Mazda BT-50 1 (2006-2011) Torque Spec Settings

Researched by Yien Yien Chan
Updated: February 22, 2024

By Rudolf Stricker - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0

Below you'll find the tightening torques for the Mazda BT-50 1 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 Mazda BT-50 1

Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Oil pan Drain plug 29 21 Minimum
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Oil pan Drain plug 41 30 Maximum
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Differential Drain plug 39 29 Minimum
  • Front
  • Rear
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Differential Drain plug 54 40 Maximum
  • Front
  • Rear
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Steering wheel Steering wheel 8 6
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  • Production years: 2006 - 2011
  • Generation: 1
  • 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 Drain plug 29 21 Minimum
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Oil pan Drain plug 41 30 Maximum
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Oil pan Oil plug to rear transfer case 19 14 Minimum
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Oil pan Oil plug to rear transfer case 30 22 Maximum
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Oil pan Baffle plate 7 5 Minimum
  • Manual
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Oil pan Baffle plate 10 7 Maximum
  • Manual
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Oil pump Oil hose 15 11 Minimum
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Oil pump Oil hose 21 15 Maximum
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Oil pump Oil pipe 8 6 Minimum
  • Automatic
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Oil pump Oil pipe 11 8 Maximum
  • Automatic
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Oil pump Oil pump cover 9 7 Minimum
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Oil pump Oil pump cover 13 10 Maximum
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Vacuum pump Vacuum pump 19 14 Minimum
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Vacuum pump Vacuum pump 26 19 Maximum
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Piston rods Connecting rod cap nuts 27 20 Minimum
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Piston rods Connecting rod cap nuts 32 24 Maximum
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Piston rods Connecting rod cap 47 35 Minimum
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Piston rods Connecting rod cap 52 38 Maximum
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Cylinder head Cylinder head bolts 29 21
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Cylinder head Cylinder head cover bolts 2 1 Minimum
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Cylinder head Cylinder head cover bolts 3 2 Maximum
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Engine block Cylinder block 12 9 Oil jet nozzle, Min
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Engine block Cylinder block 18 13 Oil jet nozzle, Max
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Engine block Breather 8 6 Minimum
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Engine block Breather 12 9 Maximum
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Engine block Oil passage 7 5 Minimum
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Engine block Oil passage 10 7 Maximum
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Engine mounts Engine mounts 43 32 Minimum
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Engine mounts Engine mounts 61 45 Maximum
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Sensor Speed sensor 8 6 Minimum
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Sensor Speed sensor 11 8 Maximum
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Sensor TSS sensor 8 6 Minimum
  • Automatic
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Sensor TSS sensor 12 9 Maximum
  • Automatic
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Sensor OSS sensor 12 9 Minimum
  • Automatic
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Sensor OSS sensor 16 12 Maximum
  • Automatic
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Sensor CMP sensor 8 6 Minimum
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Sensor CMP sensor 11 8 Maximum
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Sensor Vehicle speed sensor (VSS) 8 6 Minimum
  • Manual
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Sensor Vehicle speed sensor (VSS) 11 8 Maximum
  • Manual
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Sensor TR sensor insulator 8 6 Minimum
  • Automatic
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Sensor TR sensor insulator 11 8 Maximum
  • Automatic
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Sensor ECT sensor 16 12 Minimum
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Sensor ECT sensor 24 18 Maximum
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Sensor Neutral switch 25 18 Minimum
  • Manual
  • Rear
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Sensor Neutral switch 34 25 Maximum
  • Manual
  • Rear
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Alternator Generator 12 9 Minimum
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Alternator Generator 25 18 Maximum
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Camshaft Camshaft cap 11 8 Minimum
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Camshaft Camshaft cap 14 10 Maximum
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Camshaft Camshaft pulley 123 91 Minimum
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Camshaft Camshaft pulley 140 103 Maximum
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Camshaft Camshaft cap lower 8 6 Minimum
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Camshaft Camshaft cap lower 11 8 Maximum
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Crankshaft Balance shaft 8 6 Minimum
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Crankshaft Balance shaft 11 8 Maximum
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Crankshaft Crankshaft pulley 392 289 Minimum
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Crankshaft Crankshaft pulley 441 325 Maximum
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Crankshaft Main bearing cap 15 11 Minimum
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Crankshaft Main bearing cap 35 26 Maximum
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Water pump Water pipe 37 27 Minimum
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Water pump Water pipe 52 38 Maximum
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Water pump Water pump 19 14 Minimum
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Water pump Water pump 26 19 Maximum
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Radiator Water outlet pipe 20 15 Minimum
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Radiator Water outlet pipe 30 22 Maximum
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Belt tensioner/Timing chains Drive belt 8 6 Minimum
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Belt tensioner/Timing chains Drive belt 10 7 Maximum
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Belt tensioner/Timing chains Timing gear cover 19 14 Minimum
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Belt tensioner/Timing chains Timing gear cover 260 192 Maximum
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Belt tensioner/Timing chains Timing belt cover 8 6 Minimum
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Belt tensioner/Timing chains Timing belt cover 11 8 Maximum
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Belt tensioner/Timing chains Tensioner spring 37 27 Minimum
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Belt tensioner/Timing chains Tensioner spring 42 31 Maximum
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Belt tensioner/Timing chains Auto tensioner 8 6 Minimum
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Belt tensioner/Timing chains Auto tensioner 11 8 Maximum
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Rocker arm Rocker arm 16 12 Minimum
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Rocker arm Rocker arm 20 15 Maximum
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Fuel system Fuel injection pump pulley 8 6 Minimum
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Fuel system Fuel injection pump pulley 11 8 Maximum
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Fuel system Fuel injection pump gear 59 44 Minimum
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Fuel system Fuel injection pump gear 69 51 Maximum
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Fuel system Fuel injection pump 19 14 Minimum
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Fuel system Fuel injection pump 26 19 Maximum
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drivetrain torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Differential Oil fill plug 39 29 Minimum
  • Front
  • Rear
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Differential Oil fill plug 54 40 Maximum
  • Front
  • Rear
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Differential Drain plug 39 29 Minimum
  • Front
  • Rear
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Differential Drain plug 54 40 Maximum
  • Front
  • Rear
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Differential Ring gear bolt 69 51 Minimum
  • Front
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Differential Ring gear bolt 83 61 Maximum
  • Front
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Differential Drive pinion 128 94 Minimum
  • Front
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Differential Drive pinion 284 209 Maximum
  • Front
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Differential Drive pinion 298 220 Minimum
  • Rear
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Differential Drive pinion 500 369 Maximum
  • Rear
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Differential Bearing cap bolt 73 54 Minimum
  • Front
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Differential Bearing cap bolt 107 79 Maximum
  • Front
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Differential Differential mount rubber 55 41 Minimum
  • Front
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Differential Differential mount rubber 80 59 Maximum
  • Front
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Clutch assembly Clutch hub component 22 16 Minimum
  • Manual
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Clutch assembly Clutch hub component 30 22 Maximum
  • Manual
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Clutch assembly Clutch cover 18 13 Minimum
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Clutch assembly Clutch cover 27 20 Maximum
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Flywheel/Flex plate Flywheel lock bolts 96 71 Minimum
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Flywheel/Flex plate Flywheel lock bolts 103 76 Maximum
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Flywheel/Flex plate Drive plate mounting bolt 151 111 Minimum
  • Automatic
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Flywheel/Flex plate Drive plate mounting bolt 161 119 Maximum
  • Automatic
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Transmission fluid pan Transmission fluid filter 9 7 Minimum
  • Automatic
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Transmission fluid pan Transmission fluid filter 11 8 Maximum
  • Automatic
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Transmission fluid pan Transmission oil filter plug 40 30 Minimum
  • Manual
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Transmission fluid pan Transmission oil filter plug 59 44 Maximum
  • Manual
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Transmission fluid pan Transmission fluid pump and gasket 10 7 Minimum
  • Automatic
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Transmission fluid pan Transmission fluid pump and gasket 12 9 Maximum
  • Automatic
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Transmission fluid pan Transmission case 31 23 Minimum
  • Manual
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Transmission fluid pan Transmission case 46 34 Maximum
  • Manual
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Transmission fluid pan Front cover to transmission case 19 14 Minimum
  • Manual
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Transmission fluid pan Front cover to transmission case 25 18 Maximum
  • Manual
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Transmission fluid pan Detent spring 9 7 Minimum
  • Automatic
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Transmission fluid pan Detent spring 11 8 Maximum
  • Automatic
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Transfer Transfer case 34 25 Minimum
  • Front
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Transfer Transfer case 41 30 Maximum
  • Front
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Transfer Transfer case 8 6 Minimum
  • Rear
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Transfer Transfer case 11 8 Maximum
  • Rear
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Transfer Transfer case drain plug 19 14 Minimum
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Transfer Transfer case drain plug 30 22 Maximum
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Transfer Manual shaft lever 61 45 Minimum
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Transfer Manual shaft lever 74 55 Maximum
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Transfer Manual shaft nut 14 10 Minimum
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Transfer Manual shaft nut 18 13 Maximum
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Transfer Extension housing 28 21 Minimum
  • Automatic
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Transfer Extension housing 32 24 Maximum
  • Automatic
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Transfer Selector cable 10 7 Minimum
  • Automatic
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Transfer Selector cable 18 13 Maximum
  • Automatic
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Drive/Axle shaft Bearing inner race, bearing locknut 275 203 Minimum
  • Rear
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Drive/Axle shaft Bearing inner race, bearing locknut 313 231 Maximum
  • Rear
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Drive/Axle shaft Propeller shaft 0 0 Minimum
  • Rear
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Drive/Axle shaft Propeller shaft 2 1 Maximum
  • Rear
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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 locknut 69 51 Minimum
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Tie rod end Tie rod end locknut 79 58 Maximum
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Idler arm Idler gear shaft retaining bolt 79 58 Minimum
  • Manual
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Idler arm Idler gear shaft retaining bolt 117 86 Maximum
  • Manual
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Idler arm Idler 35 26 Minimum
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Idler arm Idler 52 38 Maximum
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Steering rack Steering gear 31 23 Minimum
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Steering rack Steering gear 47 35 Maximum
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Steering shaft Upper arm shaft bolt 150 111 Minimum
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Steering shaft Upper arm shaft bolt 172 127 Maximum
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Steering shaft Steering shaft 16 12 Minimum
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Steering shaft Steering shaft 23 17 Maximum
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Steering wheel Wheel steering 39 29 Minimum
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Steering wheel Wheel steering 59 44 Maximum
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Steering wheel Steering wheel 8 6
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Power steering Power steering 29 21 Minimum
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Power steering Power steering 44 32 Maximum
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exhaust torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Disc brake Bleeder screw 9 7 Except Hi-Rider (Min.)
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Disc brake Bleeder screw 14 10 Except Hi-Rider (Max.)
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Disc brake Bleeder screw 6 4 Minimum
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  • Rear
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Disc brake Bleeder screw 9 7 Maximum
  • Front
  • Rear
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Brake line Brake pipe 13 10 Minimum
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Brake line Brake pipe 22 16 Maximum
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Brake pedal Accelerator pedal 14 10 Minimum
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Brake pedal Accelerator pedal 18 13 Maximum
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Brake pedal Brake pedal 24 18 Minimum
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Brake pedal Brake pedal 34 25 Maximum
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Brake pedal Brake switch and pedal stopper 14 10 Minimum
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Brake pedal Brake switch and pedal stopper 18 13 Maximum
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Parking brake Parking brake 7 5 Minimum
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Parking brake Parking brake 10 7 Maximum
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brakes torque settings

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

suspension torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Wheels Wheels 88 65 Minimum
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Wheels Wheels 118 87 Maximum
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Ball joint Front lower arm ball joint 20 15 Minimum
  • Front
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Ball joint Front lower arm ball joint 34 25 Maximum
  • Front
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Ball joint Front upper arm ball joint 5 4 Minimum
  • Front
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Ball joint Front upper arm ball joint 25 18 Maximum
  • Front
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general torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Example of a BT-50 1

By Rudolf Stricker - Self-photographed, CC BY-SA 3.0


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