Turning Base-Spec E46 Into M-Sport/ZHP Beauty - BMW 325i Touring - Project Cologne: Part 11

In this episode, we pick up right where we left off in the previous one. Replace the steering rack, blown left strut and finally complete exterior M Sport/ZHP conversion. The touring has come a long way from the 1st episode.

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  1. Duds Matute

    Duds Matute

    Dag geleden

    replace the front grill with the one with the donors with the "M" colors on the grill!

    • M539 Restorations

      M539 Restorations

      23 uur geleden

      No

  2. Sinthya Beauty

    Sinthya Beauty

    2 dagen geleden

    visit ya

  3. Poovaneswaran Supramaniam

    Poovaneswaran Supramaniam

    6 dagen geleden

    Amazing transformation man...congrats...yes thanks for not adding the roof racks...it looks much better has you have it now

  4. Surdo's Garage & Games Brasil

    Surdo's Garage & Games Brasil

    6 dagen geleden

    Awesome! Is fantastic

  5. CVNIS

    CVNIS

    7 dagen geleden

    Really, really good work on this

  6. Eimantas 1

    Eimantas 1

    9 dagen geleden

    how much did it cost to get it to this shape ... ?

  7. Uzi Panti

    Uzi Panti

    9 dagen geleden

    gents, what is the part number of that e90 xdrive shock mount?

  8. Ping-Yu Hee

    Ping-Yu Hee

    10 dagen geleden

    Hi Srenten I am about to add a mid-range speaker to the E90 rear door panel. But I only find E91 rear door panels with the speaker mount and grill that I need. Based on your experience, do you think E90 and E91 rear door panels are interchangeable?

  9. Ronald Santos

    Ronald Santos

    14 dagen geleden

    Hot glue will not last. Dodgy! If you want a longer lasting solution, E6000 glue will last way longer.

    • M539 Restorations

      M539 Restorations

      14 dagen geleden

      It will. It's black hot temp glue.

  10. Elyx Random

    Elyx Random

    14 dagen geleden

    *I need Information*: I'm also planning to install the M-Sport Bodykit.. Do i really need other "lower fender liners" than the original ones? As i know so far, you can use the old ones, right? And is there a difference between the coupé and Limo air ducting? Or can i use coupé ductings for my limo?

  11. sam jum

    sam jum

    17 dagen geleden

    The charming cardigan modestly pop because income coincidently box lest a petite evening. burly, sturdy boot

  12. Daniel MARGINAS

    Daniel MARGINAS

    19 dagen geleden

    Awesome work, as always.. Not exactly an M-Sport like it came from the factory, you forgot about the interior headliner 😅

    • Daniel MARGINAS

      Daniel MARGINAS

      18 dagen geleden

      @M539 Restorations ah, my bad then ! Don’t remember you mentioning it so i just assumed you forgot ..

    • M539 Restorations

      M539 Restorations

      19 dagen geleden

      I didn't. It will get Alcantara once I find the time.

  13. Mladen Jovanovic

    Mladen Jovanovic

    19 dagen geleden

    I always wondered why you do not swear in Serbian? I mean, i would. So much juicier 😃

  14. Andrei Rosca

    Andrei Rosca

    20 dagen geleden

    i love it! i really like your channel, i wasn't a bmw fan, but following this progress, i have to ask: are you going to sell this one?

  15. JMUDoc

    JMUDoc

    21 dag geleden

    Those 135's are some of BMW's best-looking wheels, IMHO :) 72's are pretty as well.

  16. Oscar Jonas

    Oscar Jonas

    22 dagen geleden

    Engine swap and super charger? What's TÜV going to say?

  17. elhetsh 997

    elhetsh 997

    22 dagen geleden

    the only thing missing is tinted rear windows

  18. habbersan

    habbersan

    23 dagen geleden

    Drove the exact same color and trim for around 10 years. Sold it to the dealer 3 years ago when we bought a brand new Passat. I'm still to this day regretting the decision to sell it, but it did have its fair share of gaskets and other stuff wear out and it gets tiresome and expensive to have someone fix an old car from 2002. I even did the Vanos upgrade myself at some point, so seeing your work on this car just takes me back to long nights of taking greasy stuff apart :-) If my house had space for a 3rd car I would definitely consider buying an e46 after seeing your videos.

  19. P Thomson

    P Thomson

    24 dagen geleden

    I agree it looks a lot better without the roof rack and less wind noise.

  20. Pet P

    Pet P

    24 dagen geleden

    VIN Polizei is coming to you! :D

  21. Daniel Thor

    Daniel Thor

    24 dagen geleden

    Very good video. Love to watch it. Could you please mention which ramp u use? Im looking for an good one and those which u use seems to be an good one. Thank you!

  22. Роман Беккулов

    Роман Беккулов

    25 dagen geleden

    Damn, man, why u resprayed bumpers, now doors are looking disguisting :) New episode incoming

  23. Dario Gonzalez

    Dario Gonzalez

    26 dagen geleden

    Great job. It would be useful if u could say how much u spent on all the repairs. Thanks for a great channel

  24. ABL973

    ABL973

    26 dagen geleden

    After watching this I would like to get another E46

  25. In Detail Car Care Solutions

    In Detail Car Care Solutions

    27 dagen geleden

    Great work Sreten. Keep the vids coming. Lloyd

  26. Aarsenalfan

    Aarsenalfan

    27 dagen geleden

    That music is early 80s and not 99s lol 🤣

  27. Makke

    Makke

    28 dagen geleden

    That looks so good

  28. Veritate 89

    Veritate 89

    28 dagen geleden

    Touring E46 Edition 33 in estoril blue on Styling M135 wheels is my daily driver. Looks exactly the same and I love this car so much. Every day after work when I park it in the street I turn back taking a short view to make myself smile before I head on to my flat :D It´s beautiful and timeless

  29. Primož Resman

    Primož Resman

    28 dagen geleden

    S54!

  30. sroljo sro

    sroljo sro

    29 dagen geleden

    Thermal glue softens at 50 Celsius. At engine bay can be much warmer, so...maybe to put few plastic screws.

    • sroljo sro

      sroljo sro

      27 dagen geleden

      @M539 Restorations Ha... you read the comments :). did not expect that. Love your videos and work! even though I am not in to beemers

    • M539 Restorations

      M539 Restorations

      29 dagen geleden

      It's high temp black glue.

  31. Mattyew

    Mattyew

    29 dagen geleden

    looking forward to watching you supercharging this so i can see what i'm going to go through before doing it to mine! (assuming you love the result)

  32. Leø

    Leø

    29 dagen geleden

    This e46 just looks mint in every way now.

  33. prinzkoenigkaiser

    prinzkoenigkaiser

    Maand geleden

    hey there @M539 Restorations i have probably a weird idea to tell someone who loves bmw's but you're the only bmw magician i know: i would like to change an normal e44 front to a compact front. what do you think how difficult this could get. is it even possible?

    • prinzkoenigkaiser

      prinzkoenigkaiser

      Maand geleden

      e46 of course!

  34. Swordie100

    Swordie100

    Maand geleden

    Such a shame the guy only backed down when you told him about mouth to mouth advertisements. Lol.

  35. Boyan Milushev

    Boyan Milushev

    Maand geleden

    I really enjoy your videos. You always do things right. The only thing that worries me is the hammer ball-joint removal tool that you use :D I would recoomend you to use one of these: www.ecstuning.com/b-schwaben-parts/ball-joint-removal-tool-20-80mm/008958sch01a~sch/ I have it and it's million times easier with that and you don't damage anything while removing the ball-joint. :)

    • M539 Restorations

      M539 Restorations

      29 dagen geleden

      I have it, this is just much quicker when removing ball joints I'm replacing.

  36. Arthur

    Arthur

    Maand geleden

    How about a roof top spoiler for the back and tinted windows? Looks great, BMW used to make such wonderful looking cars, it's almost soothing to look at them and drive them. Now it's in your face ugly contusions. Guess it makes these older models that much more appreciative.

  37. Alexander Christensen

    Alexander Christensen

    Maand geleden

    Nothing cooler than a sleek wagon

  38. raivis

    raivis

    Maand geleden

    why is he so hot

  39. Melvin Vijey

    Melvin Vijey

    Maand geleden

    Hi When are you planning to complete the BMW E32 waiting to see an update on it.. great video's I really enjoy watching and it teaches me a lot of stuff.. Cheers

  40. Diogo Cabreira

    Diogo Cabreira

    Maand geleden

    330i engine swap? Next Edit: when you paint the two doors paint the front left fender because there’s a bend on it!

  41. Tomislav Antunovic

    Tomislav Antunovic

    Maand geleden

    Your project inspired me to do something else… here in States is not easy to find clean one with manual. So I took 03 325xi SW auto and swapping to manual RWD/5 speed. No mods,everything goes to factory spec. Just 3.23 diff. Everything was stripped to chassis,cleaned and replaced if’s need to. I don’t have touched only head and dashboard. Just looking for manual seats with cloths on for downgrade. Amount of removed weight difference is around 78 kg all ready…winter project probably will be 525iA too 525ix sedan…if my wife don’t burn me together with garage…

  42. Alex

    Alex

    Maand geleden

    Me sad was gonna get a E46 wagon, but got a A4 B7 instead, was the main reason I was happy you have one to look at everything you do

  43. Tarık kılıç

    Tarık kılıç

    Maand geleden

    Nice dude but make the front kidneys matte black, you know, m sportta matte black

    • M539 Restorations

      M539 Restorations

      Maand geleden

      Definitely no. :)

  44. John Vakras

    John Vakras

    Maand geleden

    What is the spray that u are using to clean the car?

  45. Tintin La vigne

    Tintin La vigne

    Maand geleden

    I'm sorry but I prefer the before

    • Tintin La vigne

      Tintin La vigne

      Maand geleden

      @M539 Restorations I'm 28 but I'm stuck in the bio design of de 90" and the common E39 E36 and E46 is rondier so I prefer. The E60 is ok but it's the limit. I'm happy that the f11 had come back to smoother line😅

    • Tintin La vigne

      Tintin La vigne

      Maand geleden

      @M539 Restorations sorry😓

    • M539 Restorations

      M539 Restorations

      Maand geleden

      You are weird. 😁

  46. Luke Taglienti

    Luke Taglienti

    Maand geleden

    I agree, no roof rack is much sleeker! lovely car, i have a 2009 318d msport that just killed itself (Engine blown).... seen as i am putting a refurbished engine in i will keep the car a few years and modify it, your channel has given me some inspiration to do so.. keep up the good work!!

  47. Axinzz off

    Axinzz off

    Maand geleden

    AND HE SAID:AGAIN ON THE RED CARPET AND HE LAY DOWN UNDER THE CAR🤣

  48. Gabriel Mai Chaibun

    Gabriel Mai Chaibun

    Maand geleden

    PLEASE!!! SWAP IT AND SNAIL IT!

  49. The Motor Trade

    The Motor Trade

    Maand geleden

    The paint looks like BMW Moreno Green (Teal). I have a 318ti M Sport in this color. Looks great!...but treat yuorself and repaint the ENTIRE side of the car instead of just doing the doors. "Immediate gratification beats future disappointment."

  50. Alan Here

    Alan Here

    Maand geleden

    With the roof rack definitely!!!

  51. Master Mech

    Master Mech

    Maand geleden

    The colour match was not my only concern with those bumpers but also the lack of adhesion of the paint & primer to the bumper.

  52. User Name

    User Name

    Maand geleden

    M539 restorations is like Johnny sins, but only for cars! Great work, keep it going!

  53. JanR

    JanR

    Maand geleden

    Hi Sreten, very nice job again! Just a quick tip regarding the exhaust. I was wandering if you did know BMW made an original sports one for the E46? The OEM number is 18100026767 and here you can see what it looks like: picclick.de/18100026767-NEU-Original-BMW-Sport-Nachschalld%C3%A4mpfer-163135016065.html Since it is OEM, I think this would give your car a very classy finishing touch! I installed one on my own project, which is remarkably similar to yours and I'm very pleased with it. Not even the slightest smell of aftermarket but still a very descent sound ;-) Keep up the good work, great channel!

    • JanR

      JanR

      Maand geleden

      @M539 Restorations I wasn't aware of that. Thanks for sharing the knowledge and good luck finding alternatives.

    • M539 Restorations

      M539 Restorations

      Maand geleden

      I know, and that one sounds pretty crappy like normal stock ones. The only difference is a bit more rumble on idle. Every 330i has this exhaust.

  54. buster8295

    buster8295

    Maand geleden

    Sreten, really have enjoyed the last year and a half watching your channel. I have learned so much from watching you wrench, and always amazed by your knowledge. That said, I have a dilemma I am trying to overcome, and after much searching of the blogs, and talking with BMW-specific audio people, I am almost ready to give up, so you are my last hope. I have a 2006 Z4M roadster. It is equipped with the dreaded DSP (Digital Sound Processing) audio system. I wish to do an upgrade, just adding Bluetooth for hands-free calling, and adding a SiriusXM tuner. NOBODY in the States knows of any way to do ANY upgrade to this system. Certainly you must have come across this problem. Do you know of any way to do what I want? It is mind boggling to me that, by 2021, no aftermarket manufacturer (Alpine, Sony, Kenwood, Blaupunkt) offers an upgraded head unit that can communicate properly with the DSP unit. Bluetooth and SiriusXM are two of the most common upgrades, and are in every new car system. Is there a fix, or should I just forget it? Thanks, Bob

  55. roc676

    roc676

    Maand geleden

    What year is your wagon? Can I do these body upgrades for a 2001?

  56. ツFreddy

    ツFreddy

    Maand geleden

    When you paint car and you need paint ask about glasurit in paint shops. Every time it was a match for mee. Very good

  57. DashDrones

    DashDrones

    Maand geleden

    27:40 she looks so freaking good 😎👍

  58. DashDrones

    DashDrones

    Maand geleden

    I forgot how cute Hugh Jackman Junior was..

  59. Rowin Nieuwold

    Rowin Nieuwold

    Maand geleden

    is BMW a great brand or not i always hear people say its a bad brand and any suggestions for a starter car.

  60. Amel B

    Amel B

    Maand geleden

    Bravo Sreten ,super je BMW

  61. Micky Mike

    Micky Mike

    Maand geleden

    Please dont change the engine keep it as it is.

  62. Ahmed Zahid

    Ahmed Zahid

    Maand geleden

    Sreten, you're awesome, please keep it coming. I enjoy these so much. Greetings from Turkey!

  63. Crimson's Beard

    Crimson's Beard

    Maand geleden

    M-Sport Touring, it's the bestest.

  64. Adi Georgiu

    Adi Georgiu

    Maand geleden

    Ich schaue die Videos mit Freude Ich besitze auch einen BMW und wenn ich dich anschaue lerne ich viel ..... ich grüße dich und wünsche dir viel Erfolg .... übrigens vielleicht kann ich dich einmal besuchen .... und ich bin dabei Deutschland und ich komme aus dillenburg hessen

  65. .a. .ko.

    .a. .ko.

    Maand geleden

    Are you happy with those Falken tires? Always found the noise level was unacceptable after like 2-3 months..

  66. Владимир Беляев

    Владимир Беляев

    Maand geleden

    Good,good,good!))) Please,more videos!!! Kazakhstan 🇰🇿 🤘🏻👋🏻👋🏻👋🏻

  67. A Marco

    A Marco

    Maand geleden

    Before you presented the car with the roof rack i was about to answer "with", but you're right, it looks much more sporty "without"!!

  68. GopNet

    GopNet

    Maand geleden

    if I had as much time as you I would've already restored my E46 xD beautiful job pal :) I don't think it'll be good idea to check sideskirts on mine haha xD

  69. lionheart1708

    lionheart1708

    Maand geleden

    Oh Sreten, you missed the lower leg day at the gym!🤭🤭 And now for my punishment, bond me on a chair and show me how to retrofit an AirCondition on a E34!!! At least 20 Episodes to rebuke me well. Greetings from Munich.

  70. Matthew Brown

    Matthew Brown

    Maand geleden

    Can u get a mini next

  71. George P

    George P

    Maand geleden

    I’m not aware of your budget but you could try the Greek market. There are quite a few cheap 330s that you could use as donor car. The platform is car.gr, it’s also in English so that it’s not all Greek to you. I could also help you if it's in the Attica region (Athens that is) even if you want just the engine and gear box. Indicative search is as follows: www.car.gr/used-cars/bmw/330.html?fuel_type=1&gearbox_type=manual&make=298&model=936&pg=1&registration-from=%3E2000&registration-to=%3C2005&sort=pra There is even a section with accessories where you can search for engine only, although most of it is in Greek. Give it a go and ask me for help if you need it: www.car.gr/parts/138/engines-motor.html/?ca=138&makes=Bmw&models=330&pg=1&years=%3C2005&years=%3E2000

  72. Mohammed Adel

    Mohammed Adel

    Maand geleden

    What's wrong with project Dubai?

  73. Rs500ybd

    Rs500ybd

    Maand geleden

    Now it begs for a V8 Convert.

    • Rs500ybd

      Rs500ybd

      Maand geleden

      it will go in ;)

  74. Christer

    Christer

    Maand geleden

    that paint shop. What clowns. That boss (not "chef" mate, like in our languages :) ) sounds like a A-class scheissen hole. Such firms deserves all the bad rep they can get.

  75. eatbigtoe br0

    eatbigtoe br0

    Maand geleden

    These videos are pure ecstasy

  76. AREA RC-51

    AREA RC-51

    Maand geleden

    So sweet... good job once again!

  77. Michel

    Michel

    Maand geleden

    Love your videos man! I can buy that exhaust if you sell it :D

  78. Michael Henville

    Michael Henville

    Maand geleden

    Anyone else feels nice and satisfied every time you hear the "clicks" as he puts panels back on

  79. chris love

    chris love

    Maand geleden

    Been thinking hard too on super charging my e46

  80. chris love

    chris love

    Maand geleden

    Projekt super car yesss das is gut

  81. Andrew

    Andrew

    Maand geleden

    Ledder

  82. Leonardo Traple

    Leonardo Traple

    Maand geleden

    dont change the engine... just put a bug turbo on this one... here in Brazil is very common power upgrade...

  83. M & M

    M & M

    Maand geleden

    And you have some spare paint to get the left hand doors painted back to original 👍👍

  84. İbrahim Ekrem YILMAZ

    İbrahim Ekrem YILMAZ

    Maand geleden

    Get rid of those windshield wipers immediately :/

  85. Ragnar Ironspear

    Ragnar Ironspear

    Maand geleden

    Found your channel a few days ago and I'm loving it .

  86. young squire

    young squire

    Maand geleden

    A-word... Ausländer?

  87. Pablo B

    Pablo B

    Maand geleden

    Looking really nice now but you’ve de-chromed the whole car and the grill looks odd to me as it’s still chrome?

  88. Oldrich Tomanek

    Oldrich Tomanek

    Maand geleden

    as always perfect video , your kind of humour also like it ... :)

  89. Rohan Wilson

    Rohan Wilson

    Maand geleden

    Without racks, so much better.

  90. Miguel

    Miguel

    Maand geleden

    The guy that goes full length to replace steering rack boots to oem, but then botches up an air duct because no one is going to see it. With hot glue.. somewhat near the engine.. and radiators heat

    • M539 Restorations

      M539 Restorations

      Maand geleden

      And? It's black glue, high temp resistant, not regular transparent crap.

  91. Viztor

    Viztor

    Maand geleden

    Enhorabuena por el video. En cuanto al e46 me gustaba mucho más con las llantas originales. Un saludo!!

  92. Dominik Schrader

    Dominik Schrader

    Maand geleden

    "... with the chef, not so much." Everyone who speaks German: "he means the boss." Everyone else: "what does the chef have to do with that?"

  93. Jijo7 Cristiano

    Jijo7 Cristiano

    Maand geleden

    The grill should be black, chromedelete

  94. Nico_ e93_335i_DCT

    Nico_ e93_335i_DCT

    Maand geleden

    Very nice car now. Please don't go the Gay-power way (that's what the Dutch M54B30 guys call it), You will regret it! A friend of my had the G-power kit on his M54B30 and after 2 years of trouble he deleted the kit and got a great running car back again! Dutch regards, Nico.

  95. רונן וקנין

    רונן וקנין

    Maand geleden

    I think you should use epoxy rather then hot glue

  96. t5jerry

    t5jerry

    Maand geleden

    Yep, WITHOUT roof racks she definitely looks "Celica" get it, sleeker, Celica 🤭🤭🤭

  97. Science follows the evidence.

    Science follows the evidence.

    Maand geleden

    I'm not sure what your hang-up is with sunroofs, but each to their own. I can take them or leave them. My E46 330Ci Clubsport has one and I prefer it that way. They're a limited run as they are but with sunroof and manual gearbox, even more so. Mine doesn't leak or have any other issues whatsoever. Referring to them as 'stupid sunroofs' is a bit of an insult to those that have them and/or like them. Yeah I know it's personal opinion and that's fine. But don't be twattish to some of your audience. Enjoy your BNW (as you say it).

    • M539 Restorations

      M539 Restorations

      Maand geleden

      It's not insulating nor is it meant to be, not sure why are you finding yourself in that. I don't like them and it's not cause they leak or break, I already explained why in previous videos. Enjoy your BnW as well (if I say it that way), Clubsport is a beautiful car.

  98. Castrol Oil's

    Castrol Oil's

    Maand geleden

    S54 TIME

  99. Ali Malik

    Ali Malik

    Maand geleden

    S54!!!!

  100. Mateusz _

    Mateusz _

    Maand geleden

    Pro.

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