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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Sun, Nov-26-2017, 02:16:01 AM   #1
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Default Power steering reservoir replacement

Hey fellas in the middle of this job here but is it a rule of thumb to replace hoses as well?
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The high pressure line should be upgraded from the crimped fitting but that’s about it.
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I'd replace hoses as well, they are not very expensive and easy to do.
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I'd replace hoses as well, they are not very expensive and easy to do.

Theres no cracking or swelling on the hoses. What do symptoms of a failing ps hose actually loook like?
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The high pressure line should be upgraded from the crimped fitting but that’s about it.
what does the pre and post upgrade look like (sorry I don't have a frame of reference)?

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http://www.gvc-bmwcca.org/_download/...eeringHose.pdf

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Do you even drive that car? It's so clean.
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Default Re: Power steering reservoir replacement

Do what Holmes says, and never worry about blown PS hoses on track. OEM clamps are piece of shit, it is best to do this mod to save $$$ and time and PITA.

I personally blew them three times, got fed up with it, and went onto the clamping route. No more PS hoses blowing anymore.

You should however also do engine/tranny mounts if they were worn since they can cause PS hoses to blow from too much movement as well.
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Default Re: Power steering reservoir replacement

I learned from the guy above. I haven't had leaks in 6 months. **** the power steering system in these cars. Previously I purchased all OE BMW hoses and they still leaked. Do yourself a favor and replace the crimped nonsense with a secure clamp as above. You can also do other screw type.
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Do you even drive that car? It's so clean.
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Nope, not at all:


Those pictures were taken a year ago, after I bought it and was getting it ready for track duty.

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