Is my Bargain BMW Supercar Engine BAD? We Took it Apart & Found the Damage...

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We pull the engine out of the cheap, overheating BMW i8 Supercar. Once we open up the engine we finally find out what we're up against...
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Hellbent706
Hellbent706 2 ժամ առաջ
I think I still would have fixed it if I had decided to take on the project to begin with. Unwarp it as best as possible at machine shop. Shave the the rest as least as possible. Then use a slightly thicker head gasket. He was guessing about the block being warped sight unseen. He was also guessing about the computer wouldn't be able compensate enough. That may be true but that's what Turner shops are for. They can get more out of the computer than the factory program. Otherwise, dont invest in a project if you didn't foresee worst case scenario and is not able to see it through. All that guesswork is good but I can see a solution where the car can be repaired without the full expense of replacing the engine. I've seen too many repair people guess wrong but they swore they were right at first. You need to verify and you need to think outside the box. Or you should have never took on the project in the first place. If the engine is unfixable My plan "B" would be to buy a wrecked, completely trashed or even a burned up i8 that still has a good head and block. Then do a repair with those used parts or complete used engine swap. That would be cheaper than a LS swap and it would be a much easier swap since the old engine is already out and the new one is a direct bolt it.
Steve Jackson
Steve Jackson 22 ժամ առաջ
That's a Ferrocerium rod. It's the same thing in bic lighters, and the knife is a Mora and you can get them for 40$ .
Nefarious Rogue
Nefarious Rogue 23 ժամ առաջ
Swee Jesus you dont want to slide hammer those injectors out. They have a thin brass tube that can break under force.
Worsin
Worsin Օր առաջ
I could have sworn the first video someone told you that you needed a new engine. Seems he was the smart one in the bunch.
Tony Stone
Tony Stone Օր առաջ
because of personal experience with a old Volvo I thought it was a blown head gasket right off Bubbling in reservoir
jobanski
jobanski Օր առաջ
I occasionally come back to this video to only watch the last minute ending.
ray h.
ray h. 2 օր առաջ
So embarrassed to steal this guys work ain't gonna stop him tho ! lol
Tupu Humuhumunukunukuapua'a
Tupu Humuhumunukunukuapua'a 2 օր առաջ
Bruh, that image of Rich... Wow, uhm care to explain? LMAO
Raymond FERRETTI
Raymond FERRETTI 2 օր առաջ
BMW makes junk !!! There's no excuse for .005" doing that much damage !!!
CalgarGTX
CalgarGTX 2 օր առաջ
I wonder if the fact that it is a hybrid means that the EV part is helping the ICE run so even with a leak it still sounds kinda normal
Citizen Troll
Citizen Troll 3 օր առաջ
I never, ever buy a used car. Never have. Why buy somebody else’s headaches? Nope won’t do it.
Grog#wootwoot26
Grog#wootwoot26 3 օր առաջ
The shovel is what we in the military call an E tool.
Cougracer67
Cougracer67 3 օր առաջ
What is this-Home Shopping Network or something? Boo! Hiss!
Highway rambler
Highway rambler 3 օր առաջ
Did you do a compression test? A bleed down test? Did I miss that?
Highway rambler
Highway rambler 3 օր առաջ
What happened after you replaced the radiator? Where is that episode?
Mike W
Mike W 4 օր առաջ
I agree shave the head and the block if needed and thick copper gasket
Dr. Robert Branch
Dr. Robert Branch 5 օր առաջ
Can you provide a link to the tester you used to check for exhaust leaking into the coolant?
TheKrabjcilveks
TheKrabjcilveks 5 օր առաջ
Dealership was actually right
Kase Williams
Kase Williams 5 օր առաջ
Problem is that bmw produced such a shitty super car😂😂40k on the used market and that shitty sounding 3 cylinder just ain’t worth it
NACHAL CHAIM
NACHAL CHAIM 6 օր առաջ
What a fool. Before trashing the car, he should have put it back together without resurfacing, just a new head gasket and bolts and then tried Blue Devil.
Kravok
Kravok 6 օր առաջ
I drove my civic for years with a blown head gasket.
Mark Darlington
Mark Darlington 6 օր առաջ
Sam ass crack at 2mins 52secs. Made me laugh. Interesting to see how this turns out, keep up the good work Sam.
heldgop
heldgop 6 օր առաջ
isnt that what oversized head gaskets are made for?
Yep Its Me
Yep Its Me 6 օր առաջ
Sell me the car ;) I would love to do a K Swap
Brandon Mitchell
Brandon Mitchell 6 օր առաջ
Why they gotta make fun of Doug demouro 😂
Kim Scala
Kim Scala 7 օր առաջ
Couldn't you have come to the same conclusion by just doing a block test? A block test kit and fluid is $30 at NAPA. This seemed like a lot of work for the same conclusion.
awilson2525
awilson2525 7 օր առաջ
My initial diagnosis was correct 5 minutes into the first video. I do not understand why any mechanics did not recognize this right away. All the signs were there. BMWs suck.
splavin90
splavin90 8 օր առաջ
I guarantee you I could get that thing sealed up with some 2x4’s and sand paper resurfacing
Keith Summers
Keith Summers 8 օր առաջ
You could have an aluminum specialist add a layer to both the head and block and then have the machine shop bring the newly deposited aluminum down to the correct specification? It's not an easy fix but it's better than risking all on a thicker head gasket which is going to not match the original design.
PARA Trooper
PARA Trooper 8 օր առաջ
My neighbor bought a dead XJ - replaced the V12 Jag engine with an American V8 and now his wife is running around town with her beautiful looking and running new for her Jaguar. Why not put a comparable sized lawn mower engine in this pig.
BobbyDuke
BobbyDuke 8 օր առաջ
or alot
BobbyDuke
BobbyDuke 8 օր առաջ
could oine of the owners have poped the cap on the hot coolant line then drove and overheated it to blow the head gasket a little
BobbyDuke
BobbyDuke 8 օր առաջ
you could have done a leak down on it and found where the problem was if you needed to know what cylinder was leaking but it is obvious it was the front cyl.
D Wall
D Wall 8 օր առաջ
So BMW can't design castings that don't warp!
Roman Aldaine
Roman Aldaine 8 օր առաջ
BMWs are so-so strange. When I had my Mini Cooper S it had issues with coolant leaving the system on-random, but it has never overheated on me, ever, even when the overflow tank was low on coolant. And here you have an I8 with no coolant issues that can't drive 4 miles.
Stjerneskudd
Stjerneskudd 9 օր առաջ
Level the head and block, then use a thicker head gasket.
Panda Digital Love
Panda Digital Love 10 օր առաջ
30k discount to learn something. 20k for new engine. Or hell convert it to EV.
Tom H
Tom H 10 օր առաջ
I would use that head gasket tester on any used, especially auction car I looked at. Great videos!!!
sammi khan
sammi khan 10 օր առաջ
i am surprised that this car with low mileage has a blown head gasket. you pay so much you would expect quality parts.
csx4402
csx4402 11 օր առաջ
i dig the mac box
The Guy
The Guy 11 օր առաջ
The best cars are the ones you do not have to work on!
Danger Bear
Danger Bear 12 օր առաջ
If the block can be salvaged Find someone that can weld some material to the head and machine it
Calvin Hay
Calvin Hay 12 օր առաջ
One of the reasons why I would never owned another BMW.
Humus Humus
Humus Humus Օր առաջ
Got a rav4 with a blown head gasket only 30 000 miles. Pro; car cheap to replace, usually better quality, although not as good as portrayed on AM-posts. But its trash to drive, like most Toyotas. Quality piece of shit is the best description :)
shapesinaframe
shapesinaframe 10 օր առաջ
Or any luxury car. Had an Audi, wonderful car to drive, terrible car to own - had to completely remove the engine to replace a failed ECU in the transmission, and in the process they “discovered” a broken engine mount 💸💸💸 Never again.
Schmo Burger
Schmo Burger 13 օր առաջ
Im just here for for the twin L7's pumping reggae out of the Smart.
Eric Wes
Eric Wes 13 օր առաջ
Ha ha, you'll never start a fire with that "stick" if that's how you use it. Hint: There's another part that needs to be used first.
SonyEricSon
SonyEricSon 14 օր առաջ
FFFFFFFFFF
Kofi Anani
Kofi Anani 14 օր առաջ
Hey good people nice to meet you all i watch you every night and i appreciate what you all do to sheer the nnolwledge on here much love,please can you help me fund someone in Washington era to help me real bled my 2011 x5 bmw engine thanks again Kofi i am a painter but i cut hair in DC for now thanks again peace Kofi.
Alouicious Jackson
Alouicious Jackson 15 օր առաջ
Do not use head gasket sealant! It is a temporary repair at best. you are then left with a mess inside your cooling system.
The Johnny O Show
The Johnny O Show 15 օր առաջ
my daughter bought a 2005 honda civic, it ran perfectly but kept overheating at weird random times, evertime we thought we had it fixed a few weeks later it would overheat again, we pretty much went through all the same kind of crap as you (well except it was a honda civic so of course, not exactly the same, but you know what I mean) anyway it turned out it was a blown head gasket, and the head was warped but fixable. so after 6 months of fighting the issue, it's now fixed, but the weird thing was, other than overheating from time to time it ran perfectly
YouTube r naz1s Censored by the gestapo
YouTube r naz1s Censored by the gestapo 15 օր առաջ
A Cuban could fix it with a soda can a roll of duct tape....
YouTube r naz1s Censored by the gestapo
YouTube r naz1s Censored by the gestapo 15 օր առաջ
What the fuck is normalish????
Dean Derkson
Dean Derkson 16 օր առաջ
plane the head, plane the block, get a solid copper gasket made in the right thickness
Yuk-erk McKirk
Yuk-erk McKirk 16 օր առաջ
Why is it called an i8 when it only has a 6cyl motor? And are the minis only 3cyl, i didn't know that either, i thought they were 4cyl.
John PM
John PM 16 օր առաջ
"Can we fix it?" "No, it's fucked!"
humandxp
humandxp 17 օր առաջ
once in poland my boss asked to stay overtime, he will buy pizza, ok we can help, then when whole ass fucked lazy whores office eat their pizza he said we can go and eat slice. i felt like somone spit in my face, i ask i work already 2h overtime for fucked slice? that moment i quit this shit fucked job. but i still love pizza
John Hermanson
John Hermanson 17 օր առաջ
Exhaust gasses are CO not CO2, or people would not die from it. Am I right or am I missing something?
Kevin Overbeck
Kevin Overbeck 18 օր առաջ
There is a reason why garages wont let customers into the bays.....they mess with the mechanics mojo. And, its just annoying to have someone looking over your shoulder the whole time.
David Star
David Star 18 օր առաջ
Just bend the head back in a press.
stuart coyne
stuart coyne 18 օր առաջ
That knife is a bushcraft/utility knife as I recognise the the maker and the knife (Mora is very famous in the bushcraft world)I think Mora do make a filleting knife but that’s a scandy grind and is really made to carve wood but not for filleting as it’s to thick. Just thought I’d point it out since I’m a knife maker but also love cars, bikes, ATVs, go karts or anything with an engine lol. Hope you get your car fixed though as it’s a really cool car.
Bruno Miramont
Bruno Miramont 18 օր առաջ
Go an other shop ...surface this head. Check thé block. If its iron should be fine
Sukhjinder Singh
Sukhjinder Singh 18 օր առաջ
LS i8
eric kestner
eric kestner 18 օր առաջ
So somebody lied about what happened to her
happy moonshadow
happy moonshadow 18 օր առաջ
Harbor freight swap
Marshal Losàntos
Marshal Losàntos 18 օր առաջ
I’m glad for channels like this. It gives me hope that when I own my bmw there are competent mechanics out there.🙌
Chaos Corner
Chaos Corner 18 օր առաջ
For people asking how it was running fine, I've had cars run for thousands of miles with leaky head gaskets with very little in the way of adverse effects. Edit: OK, having watched the video, they weren't in as bad a condition as that.
Tim Miller
Tim Miller 18 օր առաջ
I unsubscribed To Rich Rebuilds And subscribed to Sammy boy
Jasen Franklin
Jasen Franklin 19 օր առաջ
BMW means bring my wallet
grumpybill
grumpybill 19 օր առաջ
Put a gasket in it and sell.
Doktor Jeep
Doktor Jeep 19 օր առաջ
Somebody used that car for racing
Tom Hall
Tom Hall 19 օր առաջ
Did he say 0.005in was too bent? I've chopped 0.030 off heads before and the car ran fine, id wanna check the block face for flatness before proceeding though, blocks can be refaced too but 0.005 is about the maximum you'd wanna go before having to skim the pistons down too.
karakuri002
karakuri002 19 օր առաջ
make a table out of it
Imran Shaikh
Imran Shaikh 19 օր առաջ
2:09 is that a Supra
BunzeeBear
BunzeeBear 19 օր առաջ
Time to phone the auto salvage yards(aka junk yards) to ask for that kind of car with a motor. They are interconnected to other yards across the country. But I would take the block in to a better machine shop who would know THEY HAVE TO CHECK THE BLOCK FOR FLATNESS. (they don't guess in an offhand way). Maybe they had "stretch bolts" that were reused.(You can't do that) An engine machine shop would know that stuff. Many people think they can reuse HG when they can't so maybe this has not been torqued properly? as it has been in a shop more than once. Put in an old school V8
Pete Kowalsky
Pete Kowalsky 19 օր առաջ
The Drama! I don't even own any European cars and I'm here watchin this LMAO!
44 Hawk
44 Hawk 20 օր առաջ
Some BMWs actually require a 1500 mile retorque schedule For the head bolts. Is it possible that this was necessary on this engine yet was not done? Which tends to lead to premature head gasket issues. Check the block if you don't have a problem any more than two thousanth of an inch you should be good. And I'm not sure whether or not they make any more than one type of head gasket. But on almost every application I have ever seen you can buy thicker head gaskets to make up for having ground the head.
Wise Tekniquez
Wise Tekniquez 20 օր առաջ
Rip
Robert Hall
Robert Hall 20 օր առաջ
Liquid glass let irrigation engine last 3 more years
Robert Hall
Robert Hall 20 օր առաջ
Liquid glass to seal interal water leaks
southwestvinylsupply
southwestvinylsupply 20 օր առաջ
So I see you always seem to wear an NHL team shirt how long have you been a hockey fan?
Devils Emissary
Devils Emissary 20 օր առաջ
Those look like the L7s in the trunk. I had 2 tens and they banged hard
epoxeclipse
epoxeclipse 20 օր առաջ
your shop cant add metal to the head? I got a machine shop that will add metal to the head and build it up before they flat deck it. Baller shop though I don't know if its a widely done fix.
ty all
ty all 20 օր առաջ
that bespoke box is crap. do your research and just buy the actual product you need/want.
Gunther
Gunther 20 օր առաջ
"Its kind of dirty for 30k miles.." Me not knowing wtf I'm looking at: "dang that IS dirty for 30k miles"
Richard Doty
Richard Doty 21 օր առաջ
I called it the whole first video I was like it’s a blown head gasket
Richard Doty
Richard Doty 21 օր առաջ
The bubbling in the reservoir is a sign of Exhaust gas leaking through but I didn’t comet cuz I saw this
Damien Gardner
Damien Gardner 21 օր առաջ
Ugh, that bespokepost mob only ship to US and Canada... Would have been helpful if their site was upfront about that before they take all your details..
F165
F165 21 օր առաջ
14:31 you can tell people who are not used to working on cars. They don’t hold the tools right.
F165
F165 21 օր առաջ
I bought a block tester for my 2001 Deville with the Northstar engine. It ran hot because off a plug coolant filter.
Ben Burg
Ben Burg 21 օր առաջ
Mill it use 2 head gaskets. What do you have to lose at this point
Curtis Jackson
Curtis Jackson 21 օր առաջ
I'm rocking with samcrac👌🏽 this dudes content is entertaining and interesting...and I'm trying to see his beautiful ass step mom again🤣🤣 liked and scribed🤣
Truno Holdaway
Truno Holdaway 21 օր առաջ
BIG MONEY WASTER, not gonna lie I wish I could waste money on a car like that.
Richard Wallinger
Richard Wallinger 21 օր առաջ
i would fit wills rings and glue the head back on with 3m industrial epoxy Scotch weld 9323 A_B. Bake in a cardboard box on top of my workshop wood-stove and then 24 hours later install the engine and go for a 12 lap race around any racetrack .. Job Done .. don,t you guys know nothing ???. !980 Donnington GT championship winner using my alloy hillman imp modified one litre the above way . I used 3m epoxy on all of my engine rebuilds .
Philip Payne
Philip Payne 21 օր առաջ
I used to have a BMW bike. I rode it over to France but it too came back in a box when the engine packed up 😂
Rob A
Rob A 21 օր առաջ
I wonder how many times Steven has had that gold bracelet repaired. I'm a retired jeweller. Don't wear jewellery when working with your hands around anything mechanical. Guys like me don't make much on jump ring repairs.
bsrcat1
bsrcat1 21 օր առաջ
I would have got resurfaced anyways. I would have been measured the tolerances and bought a garlock gasket for that thickness.
SLYDIT
SLYDIT 21 օր առաջ
NEXT VIDEO... "My i8 LS swap project" 😂🤣😂🤣
George Thompson
George Thompson 22 օր առաջ
That shovel comes standard issue for anyone in the military.
Ken yule mtall
Ken yule mtall 22 օր առաջ
The car has no issues,that heat metre is sick.replace it😁😁😁.or check the oil pump.your equation may b solved😉
Souljuh
Souljuh 22 օր առաջ
U killed me with that “pic of Rich” at the end! Caught me waaaaay off guard. Both of u guys are sick!!! 😂🤣😂🤣😂👍🏾
Richard Baggaley
Richard Baggaley 22 օր առաջ
Who would have thought a BMW with an engine problem? Its as rare as a VAG with gearbox issues or a Mercedes rusting....There is a reason why the Germans dont agree with the fact their cars are the best.
Matthew
Matthew 22 օր առաջ
i wonder if it was something as simple as a bad spark plug or spark plug clearance, which lead to it running slightly lean in the center chamber, making it hot, it was ignored and just eventually ruined the gasket, which made it run hotter, which made it wreck the head and block. shame
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