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

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

    lalalamlendiglalalamlendigTunti sitten
  • How's your tow doing ?

    AarsenalfanAarsenalfan12 tuntia sitten
  • The German for standstill is stillstand, just sayin

    Antiochia ad TaurumAntiochia ad Taurum12 tuntia sitten
  • please do an N62 equipped vehicle.. i'd love to see how you deal with some of the normal design flaws.

    Ian SkinnerIan Skinner18 tuntia 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)

  • 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 YearrPäivä sitten
  • Nice video bro

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

    Dick VreenegoorDick Vreenegoor2 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 Wilson3 päivää sitten
  • I Love the channel and your work is awesome, but... Those Zimmermann are garbage! Only ATE OEM please.

    Hank M.Hank M.3 päivää sitten
  • Excellent e46 content! Have you thought about upgrading the steering rack to a purple tag m sport one?

    mitchy38mitchy384 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 Sanghera4 päivää sitten
    • Check out FCPeuro's blog on OEM parts.

      M539 RestorationsM539 Restorations4 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 Winter4 päivää sitten
  • s54 swap ?

    Arthur FainArthur Fain4 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 Ali4 päivää sitten

      M539 RestorationsM539 Restorations4 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

    PequlaTVPequlaTV4 päivää sitten
  • Your channel is Awesome …. great watching

    Darren JonesDarren Jones4 päivää sitten
  • Did you do the alignment?

    Al MbAl Mb4 päivää sitten
  • How do we send u stuff? Get a P.O. box.

    John SmithJohn Smith4 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 Flores4 päivää sitten
  • BMW z3m

    bam garciabam garcia4 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 Gregory4 päivää sitten
  • Send me in Kosovo I will paint you for 2k

    Musa HasaniMusa Hasani5 päivää sitten
  • Imagine a car show with this guy and Edd china... mindblow.gif lol

    André Luis RAndré Luis R5 päivää sitten
  • My favorite youtube channel!!!!

    Enzo MarfalEnzo Marfal5 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 Петров5 päivää sitten
    • @M539 Restorations Thank you. This helps a lot.

      Николай ПетровНиколай Петров3 päivää sitten
    • Fcp euro has a blog on it

      M539 RestorationsM539 Restorations5 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 Hayton5 päivää sitten

      M539 RestorationsM539 Restorations5 päivää sitten
  • I love your content!

    Jon AJon A5 päivää sitten
  • 5 speed only? Convert to 6 speed, drive with decency at high speeds

    Blaž BohincBlaž Bohinc5 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 gerrard5 päivää sitten
  • Original wheels suit car better imo.

    Mark LydonMark Lydon5 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 Puk5 päivää sitten
  • Coming uppppppp... I find some Touring Alcantara seats to send to a subscriber in the United States... (one can dream)

    Rhyne RunelsRhyne Runels5 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 Bakker6 päivää sitten
  • Just realized because of this channel I have completely become picky when buying parts. Loving the good oem stuff

    wayne khumalowayne khumalo6 päivää sitten
  • Just realized because of this channel I have completely become picky when buying parts. Loving the good oem stuff

    wayne khumalowayne khumalo6 päivää sitten
  • Sretan , Hi are you German?.this is a serious question! ..regards Mick...RSVP

    Michael DebrouMichael Debrou6 päivää sitten
  • 1:59 whats tool you used

    wolverine1981plwolverine1981pl6 päivää sitten
  • Watching your videos Sreten, i have a great time! Let your channel grow even more!

    ocelot48gamingocelot48gaming6 päivää sitten
  • Another mega motivation video!

    Nicholas AsheNicholas Ashe6 päivää sitten
  • Greetings from Poland mate ! :)

    TheSiekieramotykaTheSiekieramotyka6 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!

    hitardohitardo6 päivää sitten
  • Awesome as always

    Dougie StewartDougie Stewart6 päivää sitten
  • My e39 making noises like broken suspension. It turned out that it was a steering wheel adjustment wanted to be used 😂

    mademan18madmademan18mad6 päivää sitten
  • Great work! Will probably be the most expensive 325i ever though.... 🤑🤑🤑and best of course! 😉

    Mikael JonssonMikael Jonsson6 päivää sitten
  • Is there an upgrade manual transmission that can be done for this car?

    Daniel DrouinDaniel Drouin6 päivää sitten
  • U have inherited the VGG finger waggle..

    iamrichrockeriamrichrocker6 päivää sitten
  • Not lubing the guide pins? Prelubed? What.

    ZndChannelZndChannel7 päivää sitten
  • you are German but how come you speak such a good english?

    gordonisbackgordonisback7 päivää sitten
  • Where are the stainless steel brakelines from?

    Danilo WolffDanilo Wolff7 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 Greer7 päivää sitten
  • man you need to have my car for a few weeks it needs your skills

    stubbk3stubbk37 päivää sitten
  • I want a Spotify playlist of the tunes and it should be named "Vibe with carbon fiber towels"

    Philippe GarneauPhilippe Garneau7 päivää sitten
  • Bravo!

    Dario ZulianiDario Zuliani7 päivää sitten
  • This episode was the best as I was watching it with a lovely British Tea in my new M539 mug :)

    Neil ParmarNeil Parmar7 päivää sitten
  • Excellent, thanks

    Tim FentonTim Fenton7 päivää sitten
  • How tf did this MAF caused a misfire on cylinder 5?!?!?!

    stoqneskostoqnesko7 päivää sitten
  • I need that OEM poster in my life!

    Peter TakacsPeter Takacs7 päivää sitten
  • Hey, die 661! Viele Grüße aus Dreieich! :)

    GreenGabe90GreenGabe907 päivää sitten
  • Love E46. Front suspension is so simple yet car handles like go kart

    Desmo SDesmo S7 päivää sitten
  • Smart=smrt

    Alen FerhatbegovicAlen Ferhatbegovic7 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

    dobryanskiydobryanskiy7 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 abidovic7 päivää sitten
  • The way you pulled out the new maf sensor 😂😂😂

    Helmuth WeidlingHelmuth Weidling7 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 Sham7 päivää sitten
  • seeing this makes me miss my E46´s

    MrBlingBlingNr1MrBlingBlingNr17 päivää sitten
  • Zimmermann 🤦‍♂️ Wie kann man nur so einen Scheiss verbauen?

    R6 VinarosR6 Vinaros7 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 Restorations7 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 Vinaros7 päivää sitten
    • What are you talking about? Been using Zimmerman for years and never had a single issue.

      M539 RestorationsM539 Restorations7 päivää sitten
  • 👍👍💪🏼💪🏼

    Garage все по ремонту для глухихGarage все по ремонту для глухих7 päivää sitten
  • You should made a detailed video of what you can modify on cars in Germany without going to prison.

    piratapanpiratapan7 päivää sitten
  • I hate it when the "The my car wants more money light comes on" Classic.

    Ian TylerIan Tyler7 päivää sitten
  • Bad maf gives me transmission code limp mode

    Non ImportantNon Important7 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 Semeniuk7 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 Sorlie7 päivää sitten
  • Hey how do u do with the alignment and balancing when doing such a job ?

    manuel fiegmanuel fieg7 päivää sitten
  • Why don't you lube the guide pins?

    southothehighwaysouthothehighway8 päivää sitten
    • Cause BMW repair manual says so.

      M539 RestorationsM539 Restorations8 päivää sitten
  • can wait for that msport kit.

    boostedsidewaysboostedsideways8 päivää sitten
  • Project Cologne 10: 330i Engine...

    Markus W.Markus W.8 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 taylor8 päivää sitten
  • Are you doing six speed gearbox swap?

    Diogo CabreiraDiogo Cabreira8 päivää sitten
  • Prefer the current wheels

    Neil GNeil G8 päivää sitten
    • They are staying as a winter set.

      M539 RestorationsM539 Restorations8 päivää sitten
  • This channel is just too much. I can't deal with the quality. Has me spoilt

    Fede de UgarrizaFede de Ugarriza8 päivää sitten
  • my favorite channel also👍

    Tarik BrkicTarik Brkic8 päivää sitten
  • well done on the love bite at second 8! it's officially springtime now :)

    Davide MerullaDavide Merulla8 päivää sitten
  • Hey how about "keep it oem and carry on"? Greetings from cheap parts for a price country 👍

    jarasbluntjarasblunt8 päivää sitten
  • You really deserve some more subscribers. Great channel!

    Christian de GrootChristian de Groot8 päivää sitten
  • Hahaha OCD strikes back. That steering wheel part was great :)

    TrancezoOrTrancezoOr8 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 Power8 päivää sitten
  • Do you consider plastilube your best friend?

    HeffalompenHeffalompen8 päivää sitten
  • 13:41 "IN THE BIN" !

    FLIXXEFLIXXE8 päivää sitten
  • 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 Yaz8 päivää sitten
  • 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

    sovicsovic8 päivää sitten
  • 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...

    TizzyDTizzyD8 päivää sitten
  • 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!

    DávidDávid8 päivää sitten
  • Don’t buy bullet holes ones in the future. They crack quite often!

    Emil Ilie BratuEmil Ilie Bratu8 päivää sitten
    • Never had issues with them.

      M539 RestorationsM539 Restorations8 päivää sitten
  • 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_335i8 päivää sitten
  • I have 135's on my E92 on both summer and winter tires.

    purolanpastoripurolanpastori8 päivää sitten
  • Love ur work brother

    Feim MusoskiFeim Musoski8 päivää sitten
  • 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 038 päivää sitten
  • 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 Graham8 päivää sitten