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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 06-06-2011, 07:02 PM
lawprofkj lawprofkj is offline
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1991 318i power steering rack question

1991 318i power steering rack is toast, has been leaking a long time. What's the consequence of not replacing the rack? Car drives great, handles amazing.
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Old 06-07-2011, 04:05 AM
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1991 318i power steering rack is toast, has been leaking a long time. What's the consequence of not replacing the rack? Car drives great, handles amazing.
It generally is a waste of time getting a steering rack from a breaker yard because it is most likely just as old and worn out.
Most E30 guys fit the E36 rack...needs some spacers and modification though...go to E30tech.com...there is an advertiser offering the required spacers etc. and a writeup in the DIY/FAQ section on how to fit an E36 rack to a E30.
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Old 06-07-2011, 07:18 AM
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1991 318i power steering rack is toast, has been leaking a long time. What's the consequence of not replacing the rack? Car drives great, handles amazing.
The four banger is light enough in front to make PS delete liveable as a daily driver.

No experience with this:

http://www.tcmotorsports-store.net/t...nator-kit.html
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Old 06-07-2011, 04:03 PM
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Thanks for replies, love this four banger, it rocks! 200k and going strong.
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