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Old 08-27-2012, 05:03 AM
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Power Steering

Hi all,

I know that traditionally the power steering on beemers is 'heavier' than other manufacturers - for a level of feedback, but for work I have recently been delivering brand new/nearly beemers around the country and have noticed that my cars steering is heavier (than newer ones).

This sounds like an obvious thing to say when my car is a 55 plate, and has done 100,000+ miles, but I wondered if anyone could help me remedy it.

Its not horrendous, far from it, but I just wondered if there was an easy fix?

Any help is much appreciated.

I have a 118d if that is of any use

Thanks very much
Dan
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Old 08-27-2012, 01:56 PM
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The new ones have electric steering.
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Old 08-27-2012, 02:06 PM
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The new ones have electric steering.
Right, I recently went to a 2012 135i MSport (with hydraulic steering), from a 2011 X3 35i (with electric steering). The steering on my 135i is much "heavier" but provides better road feel.
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Old 08-28-2012, 01:20 AM
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That all makes sense, thanks guys
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new Beemers (electric) steering make me feel I am driving a Lexus

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