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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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  1. Simon A

    Simon A

    8 цагийн өмнө

    Hey Sam, I'm so glad I found your videos on this car. They give me companionship! I've been struggling for a long time with a BMW Mini that had behaviours nobody could properly diagnose. It makes me feel much better to know I am not alone in this world! I finally found that leak down results were varying with each engine rotation so it might look good 9 times then once blow out the intake valves. Finally I took the head off and got all valve stems replaced, valve seats cut and head skimmed. In the process of resembling. Sometimes it seems like only taking the head off can tell you what's up! P.S. your cylinder bores looked very dark.

  2. Niko Anderson

    Niko Anderson

    10 цагийн өмнө

    Not the XO tour life song at the end 😂



    Өдрийн өмнө

    Hey samcrac just wanna let you know Atlanta is the worst for modern day diagnostics they would rather run to other work and give you a fast answer when this could've easily been found with a pressure transducer and picos beloved technology



      Өдрийн өмнө

      Also subbed :)



      Өдрийн өмнө

      We have a huge tech shortage here fyi if you have further issues book me a flight and I will definitely take care of you awesome video love the editing and your step mom is my favorite hahaha



    Өдрийн өмнө

    Lol MVP German and euro fed failed hahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahaha something I could've found with a scope

  5. Boyd R

    Boyd R

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    This millionaire must be payng this Mechanic a lot for dealing with his shit.

  6. Barney Jensen

    Barney Jensen

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Why not a simple exhaust gas test of the coolant ? Probably someone has asked this already but.....That is a beautiful but really overly complicated machine. Only the Germans could engineer something so over engineered but lord help you when the shit hits the fan.

  7. Hellbent706


    7 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  8. Steve Jackson

    Steve Jackson

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    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$ .

  9. Nefarious Rogue

    Nefarious Rogue

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    Swee Jesus you dont want to slide hammer those injectors out. They have a thin brass tube that can break under force.

  10. Worsin


    8 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  11. Tony Stone

    Tony Stone

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    because of personal experience with a old Volvo I thought it was a blown head gasket right off Bubbling in reservoir

  12. jobanski


    8 өдрийн өмнө

    I occasionally come back to this video to only watch the last minute ending.

  13. ray h.

    ray h.

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    So embarrassed to steal this guys work ain't gonna stop him tho ! lol

  14. Tupu Humuhumunukunukuapua'a

    Tupu Humuhumunukunukuapua'a

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    Bruh, that image of Rich... Wow, uhm care to explain? LMAO

  15. Raymond FERRETTI

    Raymond FERRETTI

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    BMW makes junk !!! There's no excuse for .005" doing that much damage !!!

  16. CalgarGTX


    10 өдрийн өмнө

    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

  17. Citizen Troll

    Citizen Troll

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    I never, ever buy a used car. Never have. Why buy somebody else’s headaches? Nope won’t do it.

  18. Grog#wootwoot26


    10 өдрийн өмнө

    The shovel is what we in the military call an E tool.

  19. Cougracer67


    11 өдрийн өмнө

    What is this-Home Shopping Network or something? Boo! Hiss!

  20. Highway rambler

    Highway rambler

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    Did you do a compression test? A bleed down test? Did I miss that?

  21. Highway rambler

    Highway rambler

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    What happened after you replaced the radiator? Where is that episode?

  22. Mike W

    Mike W

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    I agree shave the head and the block if needed and thick copper gasket

  23. Dr. Robert Branch

    Dr. Robert Branch

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    Can you provide a link to the tester you used to check for exhaust leaking into the coolant?

  24. TheKrabjcilveks


    12 өдрийн өмнө

    Dealership was actually right

  25. John Williams

    John Williams

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    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



    13 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  27. Kravok


    13 өдрийн өмнө

    I drove my civic for years with a blown head gasket.

  28. Mark Darlington

    Mark Darlington

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    Sam ass crack at 2mins 52secs. Made me laugh. Interesting to see how this turns out, keep up the good work Sam.

  29. heldgop


    13 өдрийн өмнө

    isnt that what oversized head gaskets are made for?

  30. Yep Its Me

    Yep Its Me

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    Sell me the car ;) I would love to do a K Swap

  31. Brandon Mitchell

    Brandon Mitchell

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    Why they gotta make fun of Doug demouro 😂

  32. Kim Scala

    Kim Scala

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  33. awilson2525


    14 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  34. splavin90


    15 өдрийн өмнө

    I guarantee you I could get that thing sealed up with some 2x4’s and sand paper resurfacing

  35. Keith Summers

    Keith Summers

    15 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  36. PARA Trooper

    PARA Trooper

    15 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  37. BobbyDuke


    15 өдрийн өмнө

    or alot

  38. BobbyDuke


    15 өдрийн өмнө

    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

  39. BobbyDuke


    15 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  40. D Wall

    D Wall

    15 өдрийн өмнө

    So BMW can't design castings that don't warp!

  41. Roman Aldaine

    Roman Aldaine

    15 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  42. Stjerneskudd


    16 өдрийн өмнө

    Level the head and block, then use a thicker head gasket.

  43. Panda Digital Love

    Panda Digital Love

    17 өдрийн өмнө

    30k discount to learn something. 20k for new engine. Or hell convert it to EV.

  44. Tom H

    Tom H

    17 өдрийн өмнө

    I would use that head gasket tester on any used, especially auction car I looked at. Great videos!!!

  45. sammi khan

    sammi khan

    18 өдрийн өмнө

    i am surprised that this car with low mileage has a blown head gasket. you pay so much you would expect quality parts.

  46. csx4402


    18 өдрийн өмнө

    i dig the mac box

  47. The Guy

    The Guy

    18 өдрийн өмнө

    The best cars are the ones you do not have to work on!

  48. Danger Bear

    Danger Bear

    19 өдрийн өмнө

    If the block can be salvaged Find someone that can weld some material to the head and machine it

  49. Calvin Hay

    Calvin Hay

    19 өдрийн өмнө

    One of the reasons why I would never owned another BMW.

    • Humus Humus

      Humus Humus

      8 өдрийн өмнө

      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 MNmore. But its trash to drive, like most Toyotas. Quality piece of shit is the best description :)

    • shapesinaframe


      18 өдрийн өмнө

      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.

  50. Schmo Burger

    Schmo Burger

    20 өдрийн өмнө

    Im just here for for the twin L7's pumping reggae out of the Smart.

  51. Eric Wes

    Eric Wes

    20 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  52. SonyEricSon


    22 өдрийн өмнө


  53. Kofi Anani

    Kofi Anani

    22 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  54. Alouicious Jackson

    Alouicious Jackson

    22 өдрийн өмнө

    Do not use head gasket sealant! It is a temporary repair at best. you are then left with a mess inside your cooling system.

  55. The Johnny O Show

    The Johnny O Show

    23 өдрийн өмнө

    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

  56. YouTube r naz1s Censored by the gestapo

    YouTube r naz1s Censored by the gestapo

    23 өдрийн өмнө

    A Cuban could fix it with a soda can a roll of duct tape....

  57. YouTube r naz1s Censored by the gestapo

    YouTube r naz1s Censored by the gestapo

    23 өдрийн өмнө

    What the fuck is normalish????

  58. Dean Derkson

    Dean Derkson

    23 өдрийн өмнө

    plane the head, plane the block, get a solid copper gasket made in the right thickness

  59. Yuk-erk McKirk

    Yuk-erk McKirk

    23 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  60. John PM

    John PM

    23 өдрийн өмнө

    "Can we fix it?" "No, it's fucked!"

  61. humandxp


    24 өдрийн өмнө

    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

  62. John Hermanson

    John Hermanson

    25 өдрийн өмнө

    Exhaust gasses are CO not CO2, or people would not die from it. Am I right or am I missing something?

  63. Kevin Overbeck

    Kevin Overbeck

    25 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  64. David Star

    David Star

    25 өдрийн өмнө

    Just bend the head back in a press.

  65. stuart coyne

    stuart coyne

    25 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  66. Bruno Miramont

    Bruno Miramont

    25 өдрийн өмнө

    Go an other shop ...surface this head. Check thé block. If its iron should be fine

  67. Sukhjinder Singh

    Sukhjinder Singh

    25 өдрийн өмнө

    LS i8

  68. eric kestner

    eric kestner

    25 өдрийн өмнө

    So somebody lied about what happened to her

  69. happy moonshadow

    happy moonshadow

    25 өдрийн өмнө

    Harbor freight swap

  70. Marshal Losàntos

    Marshal Losàntos

    25 өдрийн өмнө

    I’m glad for channels like this. It gives me hope that when I own my bmw there are competent mechanics out there.🙌

  71. Chaos Corner

    Chaos Corner

    26 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  72. Tim Miller

    Tim Miller

    26 өдрийн өмнө

    I unsubscribed To Rich Rebuilds And subscribed to Sammy boy

  73. Jasen Franklin

    Jasen Franklin

    26 өдрийн өмнө

    BMW means bring my wallet

  74. grumpybill


    26 өдрийн өмнө

    Put a gasket in it and sell.

  75. Doktor Jeep

    Doktor Jeep

    26 өдрийн өмнө

    Somebody used that car for racing

  76. Tom Hall

    Tom Hall

    26 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  77. karakuri002


    26 өдрийн өмнө

    make a table out of it

  78. Imran Shaikh

    Imran Shaikh

    26 өдрийн өмнө

    2:09 is that a Supra

  79. BunzeeBear


    27 өдрийн өмнө

    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

  80. Pete Kowalsky

    Pete Kowalsky

    27 өдрийн өмнө

    The Drama! I don't even own any European cars and I'm here watchin this LMAO!

  81. 44 Hawk

    44 Hawk

    27 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  82. Wise Tekniquez

    Wise Tekniquez

    27 өдрийн өмнө


  83. Robert Hall

    Robert Hall

    27 өдрийн өмнө

    Liquid glass let irrigation engine last 3 more years

  84. Robert Hall

    Robert Hall

    27 өдрийн өмнө

    Liquid glass to seal interal water leaks

  85. southwestvinylsupply


    27 өдрийн өмнө

    So I see you always seem to wear an NHL team shirt how long have you been a hockey fan?

  86. Devils Emissary

    Devils Emissary

    27 өдрийн өмнө

    Those look like the L7s in the trunk. I had 2 tens and they banged hard

  87. epoxeclipse


    27 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  88. ty all

    ty all

    28 өдрийн өмнө

    that bespoke box is crap. do your research and just buy the actual product you need/want.

  89. Gunther


    28 өдрийн өмнө

    "Its kind of dirty for 30k miles.." Me not knowing wtf I'm looking at: "dang that IS dirty for 30k miles"

  90. Richard Doty

    Richard Doty

    28 өдрийн өмнө

    I called it the whole first video I was like it’s a blown head gasket

    • Richard Doty

      Richard Doty

      28 өдрийн өмнө

      The bubbling in the reservoir is a sign of Exhaust gas leaking through but I didn’t comet cuz I saw this

  91. Damien Gardner

    Damien Gardner

    28 өдрийн өмнө

    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..

  92. F165


    28 өдрийн өмнө

    14:31 you can tell people who are not used to working on cars. They don’t hold the tools right.

  93. F165


    28 өдрийн өмнө

    I bought a block tester for my 2001 Deville with the Northstar engine. It ran hot because off a plug coolant filter.

  94. Ben Burg

    Ben Burg

    28 өдрийн өмнө

    Mill it use 2 head gaskets. What do you have to lose at this point

  95. Curtis Jackson

    Curtis Jackson

    28 өдрийн өмнө

    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🤣

  96. Truno Holdaway

    Truno Holdaway

    28 өдрийн өмнө

    BIG MONEY WASTER, not gonna lie I wish I could waste money on a car like that.

  97. Richard Wallinger

    Richard Wallinger

    28 өдрийн өмнө

    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 .

  98. Philip Payne

    Philip Payne

    28 өдрийн өмнө

    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 😂

  99. Rob A

    Rob A

    28 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  100. bsrcat1


    29 өдрийн өмнө

    I would have got resurfaced anyways. I would have been measured the tolerances and bought a garlock gasket for that thickness.