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      04-20-2013, 08:59 PM   #1
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Leaking power steering fluid.

Just wondering what most of you guys have done/ replaced to fix the leaking (power steering) fluid when tracking your M3. Thanks guys
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      04-20-2013, 09:22 PM   #2
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Sweat band zip tied around the cap.
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Just wondering what most of you guys have done/ replaced to fix the leaking (power steering) fluid when tracking your M3. Thanks guys
If you are talking about the fluid leaking from the reservoir tank, then a long black zip tie and a blue shop towel around the cap keep the mess in check. Make sure you keep that tank at least half full - BTW it takes special fluid, not normal PS fluid.

If it's leaking from somewhere else, that not a good sign. I recently replaces a PS rack...ug.
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      04-20-2013, 09:25 PM   #4
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Sweat band zip tied around the cap.
Or a old sweat sock.......Phil
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      04-20-2013, 09:31 PM   #5
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Greatly appreciated! HEy what kind of special PS fluid do you recommend. My E92M3 is stock =)
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      04-20-2013, 10:16 PM   #6
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Yup, what the others said.
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      04-21-2013, 12:33 PM   #7
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Here is what I have in may car. The pic is from another one, I've mounted mine differently. It is made of original BMW Parts.


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      04-21-2013, 01:47 PM   #8
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^Nice. What are the BMW Part numbers?
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      04-21-2013, 03:24 PM   #10
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^Nice. What are the BMW Part numbers?
There was a guy, who was selling those kits on one forum. I bought it from him, so I don't know the exact numbers. If you want, I can ask him for his email address. I don't know if he ships to the US.
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Interested in this idea. Thx!
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      04-22-2013, 11:38 AM   #12
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Yeah me too! Very interested! I didn't know they made this. BMW should have already included this. Thanks!
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There was a guy, who was selling those kits on one forum. I bought it from him, so I don't know the exact numbers. If you want, I can ask him for his email address. I don't know if he ships to the US.
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Yeah me too! Very interested! I didn't know they made this. BMW should have already included this. Thanks!
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EAS recommends a swap for the reservoir out of the 1M.
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      04-22-2013, 04:36 PM   #15
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EAS recommends a swap for the reservoir out of the 1M.
All current production BMWs are using the new reservoir (sans M3). The new unit has a slightly improved venting system.



Here's a shot of the revised version on my M3, which sees regular track use.
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Here is what I have in may car. The pic is from another one, I've mounted mine differently. It is made of original BMW Parts.


Thanks without giving away part numbers you're not really helping :X
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      04-22-2013, 05:13 PM   #17
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I have it narrowed down to a BMW motorcycle rear brake fluid reservoir. Hose/fitting is just a vaccum line. Maybe battery vent tube will work too.

Found it, from the F650GS. Has the mounting ear too. Part number 34217706055

Vaccum line: 11727545323 (1meter)

Straight or 90 degree connector/fitting : from local auto parts store

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You are awesome! Thanks Kaiv
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I hope my dealer have that new reservoir (sans M3) in their inventory
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I have it narrowed down to a BMW motorcycle rear brake fluid reservoir. Hose/fitting is just a vaccum line. Maybe battery vent tube will work too.

Found it, from the F650GS. Has the mounting ear too. Part number 34217706055

Vaccum line: 11727545323 (1meter)

Straight or 90 degree connector/fitting : from local auto parts store
I'll take one, kthanx.
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I hope my dealer have that new reservoir (sans M3) in their inventory
Should, it's a very common part.

A hose adapter will be needed for the bottom outlet, as its a bit larger than the M3's.
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      04-23-2013, 04:00 PM   #22
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Thanks without giving away part numbers you're not really helping :X
Sorry for the late reply, but I was quite busy the last days. I saw the part numbers, which you found seem to be the right ones. You have to be careful with width of the 90 degree connector. Mine fits perfectly with a little oil on it.

I've used zip tie for the installation. I'll take a photo tomorrow.
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