Join Date: Apr 2017
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not possible for the pump to leak in to rack, by the picks it looks like the steering rack servo part is leaking,, what is possible is this,, steering pump wears out adding particles of metal in to the oil that get fed through the steering rack servo part and destroys the steering rack at upper point ie servo part,, bmw done a recall on the pumps that included changing the steering rack if signs of leak from rack upper as your is,, because when pumps eat their bearings it fill oil with particles and wears away any of the other moving parts it gets passed through, as for why pump has failed its nothing to do with lack of cooling fan that does not have much bearing on it, its because these pumps were made from cheap rubbish materials in the first place,, back 1998 to 2001 when car was being designed it was going to be a mg rover group car before bmw seen how much money it could generate for them. the engines were designed in built in brazil on a linked deal with Chrysler, a lot of stuff was designed around a basic cost as cheap as could get away with..
and no i only have one level its not to take the P or insult or sarcasm i try and keep in the deep end of the pool and not play in the shallow end,, because i really would be wasting my time helping people on here for free just to do any of that
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