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

2. april. 2021
163 097 Ganger

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

    Dick VreenegoorDick Vreenegoor2 timer siden
  • 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 WilsonDag siden
  • I Love the channel and your work is awesome, but... Those Zimmermann are garbage! Only ATE OEM please.

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

    mitchy38mitchy38Dag siden
  • 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 SangheraDag siden
    • Check out FCPeuro's blog on OEM parts.

      M539 RestorationsM539 RestorationsDag siden
  • 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 WinterDag siden
  • s54 swap ?

    Arthur FainArthur Fain2 dager siden
  • 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 Ali2 dager siden

      M539 RestorationsM539 RestorationsDag siden
  • 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

    PequlaTVPequlaTV2 dager siden
  • Your channel is Awesome …. great watching

    Darren JonesDarren Jones2 dager siden
  • Did you do the alignment?

    Al MbAl Mb2 dager siden
  • How do we send u stuff? Get a P.O. box.

    John SmithJohn Smith2 dager siden
  • 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 Flores2 dager siden
  • BMW z3m

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

    Sam GregorySam Gregory2 dager siden
  • Send me in Kosovo I will paint you for 2k

    Musa HasaniMusa Hasani2 dager siden
  • Imagine a car show with this guy and Edd china... mindblow.gif lol

    André Luis RAndré Luis R2 dager siden
  • My favorite youtube channel!!!!

    Enzo MarfalEnzo Marfal2 dager siden
  • 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 Петров2 dager siden
    • @M539 Restorations Thank you. This helps a lot.

      Николай ПетровНиколай ПетровDag siden
    • Fcp euro has a blog on it

      M539 RestorationsM539 Restorations2 dager siden
  • 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 Hayton3 dager siden

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  • I love your content!

    Jon AJon A3 dager siden
  • 5 speed only? Convert to 6 speed, drive with decency at high speeds

    Blaž BohincBlaž Bohinc3 dager siden
  • Bit late to the party, but subscribed now. Been silently following for a while now. Just brilliant every time. Great humour too.

    darcy gerrarddarcy gerrard3 dager siden
  • Original wheels suit car better imo.

    Mark LydonMark Lydon3 dager siden
  • 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 Puk3 dager siden
  • Coming uppppppp... I find some Touring Alcantara seats to send to a subscriber in the United States... (one can dream)

    Rhyne RunelsRhyne Runels3 dager siden
  • 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 Bakker3 dager siden
  • Just realized because of this channel I have completely become picky when buying parts. Loving the good oem stuff

    wayne khumalowayne khumalo3 dager siden
  • Just realized because of this channel I have completely become picky when buying parts. Loving the good oem stuff

    wayne khumalowayne khumalo3 dager siden
  • Sretan , Hi are you German?.this is a serious question! ..regards Mick...RSVP

    Michael DebrouMichael Debrou3 dager siden
  • 1:59 whats tool you used

    wolverine1981plwolverine1981pl3 dager siden
  • Watching your videos Sreten, i have a great time! Let your channel grow even more!

    ocelot48gamingocelot48gaming4 dager siden
  • Another mega motivation video!

    Nicholas AsheNicholas Ashe4 dager siden
  • Greetings from Poland mate ! :)

    TheSiekieramotykaTheSiekieramotyka4 dager siden
  • 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!

    hitardohitardo4 dager siden
  • Awesome as always

    Dougie StewartDougie Stewart4 dager siden
  • My e39 making noises like broken suspension. It turned out that it was a steering wheel adjustment wanted to be used 😂

    mademan18madmademan18mad4 dager siden
  • Great work! Will probably be the most expensive 325i ever though.... 🤑🤑🤑and best of course! 😉

    Mikael JonssonMikael Jonsson4 dager siden
  • Is there an upgrade manual transmission that can be done for this car?

    Daniel DrouinDaniel Drouin4 dager siden
  • U have inherited the VGG finger waggle..

    iamrichrockeriamrichrocker4 dager siden
  • Not lubing the guide pins? Prelubed? What.

    ZndChannelZndChannel4 dager siden
  • you are German but how come you speak such a good english?

    gordonisbackgordonisback4 dager siden
  • Where are the stainless steel brakelines from?

    Danilo WolffDanilo Wolff4 dager siden
  • 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 Greer4 dager siden
  • man you need to have my car for a few weeks it needs your skills

    stubbk3stubbk34 dager siden
  • I want a Spotify playlist of the tunes and it should be named "Vibe with carbon fiber towels"

    Philippe GarneauPhilippe Garneau4 dager siden
  • Bravo!

    Dario ZulianiDario Zuliani4 dager siden
  • This episode was the best as I was watching it with a lovely British Tea in my new M539 mug :)

    Neil ParmarNeil Parmar4 dager siden
  • Excellent, thanks

    Tim FentonTim Fenton4 dager siden
  • How tf did this MAF caused a misfire on cylinder 5?!?!?!

    stoqneskostoqnesko4 dager siden
  • I need that OEM poster in my life!

    Peter TakacsPeter Takacs5 dager siden
  • Hey, die 661! Viele Grüße aus Dreieich! :)

    GreenGabe90GreenGabe905 dager siden
  • Love E46. Front suspension is so simple yet car handles like go kart

    Desmo SDesmo S5 dager siden
  • Smart=smrt

    Alen FerhatbegovicAlen Ferhatbegovic5 dager siden
  • 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

    dobryanskiydobryanskiy5 dager siden
  • 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 abidovic5 dager siden
  • The way you pulled out the new maf sensor 😂😂😂

    Helmuth WeidlingHelmuth Weidling5 dager siden
  • 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 Sham5 dager siden
  • seeing this makes me miss my E46´s

    MrBlingBlingNr1MrBlingBlingNr15 dager siden
  • Zimmermann 🤦‍♂️ Wie kann man nur so einen Scheiss verbauen?

    R6 VinarosR6 Vinaros5 dager siden
    • 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 Restorations5 dager siden
    • @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 Vinaros5 dager siden
    • What are you talking about? Been using Zimmerman for years and never had a single issue.

      M539 RestorationsM539 Restorations5 dager siden
  • 👍👍💪🏼💪🏼

    Garage все по ремонту для глухихGarage все по ремонту для глухих5 dager siden
  • You should made a detailed video of what you can modify on cars in Germany without going to prison.

    piratapanpiratapan5 dager siden
  • I hate it when the "The my car wants more money light comes on" Classic.

    Ian TylerIan Tyler5 dager siden
  • Bad maf gives me transmission code limp mode

    Non ImportantNon Important5 dager siden
  • 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 Semeniuk5 dager siden
  • 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 Sorlie5 dager siden
  • Hey how do u do with the alignment and balancing when doing such a job ?

    manuel fiegmanuel fieg5 dager siden
  • Why don't you lube the guide pins?

    southothehighwaysouthothehighway5 dager siden
    • Cause BMW repair manual says so.

      M539 RestorationsM539 Restorations5 dager siden
  • can wait for that msport kit.

    boostedsidewaysboostedsideways5 dager siden
  • Project Cologne 10: 330i Engine...

    Markus W.Markus W.5 dager siden
  • 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 taylor5 dager siden
  • Are you doing six speed gearbox swap?

    Diogo CabreiraDiogo Cabreira5 dager siden
  • Prefer the current wheels

    Neil GNeil G5 dager siden
    • They are staying as a winter set.

      M539 RestorationsM539 Restorations5 dager siden
  • This channel is just too much. I can't deal with the quality. Has me spoilt

    Fede de UgarrizaFede de Ugarriza5 dager siden
  • my favorite channel also👍

    Tarik BrkicTarik Brkic5 dager siden
  • well done on the love bite at second 8! it's officially springtime now :)

    Davide MerullaDavide Merulla6 dager siden
  • Hey how about "keep it oem and carry on"? Greetings from cheap parts for a price country 👍

    jarasbluntjarasblunt6 dager siden
  • You really deserve some more subscribers. Great channel!

    Christian de GrootChristian de Groot6 dager siden
  • Hahaha OCD strikes back. That steering wheel part was great :)

    TrancezoOrTrancezoOr6 dager siden
  • 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 Power6 dager siden
  • Do you consider plastilube your best friend?

    HeffalompenHeffalompen6 dager siden
  • 13:41 "IN THE BIN" !

    FLIXXEFLIXXE6 dager siden
  • 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 Yaz6 dager siden
  • Hi, nice channel, already subscribed. Just a quick one (definitely already mentioned but I just want to make sure). Which type of cleaner are you using? E.g. in 20:02? Thank you

    sovicsovic6 dager siden
  • How do you rate the LM engine flush ? I got a can free with my last oil purchase and I'm not sure if I should use it or not...

    TizzyDTizzyD6 dager siden
  • I don't own a BMW and I am not planning to buy one either, but man, I love this channel. The attitude of this guy is phenomenal, I love and appreciate how he does everything to keep his cars alive and in good condition!

    DávidDávid6 dager siden
  • Don’t buy bullet holes ones in the future. They crack quite often!

    Emil Ilie BratuEmil Ilie Bratu6 dager siden
    • Never had issues with them.

      M539 RestorationsM539 Restorations6 dager siden
  • Yep, Siemens DME's only like BMW or OEM parts. I once fixed an m52 which was full of Chinese and other brand sensors. The owner was about to sell the car and kept repeating BMWs are crap cars, hahaha. So if you don't have the money, don't drive BMW! SG, Nico

    Nico_ e93_335iNico_ e93_335i6 dager siden
  • I have 135's on my E92 on both summer and winter tires.

    purolanpastoripurolanpastori6 dager siden
  • Love ur work brother

    Feim MusoskiFeim Musoski6 dager siden
  • Why can you live in the UK. I got an E60 535d which is the love of my life but it got so many problems. I fix one...two more arise. 😫😖. This is a serious love hate relashionship. Maybe i need therapy so i can divorce this car.

    Brozay 03Brozay 036 dager siden
  • Just undo the radiator cap, drive out the 325 from underneath it, drive a 330 under it, and put the radiator cap back on. Problem solved. All 330 parts.

    Greg GrahamGreg Graham6 dager siden
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    Michael MMichael M6 dager siden
  • Das war super wie immer :) danke! Happy easter and hard balls! whoops Eggs :D

    Vidmantas K.Vidmantas K.6 dager siden
  • toptip : the guide rubbers also push back the assembly after braking , so the rubber needs to be somewhat new / flexible. and ofc lubing them up will result in brake noise :P

    mplewpmplewp6 dager siden
  • I'm really glad this is your full time gig now. I'm a Japanese import guy, no knowledge of BMW but I really like the heck out of your channel. Thanks for the content brother!

    A BA B6 dager siden
  • BG

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  • To forget about your steering column all you have to do is put the memory in your shirt pocket and say. “Forgotten!” With a german accent

    AnthonyCarinciAnthonyCarinci6 dager siden
  • Love your channel!!😍 Any chance you would ever buy a Z4 and do a series on it???

    Rick BraunRick Braun6 dager siden
  • 11.385 like and "only" 23 dislike. The best summary of the incredible quality of your video.... (00:46 GMT4/4/2021)

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