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

Publicerades den 2 apr 2021
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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Kommentarer

  • The steering column adventure reminds me of a joke: a man returns to the mechanic and finds his car in pieces: "we found the reason for the rattle, you had some loose change"

  • What winter tyres you having?

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

  • Why would bad MAF affect one cyl only?

  • you have a link for the braided lines?

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

  • 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.

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

  • Surprised on how good your English is!

  • Supper

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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

  • 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??

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • So glad u did not erase the part with the steering wheel lol

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

  • How's your tow doing ?

  • The German for standstill is stillstand, just sayin

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

  • 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!

  • Nice video bro

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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?

  • 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.........

  • s54 swap ?

  • 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?

  • 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

  • Your channel is Awesome …. great watching

  • Did you do the alignment?

  • How do we send u stuff? Get a P.O. box.

  • 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!!!!

  • BMW z3m

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

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  • Imagine a car show with this guy and Edd china... mindblow.gif lol

  • My favorite youtube channel!!!!

  • 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?

  • 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!

  • I love your content!

  • 5 speed only? Convert to 6 speed, drive with decency at high speeds

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

  • Original wheels suit car better imo.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • Sretan , Hi are you German?.this is a serious question! ..regards Mick...RSVP

  • 1:59 whats tool you used

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

  • Another mega motivation video!

  • Greetings from Poland mate ! :)

  • 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!

  • Awesome as always

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

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

  • Is there an upgrade manual transmission that can be done for this car?

  • U have inherited the VGG finger waggle..

  • Not lubing the guide pins? Prelubed? What.

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

  • Where are the stainless steel brakelines from?

  • 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?

  • man you need to have my car for a few weeks it needs your skills

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

  • Bravo!

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

  • Excellent, thanks

  • How tf did this MAF caused a misfire on cylinder 5?!?!?!

  • I need that OEM poster in my life!

  • Hey, die 661! Viele Grüße aus Dreieich! :)

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

  • Smart=smrt

  • 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

  • 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.

  • The way you pulled out the new maf sensor 😂😂😂

  • 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?

  • seeing this makes me miss my E46´s

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

    • 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 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.

    • What are you talking about? Been using Zimmerman for years and never had a single issue.

  • 👍👍💪🏼💪🏼

  • You should made a detailed video of what you can modify on cars in Germany without going to prison.

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

  • Bad maf gives me transmission code limp mode

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

  • 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.

  • Hey how do u do with the alignment and balancing when doing such a job ?

  • Why don't you lube the guide pins?

  • can wait for that msport kit.

  • Project Cologne 10: 330i Engine...

  • 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

  • Are you doing six speed gearbox swap?

  • Prefer the current wheels

  • This channel is just too much. I can't deal with the quality. Has me spoilt