Make It Stop & Steer Better - BMW E46 325i Touring - Project Cologne: Part 9

2 apr. 2021
171 134 Vizionare

In this episode, I take apart a good portion of the car for no reason and fight off a bumblebee. The Touring misbehaves and rewards me with a check engine light. We also upgrade the front brakes with 330i brakes, big calipers and rotors and install M Sport control arms.
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Wheel bearing removal tool -
Wheel hub puller -
Spring compressor -
Sound deadening -
Cockpit Cleaner -
All-purpose cleaner -
Cockpit care -
BMW E46 Floor Mats -
Hazet suction gun -
Smoke machine -
Flare wrench for brake lines -
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Compression tester -
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Wheel cleaner -
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  • Supper

    Radek WojtysiakRadek WojtysiakAcum 34 minute
  • Your command of English is very good! Better than most Germans I've met...almost sounds like you might have spent some time in the US? I'm an American but born in Finland (came here as a teenager). Great channel!

    Karl Anttila Sr.Karl Anttila Sr.Acum 2 ore
  • This is such an entertaining channel. Much love for the station wagon (estate, touring, whatever you call it) that seems to be disappearing from options lists everywhere. I don't WANT a crossover! I don't WANT an SUV. I don't WANT a minivan. I WANT A STATION WAGON!

    John RestJohn RestAcum o Zi
  • I have to admit that this channel made me to have my own garage like this for my cars like channel ever for bmw fan boys... P.s. buy an e46 m3 to maintain pls

    ///Got To Accelerate///Got To AccelerateAcum o Zi
  • What was that engine cleaner that you put in the engine before the oil change?does it do anything?do you recommend to all engines??

    ///Got To Accelerate///Got To AccelerateAcum o Zi
  • I had the same steering column issue as you on my Mini Countryman - I took it to mechanics who wanted silly money and/or refused to do it as they didn't have 'airbag insurance', but it turned out to have the same solution.

    nacekozonacekozoAcum 2 Zile
  • Another difference with the M-Sport control arms on this chassis is the mildly increased caster. Factory difference in castor is slight, but it was there. You can use regular arms with stiffer dampers and springs, but usually it's the wider tyres and bigger alloy diameters that push more stress through the suspension than 205/55 R16s. Even on regular suspension, the extra stiffening and (reportedly) tougher ball joints are worth it.

    A J ThomasA J ThomasAcum 2 Zile
  • 5,000 rpm would give a lot of engines a hard time for hours on end but the mean piston speed given the short 75mm stroke is really not very high even at 6,500. The short final drive works well for acceleration but I would be fitting a slightly longer diff (available for peanuts these days) to give at least 40 km/hr per 1,000 rpm in top gear. Or, the six-speed box from the 325ti, hmm...

    A J ThomasA J ThomasAcum 2 Zile
  • So glad u did not erase the part with the steering wheel lol

    herobo123456herobo123456Acum 2 Zile
  • Next please do an early one series. Very curious how you can make the most of that!

    lalalamlendiglalalamlendigAcum 2 Zile
  • How's your tow doing ?

    AarsenalfanAarsenalfanAcum 3 Zile
  • The German for standstill is stillstand, just sayin

    Antiochia ad TaurumAntiochia ad TaurumAcum 3 Zile
  • please do an N62 equipped vehicle.. i'd love to see how you deal with some of the normal design flaws.

    Ian SkinnerIan SkinnerAcum 3 Zile
  • In poland u can get stainless steel brake lines front for 66euro (300zł turboworks-66euro, or hel ones for 360zł with multiple colors etc;p)

  • Thank you for leaving in the steering play misdiagnosis. Even the best technicians goof up every now and again, we are all human after all. Thanks for the amazing content!

    J YearrJ YearrAcum 4 Zile
  • Nice video bro

    Onur KarataşOnur KarataşAcum 4 Zile
  • I've got a LOT of favorite automotive channels on youtube, but I just made my first t-shirt purchase for one of them. M539 it is.

    James WoodJames WoodAcum 4 Zile
  • Nice video, every time again Where do you think I should buy new brake rotors for my 2008 M3?

    Dick VreenegoorDick VreenegoorAcum 5 Zile
  • As an Australian, I'm so envious of your German Autobahn. I had a seven and a half hour road trip recently, at a sedate pace of 110kpa. With an autobahn, I could have easily and safely made it a four hour trip.

    Rohan WilsonRohan WilsonAcum 6 Zile
  • I Love the channel and your work is awesome, but... Those Zimmermann are garbage! Only ATE OEM please.

    Hank M.Hank M.Acum 6 Zile
  • Excellent e46 content! Have you thought about upgrading the steering rack to a purple tag m sport one?

    mitchy38mitchy38Acum 6 Zile
  • Great channel, quality repairs done the right way, I know a few "BMW Techs" that could learn a lot from you. Also as a side note, where do you find out who the item supplier to BMW for parts, i.e. buying valvo wipers, exactly the same without the BMW box and BMW mark up?

    Davinder SangheraDavinder SangheraAcum 6 Zile
    • Check out FCPeuro's blog on OEM parts.

      M539 RestorationsM539 RestorationsAcum 6 Zile
  • man you should do a PhD on how to wase a shit load of money on a dull old car...............................sorry to be a c... because it is fun to watch, although do prefer to see the decrepit old bangers revived.........

    Nickolas WinterNickolas WinterAcum 7 Zile
  • s54 swap ?

    Arthur FainArthur FainAcum 7 Zile
  • Hi Sreten. I'm looking to do the same brake upgrade on my e36 325i. Could you provide me contact information of where you bought these refurbished calipers?

    Shahrugh AliShahrugh AliAcum 7 Zile

      M539 RestorationsM539 RestorationsAcum 7 Zile
  • I am a Mercedes version of you, the clicking steering whele is a problem on any W211. Haha random w211 owner now you will never stop hearing it when i said it exists, put your stering whele closer to the dash it will be insignificant

    PequlaTVPequlaTVAcum 7 Zile
  • Your channel is Awesome …. great watching

    Darren JonesDarren JonesAcum 7 Zile
  • Did you do the alignment?

    Al MbAl MbAcum 7 Zile
  • How do we send u stuff? Get a P.O. box.

    John SmithJohn SmithAcum 7 Zile
  • I have disconnected my MAF on my 325i 02, 323i 00, they have been running great sense then! Fixed all vacuum hoses, but when I connect them back, it makes my BMWs run like sh!$!!! lol By the way they both have over 220k miles and still running strong!!!!

    Eddie FloresEddie FloresAcum 7 Zile
  • BMW z3m

    bam garciabam garciaAcum 7 Zile
  • Thanks for the fun video Sreten. For the next video maybe, what procedure did you use to bed the new pads?

    Sam GregorySam GregoryAcum 7 Zile
  • Send me in Kosovo I will paint you for 2k

    Musa HasaniMusa HasaniAcum 7 Zile
  • Imagine a car show with this guy and Edd china... mindblow.gif lol

    André Luis RAndré Luis RAcum 7 Zile
  • My favorite youtube channel!!!!

    Enzo MarfalEnzo MarfalAcum 8 Zile
  • I've always wondered how I can know what is the original manufacturer for the OEM parts, so I can purchase the same sensor (part). Is there any website that I can search for such information?

    Николай ПетровНиколай ПетровAcum 8 Zile
    • @M539 Restorations Thank you. This helps a lot.

      Николай ПетровНиколай ПетровAcum 6 Zile
    • Fcp euro has a blog on it

      M539 RestorationsM539 RestorationsAcum 8 Zile
  • Hi Sreten, please remind me of the site you use to purchase OEM parts. Thanks. I love the M5 but the touring is what I really want! Love your work!

    Peter HaytonPeter HaytonAcum 8 Zile

      M539 RestorationsM539 RestorationsAcum 8 Zile
  • I love your content!

    Jon AJon AAcum 8 Zile
  • 5 speed only? Convert to 6 speed, drive with decency at high speeds

    Blaž BohincBlaž BohincAcum 8 Zile
  • Bit late to the party, but subscribed now. Been silently following for a while now. Just brilliant every time. Great humour too.

    darcy gerrarddarcy gerrardAcum 8 Zile
  • Original wheels suit car better imo.

    Mark LydonMark LydonAcum 8 Zile
  • There's a liqui moly engine flush which is a bit different to this 10min one. What I mean is LM engine flush which you're putting into the engine and drive as normal for 200km and then normal oil change.

    Mateusz PukMateusz PukAcum 8 Zile
  • Coming uppppppp... I find some Touring Alcantara seats to send to a subscriber in the United States... (one can dream)

    Rhyne RunelsRhyne RunelsAcum 8 Zile
  • YESSSS!! NO COPPERPASTE ON THE HUB! Finally somebody with knowledge about friction and understanding of bad effects of grease on a friction surface. I salute you.

    Maarten BakkerMaarten BakkerAcum 8 Zile
  • Just realized because of this channel I have completely become picky when buying parts. Loving the good oem stuff

    wayne khumalowayne khumaloAcum 8 Zile
  • Just realized because of this channel I have completely become picky when buying parts. Loving the good oem stuff

    wayne khumalowayne khumaloAcum 8 Zile
  • Sretan , Hi are you German?.this is a serious question! ..regards Mick...RSVP

    Michael DebrouMichael DebrouAcum 8 Zile
  • 1:59 whats tool you used

    wolverine1981plwolverine1981plAcum 9 Zile
  • Watching your videos Sreten, i have a great time! Let your channel grow even more!

    ocelot48gamingocelot48gamingAcum 9 Zile
  • Another mega motivation video!

    Nicholas AsheNicholas AsheAcum 9 Zile
  • Greetings from Poland mate ! :)

    TheSiekieramotykaTheSiekieramotykaAcum 9 Zile
  • Another awesome video! On this one, BMW stroke again, with the "I need more money from you" light 😁 The changes are awesome, and these E46 are build like a tank. A tank with many miles and years, that needs love and attention, but a tank nevertheless!

    hitardohitardoAcum 9 Zile
  • Awesome as always

    Dougie StewartDougie StewartAcum 9 Zile
  • My e39 making noises like broken suspension. It turned out that it was a steering wheel adjustment wanted to be used 😂

    mademan18madmademan18madAcum 9 Zile
  • Great work! Will probably be the most expensive 325i ever though.... 🤑🤑🤑and best of course! 😉

    Mikael JonssonMikael JonssonAcum 9 Zile
  • Is there an upgrade manual transmission that can be done for this car?

    Daniel DrouinDaniel DrouinAcum 9 Zile
  • U have inherited the VGG finger waggle..

    iamrichrockeriamrichrockerAcum 9 Zile
  • Not lubing the guide pins? Prelubed? What.

    ZndChannelZndChannelAcum 9 Zile
  • you are German but how come you speak such a good english?

    gordonisbackgordonisbackAcum 9 Zile
  • Where are the stainless steel brakelines from?

    Danilo WolffDanilo WolffAcum 9 Zile
  • Love the work you do! I’m a ZHP owner, but I have to admit I prefer the Style 68’s to the 135’s. Do you expect the car to ride rougher when switching to 18” rims?

    Ethan GreerEthan GreerAcum 9 Zile
  • man you need to have my car for a few weeks it needs your skills

    stubbk3stubbk3Acum 9 Zile
  • I want a Spotify playlist of the tunes and it should be named "Vibe with carbon fiber towels"

    Philippe GarneauPhilippe GarneauAcum 10 Zile
  • Bravo!

    Dario ZulianiDario ZulianiAcum 10 Zile
  • This episode was the best as I was watching it with a lovely British Tea in my new M539 mug :)

    Neil ParmarNeil ParmarAcum 10 Zile
  • Excellent, thanks

    Tim FentonTim FentonAcum 10 Zile
  • How tf did this MAF caused a misfire on cylinder 5?!?!?!

    stoqneskostoqneskoAcum 10 Zile
  • I need that OEM poster in my life!

    Peter TakacsPeter TakacsAcum 10 Zile
  • Hey, die 661! Viele Grüße aus Dreieich! :)

    GreenGabe90GreenGabe90Acum 10 Zile
  • Love E46. Front suspension is so simple yet car handles like go kart

    Desmo SDesmo SAcum 10 Zile
  • Smart=smrt

    Alen FerhatbegovicAlen FerhatbegovicAcum 10 Zile
  • Is there no difference in geometry between the M arms and the standard ones? Same camber, same caster, just reinforced? Btw, just replaced the same power steering line yesterday. :) I hope to get the underside as clean as yours some day, there's so much oily dirt everywhere from all the oil leaks over the car's lifetime, I couldn't get it all off without a pressure washer. But where's your plastic oil drain cover? :D

    dobryanskiydobryanskiyAcum 10 Zile
  • Cek ti si balkanac, whait what bkv sam sve vide pogledo od pocetka do kraja, al nikad nisam prva tri videa na kanalu hahahha koji šok jbt.

    inas abidovicinas abidovicAcum 10 Zile
  • The way you pulled out the new maf sensor 😂😂😂

    Helmuth WeidlingHelmuth WeidlingAcum 10 Zile
  • Please talk to me about 4 post lift even if you just mention it in another video. Do you regret 4 post lift? Would you buy another 4 post lift? Or is it a mistake and you wish you got 2 post?

    Sham ShamSham ShamAcum 10 Zile
  • seeing this makes me miss my E46´s

    MrBlingBlingNr1MrBlingBlingNr1Acum 10 Zile
  • Zimmermann 🤦‍♂️ Wie kann man nur so einen Scheiss verbauen?

    R6 VinarosR6 VinarosAcum 10 Zile
    • Thanks. I don't have customers but I have friends who use them. I live in Germany and that's the very first I've heard of it. Say what you will, but Zimmerman makes great rotors, I drove with my previous M5 290 km/h, lots of hard braking on the Autobahn and they never missed a beat and lasted long time. Have them on several other cars and they've always been good. People like to shit on one brake manufacturer cause they prefer the other, same as with oil, just get whatever you prefer and has been proven for you. ATE is good, Bosch I wouldn't use for brakes, Testa I've never heard of.

      M539 RestorationsM539 RestorationsAcum 10 Zile
    • @M539 Restorations Zimmermann is not a well-regarded brand in Germany. Brembo Xtra Line, ATE, Bosch or Testa has the appropriate quality. If you and your customers are satisfied with Zimmermann ok. In Germany you have to brake from 270kmh and Zimmermann can't keep up. I wish you continued success with Zimmermann.

      R6 VinarosR6 VinarosAcum 10 Zile
    • What are you talking about? Been using Zimmerman for years and never had a single issue.

      M539 RestorationsM539 RestorationsAcum 10 Zile
  • 👍👍💪🏼💪🏼

    Garage все по ремонту для глухихGarage все по ремонту для глухихAcum 10 Zile
  • You should made a detailed video of what you can modify on cars in Germany without going to prison.

    piratapanpiratapanAcum 10 Zile
  • I hate it when the "The my car wants more money light comes on" Classic.

    Ian TylerIan TylerAcum 10 Zile
  • Bad maf gives me transmission code limp mode

    Non ImportantNon ImportantAcum 10 Zile
  • Every bmw steering wheel has a soul. My e90 squeaks when its cold out unless I have it in the perfect adjusted setting lol

    Tj SemeniukTj SemeniukAcum 10 Zile
  • Super work and videos. Makes me pine for the E39 M5 I owned for 3 years. Skinned a lot of knuckles but it was a car I never should have sold.

    Vic SorlieVic SorlieAcum 10 Zile
  • Hey how do u do with the alignment and balancing when doing such a job ?

    manuel fiegmanuel fiegAcum 10 Zile
  • Why don't you lube the guide pins?

    southothehighwaysouthothehighwayAcum 10 Zile
    • Cause BMW repair manual says so.

      M539 RestorationsM539 RestorationsAcum 10 Zile
  • can wait for that msport kit.

    boostedsidewaysboostedsidewaysAcum 10 Zile
  • Project Cologne 10: 330i Engine...

    Markus W.Markus W.Acum 10 Zile
  • I do like you videos very interesting and informative your fuel must be cheaper than in the UK as driving at that speed is doing nothing for fuel economy

    si taylorsi taylorAcum 10 Zile
  • Are you doing six speed gearbox swap?

    Diogo CabreiraDiogo CabreiraAcum 10 Zile
  • Prefer the current wheels

    Neil GNeil GAcum 10 Zile
    • They are staying as a winter set.

      M539 RestorationsM539 RestorationsAcum 10 Zile
  • This channel is just too much. I can't deal with the quality. Has me spoilt

    Fede de UgarrizaFede de UgarrizaAcum 10 Zile
  • my favorite channel also👍

    Tarik BrkicTarik BrkicAcum 11 Zile
  • well done on the love bite at second 8! it's officially springtime now :)

    Davide MerullaDavide MerullaAcum 11 Zile
  • Hey how about "keep it oem and carry on"? Greetings from cheap parts for a price country 👍

    jarasbluntjarasbluntAcum 11 Zile
  • You really deserve some more subscribers. Great channel!

    Christian de GrootChristian de GrootAcum 11 Zile
  • Hahaha OCD strikes back. That steering wheel part was great :)

    TrancezoOrTrancezoOrAcum 11 Zile
  • Are you using Ista for the repair Manuals ? Would be really interested in that so I can maintain my E46 Coupé better with proper manuals. Thanks for your awesome videos !

    Max PowerMax PowerAcum 11 Zile
  • Do you consider plastilube your best friend?

    HeffalompenHeffalompenAcum 11 Zile
  • 13:41 "IN THE BIN" !

    FLIXXEFLIXXEAcum 11 Zile
  • two years ago I spent hours looking for the source of a rattling noise in my car. I almost lost my mind disassembling the interior trim on the passenger side and probing everywhere. in the end it only needed a gentle knock on the seat belt mechanism. 10 minute work... ))

    Rom YazRom YazAcum 11 Zile