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BMW M70 V12 Torque Settings

This section deals with torque settings for the reassembly of the engine. Nearly all of the engine is manufactured from aluminium and careful attention must be paid to ensure fasteners are not overtightened. Make sure you mark each fastener after it has been torqued to ensure that you have not missed any.

 Cylinder Head
Stage 1
Tighten
  30 Nm
Stage 2
Wait
  15 Minutes
Stage 3
Tighten
  120 Degrees
     
Note: Cylinder head bolts are torque to yield, You cannot reuse these bolts if they have been previously torqued.

Refer to this diagram for the correct tightening sequence. Mark each head bolt with a dab of paint etc to ensure you do not over/under tighten any of the bolts.

 

 Main & Big End Bearings, Oil Pump and Crankshaft Pulley/Damper

Main Bearings
Stage 1
Tighten
  20 Nm
Stage 2
Tighten
  70 Degrees

Big End Bearings
Stage 1
Tighten
  20 Nm
Stage 2
Tighten
  70 Degrees

Oil Pump to cylinder block
Single Stage
Tighten
  22 Nm

Crankshaft Pulley/Damper
Single Stage
Tighten
  430-450 Nm
Note: Crankshaft Pulley/Damper bolt is one use only and must be replaced. Big End Bearing bolts re-use is indicated in some documentation and not in others. The thread does not extend the full length of the bolt so re-use would seem to be acceptable. Examine each bolt carefully before re-use.




 Sump Bolts, Sump Drain Bolt

Sump Bolts
M6 x 8,8
Tighten
  10 Nm
M6 x 10,9
Tighten
  12 Nm

Sump Drain Bolt
M12
Tighten
  25 Nm
M18
Tighten
  30 Nm
M22
Tighten
  60 Nm
Note: Measure sump drain bolt to determine correct torque setting




 Camshaft Carriers, Caps & Cover Bolts

Camshaft Carrier Caps
M6
Tighten
  10 Nm
M7
Tighten
  15 Nm
M8
Tighten
  20 Nm

Camshaft Cover Bolts
M6
Tighten
  10 Nm
M7
Tighten
  15 Nm
Note: Measure bolts to determine correct torque setting


 Exhaust & Inlet Manifolds

Inlet Manifold
M6
Tighten
  10 Nm
M7
Tighten
  15 Nm
M8
Tighten
  22 Nm

Exhaust Manifold
M6
Tighten
  10 Nm
M7
Tighten
  15 Nm
M8
Tighten
  23 Nm
Note: Measure bolts to determine correct torque setting


 Spark Plugs
Single Stage
Tighten
  20-30 Nm