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    Capt. Grudo
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    Nut blues.

    While replacing the rear shock on my 1991 K75, I made a mistake and torqued the nuts to 77 ft-Lb. Two days later I discovered my mistake. I loosened the nuts and retightened them to 39 ft-Lb. My questions are:
    1. Did I damage the threads.
    2. Do I have to replace the bolts.
    3. If #2 is yes, how do I extract the lower stud and where do I get replacement nuts and bolts.

    Thanks in advance

    Doron Grudo

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    BUDDINGGEEZER
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    A bolt the size of the shock mount should be able to take 77 ft-lbs. If the bolt isn't broken and the threads aren't stripped I wouldn't worry about it. Sounds like neither is the case.

    Ralph Sims

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuddingGeezer View Post
    A bolt the size of the shock mount should be able to take 77 ft-lbs. If the bolt isn't broken and the threads aren't stripped I wouldn't worry about it. Sounds like neither is the case.

    Ralph Sims
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    Capt. Grudo
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    Thank you. The bolt, stud and nuts look OK. It is always nice to hear from others.

    Thanks again.

    Doron Grudo

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    Ditto to not worrying about it, but the studs and bolts are available from BMW parts.
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