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BMWFatherFigure 11-30-2012 06:53 AM

R50 Steering Power
 
Hi All, Can some one tell me where the power/fuse for the power steering pump is. My Haynes manual tells me of it, but not where to find it.

BMWFatherFigure 12-21-2012 12:06 PM

So no body knows?

timfitz63 12-21-2012 03:04 PM

Stab in the dark here (I'm more knowledgeable about the later R55/R56/R57 MINI's): there may not be a fuse; I think the R50's used an hydraulic steering pump, whereas the electrical steering motors were introduced with the R56/R57 series.

BMWFatherFigure 12-29-2012 10:48 AM

The pump on the R50 is run by an electric motor not the usual pulley on the engine. As you say, later MINIs have an electric motor on the column. My Haynes mentions the motor pump but almost nothing else about it. There is also an electriic cooling fan for the pump and fluid.

timfitz63 12-29-2012 02:08 PM

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Originally Posted by BMWFatherFigure (Post 7277482)
The pump on the R50 is run by an electric motor not the usual pulley on the engine. As you say, later MINIs have an electric motor on the column. My Haynes mentions the motor pump but almost nothing else about it. There is also an electriic cooling fan for the pump and fluid.

Ah, I see! I learned something new today! :thumbup:

BMWFatherFigure 01-03-2013 08:19 PM

Thanks for trying - we must be the only two with reading and writing skills on this part of the forum!!

timfitz63 01-04-2013 06:40 AM

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Originally Posted by BMWFatherFigure (Post 7288382)
Thanks for trying - we must be the only two with reading and writing skills on this part of the forum!!

As you guys 'Down Under' say: no worries, mate! :thumbup:

Yeah, this little corner of Bimmerfest, devoted to the MINI's, is fairly inactive. You might try posting your question to the North American Motoring sub-forum for the R50; that's a much more active MINI forum, and you'll likely get some better guidance on the R50 than I can offer.

BMWFatherFigure 01-14-2013 03:57 AM

Thanks for the heads up!!


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