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  1. 2000 E46 328i power steering upgrade? 
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    Got a set of 19's on the car and I keep sheering the power steering pump shaft will an m3 one fit or can I get an uprated pump at all?
     
     

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    Keep shearing the pump shaft? Blinking hell....
    The pump runs at about 130psi if i remember correctly, the only upgraded one is the M3 one, but even the original one should cope with most wheels. How wide are they?
    I really cant see how a set of wheels would effect a power steering pump, let alone shear the shaft.
    (sorry,egg sucking coming up here.)
    Is it aligned properly?
    how is it tensioned?
    who's fitting them?
     
     

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    Garage has fitted it and iv also done it my self iv had a few pumps, their m3 wheels off hand I think their 235 wide but would have to check, had it allined wen fitted new pump
     
     

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    i have 8" (235 tyres) on the front and have had no issues. Personally i'd be looking at overtightening of the belt or misalignment (of the pulley on the pump). It wouldnt take a huge amount of being out of square with the belt to make the shaft go.
     
     

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    did you not post this the other day?
     
     

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    I had E46 M3 alloys on one of my E36 328's, and the pump never had a problem.

    I would say take it to another garage, obviously the garage you're using is no use !
     
     

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