Automobile și vehicule

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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  1. lalalamlendig


    Acum 2 ore

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

  2. Aarsenalfan


    Acum 12 ore

    How's your tow doing ?

  3. Antiochia ad Taurum

    Antiochia ad Taurum

    Acum 13 ore

    The German for standstill is stillstand, just sayin

  4. Ian Skinner

    Ian Skinner

    Acum 18 ore

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



    Acum o Zi

    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)

  6. J Yearr

    J Yearr

    Acum o Zi

    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!

  7. Onur Karataş

    Onur Karataş

    Acum o Zi

    Nice video bro

  8. James Wood

    James Wood

    Acum o Zi

    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.

  9. Dick Vreenegoor

    Dick Vreenegoor

    Acum 2 Zile

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

  10. Rohan Wilson

    Rohan Wilson

    Acum 3 Zile

    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.

  11. Hank M.

    Hank M.

    Acum 3 Zile

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

  12. mitchy38


    Acum 4 Zile

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

  13. Davinder Sanghera

    Davinder Sanghera

    Acum 4 Zile

    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?

    • M539 Restorations

      M539 Restorations

      Acum 4 Zile

      Check out FCPeuro's blog on OEM parts.

  14. Nickolas Winter

    Nickolas Winter

    Acum 4 Zile

    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.........

  15. Arthur Fain

    Arthur Fain

    Acum 4 Zile

    s54 swap ?

  16. Shahrugh Ali

    Shahrugh Ali

    Acum 4 Zile

    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?

    • M539 Restorations

      M539 Restorations

      Acum 4 Zile

  17. PequlaTV


    Acum 4 Zile

    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

  18. Darren Jones

    Darren Jones

    Acum 4 Zile

    Your channel is Awesome …. great watching

  19. Al Mb

    Al Mb

    Acum 4 Zile

    Did you do the alignment?

  20. John Smith

    John Smith

    Acum 4 Zile

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

  21. Eddie Flores

    Eddie Flores

    Acum 4 Zile

    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!!!!

  22. bam garcia

    bam garcia

    Acum 4 Zile

    BMW z3m

  23. Sam Gregory

    Sam Gregory

    Acum 4 Zile

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

  24. Musa Hasani

    Musa Hasani

    Acum 5 Zile

    Send me in Kosovo I will paint you for 2k

  25. André Luis R

    André Luis R

    Acum 5 Zile

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

  26. Enzo Marfal

    Enzo Marfal

    Acum 5 Zile

    My favorite youtube channel!!!!

  27. Николай Петров

    Николай Петров

    Acum 5 Zile

    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 Петров

      Николай Петров

      Acum 3 Zile

      @M539 Restorations Thank you. This helps a lot.

    • M539 Restorations

      M539 Restorations

      Acum 5 Zile

      Fcp euro has a blog on it

  28. Peter Hayton

    Peter Hayton

    Acum 5 Zile

    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!

    • M539 Restorations

      M539 Restorations

      Acum 5 Zile

  29. Jon A

    Jon A

    Acum 5 Zile

    I love your content!

  30. Blaž Bohinc

    Blaž Bohinc

    Acum 5 Zile

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

  31. darcy gerrard

    darcy gerrard

    Acum 5 Zile

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

  32. Mark Lydon

    Mark Lydon

    Acum 5 Zile

    Original wheels suit car better imo.

  33. Mateusz Puk

    Mateusz Puk

    Acum 5 Zile

    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.

  34. Rhyne Runels

    Rhyne Runels

    Acum 5 Zile

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

  35. Maarten Bakker

    Maarten Bakker

    Acum 6 Zile

    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.

  36. wayne khumalo

    wayne khumalo

    Acum 6 Zile

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

  37. wayne khumalo

    wayne khumalo

    Acum 6 Zile

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

  38. Michael Debrou

    Michael Debrou

    Acum 6 Zile

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

  39. wolverine1981pl


    Acum 6 Zile

    1:59 whats tool you used

  40. ocelot48gaming


    Acum 6 Zile

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

  41. Nicholas Ashe

    Nicholas Ashe

    Acum 6 Zile

    Another mega motivation video!

  42. TheSiekieramotyka


    Acum 6 Zile

    Greetings from Poland mate ! :)

  43. hitardo


    Acum 6 Zile

    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!

  44. Dougie Stewart

    Dougie Stewart

    Acum 6 Zile

    Awesome as always

  45. mademan18mad


    Acum 6 Zile

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

  46. Mikael Jonsson

    Mikael Jonsson

    Acum 6 Zile

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

  47. Daniel Drouin

    Daniel Drouin

    Acum 6 Zile

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

  48. iamrichrocker


    Acum 7 Zile

    U have inherited the VGG finger waggle..

  49. ZndChannel


    Acum 7 Zile

    Not lubing the guide pins? Prelubed? What.

  50. gordonisback


    Acum 7 Zile

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

  51. Danilo Wolff

    Danilo Wolff

    Acum 7 Zile

    Where are the stainless steel brakelines from?

  52. Ethan Greer

    Ethan Greer

    Acum 7 Zile

    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?

  53. stubbk3


    Acum 7 Zile

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

  54. Philippe Garneau

    Philippe Garneau

    Acum 7 Zile

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

  55. Dario Zuliani

    Dario Zuliani

    Acum 7 Zile


  56. Neil Parmar

    Neil Parmar

    Acum 7 Zile

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

  57. Tim Fenton

    Tim Fenton

    Acum 7 Zile

    Excellent, thanks

  58. stoqnesko


    Acum 7 Zile

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

  59. Peter Takacs

    Peter Takacs

    Acum 7 Zile

    I need that OEM poster in my life!

  60. GreenGabe90


    Acum 7 Zile

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

  61. Desmo S

    Desmo S

    Acum 7 Zile

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

  62. Alen Ferhatbegovic

    Alen Ferhatbegovic

    Acum 7 Zile


  63. dobryanskiy


    Acum 7 Zile

    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

  64. inas abidovic

    inas abidovic

    Acum 7 Zile

    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.

  65. Helmuth Weidling

    Helmuth Weidling

    Acum 7 Zile

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

  66. Sham Sham

    Sham Sham

    Acum 7 Zile

    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?

  67. MrBlingBlingNr1


    Acum 7 Zile

    seeing this makes me miss my E46´s

  68. R6 Vinaros

    R6 Vinaros

    Acum 7 Zile

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

    • M539 Restorations

      M539 Restorations

      Acum 7 Zile

      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.

    • R6 Vinaros

      R6 Vinaros

      Acum 7 Zile

      @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.

    • M539 Restorations

      M539 Restorations

      Acum 7 Zile

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

  69. Garage все по ремонту для глухих

    Garage все по ремонту для глухих

    Acum 7 Zile


  70. piratapan


    Acum 7 Zile

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

  71. Ian Tyler

    Ian Tyler

    Acum 7 Zile

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

  72. Non Important

    Non Important

    Acum 7 Zile

    Bad maf gives me transmission code limp mode

  73. Tj Semeniuk

    Tj Semeniuk

    Acum 7 Zile

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

  74. Vic Sorlie

    Vic Sorlie

    Acum 7 Zile

    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.

  75. manuel fieg

    manuel fieg

    Acum 7 Zile

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

  76. southothehighway


    Acum 8 Zile

    Why don't you lube the guide pins?

    • M539 Restorations

      M539 Restorations

      Acum 8 Zile

      Cause BMW repair manual says so.

  77. boostedsideways


    Acum 8 Zile

    can wait for that msport kit.

  78. Markus W.

    Markus W.

    Acum 8 Zile

    Project Cologne 10: 330i Engine...

  79. si taylor

    si taylor

    Acum 8 Zile

    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

  80. Diogo Cabreira

    Diogo Cabreira

    Acum 8 Zile

    Are you doing six speed gearbox swap?

  81. Neil G

    Neil G

    Acum 8 Zile

    Prefer the current wheels

    • M539 Restorations

      M539 Restorations

      Acum 8 Zile

      They are staying as a winter set.

  82. Fede de Ugarriza

    Fede de Ugarriza

    Acum 8 Zile

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

  83. Tarik Brkic

    Tarik Brkic

    Acum 8 Zile

    my favorite channel also👍

  84. Davide Merulla

    Davide Merulla

    Acum 8 Zile

    well done on the love bite at second 8! it's officially springtime now :)

  85. jarasblunt


    Acum 8 Zile

    Hey how about "keep it oem and carry on"? Greetings from cheap parts for a price country 👍

  86. Christian de Groot

    Christian de Groot

    Acum 8 Zile

    You really deserve some more subscribers. Great channel!

  87. TrancezoOr


    Acum 8 Zile

    Hahaha OCD strikes back. That steering wheel part was great :)

  88. Max Power

    Max Power

    Acum 8 Zile

    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 !

  89. Heffalompen


    Acum 8 Zile

    Do you consider plastilube your best friend?

  90. FLIXXE


    Acum 8 Zile

    13:41 "IN THE BIN" !

  91. Rom Yaz

    Rom Yaz

    Acum 8 Zile

    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... ))

  92. sovic


    Acum 8 Zile

    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

  93. TizzyD


    Acum 8 Zile

    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...

  94. Dávid


    Acum 8 Zile

    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!

  95. Emil Ilie Bratu

    Emil Ilie Bratu

    Acum 8 Zile

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

    • M539 Restorations

      M539 Restorations

      Acum 8 Zile

      Never had issues with them.

  96. Nico_ e93_335i

    Nico_ e93_335i

    Acum 8 Zile

    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

  97. purolanpastori


    Acum 8 Zile

    I have 135's on my E92 on both summer and winter tires.

  98. Feim Musoski

    Feim Musoski

    Acum 8 Zile

    Love ur work brother

  99. Brozay 03

    Brozay 03

    Acum 8 Zile

    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.

  100. Greg Graham

    Greg Graham

    Acum 8 Zile

    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.