I just picked up my 2nd 6er having lost my 87 L6 to an uninsured motorist 7 years ago.My new 86 is great except for the power steering which I think is too heavy especially compared to my 93 525i.

So far I have:
1,Drained reservoir and pump
2.Cleaned circular filter at bottom of reservoir.
3.Added synthetic tranny fluid to correct level after pumping brakes.
4.Turned wheels back and forth many times to eliminate air bubbles ( none ).

I don't remember my L6 being this hard to steer, I have no pump squeal at all, are these cars just hard to steer?
Is it time for a new pump, it looks original at 90,000?

Thanks to all,