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

2 apr. 2021
175 834 Weergaven

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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Reacties
  • I which I knew 10% of what you know about BMW maintenance 😊

    Luis SismeiroLuis Sismeiro6 uur geleden
  • Why would bad MAF affect one cyl only?

    Rancho VillaRancho Villa13 uur geleden
  • you have a link for the braided lines?

    marco rothfuszmarco rothfusz18 uur geleden
  • BMWs according to Scotty: endless money pits 😜. Nice cars though and you are a master in fixing them!

    WimWim2 dagen geleden
  • Hi Sreten, would be great to hear what your best restorations were (top 10?), what brought back the best driving experience to the car, bearings brakes suspension steering. Look forward to your M sport styling.

    mrcs o10mrcs o103 dagen geleden
  • Can't wait to see the car with the new rims, they are phenomenal! Bravo monsieur !

    A MarcoA Marco4 dagen geleden
  • Surprised on how good your English is!

    Ferdinando DeFrenzaFerdinando DeFrenza5 dagen geleden
  • Supper

    Radek WojtysiakRadek Wojtysiak5 dagen geleden
  • 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.5 dagen geleden
  • 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 Rest6 dagen geleden
  • I have to admit that this channel made me to have my own garage like this for my cars like you...best channel ever for bmw fan boys... P.s. buy an e46 m3 to maintain pls

    ///Got To Accelerate///Got To Accelerate6 dagen geleden
  • 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 Accelerate6 dagen geleden
  • 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.

    nacekozonacekozo7 dagen geleden
  • 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 Thomas7 dagen geleden
  • 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 Thomas7 dagen geleden
  • So glad u did not erase the part with the steering wheel lol

    herobo123456herobo1234567 dagen geleden
  • Next please do an early one series. Very curious how you can make the most of that!

    lalalamlendiglalalamlendig8 dagen geleden
  • How's your tow doing ?

    AarsenalfanAarsenalfan8 dagen geleden
  • The German for standstill is stillstand, just sayin

    Antiochia ad TaurumAntiochia ad Taurum8 dagen geleden
  • please do an N62 equipped vehicle.. i'd love to see how you deal with some of the normal design flaws.

    Ian SkinnerIan Skinner9 dagen geleden
  • 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)

    MEGABAWOL9MEGABAWOL99 dagen geleden
  • 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 Yearr9 dagen geleden
  • Nice video bro

    Onur KarataşOnur Karataş9 dagen geleden
  • 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 Wood10 dagen geleden
  • Nice video, every time again Where do you think I should buy new brake rotors for my 2008 M3?

    Dick VreenegoorDick Vreenegoor10 dagen geleden
  • 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 Wilson11 dagen geleden
  • I Love the channel and your work is awesome, but... Those Zimmermann are garbage! Only ATE OEM please.

    Hank M.Hank M.11 dagen geleden
  • Excellent e46 content! Have you thought about upgrading the steering rack to a purple tag m sport one?

    mitchy38mitchy3812 dagen geleden
  • 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 Sanghera12 dagen geleden
    • Check out FCPeuro's blog on OEM parts.

      M539 RestorationsM539 Restorations12 dagen geleden
  • 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 Winter12 dagen geleden
  • s54 swap ?

    Arthur FainArthur Fain12 dagen geleden
  • 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 Ali12 dagen geleden
    • Daparto.de

      M539 RestorationsM539 Restorations12 dagen geleden
  • 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

    PequlaTVPequlaTV12 dagen geleden
  • Your channel is Awesome …. great watching

    Darren JonesDarren Jones12 dagen geleden
  • Did you do the alignment?

    Al MbAl Mb12 dagen geleden
  • How do we send u stuff? Get a P.O. box.

    John SmithJohn Smith13 dagen geleden
  • 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 Flores13 dagen geleden
  • BMW z3m

    bam garciabam garcia13 dagen geleden
  • Thanks for the fun video Sreten. For the next video maybe, what procedure did you use to bed the new pads?

    Sam GregorySam Gregory13 dagen geleden
  • Send me in Kosovo I will paint you for 2k

    Musa HasaniMusa Hasani13 dagen geleden
  • Imagine a car show with this guy and Edd china... mindblow.gif lol

    André Luis RAndré Luis R13 dagen geleden
  • My favorite youtube channel!!!!

    Enzo MarfalEnzo Marfal13 dagen geleden
  • 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 Петров13 dagen geleden
    • @M539 Restorations Thank you. This helps a lot.

      Николай ПетровНиколай Петров11 dagen geleden
    • Fcp euro has a blog on it

      M539 RestorationsM539 Restorations13 dagen geleden
  • 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 Hayton13 dagen geleden
    • Daparto.de

      M539 RestorationsM539 Restorations13 dagen geleden
  • I love your content!

    Jon AJon A13 dagen geleden
  • 5 speed only? Convert to 6 speed, drive with decency at high speeds

    Blaž BohincBlaž Bohinc13 dagen geleden
  • Bit late to the party, but subscribed now. Been silently following for a while now. Just brilliant every time. Great humour too.

    darcy gerrarddarcy gerrard13 dagen geleden
  • Original wheels suit car better imo.

    Mark LydonMark Lydon13 dagen geleden
  • 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 Puk13 dagen geleden
  • Coming uppppppp... I find some Touring Alcantara seats to send to a subscriber in the United States... (one can dream)

    Rhyne RunelsRhyne Runels14 dagen geleden
  • 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 Bakker14 dagen geleden
  • Just realized because of this channel I have completely become picky when buying parts. Loving the good oem stuff

    wayne khumalowayne khumalo14 dagen geleden
  • Just realized because of this channel I have completely become picky when buying parts. Loving the good oem stuff

    wayne khumalowayne khumalo14 dagen geleden
  • Sretan , Hi are you German?.this is a serious question! ..regards Mick...RSVP

    Michael DebrouMichael Debrou14 dagen geleden
  • 1:59 whats tool you used

    wolverine1981plwolverine1981pl14 dagen geleden
  • Watching your videos Sreten, i have a great time! Let your channel grow even more!

    ocelot48gamingocelot48gaming14 dagen geleden
  • Another mega motivation video!

    Nicholas AsheNicholas Ashe14 dagen geleden
  • Greetings from Poland mate ! :)

    TheSiekieramotykaTheSiekieramotyka14 dagen geleden
  • 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!

    hitardohitardo14 dagen geleden
  • Awesome as always

    Dougie StewartDougie Stewart15 dagen geleden
  • My e39 making noises like broken suspension. It turned out that it was a steering wheel adjustment wanted to be used 😂

    mademan18madmademan18mad15 dagen geleden
  • Great work! Will probably be the most expensive 325i ever though.... 🤑🤑🤑and best of course! 😉

    Mikael JonssonMikael Jonsson15 dagen geleden
  • Is there an upgrade manual transmission that can be done for this car?

    Daniel DrouinDaniel Drouin15 dagen geleden
  • U have inherited the VGG finger waggle..

    iamrichrockeriamrichrocker15 dagen geleden
  • Not lubing the guide pins? Prelubed? What.

    ZndChannelZndChannel15 dagen geleden
  • you are German but how come you speak such a good english?

    gordonisbackgordonisback15 dagen geleden
  • Where are the stainless steel brakelines from?

    Danilo WolffDanilo Wolff15 dagen geleden
  • 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 Greer15 dagen geleden
  • man you need to have my car for a few weeks it needs your skills

    stubbk3stubbk315 dagen geleden
  • I want a Spotify playlist of the tunes and it should be named "Vibe with carbon fiber towels"

    Philippe GarneauPhilippe Garneau15 dagen geleden
  • Bravo!

    Dario ZulianiDario Zuliani15 dagen geleden
  • This episode was the best as I was watching it with a lovely British Tea in my new M539 mug :)

    Neil ParmarNeil Parmar15 dagen geleden
  • Excellent, thanks

    Tim FentonTim Fenton15 dagen geleden
  • How tf did this MAF caused a misfire on cylinder 5?!?!?!

    stoqneskostoqnesko15 dagen geleden
  • I need that OEM poster in my life!

    Peter TakacsPeter Takacs15 dagen geleden
  • Hey, die 661! Viele Grüße aus Dreieich! :)

    GreenGabe90GreenGabe9015 dagen geleden
  • Love E46. Front suspension is so simple yet car handles like go kart

    Desmo SDesmo S15 dagen geleden
  • Smart=smrt

    Alen FerhatbegovicAlen Ferhatbegovic15 dagen geleden
  • 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

    dobryanskiydobryanskiy15 dagen geleden
  • 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 abidovic15 dagen geleden
  • The way you pulled out the new maf sensor 😂😂😂

    Helmuth WeidlingHelmuth Weidling15 dagen geleden
  • 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 Sham15 dagen geleden
  • seeing this makes me miss my E46´s

    MrBlingBlingNr1MrBlingBlingNr115 dagen geleden
  • Zimmermann 🤦‍♂️ Wie kann man nur so einen Scheiss verbauen?

    R6 VinarosR6 Vinaros15 dagen geleden
    • 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 Restorations15 dagen geleden
    • @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 Vinaros15 dagen geleden
    • What are you talking about? Been using Zimmerman for years and never had a single issue.

      M539 RestorationsM539 Restorations15 dagen geleden
  • 👍👍💪🏼💪🏼

    Garage все по ремонту для глухихGarage все по ремонту для глухих15 dagen geleden
  • You should made a detailed video of what you can modify on cars in Germany without going to prison.

    piratapanpiratapan16 dagen geleden
  • I hate it when the "The my car wants more money light comes on" Classic.

    Ian TylerIan Tyler16 dagen geleden
  • Bad maf gives me transmission code limp mode

    Non ImportantNon Important16 dagen geleden
  • 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 Semeniuk16 dagen geleden
  • 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 Sorlie16 dagen geleden
  • Hey how do u do with the alignment and balancing when doing such a job ?

    manuel fiegmanuel fieg16 dagen geleden
  • Why don't you lube the guide pins?

    southothehighwaysouthothehighway16 dagen geleden
    • Cause BMW repair manual says so.

      M539 RestorationsM539 Restorations16 dagen geleden
  • can wait for that msport kit.

    boostedsidewaysboostedsideways16 dagen geleden
  • Project Cologne 10: 330i Engine...

    Markus W.Markus W.16 dagen geleden
  • 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 taylor16 dagen geleden
  • Are you doing six speed gearbox swap?

    Diogo CabreiraDiogo Cabreira16 dagen geleden
  • Prefer the current wheels

    Neil GNeil G16 dagen geleden
    • They are staying as a winter set.

      M539 RestorationsM539 Restorations16 dagen geleden
  • This channel is just too much. I can't deal with the quality. Has me spoilt

    Fede de UgarrizaFede de Ugarriza16 dagen geleden
  • my favorite channel also👍

    Tarik BrkicTarik Brkic16 dagen geleden
  • well done on the love bite at second 8! it's officially springtime now :)

    Davide MerullaDavide Merulla16 dagen geleden
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