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post #1 of 8 Old Mar 15th, 2013, 3:46 pm Thread Starter
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Caliper Torque specs

Removed the front wheel to replace the tire due to a large chunk (approx 1.5" diameter) of rubber missing due to age (5 yrs), miles, (17.5k) or debris impact. Would like to torque the caliper bolts back to OEM spec. Any idea what that might be?
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Re: Caliper Torque specs

Believe the torque on caliper bolts is 30Nm or 22 ft lbs be very careful not over tighten they strip easy


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Re: Caliper Torque specs

30Nm is correct.

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Re: Caliper Torque specs

The torque specs. for the axle & front pinch bolts are as important as the caliper bolts. Do you maybe need those as well ?.

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Hmm.... Others say 30Nm. I say my repair manual gives 40Nm... I have always used that...

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Hmm.... Others say 30Nm. I say my repair manual gives 40Nm... I have always used that...

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Same here: 40Nm for the actual Caliper to Fork Tube. Now these are the Brembo, not BMW branded Calipers. Maybe they changed something for the newer system Calipers? Don't see why though, as they appear they same physically.

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Re: Caliper Torque specs

Older style bolts are 10mm, use 40Nm. 2002 and up use an 8mm bolt, 30Nm or 22 ft lbs


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Re: Caliper Torque specs

Interesting that year model requires a different torque value. I will use the 30Nm (22lf-ft) as I noticed removing them that it seemed they were not as tight as I would have thought them to be. Original pads, tire so I should have been the first. Thanks to everyone for your response.

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