I need some help as I believe the dealer is misdiagnosing a problem.
The car is a E34 520i, '94 with 130,000 Km, I'm in Spain.
A week ago I left the car at the BMW dealer to diagnose an intermitent metallic
noise in the front right of the engine, most noticeable at idle or low rpms.
They told me that they need to replace the steering pump at a cost of 340 Euros
plus labour. The only available pumps from BMW are refurbished ones (I verified
When I went to get the car it was doing the same noise, after some discussion
with them they kept the car to check it again and told me that the replacement
pump is also bad. I looked at the original one and turning it by hand it had no
appreciable slack or sticking and no trace of fluid loss. BTW the steering was
working just fine.
There are any other failures apart from the pump that can cause such intermitent
Are refurbished pumps from BMW so crap?
Thanks in advance