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      10-22-2013, 07:39 PM   #1
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Crap... Maybe I shouldnt have done donuts... No power steering?

So I was out taking pics and there was a dead end and I guess I couldnt help but do a few donuts. Well now I dont have any power steering. I didnt hit anything, now what?
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damn though that sucks, was it right after you finished yoking it you lost Power steering or was it randomly afterword?
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      10-23-2013, 12:10 AM   #5
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damn though that sucks, was it right after you finished yoking it you lost Power steering or was it randomly afterword?
It happened right after. I checked my fluid and Its low. Its not even marking the stick. So I just ordered more fluid. Im sure thats the issue
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It happened right after. I checked my fluid and Its low. Its not even marking the stick. So I just ordered more fluid. Im sure thats the issue
wait did you do that in the 325?????
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Same thing happened to me in my 350z. Where I was revving the nuts out of it and putting the steering pump under stress On full lock I fucked up the bearing and all the fluid started pissing out lol luckily I picked up a pump from the breakers for £40.
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wait did you do that in the 325?????
You can't?
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Same thing happened to me in my 350z. Where I was revving the nuts out of it and putting the steering pump under stress On full lock I fucked up the bearing and all the fluid started pissing out lol luckily I picked up a pump from the breakers for £40.

Ugh I hope its not that bad and just a fluid issue. Normally I have fun in my supercharged e36 but its getting colder and now its time to start driving the e90 again.
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You can't?
I just never tried! I didn't know our inline 6 had that power lol cool info.....
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The I6's are very torque-y motors. Of course you can do donuts.
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I just never tried! I didn't know our inline 6 had that power lol cool info.....
LOL, you can do donuts in a powerwheels toy. Our cars have more than enough power to do a freakin donut.
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LOL, you can do donuts in a powerwheels toy. Our cars have more than enough power to do a freakin donut.
ANY CAR can do a donut, its if the car can continue its swang, then it has power (and a posi)
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I can do donuts with my new Nikes bro.
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Still waiting for fluid to come in the mail. Fingers crossed
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What did your problem end up being? I had the same thing happen to mine tonight. too many tight donuts and then suddenly all of the power steering fluid was on the ground...
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Fluid didn't fix it :/ So now Im just hemaning it around.
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Probably a pump dude, that's what my mate did to his E class haha
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Fluid didn't fix it :/ So now Im just hemaning it around.
Forgot i posted in here. Mine ended up being the hose again. Had it back out of the pump 2 years ago and then they installed it incorrectly and this time it rubbed on something and actually put a hole in the hose... Fortunately my insurance is footing the bill, so I can tell you that retail on a pump is roughly $600, and $365 for the main hose, +fluid +labor...
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Damn. If I keep driving the car as is will it cause more issues?
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Damn. If I keep driving the car as is will it cause more issues?
If you are driving with no fluid in the pump you stand a good chance of killing the pump.
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