Project Car Novice Tackles Brakes & Suspension!

20 nov. 2020
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Welcome to Project Z3, the series where resident non-car guy fixes up his project car to prove that 'if he can do it, then so can you!' This week in Episode 1, Ethan attempts to swap his brakes and suspension...
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  • Let's get the Haynes manual and torque to spec....or we could just snap the bolt with the impact to make an example and make him learn from it.

    Barry DuffBarry DuffAcum 4 ore
  • More project car! Episode every 3 days if ethan can handle it :-)

    Austin BostonAustin BostonAcum o Zi
  • Nothing against Gareth, but I enjoy these more when it's only the three of you.

    Thomas TothThomas TothAcum 4 Zile
  • Can we get a breakdown on that jack/brake disc stool creation at 19:23? I feel like that's something I need in my life.

    Jeff B.Jeff B.Acum 4 Zile
  • Hello guys I am looking for a z3 for a project car to do up and I would like one under 1200 quid and I don't know where to search any help would be appreciated please

    Charlie HallCharlie HallAcum 6 Zile
  • Ethan has thought me something in this video: Dont do it yourself, just pay a garage to do it.

    MrFlaten92MrFlaten92Acum 6 Zile
  • When's the next episode

    Zach WyattZach WyattAcum 6 Zile
  • 12:26 Ethan regretting his life choices...

    Alex MeighanAlex MeighanAcum 6 Zile
  • This was awful to watch

    BrateTebra123 t.z. Streptomicin za muski rodBrateTebra123 t.z. Streptomicin za muski rodAcum 7 Zile
  • That Omaze website lol. I never donate, I always get an entry in free without donating. Won a lame SUV and traded it for 75% of its value in cash. I only drive 2 door sports car

    SleepingsSleepingsAcum 8 Zile
  • How is brewer just there so casually

    neuclearb0mbneuclearb0mbAcum 15 Zile
  • Real quick... did Ethan use brake cleaner before putting the brake disc in?

    Damian IslasDamian IslasAcum 15 Zile
  • Ethan forgot to change the blinker fluid

    Rasmus RoostRasmus RoostAcum 16 Zile
  • Eathan needs props not meany people could make it through that

    Eoghan BarrettEoghan BarrettAcum 16 Zile
  • Can we petition an episode of a colab between donut media and car throttle? That would be an amazing 2021 starter

    Jas MJas MAcum 18 Zile
  • I want to see Ethan do a rocker cover gasket

    Worm TechWorm TechAcum 19 Zile
  • EBC are very good brakes. Very strong when needed

    Stewart GrindlayStewart GrindlayAcum 24 Zile
  • Gotta love how he is scared of the noise of undoing a nut

    Janis BatursJanis BatursAcum 24 Zile
  • Was that a Dewalt battery on a Milwaukee?

    Nathan BrownNathan BrownAcum 25 Zile
    • Actually it’s MAC. Are the batteries interchangeable?

      Nathan BrownNathan BrownAcum 25 Zile
  • 11:20 had the same thing with my Ram 2500 and had to buy a new hub, only I was taking the bolts off when several of them broke because that's just the way things go when you're working on a 22 year old truck in Minnesota

    Luna SkilesLuna SkilesAcum 25 Zile
  • all part of the fun ethan! I just spend 3 days pulling the entire knuckle, hub, axle etc out of my truck just to discover the issue was a shagged drive flange xD

    Matthew BruertonMatthew BruertonAcum 27 Zile
  • I have BMW Z3, i install coilovers... the way how you done is terrible.... use "gun" to tighten bolts... what you expect? cut the springs... there is just 4 bolt to change springs...

    Martynas KručasMartynas KručasAcum 27 Zile
  • I'm a month late but that bit where ethan says, I'm not axil grinding.....the next shot, ethan's axil grinding 😅🤣

    clint lashleyclint lashleyAcum 28 Zile
  • You better start actually teaching him something, seeing him fuck up over and over is not gonna be entertaining

    Badusername2000Badusername2000Acum 28 Zile
  • You was meant say the spacers are hubcentric

    daniel forberdaniel forberAcum 28 Zile
  • The way ethan looks up after any sound is great😂

    Elliott MarsdenElliott MarsdenAcum 28 Zile
  • If you really want to challenge Ethan, get him to replace an Insignia power steering fluid pipe. Chinese contortionists struggle with that job. Yes I drive an Insignia, I'm poor.

    NikonGuyNikonGuyAcum 29 Zile
  • What size Eibach wheel spacers did you use front and rear?

    Tony ETony EAcum 29 Zile
  • Bruh 1 bolt snaping is nothing i had 3 bolts snap on my exhaust manifold

    Ivano HuljevIvano HuljevAcum 29 Zile
  • What size spacers did you use?

    grand tour burnoutgrand tour burnoutAcum 29 Zile
  • Lazy and heavy-handed methods using the "gun" on every nut. The two blokes taking the mickey don't seem much better to me!

    Derek GBDerek GBAcum lună
  • I Absolutely LOVE that i got a kwik fit ad for this video

    Beer ArcadeBeer ArcadeAcum lună
  • I'm so sad that mike is leaving that unit, hopefully they continue to work with him

    Mitch WestonMitch WestonAcum lună
  • 12:27 mental break down hahahaha

    Tae Wuk KangTae Wuk KangAcum lună
  • You forgot about the Z1

    W D 128W D 128Acum lună
  • Please swiftly replay every time Ethan hurts himself in slow mo. I really like him but I like rewinding those bits aswell

    G CG CAcum lună
  • Winning 20k dollars seems so depressing when you think it's not pounds. So ungrateful but every time I see a competition prize in $ I almost feel cheated

    G CG CAcum lună
  • Gareth made this video, just a piss taking god

    MrcabooseVGMrcabooseVGAcum lună
  • Damn same bolt same place broke on my e36 🤣🤣

    FuZe ZempahzFuZe ZempahzAcum lună
  • Despite all the piss taking and psychological warfare you wage on Ethan, I gotta say you guys are great mates to help him out with a project car.

    Kidd WongKidd WongAcum lună
  • You need to fix the passenger airbag

    Josh LiaJosh LiaAcum lună
  • Best advert NOT to do this yourself! Lol.

    Keith MurphyKeith MurphyAcum lună
  • That bolt snapping was completely Garrett's fault, he did say "more", the fuck did you expect, him to say "Nah, I know for a fact that's too much, I'm done."?

    CorndogCrusaderCorndogCrusaderAcum lună
  • I’d love to see Ethan do a timing belt

    Louie the bike MechanicLouie the bike MechanicAcum lună
  • I love my z3, not the fastest but drives fantastic

    Elliot JonesElliot JonesAcum lună
  • Most important lesson: Do not use a rattle gun to tighten bolts!

    Jason BallJason BallAcum lună
  • Your not doing it tidy until you rip a fingernail off

    Cori HawkeCori HawkeAcum lună

    CrazyInWestonCrazyInWestonAcum lună
  • Just do the clutch and seats next time

    Derin 82Derin 82Acum lună
  • Mike Brewer legend 💯

    LeroyLeroyAcum lună
  • They are really messing with ethan lol, should've tought him about using hand tools first tho and then later went to the gun as if he doesn't know how tight to put it by hand then he's definitely going to break bolts the first few times he uses the gun.... and how did it take you guys 10 hrs to do a brake job and change out springs lol, did this on a car for the first time and it only took me like 2 hrs to do all the springs and then another 30 mins to do the brakes lmaoo (the car I did it on was also a pile of rust)

    cookiemonsta212cookiemonsta212Acum lună
  • Loved this and totally get Ethan’s frustration. But please cut the innuendo Alex, it’s not funny and it’s embarrassing when watching the video with my teenage kids.

    stevie pstevie pAcum lună
  • Yet, that's luxury to wrench in a warm garage with space between the car and walls! Also be able to make loud grinding without being reported.

    Dima YakubovDima YakubovAcum lună
  • Mike Brewer has a tool kit!? Is it still in the packaging from Halfords??

    Mr DoctorToYouMr DoctorToYouAcum lună
  • This series is amazing and a brilliant idea! Can't wait to see him rebuild the engine in a future video!

    YellowVanManYellowVanManAcum lună
  • You did this in a day as a "novice", DAMN THAT'S QUICK!

    DrakeDrakeAcum lună
  • one last thing. most of us are adults and dont mind a bit of swearing. hell im half Irish so it comes as second nature to me!!!

    random personrandom personAcum lună
  • Never seen so much joy taking off a wheel.

    Rod RebmanRod RebmanAcum lună
  • also, the old car in the back of the garage, is it an austin 7 or 10?

    random personrandom personAcum lună
    • or maybe an a6 perhaps?

      random personrandom personAcum lună
  • you have all those tools there but no welder? see if you had had a welder you could have welded the the bolt head back on and then slowly undone the bolt like that. it isnt easy and doesnt always work, but more often than not it will be your only job and take about 10-15 minutes

    random personrandom personAcum lună
  • on the one side i hate shit like that , because i feeal it like it was me ... but on the other side it is ethan....soooo... still kinda hurts

    Karol HodurekKarol HodurekAcum lună
  • I feel like Ethan deserved way more respect than he got here. This is quite an involved job even for an experienced DIYer. For a newbie it was probably quite daunting - guys should have been more supporting of that, he did good for a first time job!... The Ethan of 3 years ago wouldn't have even attempted such a thing, so credit where it's due, he has grown as person. Maybe not a true car guy just yet, but well on his way.

    soundseeker63soundseeker63Acum lună
  • This video is sponsored by your local mechanic

    NussNussAcum lună
  • I feel very proud of Ethan and his progress! Great video guys

    RichieT5RichieT5Acum lună
  • Everyone who's ever worked on a car felt their stomach sink when he went for that last shot with the gun..

    BenBenAcum lună
  • We need episode 2!!

    CJ RCJ RAcum lună
  • not a fan of mike.

    Patrick ThornberryPatrick ThornberryAcum lună
  • All you need to do is just to... "A bolt" 😅🤣🤣

    Guntur TriantakaGuntur TriantakaAcum lună
  • This is what nightmares are made of.

    The BatmanThe BatmanAcum lună
  • I've had a shit day. Ethan has really cheered me up. Good work Ethan. My favourite bit was the utter despair on Ethan's face after the bolt was broken

    BlindcattanBlindcattanAcum lună
  • This is probably the best car throttle I've seen

    BlindcattanBlindcattanAcum lună
  • Love how the axle stand is teetering on the edge of the wishbone on the front pass side. What a set of amateurs 😂😂😂

    neil walshneil walshAcum lună
  • Z3 vs Phil

    william 911 turbo swilliam 911 turbo sAcum lună
  • LOL'd at the grinder part.

    gi8809gi8809Acum lună
  • Proper torque for everything: tighten until you hear a snap, then quarter turn back

    LaquelLaquelAcum lună
  • I love this channel! This series is so awesome, Ethan don’t give up, you can do it! Guys bring Jack and Gareth in the videos as much as possible you’re all awesome together! When watching the videos I feel I’m a part of the crew from all the way in Los Angeles lol. Wish I had a project car like Ethan’s, keep up the good work bro! Lol that’s the love and hate relationship you have with a project car....or any car you repair yourself that you love a lot lol. Can’t wait for the next video!!!

    SblexlsSblexlsAcum lună
  • 0:01 What did he think it was going to turn into Megatron and kill him?

    Thomas KinkadeThomas KinkadeAcum lună
  • Add me pls i gave a z3 roadster 1997 2.8

    Santiago AdamSantiago AdamAcum lună
  • Ethan, just wait until you drive that car and can (start to) enjoy it. Reflect on things learned and be proud of yourself mate. Everyone needs help in the beginning. and all small steps eventually add up. You'll find yourself more comfortable with tools and projects before you even realize it.

    DaedelusDaedelusAcum lună
  • Why would you cut the spring rather than just detaching the anti roll bar and damper and push the wheel Hub down enough easily to take the spring out in one piece? Having installed coil overs in Z3 myself it’s like the easiest car to do that task.

    Sebastian PfennigSebastian PfennigAcum lună
  • Whenever you find yourself struggling whilst working on car remember: "This thing wasn't made to be repaired"

    dolita windodolita windoAcum lună
  • 25:45 you can see the wheel has play due to worn bushings.

    Ross IsaacsRoss IsaacsAcum lună
  • Used to see Mike brewer in my local pub a few years back

    ethancapesautoethancapesautoAcum lună
  • If you look for "douchebag" on a dictionary, there's a Mike Brewer photo next to it.

    mudemmeonickmudemmeonickAcum lună
  • back in and found out I also had to change the strut mounts and sway bars. I think I speak for all of us when I say good work and welcome to the at home mechanic’s Union.

    mikea hiooimikea hiooiAcum lună
    • I'm so happy Mike's getting more involved. Also great that Ethan finally has a project car!

      dolita windodolita windoAcum lună
  • take it to munich legends (the place the other bmw went to be checked) and get them to check it through before you spend money on it do any repairs first!

    johny smartjohny smartAcum lună
  • Nice Job Ethan!!!

    Tom VTom VAcum lună
    • Want to see more up close work please, know it's tricky, but if poss would complete your top content shows. ❤️

      mikea hiooimikea hiooiAcum lună
  • Mike Brewer knows a good deal when he sees it. And Ethan is a gem, waiting to be polished by motor oil, braking fluid and high octane fuel. He'll soon be one of us. We are the Borg...?? ... We are the CAR GUYS!!

    Brgnalf81Brgnalf81Acum lună
  • I can't believe it has non-vented rotors in the front...

    Bob LastBob LastAcum lună
  • Again that Omaze nonsense? Please spend your money on scratch cards or on the Illegal Poke tunier near your next Chinese Restaurant than on them!

    Smoker AceSmoker AceAcum lună
  • Coil overs are cheap if you know where to look. The Front of the Z3 is essentially E36 and the rear is E30. So a set of front E36 coil overs and a set of E30 coil overs for the rear and you are golden. Never search for Z3 parts, they charge you an arm and a leg because its for a Z car. Case in point, i asked pricing for a Z3 2.8 radiator and for a e36 (all identical across E36 and Z3 even same part number) and the quoted price for the Z3 was about 150 pounds more... Same with the spot lights (identical to E39 5 series) Z3 spotlights were about double the price than the 5 series ones and they are literally identical with identical part numbers. That being said, if its the narrow wheel arch Z3 then everything in the rear (subframe diff suspension etc) is directly interchangeable with E30, which makes LSD and final drive ratio swaps cheap and easy with a wide variety to choose from. If its the Wide arch Z3 then you will have to use the wider Z3 trailing arms and side shafts, subframe diff and suspension is still identical. Giving the 4cyl a shorter final drive (notoriously geared too long for the 4cyl) it will make it more lively and can be done for cheap using e30 parts from wreckers. Then anything suspension related for the front, look for E36 Parts. Have fun with that info lol.

    Francois CombrinckFrancois CombrinckAcum lună
    • @Shauka Hodan lol Ethan doing a LSD swap with shorter ratio diff and coil overs. would love to see that. Then also fixing the common problem of diff mount shearing off of the z3 making him install a diff mount bracing kit.

      Francois CombrinckFrancois CombrinckAcum lună
    • it would be so funny... ??

      Shauka HodanShauka HodanAcum lună
  • Nothing quite like Mike Brewer having a proud father moment over Ethans perpetrating fluid 🤣🤣

    pida siouypida siouyAcum lună
    • Poor man having to learn on a bmw

      Shauka HodanShauka HodanAcum lună
  • I felt his pain when he snapped the bolt

    Andrew O'DonnellAndrew O'DonnellAcum lună
  • That hissy fit of swearing is exactly how I work on cars especially when there rusty sheds 🤣

    eioshen boboieioshen boboiAcum lună
  • 18:53 that will never get old, just Ethan sticking his hand out for Gareth to hand him a bolt, and instead Gareth decides that it'd be much more entertaining to slap his hand instead 😂

    LJ PhoenixLJ PhoenixAcum lună

      pida siouypida siouyAcum lună
  • Is Ethan actually that much of a minge in real life?

    Matt ColMatt ColAcum lună
    • Stop using an impact gun to do up bolts!!!

      eioshen boboieioshen boboiAcum lună
  • Great video, thanks guys. Ethan's frustrations rang true with me just working on a bicycle let alone a car, fair play for sticking with it Ethan! Was laughing out loud at the unhelpful helping throughout :D

    James FarthingJames FarthingAcum lună
  • where is the second aprt!???

    Pedro contreras avendanoPedro contreras avendanoAcum lună
  • I'm so happy Mike's getting more involved. Also great that Ethan finally has a project car!

    dimebagdaveydimebagdaveyAcum lună
  • YES, more mike brewer PLEEEAAASE

    AverageJoeOutdoorsAverageJoeOutdoorsAcum lună