Here's How I Will Save My Blown BMW Supercar Engine using Scrap Parts off a Mini Cooper

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We've got a way to save our Cheap BMW i8 Supercar's Blown Engine without replacing it and spending over $10,000 on a new one, but will it work? Also, Rich sends Sam something to help him along the way; credit goes to Anthony Jeselnik who created this bit!
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Michael Lehmann
Michael Lehmann 21 ժամ առաջ
That machine shop heard BMW I8 and just didn’t want to get involved. He stopped at .005”. There is no problem with taking .010” off a head. Typical piston to valve clearance is at least .080-.100” so you aren’t going to crash the valves into the heads, and while the cam timing will be altered, it won’t be by more than a few degrees, which the computer and the variable valve timing system can easily compensate for, and even if it couldn’t, you could degree the cams by filing away some of the keyway to be able to adjust it back into spec.
Dreamgoat
Dreamgoat 2 օր առաջ
you guys need a tv show together. Never saw such great chemistry.
ray h.
ray h. 2 օր առաջ
Save me Obeiwan, you're my only hope ! lol
Jesse Aldape
Jesse Aldape 3 օր առաջ
Where do you buy your BMW parts
Ball Bounces
Ball Bounces 4 օր առաջ
You should engine swap used SxS can-am Maverick x3 turbo rr they have 195hp and can be modified to handle 500hp
George Zaharia
George Zaharia 4 օր առաջ
11:48 i just skipped, cause of title to see if your guy mentions it... in theory you can swap any parts from any engine... from any other engine that has a similar shape... but you have to keep in mind, density and friction resistance and sure enough temperature resistance... if you aren't driving it like a F1 car... and just ride it along... it should work ... if u start gassing that pedal... it will last u around 10 minutes, or as big the difference is between the two parts resistance wise.
George Martin
George Martin 6 օր առաջ
Hell, just aquire a USED head from a state side boneyard.
coxy ofnewp
coxy ofnewp 8 օր առաջ
This is what I love about the net - Peeps come together and can make things happen, where as in my youth, I'd have to read books and hope I knew someone.. Great work community
D Wall
D Wall 9 օր առաջ
Why not use a thicker head gasket and resurface the head?
TheBugmenot2009
TheBugmenot2009 9 օր առաջ
$10k for new engine installed?
britCpower
britCpower 13 օր առաջ
What camera do you use ?
ValkyriemBDO
ValkyriemBDO 13 օր առաջ
DUI THE STRAIGHT EDGE YEEEEEAA
Eric Wes
Eric Wes 13 օր առաջ
Sorry, I don't care anymore. It's just taking too long, and that annoys me. I'm outta here. Time to catch up on my lockpickinglawyer watching.
Per Ardua ad Astra
Per Ardua ad Astra 14 օր առաջ
Take the car back to a main dealer to identify the electrical fault.
Per Ardua ad Astra
Per Ardua ad Astra 14 օր առաջ
Dealers don’t want to replace head gaskets. Only routine servicing.
Justin Y.
Justin Y. 15 օր առաջ
Every dealer will tell you you need a new engine. Had an old b5 s4 and audi told me it needed a new engine and quoted me 12,000. However, it wasn't passing compression all it need was new gaskets for the V heads. I did the work and parts costed 300$.
bill bergovoy
bill bergovoy 16 օր առաջ
You should give the scrap metal to other youtubers that melt down meteor and cast it into ingots or other forms
Bruno Miramont
Bruno Miramont 16 օր առաջ
so good news .... mill the head , thick gasket and keep rolling
trekinseattle
trekinseattle 17 օր առաջ
The feeler gauge they are using is VERY THICK. .004 thousandths is almost paper thin. .001 feeler gauge is super wobbly crazy thin, you can hardly push it because it will wrinkle. Most blocks are half the warp or less than the head. because the block is at least twice as thick and at least twice as strong. The head warps into a banana shape from overheat. When you surface it that only fixes the bottom. the top where the cams ride is still warped, this will cause the cams to seize, gall the aluminum or ive even seen the cam snap in half because its hardened steel and doesnt like rotating out of round. You can do quick fixes to get rid of a car but an overheat damages EVERYTHING. Warps the valve seats, and sometimes loosens the hardened seats in the aluminum head to the point they fall out later doing catastrophic engine damage, scuffs the pistons that swelled in the cylinder wall, takes the tension out of the piston rings which causes oil consumption, An overheat causes the OIL to thin out enough to loose oil cushioning and allows the rod bearing to contact the crank damaging the bearings. etc. etc. sensors fail early from being super hot. etc... bad bad bad.
killercivic2001
killercivic2001 17 օր առաջ
this video with all these nice people started to relax me... then, I started to crumple back into a ball while the measurements on the block were taken... I think I need help... I love machines too much hahaha
Christopher Crews
Christopher Crews 17 օր առաջ
That's an Anthony jeselnik joke. It's pretty good one
martin turner
martin turner 18 օր առաջ
can you weld the head and machine it back
Roger Hammond
Roger Hammond 18 օր առաջ
$1000 in parts...and how much in labour? Those guys put in some serious hours!
Jesse Ours
Jesse Ours 18 օր առաջ
Champaign taste on a beer budget.
Happy Gilmore
Happy Gilmore 18 օր առաջ
Higher density and a higher stability are a no-brainer especially with the larger diameter valves............... Sometimes you need to research the processes.... The only thing that would surpass gravity casting is 3d printing a new head.. If BMW 3d printed the whole 3 cyl engine it would last atleast a million miles as 3d printing defies alot of laws of physics and the main one being thermal heat expansion and warpage............. Gravity Die Casting Process - Advantages and Applications (learnmech.com)
Didier Mukendi
Didier Mukendi 19 օր առաջ
LS the b1(T7
barrie Williams
barrie Williams 19 օր առաջ
I can't believe that it took all the time it did to figure out it was a head gasket problem. The very fact that it took such a short time to get so hot was a dead give away. I've had this problem on an Audi, the solution was. Get the head skimmed then, have a custom made gasket to bring the specs back into tolerance. A lot cheaper than a new engine🤔
Doktor Jeep
Doktor Jeep 19 օր առաջ
LS6 swap. With supercharger and nitro.
The Fishing Life
The Fishing Life 19 օր առաջ
Bud Replace the water pump thermostat lines and radiator please. Then get the head finished and use 2 head gaskets to make up the space which I dout you'd even need 2. I have done over 100 m54 overheat complete fixes
David Symalla
David Symalla 20 օր առաջ
Why are you such a good speaker???? Do you talk in front of people daily for a living? You do an outstanding job. Is it a natural ability or have you honed your speaking acuity over the years?
44 Hawk
44 Hawk 20 օր առաջ
Serena head itself takes most of the heat energy I still and not understanding why The Machinist thought that they had was warped particularly badly, which it was not oh, and why he thought that that automatically method the block would be warped. But you end up with a good block. And I had that you can probably shave and put a shim head gasket on. I'm sure that they make them.
ADF360 M
ADF360 M 20 օր առաջ
Glad I watched this video before commenting on the last video. Your "second opinion guy" should get a gold star for knowing his shit.
Unknowntitan
Unknowntitan 20 օր առաջ
Bmw are shit cars and absolutely garbage
Docker Andy
Docker Andy 20 օր առաջ
skim the head.. and use an oversize head gasket ?
Muddy Offroad
Muddy Offroad 21 օր առաջ
Cut the straight edge down
erleclaire
erleclaire 21 օր առաջ
It's a little bit of work, but a high school kid could piece it out for you. However that would make you a junk dealer....
Chris CHRaVeN
Chris CHRaVeN 21 օր առաջ
I call bs on what he is saying. No the way they are manufactured wont make much of a difference at all. Resurfacing the cylinder head by 0.15 mm or by the thinknes of 2 pices of paper will not be a problem at all.
Charles Vaughn II
Charles Vaughn II 22 օր առաջ
Copper gasket spray it and assemble it! Lol
SLYDIT
SLYDIT 22 օր առաջ
Just machine the head
braddeicide
braddeicide 22 օր առաջ
$10k = literally bankrupt, grabs Lamborghini from acreage to pickup repair parts to use in home workshop :)
Youssef Mattar
Youssef Mattar 22 օր առաջ
If you were in Egypt, your BMW would be working a month ago.
Jacqueline Oldhaver
Jacqueline Oldhaver 22 օր առաջ
I Still say straighten the head. Then light resurface an put it back together.
Wilson the Medical Marijuana Guy
Wilson the Medical Marijuana Guy 23 օր առաջ
Love the ending classic Rich 😂
jax l
jax l 23 օր առաջ
just put 2 gaskets on it itll be fine
Im1stbaby
Im1stbaby 23 օր առաջ
I think a dui tutorial would be interesting. Drink n teach
pablo rages
pablo rages 23 օր առաջ
SO do Rich and Sam like each other or hate each other?
Gribbet 4eva
Gribbet 4eva 24 օր առաջ
I checked out ‘Step Mom’ - why are you promoting a porn star - Cory Chase as your step mom - children watch this channel too!
paul taylor
paul taylor 24 օր առաջ
Great video Sam, enjoyed it very much.
Joel Marble
Joel Marble 24 օր առաջ
just started watching you on this BMW car and Steven is a riot.
Juan Maldonado
Juan Maldonado 24 օր առաջ
Copper sealer
Aks K
Aks K 24 օր առաջ
I'm just admiring that sexy XF R wow
bouytt guyt
bouytt guyt 24 օր առաջ
Hilarious that you order parts from Germany when the i8 engine is made in the UK
RL Gaa
RL Gaa 24 օր առաջ
Sam you gaining weight?
Marco Huertas
Marco Huertas 24 օր առաջ
Do you always look like a homeless guy!!
the dark side
the dark side 24 օր առաջ
2 head gaskets stacked works I've done it
Luís Aguiar
Luís Aguiar 25 օր առաջ
yeahhhh you found the most common solution in 3rd world countries... dope
bouytt guyt
bouytt guyt 24 օր առաջ
Where’s the videos ! Your so lazy
nortious maximus
nortious maximus 25 օր առաջ
what about a solid copper gasket, someone with a water jet, or a or a cnc laser cutter, could cut one from a sheet of copper. if you plane the head, use a thicker piece of copper sheet to make the gasket, the head and or the block, can also be machined for a stainless steel fire ring, in case the copper gasket is not up to the job, it works on dragsters, and high horse power turbo cars, where boost pressure could lift a regular gasket.
Siri Fail
Siri Fail 25 օր առաջ
Woah, what’s the finish on the red car?
Farrukh Kiani
Farrukh Kiani 25 օր առաջ
Hi Sam. Why is it taking too long? If it still doesn't work, gift it to the "Raasta Man"
Mechanic Taft
Mechanic Taft 25 օր առաջ
#not a SUPERCAR #NEVER WILL BE A SUPERCAR #STUPIDCAR SLOWER THAN YOUR INTELLECT!!!!!!!!!
jckrarup
jckrarup 25 օր առաջ
Why couldnt you have the head milled and use a thicker head hasket or even two? People do this all the time if you need to lower the compression.
John Bishop
John Bishop 25 օր առաջ
I am really confused, what’s the silliness with your “stepmom”,I find it a bit sick. Is the Richie thing just a joke ? As a “ friend” he worries me, he is just too weird to be normal. A permanent chicken died cannot be doing him and good.
Anthony Fazin
Anthony Fazin 25 օր առաջ
I need an updated video Sam, I’ve been waiting a week, come on brother haha.
Peter P.
Peter P. 25 օր առաջ
old TDI Diesel owners going through this all the time ,warped heads ,engines going ok even after 5 years resurfacing and thicker head gasket. pressure is much less in petrol cylinders ,even with original head this could work
Constitutional Logic
Constitutional Logic 25 օր առաջ
I would question the first machine shops diag. First they didn't clean the head first, second the small about warpage would not effect the timing, the ecm is smart enough to compensate. And the thicker head gasket is even better. Not to mention once the head is torqued to spec you would be surprised how much it can change the shape/flatness of the surface.
ABHISHEK
ABHISHEK 26 օր առաջ
Hey Sam where is another part waiting since last week 😡
SuperDancingdonkey
SuperDancingdonkey 26 օր առաջ
All these short cuts for a car that even without problems won't even get to 100k miles without falling apart. I don't know how anyone could live with themselves making a profit selling something they know is already trashed.
SuperDancingdonkey
SuperDancingdonkey 26 օր առաջ
Conman
Rick Pontificates
Rick Pontificates 26 օր առաջ
Well you got that right! A Mini Cooper IS SCRAP
Justin Yeo
Justin Yeo 26 օր առաջ
Where’s the videos ! Your so lazy
aqib2000
aqib2000 26 օր առաջ
S85B50 swap it FFS
Ene teofil
Ene teofil 26 օր առաջ
Come on Sam what is taking so long for this video :)
Hold the Line Patriots
Hold the Line Patriots 26 օր առաջ
Sorry for my stupidity, but is it possible to shave the head and the pistons by the same amount to keep them from being too close to the valves? Im sure that's probably not possible, and someone will crucify me in the replies for even asking, but im not a car mechanic by any means, so i really don't care. Im just curious if it's possible. If not, then why?
machinehead824
machinehead824 26 օր առաջ
The reality of all this is...stay away from Mini Coopers (learned the hard way) and anything that uses those garbage engines.
pmfman
pmfman 26 օր առաջ
The head would be weaker thus more likely to crac (typo :P) or warp
Christian Meier
Christian Meier 26 օր առաջ
yeah, sure... first the BMW Dealer cannot find the issue..... (what´s BS in my opinion) and THE as usual on all of your Videos it would cost 5.000 / 10.000 / 15.000 / 20.000 Bucks to repair it. DOES ANYONE BELIEVE THIS ??? A head gasket Job would cost around 2500 at BMW, not a dime more. Typical BS in YT for all the Kiddies and Wannebees who think they are Car Mechanics. Why is your Head warped - well.... you took it off the wrong way, THEN it warped. But as a professional AM-posts Shomaster you know better *LOL*
damir zilavec
damir zilavec 26 օր առաջ
One week,and still no news 🤔
kolim jone
kolim jone 26 օր առաջ
Even the machine shop didn’t clean the head to be measured you have to clean all the debris from the head gasket out to be accurate
Aaron Wallace
Aaron Wallace 26 օր առաջ
Hilarious that you order parts from Germany when the i8 engine is made in the UK
Mato Matic
Mato Matic 27 օր առաջ
New video?
John Blaze
John Blaze 27 օր առաջ
Samcrac, whats happening with our BMW i8 project???
kolim jone
kolim jone 26 օր առաջ
4:55 IS THAT A SUPRA OMG REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Tony Bogayle
Tony Bogayle 27 օր առաջ
We all praying for you lol
Robert Vaughn
Robert Vaughn 27 օր առաջ
isn't it amazing that it took 24 hours of diagnostic AND an engine teardown to discover a blown head gasket when all the signs were apparent from the get go? Exotic cars, no matter the make are internal combustion engines; the bubbling, boiling overflow bottle is a dead giveaway just about every time.
Bymbabayr Bymbabayr
Bymbabayr Bymbabayr 27 օր առաջ
water drink motor shatun
MuaiThaips3
MuaiThaips3 27 օր առաջ
on god, we have the same ring tone. marimbas in paris
NekoWinters
NekoWinters 27 օր առաջ
Its been a week MOTHER FLAGENFUAVF WE NEED UPDATES SAM!! PLZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
A
A 27 օր առաջ
Sam crac is dead Bmw fell on his head,,,,,,so sad
renter007
renter007 27 օր առաջ
Just resurface the head 0.3 mm and use the 0.3 mm thicker gasket if you decide to machine. I would go to 0.3 mm then you maintain overall mechanical geometry, just in case valve timing is critical for this application. It is a one time deal, do not try to go for bare minimum and think you have 2 go's. It is just a stupid 3 cylinder turbo, nothing special except for it is in a special car. Ohh yes, try to get BMW service info on resurfacing the head, they must have a repair/maintenance bulletin for this, that way you do not miss out on specific information that might be important. It would be interesting if you could also reduce risk of overheating by reducing turbo boost. If they crank out 70 HP more than mini cooper you bet the turbo boost is high, tuning it down a little would be good, less stress on engine components. Next question is can you reduce max charging load from the attached generator accordingly, does the generator expect engine to crank out max or can it be limited accordingly to engine max output you decide on, or can it sense max available power and reduce load accordingly all by itself. Or you can look at it from the opposite side: can you limit the max charge the generator wants to delivery to the batteries, if you reduce this by 15-20% the engine should not be required to run as hard. This would be the easiest way but i am not sure if this can be programmed in the car system, i would think this should be an operational parameter that can be changed by BMW engineers with right software. If this is not possible or not done automatically you are stuck at factory specs of the engine and run risk of hard use and overheating again.. Maybe this little engine is running at the limits. In short: is it possible to reduce engine load and still be able to charge batteries sufficient to use the car reliably. The car is beautiful though, wish i had the money. Cool project, Good luck.
Shaun ONeill
Shaun ONeill 27 օր առաջ
Not really feeling all the sad attempts at comedy. I followed you for more of the technical entertainment but I guess you gotta stay relevant on this communist site.
slotcarguy
slotcarguy 27 օր առաջ
Sam still alive???
bocoy noiu
bocoy noiu 27 օր առաջ
i laughed so hard at the end, fucking awesome
chassis807
chassis807 27 օր առաջ
Let's see what happens if you just put a German car badge on a non-German car. Will reliability instantly go down?
Austin Page
Austin Page 27 օր առաջ
@Samcrac Copper head gasket... problem solved. once and forever.
Scott Bisi
Scott Bisi 27 օր առաջ
I don’t understand why these guys make AM-posts videos were there just talking in the whole AM-posts video I guess there’s some people that might be entertaining at most they don’t wanna watch a video of just Sam crack talking
bocoy noiu
bocoy noiu 27 օր առաջ
Sam, you are very lazy.. you post videos very rare!! Why?
K Z
K Z 27 օր առաջ
that reason i recommend thick head gasket because less headache dealing with head n easily get away with it n i have done it many times on every vehicle
Ben Bryant
Ben Bryant 27 օր առաջ
4:55 IS THAT A SUPRA OMG REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Abdul Qureshi
Abdul Qureshi 28 օր առաջ
Sam, when are you posting the next video on i3? Anxiously waiting and praying for your project brother
Megan Craine
Megan Craine 28 օր առաջ
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Eduardo Sandoval
Eduardo Sandoval 28 օր առաջ
In mexico that car would be fix in 5 days 4 sure
john beach
john beach 28 օր առաջ
Why not contact a company that makes high performance head gaskets and have one custom made for your engine taking into account the amount of metal ground off of the head so the stock clearances and compression ratio can be achieved? The BMW gaskets might not be strong enough.
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