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Old 02-04-2011, 12:49 PM   #1
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Power steering pump rebuild kit - where to get?

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Is the steering pump rebuild kit for lf30 available somewhere? I'd like to retrofit my current lf20 to used lf30 (can get for cheap) but would like to rebuild it (replace all seals) before putting it on. I did it for my Toyota and Toyota sells the rebuild kit for this. Is anything like this available from BMW or aftermarket?
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Old 02-04-2011, 12:57 PM   #2
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I got one from napa about 6 years ago, I am sure they still sell them.
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Old 02-04-2011, 01:05 PM   #3
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Well, at least there is nothing like that on their website....
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Old 02-04-2011, 01:28 PM   #4
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I found out that BMW may have a gasket kit for steering pump repair:
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e34...ld-kit-zf.html

The only problem is how to find correct part number for LF-30? My 330ci uses LF-20, so, I can't even use my MY to ask dealer to find the part number for me.... When did they start to install LF-30 instead of LF-20, btw? Which model year/trim can I use to search for the correct kit?
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:19 PM   #5
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From what I've read, an lf30 will replace an lf20 but you must have the proper bracket and high pressure line. And you should always replace the reservoir along with it.

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Old 01-19-2012, 12:35 AM   #6
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Some new LF20 have the thicker more robust shaft. If you can get one of those sturdier LF20, you might stay with it - otherwise, LF30 is better, but you need new high pressure hose - and of course clean the filter in the reservoir by repeated flushing and back flushing.
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:03 PM   #7
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I am looking for a LUK pump seal kit? Do you know where I can get it?


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I found out that BMW may have a gasket kit for steering pump repair:
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e34...ld-kit-zf.html

The only problem is how to find correct part number for LF-30? My 330ci uses LF-20, so, I can't even use my MY to ask dealer to find the part number for me.... When did they start to install LF-30 instead of LF-20, btw? Which model year/trim can I use to search for the correct kit?
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:52 PM   #8
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Some new LF20 have the thicker more robust shaft.
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