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I did a search and it appears this info is not here yet, so here you go.

Wheel bolt torque value spec for E63 M6 = 120Nm.

So whenever you remove your wheel for any reason - retorque the wheel bolts to 120nm using a torque wrench.

There are many torque wrench out there ranging from $20.00 to $300.00.
From occasional use to heavy duty daily shop use.

I use this one, cant beat the price and works really well.

Hope this helps.

Dan

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As always, another excellent tip from Dan Whatheheck.
 

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Thanks Dan, you know we always appreciate your help.

BTW, it is also in your users manual:



For those of us in North America, if you don't have a copy of your owners manual you can get an electronic copy from BMW NA
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To Dan and other wheel experts.....this last weekend I finally put my AC Schnitzer wheels and spacers on....I know that the tightnening torque for the wheels is 88.5 lbs/120 Nm....my questions for the group is as follows: does the same tightening torque for the wheels also apply for the spacers? That's what I have used...hopefully my assumption is correct.

Thank you in advance!

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nice find, Dan!
 

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Hi Edward,

Torque with or without spacers for the wheels should be the same.

Hope that helps.

Dan

To Dan and other wheel experts.....this last weekend I finally put my AC Schnitzer wheels and spacers on....I know that the tightnening torque for the wheels is 88.5 lbs/120 Nm....my questions for the group is as follows: does the same tightening torque for the wheels also apply for the spacers? That's what I have used...hopefully my assumption is correct.

Thank you in advance!

Edward
 

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Thanks as always Dan!

Edward
 

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If you are using spacers, you will presumably be using longer Bolts.

The Torque figure quoted is for a Bolt made of 10.9 Steel
The Bolt Specification is M12 x 1.5 10.9 Torque 120 N.m
The Issue here is that, dont use a Bolt with unknown material.
weaker material will require a lower torque and stronger material will require a higher torque
The off the shelve Bolts (high tensile strength) are 8.8, 10.9 and 12.9

M12 x 1.5 8.8 Torque 85 N.m
M12 x 1.5 10.9 Torque 120 N.m
M12 x 1.5 12.9 Torque 145 N.m

I will recomend not using bolts made from 12.9 as the required torque causes damage to the wheel, the chamfer at the rear of the wheel nut digs into the wheel and causes permanent deformation. Using a lower torque will not provide the minmum required clamping force.
 

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I dont know about you guys but 88.6 lb/ft just does not feel tight enough to me, I run 12mm spacers all around and torque to 100lb/ft. Maybe just a fear off a wheel coming loose.
 

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I did a search and it appears this info is not here yet, so here you go.

Wheel bolt torque value spec for E63 M6 = 120Nm.

So whenever you remove your wheel for any reason - retorque the wheel bolts to 120nm using a torque wrench.

There are many torque wrench out there ranging from $20.00 to $300.00.
From occasional use to heavy duty daily shop use.

I use this one, cant beat the price and works really well.

Hope this helps.

Dan

1/2" Drive Click Stop Torque Wrench
Dear all,
Is there a document to give all torque values and procedures for each car model ?

lets sayi have a bmw e63 m6 2006 smg3, and would like to rebuild my engine and gearbox and do many repair things. How can i know all the torque value and procedures for engine parts and smg ones ?
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