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LiquidKarma
08-06-2008, 01:01 PM
Hi Everyone

I\'m just wondering how dificult it is to change the power steering pump. Is this something i can do with basic hand tools.

Thanks

Jay

BANZAI
08-06-2008, 01:12 PM
I\'ll take a look in the manual when I get home and let you know.

Paul

LiquidKarma
08-06-2008, 02:21 PM
I know this has been descused a bunch on here (i did search )

but for anyone that has bought a pump in the last 6 months or so where did you go and how much was it?

mini london quoted me $1147.98 + 100(core charge) for the pump
and $225.78 for the Pump Fan

Thanks Jay

BANZAI
08-06-2008, 02:57 PM
OEM Pump US$399.50 plus $20 core charge
http://www.germanautoparts.com/beta/Mini/2003/R53/S2/4526/5496763

OEM Fan US$142.02
http://www.germanautoparts.com/beta/Mini/2003/R53/S2/4529/5496815

By the way I have no interest in this company apart from the fact that they sell OEM Mini parts at killer prices.

Paul

TheItalianJob
08-06-2008, 03:19 PM
I\'ve installed them on two cars already. Takes about 2-3 hours to remove and install. You just have to be careful not to mess up the O ring seal on the high pressure line. Lub it up well before you remove the line and when you re-install and you will be ok.

-daniel

LiquidKarma
08-06-2008, 03:36 PM
OEM Pump US$399.50 plus $20 core charge

http://www.germanautoparts.com/beta/Mini/2003/R53/S2/4526/5496763



OEM Fan US$142.02

http://www.germanautoparts.com/beta/Mini/2003/R53/S2/4529/5496815

Have any of you dealt with this company before? how long did it take to get parts and how bad was the duty ?


Thanks for all the replys

Jay

BANZAI
08-06-2008, 04:07 PM
LiquidKarma wrote:

OEM Pump US$399.50 plus $20 core charge

http://www.germanautoparts.com/beta/Mini/2003/R53/S2/4526/5496763



OEM Fan US$142.02

http://www.germanautoparts.com/beta/Mini/2003/R53/S2/4529/5496815

Have any of you dealt with this company before? how long did it take to get parts and how bad was the duty ?


Thanks for all the replys

Jay

I\'ve bought several items from this company .... the service was reasonable with a 5-7 working day turn around from the order. Duty was at the standard rate of approx 7% of the total. All items that I received were exactly as ordered with no foul ups.

Paul

LiquidKarma
08-06-2008, 04:19 PM
Thanks agian guys

I just got off the phone with then the pumps are on back order for a couple of weeks.

Its a good thing we just bought a second car last week
as long as i\'m good to go by the fall rally i\'ll be happy :)

BANZAI
08-06-2008, 11:15 PM
I\'ve just taken a good look at the complete job in the Bentley Manual and it looks like a routine job. No special tools that I could see. You will need to be able to work right under the car, so either a lift or good stands will be needed. Make sure that you keep the area clean and as Phil said, plenty of lub on the seals.

The fluid that is recommended is Pentosin CHF11S $16.20/ltr can

http://www.germanautoparts.com/beta/Chemicals/Steering%20and%20hydraulic%20fluids/Pentosin

Xiek
08-07-2008, 08:27 PM
The Power Steering fluid is VERY specific, and therefor VERY Exspensive, I think $40/L if I recall...

And the dealer does not \"stock\" it for re-sale, when I last checked...

so you may want to get some of that sooner rather then later.

J

LiquidKarma
08-08-2008, 11:39 AM
thanks guys i ordered the fluid at the same time

Thanks again