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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Wed, Jan-10-2018, 02:40:28 AM   #261
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Default Differential Bolts replacement DIY: updated bolts

Didnít have a problem with clearance or space at all. Just take off the one 7mm hex screw holding on the plastic shield for extra flexibility.



V-Brace is still tight on the car!
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Default Re: Differential Bolts replacement DIY: updated bolts

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There's room and possible..took a pic for you guys.

You can take the guards and v brace if needed not really necessary.

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Cool. Never looked at it from that angle. Thanks for the pic!
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Old Wed, Jan-10-2018, 03:41:13 AM   #263
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Default Re: Differential Bolts replacement DIY: updated bolts

Pretty cool. I usually take half the car apart for whatever I'm doing and combine jobs, so never looked at it from such a simple perspective.



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Default Re: Differential Bolts replacement DIY: updated bolts

Also this is how high I needed that corner to get decent leverage to torque down the front diff bolt.

A reminder...Just like the first post, have safety as your top priority when under the car.

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Default Re: Differential Bolts replacement DIY: updated bolts

Clarification on the torque for these rear bolts? This thread says 61 ft/lbs however others are stating 15 ft/lbs plus a 90 degree turn.

http://sawashie.free.fr/M3/TorqueSpe...SPECS%20LR.pdf

PDF above states 15 ft/lbs and the 90 degree turn. I think this thread should be updated accordingly as many folks will see it and choose 61 without thinking.
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Clarification on the torque for these rear bolts? This thread says 61 ft/lbs however others are stating 15 ft/lbs plus a 90 degree turn.

http://sawashie.free.fr/M3/TorqueSpe...SPECS%20LR.pdf

PDF above states 15 ft/lbs and the 90 degree turn. I think this thread should be updated accordingly as many folks will see it and choose 61 without thinking.
There are 2 camps. 1) use 15 and then 90 degrees, 2) get to ~60 right away. End torque is about the same.

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