I need to replace my E46 steering rack, which one should i get??

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    I have a small amount of play in my steering on my E46 325ti Compact and i've had a look at the joints which seem to be a common problem but it is looking like play in the rack itself. I know on the E36 people use a 1.9 Z3 quick rack (i think thats the one). Is this the same for the E46 of is there an equivalent or do i just replace it like for like?
     
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    Thanks suj, thats really useful...
     
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    No problem, the Z3 one is the quickest, but they are massive premium now (like £200-250), second quickest is the E46 Purple one, and you can get them from £50-60 (just scroll through eBay, just make sure the part numbers align as above) and you are laughing.
     
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    Would i not be better with a refurb jobbie. I'd be non too happy if i get another one with play as it seems a common problem??

    I dont fancy a z3 rack for the premium...
     
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    You could yeah, but at £50 a pop, not massively expensive, but I get what you mean, 4-5 mates (add another including myself) have bought them with no bother, if you can get a cheap refurbed one, then you are onto a winner, but most of the time they are massively expensive.
     
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    I have found racks for £115 - £125 refurbished but i think i may just go for a £50 - £60 jobbie that comes with a 3 month warrenty.

    I had a look at real oem and teh rack number for my car is 32136755068, looking at your picture that translates (to me) 6 755 068. do you know the difference between the 067 and 068 racks?
     

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