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Old 11-10-2008, 11:42 AM   #1
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E30 M3 steering rack question?

The steering rack on my M3 is leaking and needs replacement. I was wondering if a steering rack from a e30 318is could be used as a replacement?
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Old 11-10-2008, 11:43 AM   #2
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It is a 1988 M3
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Old 11-10-2008, 11:52 AM   #3
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It will fit, but the ratio will be worse. An e36 rack swap would be a better, and inexpensive solution.
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Old 11-10-2008, 03:06 PM   #4
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just rebuild ur current rack, its like ~60 dollars for all the new seals.
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Old 11-10-2008, 03:50 PM   #5
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I say do the e36 rack swap or even better a rack from a 95 M3. Better, newer and quicker.
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Old 11-10-2008, 04:12 PM   #6
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just rebuild ur current rack, its like ~60 dollars for all the new seals.
Have you ever rebuilt a rack?
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Old 11-10-2008, 06:30 PM   #7
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Have you ever rebuilt a rack?
yes i have just last month! lol ok maybe there are 2 seals near impossible to remove but still worth it

are u questioning my rack rebuilding capabilities or looking for some advice?
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Old 11-12-2008, 11:12 AM   #8
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i beleive there is a special tool you can get to do those inner seals
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Old 11-12-2008, 12:06 PM   #9
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The steering rack on my M3 is leaking and needs replacement. I was wondering if a steering rack from a e30 318is could be used as a replacement?
E36 rack, but it's not a direct bolt in for an m3 I don't think. I think it only is for airbag cars.
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Old 11-12-2008, 02:41 PM   #10
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i beleive there is a special tool you can get to do those inner seals
there is, but when u have a shop full of tools theres always an alternative lol
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