Mk7 GTI Torque Specs

This is an ongoing effort to create a quick reference table of torque specs for the VW Mk7 GTI.

Values in this table are sourced from VW manuals and aftermarket parts instructions.

torque specs

I’ve also started a turbo swap checklist and a table of part numbers for o-rings and gaskets and such to support the turbo swap on this page.

SuspensionRear Swaybar Bushing Bracket10 mm triple square20 Nm + 90 deg.2 bolts
SuspensionRear Swaybar End Link to Control Arm13 mm20 Nm + 180 deg.End Link to Control Arm - 1 bolt / 1 nut
SuspensionRear Swaybar End Link16 mm / 6mm triple square55 NmEnd Link to Sway Bar - 1 nut
EngineThrottle BodyT307 NmAttaches to Intake Manifold
EngineThermostatT308 NmWater Pump
EngineWater PumpT309 NmWater Pump
EngineIntake ManifoldT309 NmWater Pump
EngineIntake Manifold10 mm9 Nm
EngineIntake manifold bracket13 mm10 Nm
EngineIntake manifold bracketM10 triple square20 Nm
EngineMount40 Nm + 90 deg.Mount to Frame Rail
EngineMount20 Nm + 90 deg.Mount to Frame Bracket
EngineMount60 Nm + 90 deg.Mount to Engine Bracket
TransmissionPendulum mount (F & R)16 mm50 Nm + 90 deg.aka Dog bone mount
TransmissionPendulum mount (Sub frame)21 mm130 Nm + 90 subframe bushing
TransmissionMount50 Nm + 90 deg.Mount to Frame
TransmissionMount60 Nm + 90 deg.Mount to Transmission
TransmissionDSG Mechatronic5 Nm + 90 deg.10 bolts
TransmissionTransmission Fluid Pump Cover8 Nm8 bolts
SuspensionLower Control Arm to Subframe18 mm70 Nn + 180 deg.Tighten w/ suspension loaded. (2) bolts
SteeringBall joint to Control Arm40 Nm + 45 deg.Lower nuts - (3) nuts
SteeringBall joint to wheel bearing housing60 NmSingle (1) upper nut
SubframeSub Frame (F & R)18 mm70 Nm + 180 deg.Sub frame to frame
SuspensionFront Swaybar bracket 13 mm20 Nm + 180 deg.
ExhaustDownpipe hanger13 mmNo Spec.
SuspensionFront Swaybar Endlink16 mm / 6mm triple square65 NmEndlink
SuspensionLevel sensor bracket10 mmNo Spec.
SubframeSubframe brace to chassis16 mm50 Nm+ 90 deg.
SubframeSubframe brace to subframe18 mm70 Nm + 180 deg.
SubframeSteering rack to subframe18 mm70 Nm + 90 deg.
SuspensionRear Shock Mount - Upper16 mm50 Nm + 45 deg.2 bolts
SuspensionRear Lower Control Arm bolt 18 mm70 Nm + 180 deg.
SuspensionFront Upper Strut Mount Bolts15 Nm + 90 deg.
SuspensionRear shock mount - Lower18 mm70 Nm + 180 deg.1 bolt / 1 nut
SuspensionShock absorber nut25 NmSecures shock absorber to mount - 1 nut
BrakesFront Rotor bolt8 NmSmall bolt b/w lug bolt holes - 1 bolt
BrakesFront Caliper to carrier35 Nm2 bolts
BrakesFront Caliper to bearing housing200 Nm2 bolts
BrakesFront dust shield12 Nm3 bolts
AxleMain axle bolt200 Nm + 180 deg.
BrakesBrake line bracket8 Nm1 bolt
WheelsWheel to wheel hub120 Nm5 bolts
BatteryCable nut6 Nm1 per cable
BatteryGround wire nut9 Nm1 nut
BatteryGround wire Acorn Nut20 Nm1 Acorn nut
BatterySecuring bracket15 Nm1 bolt
BatteryTray Nut9 Nm1 nut
BatteryTray bolt9 Nm3 bolts
HeadlightOutside bolt4 Nm1 bolt - exterior side
HeadlightRear upper bolt8 Nm1 bolt
HeadlightRear lower bolt4 Nm1 bolt