How much BMW E46 can you get for 1.100€? BMW 325i Touring - Project Cologne: Part 1

26.05.2020 г.
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Introduction of my new 2001 BMW E46 325i Touring that I bought unseen for just 1.100€ ($1.206 / £977). In this video I talk way too much, fully inspect this 3 series and go over the plans for it. Towards the end of the video, I give a little teaser of the upcoming E60 M5 project. Also, bonus bloopers at the end.
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  • I have the 325i saloon and it's the best car I've ever owned. I wanted the 330i but I couldn't find a manual in the UK :(

    JMUDocJMUDocпреди 21 ден
  • Great that this car has no sunroof... that is awesome...👍

    Branislav KolacnyBranislav Kolacnyпреди 22 дни
  • He really knows how to Streten these cars out...

    John ForneyJohn Forneyпреди 22 дни
  • this channel made me appreciate BMW's. and managed to incorporate the word "Scheiße" into my vocabulary now. hahaha

    benchphbenchphпреди 27 дни
  • Sir I really love your video's..

    F OzbeyF Ozbeyпреди месец
  • I've never seen so BMWs except in there places: dealerships lots, dealership shops, and "sit-downs" between gangsters.

    Bosmer From CanadaBosmer From Canadaпреди месец
  • Hi, nice videos! What size are ur tires?

    A EscobarA Escobarпреди месец
  • That was MY first BMW! Except mine was alpine white.

    F4T4LITY0 RF4T4LITY0 Rпреди 2 месеца
  • Quite like the standard style 46 wheels 1:24 made by Fuchs you know!

    tzalwelzijntzalwelzijnпреди 2 месеца
  • Just found this, I have a 325xi touring I love to see this!

    Dangmoe PDangmoe Pпреди 2 месеца
  • Superior chanel.

    Carleton ScullyCarleton Scullyпреди 2 месеца
  • I love this series. Love the car. Wana have one!

    Soaring BlackbirdSoaring Blackbirdпреди 3 месеца
  • Ps love your work

    John ReynoldsJohn Reynoldsпреди 3 месеца
  • My friend was quoting a repair on a car and he smashed the broken indicator lens like yours, a piece flew off straight into his eye 6 weeks off and some miracle work by doctors...blah blah blah Don't do it

    John ReynoldsJohn Reynoldsпреди 3 месеца
  • Unbelievable, you get a car like that for 1100,this car would cost 4000 euros in Estonia.... Im tearing my hair out searching for bmw-s like that for a price anywhere near this. Absolutely stunning e46

    Siim PSiim Pпреди 3 месеца
  • Why am I here for a 4th time? Well fuck it lets go...

    novae99novae99преди 3 месеца
  • At the end of the 13'th min you sad "you cant belive this is a german car becose it has no rust". I allways tought german cars are well maintained or am i wrong?

    Yair MironYair Mironпреди 3 месеца
  • General E46 question, but how common is the subframe cracking issues for these cars?

    WizeguiWizeguiпреди 3 месеца
  • Got the same bimmer never seen one with no power windows wow

    Curts SalleeCurts Salleeпреди 4 месеца
  • 4:20 rear part has a different color than the rest of the car. Probably painted all the rear bumper and the rear right and lower right. Videos and pictures show more defectives Very nice videos

    ricky84dimilanoricky84dimilanoпреди 4 месеца
  • Loving your videos and the information your sharing.

    Raymond MumfordRaymond Mumfordпреди 4 месеца
  • I'm watching all your videos about BMW E46. I like it you repair that E46. It see that new then you change a lot of pieces. 👍

    Titanium E46 GarageTitanium E46 Garageпреди 4 месеца
  • I had a proper good laugh on the end fella... Made my evening... keep going with ur old broken bmw'ssss ;DDD

    Martin VasekMartin Vasekпреди 4 месеца
  • If I'm not mistaken, that M5 has about 500 bhp and it's basically a drift machine in 'plain clothing'.

    Giovanni FoulmouthGiovanni Foulmouthпреди 4 месеца
  • “I am a happy man with many broken BMW’s” #facts

    Valentijn VosValentijn Vosпреди 4 месеца
  • I have the 330i example and love for the ease of maintaining it. Best part it is fun to drive. I have really enjoyed watching the Journey of your restoration!

    Beemerboy88Beemerboy88преди 4 месеца
  • I am getting addicted to this channel :-)

    Michal NetušilMichal Netušilпреди 4 месеца
  • My dad had a damaged e46 325ci ik that none cares but he didnt need to do any replacements on the engine in 3 years! Just some suspension repairs and that was it. Plz dont come with "wE dInDt aSK" or "nOnE cArEs"

    Ayse KonasAyse Konasпреди 4 месеца
  • Why do cars in Germany in particular rust as you've mentioned?

    Jimmy NeutronJimmy Neutronпреди 5 месеца
    • They throw salt like crazy in winter

      M539 RestorationsM539 Restorationsпреди 5 месеца
  • That's a hell of a good deal

    FastberryFastberryпреди 6 месеца
  • Bro.. You're making me a BMW fan. I am a Mercedes fan now. I will be looking for BMW for my next car... Love it. For an IT guy you sure know BMW better then some so called mechanics.

    hamidihamidiпреди 6 месеца
  • I want to pay this man to service my car, seriously, why can't all the mechanically inclined be this passionate about their craft.

    iMacOfDeathiMacOfDeathпреди 6 месеца
  • Hey man if you've got the time I've got a question. I'm an American car guy who mainly focuses on the big three (chevy dodge and ford) and have a love affair with Japanese luxury as well. I've never really gotten into German or European cars so I'm curious, why BMW? What about them is so magic to you? Why not Mercedes or Audi? What do you love most about them? Thank you!

    SlickNicklolSlickNicklolпреди 6 месеца
  • My man can you possibly send a list of every thing that needs changing on the m54 engine i have a bmw e46 coupe 2004 i like to be ahead of everything myself too thanks

    Fay ZzFay Zzпреди 6 месеца
  • Du wirst noch ganz groß raus kommen mein Freund. Erinner dich an meine Worte später 👍

    Binh TangBinh Tangпреди 6 месеца
  • what obd tool do you use

    Ismael MartiNezIsmael MartiNezпреди 6 месеца
  • This in Bulgaria will cost 2-3000 euros. And it will be at 150-160 000 km maximum (350 000 km min). So yeah...

    Христо ПоповХристо Поповпреди 6 месеца
  • man you should;d try to get a black M sport interior it would be way better than the base model gray interior

    Nick AwadNick Awadпреди 6 месеца
  • Manual rear windows?!?! I didn't even know they were a thing on BMWs of this era.

    paul harperpaul harperпреди 6 месеца
  • Hassliebe E46. Was ich in mein M52 schon an Geld reinbuttern habe müssen.

    WolfsblutWolfsblutпреди 6 месеца
  • Keep fit windows 😲 It's been a while 👌🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

    Time Well SpentTime Well Spentпреди 7 месеца
  • Finding a E46 touring with a manual transmission here in the states is next to impossible.

    vonGTIvonGTIпреди 7 месеца
  • It's amazing that even the cheap BMW's have their paperwork in order. Here in the US, it's rare to see.

    Ervin KraussErvin Kraussпреди 7 месеца
  • svaka cast za s85 pozzz to mi je san

    TheCanni6alTheCanni6alпреди 7 месеца
  • How about mentioning the price of the parts you replace? So we can get an idea of what the car actually cost you. That would be great!!

    Julia ShingJulia Shingпреди 7 месеца
    • @M539 Restorations Guilty, haven't reached the end yet. I was sorta expecting a list on screen as you mentioned the parts.

      Julia ShingJulia Shingпреди 7 месеца
    • I did that at the end of each video for this car.

      M539 RestorationsM539 Restorationsпреди 7 месеца
  • Every time you say cars in Germany are "rust buckets" i think to myself... this guy never lived in Canada :D

    Nenad MarkovicNenad Markovicпреди 7 месеца
  • Is that drinker's side rear quarter a different color or my eyes playing tricks on me?

    John SchmidtJohn Schmidtпреди 7 месеца
    • Yes, was poorly repainted in the past.

      M539 RestorationsM539 Restorationsпреди 7 месеца
  • I hate manual gearbox in daily autos :/

    michal dabrowskimichal dabrowskiпреди 7 месеца
  • Got more of the tools and stuff that comes with the car in it, than my 2016 335i! xD

    FreakkyJackFreakkyJackпреди 7 месеца
  • "Turn signal low on fluids" WAAAAA! Good one! You know your English is excellent when you can crack jokes like that. I'm not hearing a German accent though. Russian, mayhaps? Which would mean you know at least 2 more languages than I, plus I whole lotta BMW wrench'n stuff, too. Impressive. BTW- it's videos like yours that give me the confidence to keep my E46, with the CPO warranty long since expired. What did people do before the internet and YT? Cry a lot?

    Sparky PatriotSparky Patriotпреди 7 месеца
  • Wow, you got an E46 without rusty arches and sills......and for under £1000!...? I didn't know that was even possible! Ok so it had the wrong wheels from an old 318i, but still, that car has clearly been loved, and you can tell! I like that colour too. Probably wouldn't have chosen it when new, but you hardly ever see green cars anymore so it stands out. Seems like a bargain buy and I'm sure if it's kept in good original condition, will be worth more in a few years than you paid for it.

    soundseeker63soundseeker63преди 7 месеца
  • The jokes on this video are on point 🤣🤣

    Jeremiah JacobJeremiah Jacobпреди 7 месеца
  • Liqui Moly!! I´ve seen these products over there... but I didn´t know it was a German product. And let be clear, I will definitely going to buy them in order to support the channel!!!

    Juan ValenciaJuan Valenciaпреди 7 месеца
  • Towed by Porsche Cayenne. Only in Germany!

    InTeCredoInTeCredoпреди 8 месеца
  • Очень нравится. Хороший чувак. Дiйсно якiсний контент.

    Andrii SmirnovAndrii Smirnovпреди 8 месеца
  • Love your videos and sense of humour. Question though - where did you learn to do all this if your background is computer science? Self-taught and if so how? Thanks a million as soon as I get out of the city I'm clearly going to have a garage stuffed with broken mercs and bimmers...

    Mattnew HMattnew Hпреди 8 месеца
  • 11:35 luky guy. did't crash the bosch-lamp

    Yanell D.Yanell D.преди 8 месеца
  • Your videos have been giving me so much knowledge on how to fix bmw cars. I have an bmw x3 e83 2010 but can't seem to fix the p0012, p0015 codes even though I change the camshaft position sensors and 2 solenoids but engine still throw those two codes and still surges !any idea ?

    No4h.No4h.преди 8 месеца
  • That BMW is self rust proofing.

    sportshatchsportshatchпреди 8 месеца
  • This is car porn.

    Javier TelleriaJavier Telleriaпреди 8 месеца

    Ivan MojicevicIvan Mojicevicпреди 8 месеца
  • More wagons PLEASE

    Matt LongMatt Longпреди 8 месеца
  • I see there is a story behind the computer science degree 😂 i guess

    Siddanth ShettySiddanth Shettyпреди 8 месеца
  • "I can't believe there is no rust".. I live in Nova Scotia brother.. i feel your amazement

    Ryan McNeillRyan McNeillпреди 8 месеца
  • Is that Windows XP? XD

    Mateo OstojicMateo Ostojicпреди 8 месеца
  • I finished all your videos. !!!

    John LJohn Lпреди 8 месеца
  • Nice video. What inspection lamp are you using?

    skippymonskippymonпреди 8 месеца
  • bonjour,j'aimerais avoir ne serait-ce qu'un quart du talent que vous avez.Vous faites du bon travail et je vous dis bonjour de France ( je recherche la même chose mais sur jaguar merci )

    thommasdanielthommasdanielпреди 8 месеца
  • Such great videos! My favorite series is the E60 - what a mess.

    spalkinspalkinпреди 8 месеца
  • I've bought the E46 Touring 320i last week. And I'd say even cheaper than yours :D £450 !!! for 6 cylinders !!! Touring with nice full black interior with black leather seats ! working cruise control, working A/C NO RUST !!!! better than my "old" E46 Saloon that's rusting away... and obviously there are typical things to replace for every E46 for this age... nearly every oil gasket because I can see the oil filter housing gasket is leaking as well as the rocker (valve) cover gasket. Intake boots are torn but that's cheap things rubber parts are very cheap and easy to replace on E46 :) and BMW's are easy and fun to work on :) even though you swear at them nearly every day :D

    GopNetGopNetпреди 8 месеца
  • 4:23, I think that the whole rear right quarter panel is in a different color, I might be wrong.

    iamandrejaiamandrejaпреди 8 месеца
  • the electric windows are a nightmare on these E46. Both cars I owned had a problem with them sooner or later. Never an issue with the manual windows in the back tho.

    A1iiiiiiA1iiiiiiпреди 8 месеца
  • vidi se da si srbin sve servisne knjige izbacio na haubu da se zna da je auto servisiran😂😂😂😂

    Aleksa DjulcicAleksa Djulcicпреди 8 месеца
  • I use inpa on my e39. Would folks recommend that bmw scanner over it? I'm chasing a sometimes cold rough idle and sometimes a very rough idle / poor acceleration that is fixed by pulling power to the maf.

    Adam NAdam Nпреди 8 месеца
  • i found a 2003 525i with new motor for 2500 usd has all the dash lights (abs brake etc) on it you think is worth it and restore the interior and paint are immaculate ...

    Anthony MatteiAnthony Matteiпреди 8 месеца
  • Where do you buy your cars so cheap? In europe

    AnonymousAnonymousпреди 8 месеца
  • Love the channel. What are you doing with all these cars after you fix them?

    George DolidzeGeorge Dolidzeпреди 8 месеца
  • I have a 2001 E38 740il. The a/c fan blows low even if fan is on high. I changed the 2 cabin filters. The air does come out higher after 10 minutes of driving. Any ideas what to check?

    Alejandro RamosAlejandro Ramosпреди 8 месеца
  • Thanks for the great video's, Is it possible to show what brands you use for example the VANOS restoring kit. I would like to do this myself and trust on your choice of materials.

    bennybruggemansbennybruggemansпреди 8 месеца
    • MJ produkte. German brand.

      M539 RestorationsM539 Restorationsпреди 8 месеца
  • I'm a VW fan, but now I'm a BMW fan. I watch all your videos and I'm blown away by your professionalism. I would love to have your knowledge!!!

    Richard CollinsRichard Collinsпреди 8 месеца
  • Liqui moly... got nice calendars too. Thanks for the inspiration and keep on trucking!

    MakeFixMakeFixпреди 8 месеца
  • I've owned EIGHT E46s..... Jesus...

    FJBFJBпреди 8 месеца
  • hahha you have a degree in computer science? 8:22 I love it, I am in the final year myself, I wish one day I will have some cool cars as you have and I will be able to work on those. Take care, much love man!

    Tudor AndreiTudor Andreiпреди 8 месеца
  • Funny, as soon as I see E46 I think leaky valve cover gasket, leaky oil filter housing O-ring, busted window regulators, broken front control arm bushings, and shorted out tail lights. You covered most of it. ;-) Still, a great car when maintained properly and I love Touring's. 14 years working at the dealership in the service area so I've seen a few.

    Paul LeePaul Leeпреди 9 месеца
  • @1:40 - Coming back from Part 2: I think you are the first real care-taker of this car.

    Hasan KarantaiHasan Karantaiпреди 9 месеца
  • you wont ever get this car in that condition in my country for any price

    motherPhoquemotherPhoqueпреди 9 месеца
  • Wow these go really cheap in UK ! :)

    WhipkoWhipkoпреди 9 месеца
  • What's a 'fender?'

    Steve HollandSteve Hollandпреди 9 месеца
  • there's a protective film of oil all over the entire underside, a natural rust barrier

    AndrewAndrewпреди 9 месеца
  • Hi there, love the video's and the humorous commentary, would like to see (and hear) more from "the evil twin" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Would also like to hear of your automotive history; when and how you learnt all about these cars and how you got to own (and finance) so many lovely cars as well as that nice yard and garage !!!!! That should make for an entertaining video (or two). And please you, your family (and the evil twin) Stay Safe.

    Robert SelkirkRobert Selkirkпреди 9 месеца
  • Thank you sir, for keeping your restorations stock! Love the work.

    manixpcmanixpcпреди 9 месеца
  • Due to the youtube algorithm I got to your channel, 2 days later I've seen all your videos and really apreciate your work and you as a guy, keep it up my friend :)

    Andrei ArgetoianuAndrei Argetoianuпреди 9 месеца
  • I stay in cologne when I drive the Nurburgring.

    metparkermetparkerпреди 9 месеца
  • where is part 2 ??

    Bruno LicietisBruno Licietisпреди 9 месеца
  • Hopefully I'll get to see you do some wheel bearings front and rear :D

    Kendrick ChengKendrick Chengпреди 9 месеца
  • Really enjoying your videos. I have just moved to Germany and looking for this exact car E46 Touring What site do you use to find these great care Keep up these great informative videos

    Basoy BDABasoy BDAпреди 9 месеца
  • At 6:32 I see the vast difference between the car's original color and its current sad state : (

    Basam YousifBasam Yousifпреди 9 месеца
  • Please when is your next video , they are addictive

    SteveSteveпреди 9 месеца
  • Hi man! I really apprechiate your videos, great work! Could you please take a look at my last video about the engine noice of my E90 320d? I just bought it and as soon as it gets warm it starts making that weird sound while accelerating or deaccelerating. It behaves the same when I stand still or driving. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance :)

    SWE_BMWSWE_BMWпреди 9 месеца
  • Would be awesome to see you repair that rust! Nice purchase btw!

    Adem CAdem Cпреди 9 месеца