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

2.04.2021
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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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Kommentteja
  • Can't wait to see the car with the new rims, they are phenomenal! Bravo monsieur !

    A MarcoA Marco22 tuntia sitten
  • Surprised on how good your English is!

    Ferdinando DeFrenzaFerdinando DeFrenzaPäivä sitten
  • Supper

    Radek WojtysiakRadek Wojtysiak2 päivää sitten
  • 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.2 päivää sitten
  • 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 Rest3 päivää sitten
  • 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 Accelerate3 päivää sitten
  • 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 Accelerate3 päivää sitten
  • 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.

    nacekozonacekozo4 päivää sitten
  • 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 Thomas4 päivää sitten
  • 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 Thomas4 päivää sitten
  • So glad u did not erase the part with the steering wheel lol

    herobo123456herobo1234564 päivää sitten
  • Next please do an early one series. Very curious how you can make the most of that!

    lalalamlendiglalalamlendig4 päivää sitten
  • How's your tow doing ?

    AarsenalfanAarsenalfan5 päivää sitten
  • The German for standstill is stillstand, just sayin

    Antiochia ad TaurumAntiochia ad Taurum5 päivää sitten
  • please do an N62 equipped vehicle.. i'd love to see how you deal with some of the normal design flaws.

    Ian SkinnerIan Skinner5 päivää sitten
  • 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)

    MEGABAWOL9MEGABAWOL96 päivää sitten
  • 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 Yearr6 päivää sitten
  • Nice video bro

    Onur KarataşOnur Karataş6 päivää sitten
  • 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 Wood6 päivää sitten
  • Nice video, every time again Where do you think I should buy new brake rotors for my 2008 M3?

    Dick VreenegoorDick Vreenegoor7 päivää sitten
  • 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 Wilson8 päivää sitten
  • I Love the channel and your work is awesome, but... Those Zimmermann are garbage! Only ATE OEM please.

    Hank M.Hank M.8 päivää sitten
  • Excellent e46 content! Have you thought about upgrading the steering rack to a purple tag m sport one?

    mitchy38mitchy388 päivää sitten
  • 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 Sanghera8 päivää sitten
    • Check out FCPeuro's blog on OEM parts.

      M539 RestorationsM539 Restorations8 päivää sitten
  • 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 Winter9 päivää sitten
  • s54 swap ?

    Arthur FainArthur Fain9 päivää sitten
  • 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 Ali9 päivää sitten
    • Daparto.de

      M539 RestorationsM539 Restorations9 päivää sitten
  • 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

    PequlaTVPequlaTV9 päivää sitten
  • Your channel is Awesome …. great watching

    Darren JonesDarren Jones9 päivää sitten
  • Did you do the alignment?

    Al MbAl Mb9 päivää sitten
  • How do we send u stuff? Get a P.O. box.

    John SmithJohn Smith9 päivää sitten
  • 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 Flores9 päivää sitten
  • BMW z3m

    bam garciabam garcia9 päivää sitten
  • Thanks for the fun video Sreten. For the next video maybe, what procedure did you use to bed the new pads?

    Sam GregorySam Gregory9 päivää sitten
  • Send me in Kosovo I will paint you for 2k

    Musa HasaniMusa Hasani9 päivää sitten
  • Imagine a car show with this guy and Edd china... mindblow.gif lol

    André Luis RAndré Luis R9 päivää sitten
  • My favorite youtube channel!!!!

    Enzo MarfalEnzo Marfal10 päivää sitten
  • 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 Петров10 päivää sitten
    • @M539 Restorations Thank you. This helps a lot.

      Николай ПетровНиколай Петров8 päivää sitten
    • Fcp euro has a blog on it

      M539 RestorationsM539 Restorations10 päivää sitten
  • 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 Hayton10 päivää sitten
    • Daparto.de

      M539 RestorationsM539 Restorations10 päivää sitten
  • I love your content!

    Jon AJon A10 päivää sitten
  • 5 speed only? Convert to 6 speed, drive with decency at high speeds

    Blaž BohincBlaž Bohinc10 päivää sitten
  • Bit late to the party, but subscribed now. Been silently following for a while now. Just brilliant every time. Great humour too.

    darcy gerrarddarcy gerrard10 päivää sitten
  • Original wheels suit car better imo.

    Mark LydonMark Lydon10 päivää sitten
  • 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 Puk10 päivää sitten
  • Coming uppppppp... I find some Touring Alcantara seats to send to a subscriber in the United States... (one can dream)

    Rhyne RunelsRhyne Runels10 päivää sitten
  • 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 Bakker10 päivää sitten
  • Just realized because of this channel I have completely become picky when buying parts. Loving the good oem stuff

    wayne khumalowayne khumalo10 päivää sitten
  • Just realized because of this channel I have completely become picky when buying parts. Loving the good oem stuff

    wayne khumalowayne khumalo10 päivää sitten
  • Sretan , Hi are you German?.this is a serious question! ..regards Mick...RSVP

    Michael DebrouMichael Debrou10 päivää sitten
  • 1:59 whats tool you used

    wolverine1981plwolverine1981pl11 päivää sitten
  • Watching your videos Sreten, i have a great time! Let your channel grow even more!

    ocelot48gamingocelot48gaming11 päivää sitten
  • Another mega motivation video!

    Nicholas AsheNicholas Ashe11 päivää sitten
  • Greetings from Poland mate ! :)

    TheSiekieramotykaTheSiekieramotyka11 päivää sitten
  • 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!

    hitardohitardo11 päivää sitten
  • Awesome as always

    Dougie StewartDougie Stewart11 päivää sitten
  • My e39 making noises like broken suspension. It turned out that it was a steering wheel adjustment wanted to be used 😂

    mademan18madmademan18mad11 päivää sitten
  • Great work! Will probably be the most expensive 325i ever though.... 🤑🤑🤑and best of course! 😉

    Mikael JonssonMikael Jonsson11 päivää sitten
  • Is there an upgrade manual transmission that can be done for this car?

    Daniel DrouinDaniel Drouin11 päivää sitten
  • U have inherited the VGG finger waggle..

    iamrichrockeriamrichrocker11 päivää sitten
  • Not lubing the guide pins? Prelubed? What.

    ZndChannelZndChannel11 päivää sitten
  • you are German but how come you speak such a good english?

    gordonisbackgordonisback11 päivää sitten
  • Where are the stainless steel brakelines from?

    Danilo WolffDanilo Wolff11 päivää sitten
  • 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 Greer11 päivää sitten
  • man you need to have my car for a few weeks it needs your skills

    stubbk3stubbk311 päivää sitten
  • I want a Spotify playlist of the tunes and it should be named "Vibe with carbon fiber towels"

    Philippe GarneauPhilippe Garneau12 päivää sitten
  • Bravo!

    Dario ZulianiDario Zuliani12 päivää sitten
  • This episode was the best as I was watching it with a lovely British Tea in my new M539 mug :)

    Neil ParmarNeil Parmar12 päivää sitten
  • Excellent, thanks

    Tim FentonTim Fenton12 päivää sitten
  • How tf did this MAF caused a misfire on cylinder 5?!?!?!

    stoqneskostoqnesko12 päivää sitten
  • I need that OEM poster in my life!

    Peter TakacsPeter Takacs12 päivää sitten
  • Hey, die 661! Viele Grüße aus Dreieich! :)

    GreenGabe90GreenGabe9012 päivää sitten
  • Love E46. Front suspension is so simple yet car handles like go kart

    Desmo SDesmo S12 päivää sitten
  • Smart=smrt

    Alen FerhatbegovicAlen Ferhatbegovic12 päivää sitten
  • 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

    dobryanskiydobryanskiy12 päivää sitten
  • 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 abidovic12 päivää sitten
  • The way you pulled out the new maf sensor 😂😂😂

    Helmuth WeidlingHelmuth Weidling12 päivää sitten
  • 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 Sham12 päivää sitten
  • seeing this makes me miss my E46´s

    MrBlingBlingNr1MrBlingBlingNr112 päivää sitten
  • Zimmermann 🤦‍♂️ Wie kann man nur so einen Scheiss verbauen?

    R6 VinarosR6 Vinaros12 päivää sitten
    • 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 Restorations12 päivää sitten
    • @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 Vinaros12 päivää sitten
    • What are you talking about? Been using Zimmerman for years and never had a single issue.

      M539 RestorationsM539 Restorations12 päivää sitten
  • 👍👍💪🏼💪🏼

    Garage все по ремонту для глухихGarage все по ремонту для глухих12 päivää sitten
  • You should made a detailed video of what you can modify on cars in Germany without going to prison.

    piratapanpiratapan12 päivää sitten
  • I hate it when the "The my car wants more money light comes on" Classic.

    Ian TylerIan Tyler12 päivää sitten
  • Bad maf gives me transmission code limp mode

    Non ImportantNon Important12 päivää sitten
  • 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 Semeniuk12 päivää sitten
  • 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 Sorlie12 päivää sitten
  • Hey how do u do with the alignment and balancing when doing such a job ?

    manuel fiegmanuel fieg12 päivää sitten
  • Why don't you lube the guide pins?

    southothehighwaysouthothehighway12 päivää sitten
    • Cause BMW repair manual says so.

      M539 RestorationsM539 Restorations12 päivää sitten
  • can wait for that msport kit.

    boostedsidewaysboostedsideways12 päivää sitten
  • Project Cologne 10: 330i Engine...

    Markus W.Markus W.12 päivää sitten
  • 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 taylor12 päivää sitten
  • Are you doing six speed gearbox swap?

    Diogo CabreiraDiogo Cabreira12 päivää sitten
  • Prefer the current wheels

    Neil GNeil G12 päivää sitten
    • They are staying as a winter set.

      M539 RestorationsM539 Restorations12 päivää sitten
  • This channel is just too much. I can't deal with the quality. Has me spoilt

    Fede de UgarrizaFede de Ugarriza12 päivää sitten
  • my favorite channel also👍

    Tarik BrkicTarik Brkic13 päivää sitten
  • well done on the love bite at second 8! it's officially springtime now :)

    Davide MerullaDavide Merulla13 päivää sitten
  • Hey how about "keep it oem and carry on"? Greetings from cheap parts for a price country 👍

    jarasbluntjarasblunt13 päivää sitten
  • You really deserve some more subscribers. Great channel!

    Christian de GrootChristian de Groot13 päivää sitten
  • Hahaha OCD strikes back. That steering wheel part was great :)

    TrancezoOrTrancezoOr13 päivää sitten
  • 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 Power13 päivää sitten
  • Do you consider plastilube your best friend?

    HeffalompenHeffalompen13 päivää sitten
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