On my '01 330i, there is a 1" wide dead spot in the steering. By "dead spot", I mean that I can move the steering wheel about 1 inch from left to right while driving, without there being much resistance and without changing the car's direction. In comparison to 2 other 330s that I've driven, the steering feel on my car just feels overboosted in the center and not very precise.
I had the steering retrofit done last year but they didn't do a good job on the alignment initially. About 2 months back, a 2nd alignment was done on my car and this greatly improved the steering feel. This time, I specifically asked them to use the max toe in settings allowable by spec in doing the alignment. Unfortunately, now that some time has gone by, there is a 1" wide dead spot in the steering. After the 2nd alignment was done, this wasn't really noticeable but it seems like it's gotten worse with time.
Is it possible that the dead spot is due to the max toe in alignment values that I requested when they did the 2nd alignment? If anyone knowledgeable with alignment settings could answer this for me, I would appreciate it.