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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 10-06-2012, 05:35 PM
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Exclamation Direction hidraulic

hello friends Bimmers! am with noises in Hidraulic direction, replacing the fluid would improve? a cleaning system in the direction hydraulics would solve? which to the Specification fluid?: Dunno:: Dunno:
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:48 PM
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which hydraulic system?? power steering?? if so, what sort of noise(s) are you experiencing??

also, are these noises more common when the engine is 'cold' (ambient temps) or warmed up (operating temps)??





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Old 10-06-2012, 07:08 PM
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which hydraulic system?? power steering?? if so, what sort of noise(s) are you experiencing??

also, are these noises more common when the engine is 'cold' (ambient temps) or warmed up (operating temps)??





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Yeah, he means power steering (direcão hidraulica in Portuguese).

Gregor: Tem esse barulho mais com motor frio ou quando esta em temperatura normal do motor em andamento? E um grito ou um batimento ou o que? Responde em ingles ou portuguese...no segundo caso eu vou traduzir.

O fluido para direção é Dexron III, o mesmo fluido usado em cambio automatico. Ë tambem recomendavel trocar o reservatorio de fluido neste caso por que o filtro do sistema está embutido no reservatorio e tem que ser trocado entero. A peça não é muito cara. Olha esse link:

http://www.dvatp.com/bmw/diy/power_steering_flush/

drivinfaster: I translated your questions--which I would have asked, too, and answered his about the correct fluid (Dexron III) and gave him a link on how to flush. I also told him about the filter in the reservoir and that the whole thing should be changed with the fluid.

I'll keep an eye on this thread and make sure language does not prevent us from helping him out.

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Old 10-06-2012, 07:34 PM
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he does when the engine is hot. is a noise like "iiiiiiiiiinhoooooooooo" when spin to either side. thanks for the attention and dedication The durrk!!
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obridago (that's correct, right??)


knew they spoke portuguese and not spanish, but i don't speak either.

and google translate is not exactly what i would feel confident in using for this sort of translation.


kinda cool, though, to have different languages on board. thank you for your help.



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edit, sounds like he may be low, which would indicate a leak.

any stiffness in the wheel, or binding then looseness felt?? what color is the fluid?? if dark grey with possibly metalic particles, a new rack and system flush would be in order as this indicates a worn rack.

upgrading to the z3 rack would give a shorter lock to lock ration for a bit more performance.
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obridago (that's correct, right??) and google translate is not exactly what i would feel confident in using for this sort of translation.

Este é um tradutor melhor

This is a better translator than Google translate, but it still struggles with technical terms.....
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the fluid at this level, this is not leaking, it looks poko this one darker than the photo of the the link you sent me
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