torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
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