A common modification on BMW E30, Z3, and E36’s are the infamous power steering delete blocks. This modification offers a more responsive feel for your bemmer which translates for a more accurate reading on just how much you can push your car. Power steering is a revolutionary advancement in vehicle technology, but it’s more of a numbing effect on when tracking or auto-crossing your car. It’s an inherit handicap when you’re trying to get a better feel of how much more you can push your BMW in various turns.; the “numbness” that comes hand-in-hand with power steering is great for street driving, but for more of a “point-and-shoot” type steering, PSD’s are the way to go.
GARAGISTIC POWER STEERING DELETE DIRECTIONS:
POWER STEERING DELETE QUICK NOTES:
There are numerous strategies when it comes to draining your PSD; Some people drain the rack completely and add a tiny bit of fresh power-steering fluid to lubricate the rack.
You can remove the power-steering pump, belt, bracket, hoses, and reservoir to drop some weight off the front of your e30, e36, or Z3.
A minor con of running no power-steering does increase the difficulty in turning the car under 5 miles per hour and parallel parking, however, the trade-off is the responsiveness you gain at higher speeds.
In all other situations its really not that bad and is totally worth the trade.
TOOLS FOR THE POWER STEERING DELETE INSTALL:
- 17mm box wrench
- medium size crescent wrench
- carb spray
PARTS NEEDED FOR INSTALL:
- Garagistic power steering delete block
- small banjo bolt
- 2 small crush washers
- large banjo bolt
- 2 large crush washers
STEP #1 OF PSD INSTALL:
- Remove the old power-steering bolts on the steering rack.
- Remove the smaller 17mm bolt first
- Then remove the larger 22mm bolt with the crescent wrench it will clear the oil pan with a little persistence.
- Then spray the area with some carb spray to clean off some road grime.
Here are the parts ready for assembly
STEP #2 OF PSD INSTALL:
- first place a crush washer on each bolt.
- then place the delete block over the bolts.
STEP #3 OF PSD INSTALL:
- place a crush washer over the bolts.
- then place this assembly on the rack and tighten down the bolts.
GARAGISTIC POWER-STEERING DELETE BLOCK INSTALLATION
Installation is simple. You will need to remove the stock reservoir, pump and hoses. You’ll want to keep your stock banjo bolts and stock copper washers; You’ll need them to bolt your new power steering delete in place. To take preemptive leaking issues, you’ll want to remove your power steering, this is a great way to stop any unwanted leaks from the “hose mod”. For any question regarding your Garagistic PSD install, email firstname.lastname@example.org!