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2008 328i power steering

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New to the forum, thanks for any advice in advance!

Over the last week I have been having issues with power steering fluid leaking after driving for a bit. Seems to come out of the top of the reservoir and pool down from there. I have gone through a liter of CHF this week. Up until today i could add fluid and do the old turn the wheel from lock to lock and get it going smoothly. Now the whining sound is gone and power steering is non existant although there is fluid in the reservoir.

Question is, how do I tell which pump I need without pulling it off first (adaptive vs. non adaptive) and how difficult will it be to replace.

Also, what is the difference between the two and can they be swapped?