Make It Less Noisy - BMW E46 325i Touring - Project Cologne: Part 7

1.01.2021 г.
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Rear-wheel bearing time! We tackle the noisy rear end on this Touring and replace wheel bearings, brake rotors & pads, and parking brake assembly. Also, rust from the rear right quarter panel is eliminated!
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  • If you press the screwdriver against the middle of the Caliper clip ( side that is facing the center of the the hub) It will simply compress and lift up, without popping in the air. Reinstall - same way.

    Mihail DikovMihail Dikovпреди 5 дни
  • great video on e46 helped me loads thank you i wish this guy could service my 328i

    Steven BartonSteven Bartonпреди 7 дни
  • Ever thought of a stand up comedian? You’ll be perfect....all you need is car to work on stage.... Love your videos man! All the best from down under Australia.....hope you’ll have plenty of success.....

    dennis carrenodennis carrenoпреди 12 дни
  • #Becauseracecar

    Joe BeestonJoe Beestonпреди 23 дни
  • When you bust your screwdriver in the first 2 minutes of the vid, you know it's going to be a long day. LOL

    Dr SnoozDr Snoozпреди 24 дни
  • should have painted the calipers red!

    Vindicated RascalVindicated Rascalпреди 25 дни
  • A lot of dismantling for a wheel bearing.

    John ConsidineJohn Considineпреди 27 дни
  • That color is very difficult to match. I had an X5 with factory aero body in that color. A window fell from the 5th floor onto the hood and fender. Could have killed me, and yet nobody took responsibility. Classic

    Adam RAdam Rпреди месец
  • Great video, just what I need as going to attempt the brakes, front wheel bearing and rear arch rust on my e46 saloon on my own this summer, being I'm not a mechanic, this will come in handy! Thanks from London England 👍💪😎

    A BCA BCпреди месец
  • when you gonna find a E46 M3 to fix ? or maybe convert from smg to manual?

    Sir YewMunSir YewMunпреди месец
  • You should get some brembos on there

    T JT Jпреди месец
  • Great job as always!! What was the problem about the hub when you installed it at the first time? And i would really appreciate if you can share the shop who did the paint job, looks like really nice job with this color. I live in Cologne and i know no places really. Frohe Ostern!:)

    Çağatay ÇOBANOĞLUÇağatay ÇOBANOĞLUпреди месец
  • Sreten you remind me of me... three transfer cases later it’s done correctly! 🤣

    How NowHow Nowпреди месец
  • We all make mistakes, but you're one the few that learns from them.

    Bosmer From CanadaBosmer From Canadaпреди месец
  • I went from style 135 to 68 wheels for the comfort and so I could fit Goodyear asymmetric tyres. I much prefer it.

    Callum MunroCallum Munroпреди месец
  • Let me know if you need help with the engine and transmission swap. I'm in Frankfurt and haven't done much since I left California so would be fun to get into it again.

    xaMHavelaarxaMHavelaarпреди месец
  • Aaaah dude wear a mask when you’re tinkering around the wheel enough to get brake dust in the air! Edit: never mind I see you have a respirator. Use it earlier. Also, I highly recommend a wire brush. Anyway, still great to see a shiny new brake system.

    xaMHavelaarxaMHavelaarпреди месец
  • A guy is selling a e31 in my town, it is in great mechanical condition, with manual, is it a good daily driver if I don't care about gas prices?

    Black BeardBlack Beardпреди месец
  • It always starts like this. "Dont want to do a lot on this car its just my daily" several upgrades, a new engine and a gearbox later: "well, while Im in there might as well" and your wallet starts to cry.

    WaifuRacerWaifuRacerпреди месец
  • Hola! Aprendo mucho en tus videos. Gracias! En el minuto 18:50 haces tres clics en el disco pero no se ve donde haces los otros clics. En el freno de mano? Gracias!

    Michel 67Michel 67преди месец
  • How do you make any money off flipping these cars when you put so many parts on that aren’t bad?

    Maurice ClemensMaurice Clemensпреди месец
  • I knew the moment those back brakes were assembled again he would look at that caliper and find something any reason to replace it lol

    David RamsubhagDavid Ramsubhagпреди месец
  • RACP reinforcements ?

    senior buttocks biggus dickus the 1stsenior buttocks biggus dickus the 1stпреди месец
  • “Commmming Up....” Greating from Indonesia 🇮🇩

    Achmad FahridzalAchmad Fahridzalпреди 2 месеца
  • Man, they are ripping you off big time with that paint job. And, he completely missed the color For the amount of money you gave them they should have painted the bumper and some other parts too.

    Zik ZakiZik Zakiпреди 2 месеца
  • You can get a Schlechtwegepaket for the rear springs to get the height matching to the front I did the same on my E36 and its perfect now

    Pat RickPat Rickпреди 2 месеца
  • I remember, the worst part about owning an e46 was the power of the parking brake. Or lack of

    mattmarshall747mattmarshall747преди 2 месеца
  • OEM lover lover uses some meyle parts? 🤔

    Anton AlexeevAnton Alexeevпреди 2 месеца
  • Loving your videos ,more please

    Gary ColcloughGary Colcloughпреди 2 месеца
  • Do you think these shocks will works well on E92 328i?

    Raymond NightRaymond Nightпреди 2 месеца
  • Have you considered an E63 project? Coupé?

    Ward WixonWard Wixonпреди 2 месеца
  • Great video’s! Thanks for sharing! I did an 330i brake upgrade starting on the front, but the braking was really bad!! That’s because the E46 brake balance is done with the disc and pad size. I’ve replaced the rear suspension for installing the 330 rear brakes, that was a difference!!!!

    Edward MetselaarEdward Metselaarпреди 3 месеца
  • Thank you for wearing eye protection.

    warrengamameilhardinwarrengamameilhardinпреди 3 месеца
  • Do you ever consider to buy an E30 or E36 for restoring project ?

    Георги ВачковГеорги Вачковпреди 3 месеца
  • Coming up. I show you my socks, tools are dropped and rust deleted.

    Adam Jacob AdamsonAdam Jacob Adamsonпреди 3 месеца
  • I’ve been watching all of your restoration BMW’s every night before sleep, great videos and funny guy too 😂 Anway, I am your first subscriber from Malaysia ! 🇲🇾

    Amir MohammadAmir Mohammadпреди 3 месеца
  • Still waiting for the power windows retrofit and powered folding mirrors

    CrypterMKDCrypterMKDпреди 3 месеца
  • I've been toying with buying a E46 325i or 330i, do you know if the rear sub frame pick up points in the floor suffer from cracks like the M3? or is that a M specific problem?? btw really enjoy your videos, great work!!

    K2edgK2edgпреди 3 месеца
  • found a nice german guy who only speaks german, i dont speak german so its kind of a dream team yenno. fucking laughing lol

    JikaInFamousJikaInFamousпреди 3 месеца
  • if you want to lower the front a bit without lowering spring you can use the e90 upper strut mounts. They lower the car about 1cm and do not affect ride quality at all. I've had them on my 330i sedan with koni yellow and eibach pro kit for a year now with no problems. OEM lemforder part number is 31306775098.

    TheMeChaNic55TheMeChaNic55преди 3 месеца
    • @M539 Restorations haha good to know. I installed mine at the same time that I assembled my new struts and springs so I never measured before and after. Are you using stock springs or sport springs ?

      TheMeChaNic55TheMeChaNic55преди 3 месеца
    • I did that and it doesn't work, lowered it bar 2mm. Waste of time

      M539 RestorationsM539 Restorationsпреди 3 месеца
  • Too bad I'm not in Germany, i filmed a 325Ci with the M54B25 and made it a song. When i film a bmw i always mention your channel :) Zdravo!

    Vlad MicsunescuVlad Micsunescuпреди 3 месеца
  • You're taking this "cheap daily" to the moon and well worth it because these Touring E46s are way cool. Nice work!

    mistermatsudamistermatsudaпреди 3 месеца
  • That paintwork is going to get on your nerves! Maybe you could get sponsored by a pro paint specialist!! (Two-tone to match the interior maybe?) ;-D

    Rob ByronRob Byronпреди 3 месеца
  • Found my dream channel

    RashnakRashnakпреди 3 месеца
  • 2022 summer - M3 engine/gearbox conversions for this cheap daily.

    Kampfer PLKampfer PLпреди 3 месеца
  • A new donor engine? Does a V12 fit? Probably the only touring V12 then if possible. 😀🤟

    Denise JoyceDenise Joyceпреди 3 месеца
  • You need drop hats for the front suspension to trim it out.

    F31 ///M SportF31 ///M Sportпреди 3 месеца
  • In my opinion you placed the back disc wrong, left to right and right to left, i did it the same, call Zimmerman .

    Mike TMike Tпреди 3 месеца
    • @M539 Restorations the pattern are the same but the rotation must be reversed, i did the same mistake. Lookat the link Great videos by the way.

      Mike TMike Tпреди 3 месеца
    • The brake disc? No, makes no sense cause both are 100% identical, no difference in the pattern.

      M539 RestorationsM539 Restorationsпреди 3 месеца
  • Another screw driver falls victim of the cheap daily e46. 🤭

    Aleksandar AleksandrovAleksandar Aleksandrovпреди 3 месеца
  • I would be really interessted to see behind the removed wheelarches. See this video from an german e46 enthusiast

    hatsu bashohatsu bashoпреди 3 месеца
  • That’s for good luck 😂😂

    sranje njesrasranje njesraпреди 3 месеца
  • habbahubba!

    Kennur LarssonKennur Larssonпреди 3 месеца
  • Mechanic here, I love your videos! I think what happened with your left rear is your brake caliper was stuck and wasnt releasing properly -> constantly braking a tiny bit judging by the burnt brake disc (they tend to turn red afterwards) and the heat killed the wheelbearing as well. That is a very common series of events with any old car.

    EsmoEsmoпреди 3 месеца
  • I don't know if it is too late or you won't even read this, but there is a perfect OEM solution for front ride height problems: install M sport spring from a 4 cylinder car! Those cars are a bit lighter on the front so sit a bit lower with a 6 pot engine over the springs. I had done this with my 320i and it looked perfect, I even found the handling to be a bit better 😉

    Dani PirosDani Pirosпреди 3 месеца
  • Kind of all storys end like these. Hhhmmm, naaaa its just a daily runner. Next moment on ebay kleinanzeigen: Uuuuuhhhhhh M54B30 engine with respectfull milage nearby. Done😄 Can sing a song of these "instent purchases" among myself. Anyhow, nice ideas and great restoration of this E46 Touring👍

    Crossplane RiderCrossplane Riderпреди 3 месеца
  • Are you sure about the 18" Wheels on this? I had 18" on my 2000 330i and went back to 17" because the 18" are pretty rough ride on this car.

    Martin RonsdorfMartin Ronsdorfпреди 3 месеца
  • Only watching this channel for a week and I was saying "cooooooming up" in my head before it started! 😂 Love your work and your videos! Keeeeep it up!

    Arthur DemortreuxArthur Demortreuxпреди 3 месеца
  • There is something ASMR in you 😴😏🥰

    ambient mekanicambient mekanicпреди 3 месеца
  • Get some shelves for just your new parts and then you won't lose anything, because it will be on your new parts shelves....

    Gren PhelpsGren Phelpsпреди 3 месеца
  • You have an eye for the better looking cars from BMW. The E46 Touring on these wheels and color certainly was and still is a very good looking piece of German engineering. The proposed wheels will look good on it for sure, too. Beautiful car.

    LH MLH Mпреди 3 месеца
  • You can put Z4 strutbearings in. They'll lower the front a bit! But why no grease anywhere at the brakes? I recommend copper paste anywhere is contact, user ceramic paste if the saddle and -carier is aluminium!

    FelixFelixпреди 3 месеца
  • The front isn't too high - the front arch has to provide more clearance as the wheels have to turn and compress. A lot of people make the mistake of dropping the front low enough so that the the "gap" is the same but this causes rubbing on lock with compression, and sometimes makes the car look like a Top Fuel dragster. Yes, a bit more driving should cause it to drop a mm or two, and don't forget you added a couple of mm with the reinforcement plates. And new spring pads top and bottom will compress a little over time. Great video - great series in fact!

    A J ThomasA J Thomasпреди 3 месеца
  • 22:28 If the front ride height continues to vex you, just lob a dozen kilos of fine Colombian cocaine into the drug bin inside the engine compartment. The front will lower a bit, and you'll be able to recover the cost of keeping this money pit on the road.

    herrbrahmsherrbrahmsпреди 3 месеца
  • Greetings from Switzerland. I have watched hundreds of "restoration" videos but yours are head and shoulders above them in terms of expertise, fun and humour. I have enjoyed them very much. Thank you. Currently driving my 24-year-old Daimler Six 4 liter straight six which I have maintained in a "like new" condition. My other loves were a 1957 Fiat 500 and a 1973 Alfa Romeo Giulia Super, which I had bought new (I am 74).

    John de GiorgioJohn de Giorgioпреди 3 месеца
  • This guy needs a show!

    Caleb OrvikCaleb Orvikпреди 3 месеца
  • Love to watch your videos, own two E46 myself.

    Lama LudwigLama Ludwigпреди 3 месеца
  • I love all of your videos. Entertaining, hilarious, and informative.

    Andrei BogdanAndrei Bogdanпреди 3 месеца
  • i think you should retrofit the bmw navigation system to the project cologne!

    Tyrsky KuuttiTyrsky Kuuttiпреди 3 месеца
  • What impact wrench are you using ? The one you use for wheel nuts and the hub nut! Thank you :)

    Jim McCullochJim McCullochпреди 3 месеца
    • Millwaukee, the big one

      M539 RestorationsM539 Restorationsпреди 3 месеца
  • hi all, greetings from the other side of the pond ... thought you might like this:

    Jump NYCJump NYCпреди 3 месеца
  • GREAT CONTENT MAN..... I love it, i like how you mix Top Gear(GT) Jeremy Clarkson and Cris Fix together .... for a 1 man show you are very very pleasant to watch. Great Job!!!

    Luke SkywalkerLuke Skywalkerпреди 3 месеца
  • It is so much fun watching new episodes. Excellent work and professional approach. Thank you for every single new upload. Can't wait for the next one 🤗👍💪

    dawnotemuwchinachdawnotemuwchinachпреди 3 месеца
  • You didnt Tell Us if is more silent now on autobahn, when you did door and floor isolation.

    bombarder16bombarder16преди 4 месеца
    • In the next episode

      M539 RestorationsM539 Restorationsпреди 3 месеца

    redpillredpillпреди 4 месеца
  • Thanks for the sock tip ;-)

    CPU UKCPU UKпреди 4 месеца
  • If you compress brake piston like this, all the dirt and mud from callipers go straight to ABS unit....not the wisest way to do. It's better to open drain valve, compress, and at the end top up reservoir with fresh brake fluid

    a aa aпреди 4 месеца
  • dostum güzel bir anlatımın var her eve lazım bir atölye çalışması emeğine sağlık

    berkberkпреди 4 месеца
  • I want your love tap 😂😂😂😜 ouch, followed by a couple of your kapows 🤪🤪

    Raymond MumfordRaymond Mumfordпреди 4 месеца
  • With the rusty calipers, the cheaper option is remove and get them sanded someplace. That will remove most of the rust, and after priming, they will look great!

    Pavel FiodorovPavel Fiodorovпреди 4 месеца
    • @M539 Restorations I guess prices differ by cars, and countries! :D Here in Lithuania it’s 20euros for sanding 4 calipers. And rebuilding them isn’t that big of a pain. But probably adding cost of the rebuild kits it will just be the same as the refurbished ones. Best of luck with your projects!

      Pavel FiodorovPavel Fiodorovпреди 4 месеца
    • Not really, refurbished calipers are like 30-40€. :)'

      M539 RestorationsM539 Restorationsпреди 4 месеца
  • Well, now I know where pretty much all of my Rover 75's rear brakes and suspension came from 🤣

    Paul WisdomPaul Wisdomпреди 4 месеца
  • "Fixing up marathon on our no longer cheap daily continues" That is cheap German car ownership in a nutshell...

    Paul WisdomPaul Wisdomпреди 4 месеца
  • You should buy msport steering wheel and front and rear msport bumper

    Jens PedersenJens Pedersenпреди 4 месеца
  • Lol, don't get iron discs with holes in them, they get small cracks and warp very easily.

    h2oaddict28h2oaddict28преди 4 месеца
  • I cannot express how unbelievable satisfying this is to watch..... almost like an anti-depressant! Fantastic work btw....

    Rizwan HaqRizwan Haqпреди 4 месеца
  • I have to say. For a German he is a funny guy. And I am Dutch 😂😂

    FirePhoenixFirePhoenixпреди 4 месеца
  • Great stuff, the honesty is refreshing and I also talk to parts like they're alive. I only work on BMW's nowadays so after right side backplate install I was patiently waiting for "It was at this point, he realised he fucked up" :D

    nemznemzпреди 4 месеца
  • I rebuilt all 4 callipers on my W209 CLK using needle gun spot blaster and rebuild kits from parts doctor! £60! Saved over £100!

    robert reavleyrobert reavleyпреди 4 месеца
  • That color match is absolutely spot on. Impressive. Cant tell AT ALL on camera. Give that paint guy the props he deserves.

    Mike BMike Bпреди 4 месеца
  • What make is your impact wrench, iam Looking for a cheap chinese model

    Johnny HaugaardJohnny Haugaardпреди 4 месеца
  • Nothing wrong with "noisy". If you need a rear spoiler,!/page13 Cool vid!

    Local boydidgoodLocal boydidgoodпреди 4 месеца
  • Was out on vacation over the New Years for nearly 2 weeks and came back home to 2 new videos. Great way to start 2021 😁

    Andrey PetrashAndrey Petrashпреди 4 месеца
  • Amazing job and videos! Greetings from Argentina

    Cristian GarzonCristian Garzonпреди 4 месеца
  • Loved the your videos man...greetings from Mexico!!! Saludos!! 🌮Tacos & Tamales🫔

    Sgt. Hugo StiglitzSgt. Hugo Stiglitzпреди 4 месеца
  • 64 people don't replace bearings and brakes

    ckmorawskickmorawskiпреди 4 месеца
  • 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

    Johan WeilerJohan Weilerпреди 4 месеца
  • Easy fix for that front axle height: 6cyl engine, that is a bit heavier.. :D

    xXquackiXxxXquackiXxпреди 4 месеца
    • It already has a 6 cyl engine :)

      M539 RestorationsM539 Restorationsпреди 4 месеца
  • Brate daj neki klip od e60 naravno ako si nesto radio. I svaka cast za trud,samo napred :D

    НеуспелиУНКНеуспелиУНКпреди 4 месеца
  • Wait, is that a rear disc brake car with drum brakes for the parking brake? That's one of the weirdest things I've ever seen!

    Trevor JonesTrevor Jonesпреди 4 месеца
  • Torque wrench? All you need is Gut Und Tight!

    Keyser SözeKeyser Sözeпреди 4 месеца
  • 3:30 is the rear wheel standing on the mallet?

    E VE Vпреди 4 месеца