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      08-03-2012, 06:04 PM   #1
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hydraulic or Servotronic??

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I have a 2009 325 lci(Euro Model) I heard so much about the earlier hydraulic steering of the bmws & also about the not so great Servotronic one. How will i know which one i got? my steering does feels nice & the feedback is awesome, is there a way i can find out which one i got by vin number or something?

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If your car has hydraulic power steering you will see the reservoir for the hydraulic fluid. On my 2009 325i, the reservoir has a green cap, and its on the left hand side of engine. (some later models have a black cap)

The word 'servotronic' is confusing, because it was used for an advanced hydraulic power steering system since about 10 years ago or more. Quite recently BMW use the word to describe electric power steering systems on the latest models.
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If i'm not mistaken, servotronic was only introduced for the late 2010 models.
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hmmmn, will take a look under the hood, thanks for the tip guys. Is there a massive difference between the hydraulic setup & the electric?

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