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Old 03-22-2010, 02:00 PM   #4
SpeedDemon
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Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Seattle
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My Ride: 08 M3/05 ZHP/08 R32
I called and talked to VAC and it sounds like it will be a pain to make their kit work with the factory power steering pump and reservoir; they suggested using an older E36 PS pump but it sounds like even that needs a custom bracket made and possibly even a custom reservoir. It sounds like a factory M54 piece would be a much better idea if it can be made to work on a dual-purpose street/track car like mine so... I took a look at the Motorsport M54 Oil Filter Housing on Turner's website and it is a pretty slick unit, but I definitely have some questions...

1. What parts would be needed to make the OE sensors work?
2. Does it have a thermostat in it like the OE S50B30 oil filter housing does? Will this thermostat still work well for a street car application or is there anything wrong with using it for that?
3. Anything else you can think of that I should know about?

Here are some pictures that I got while making some phone calls and doing some research:





For comparison's sake this is what the stock housing looks like:


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