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Someone TAMPERED with our $1,000 MINI Cooper at Auction! Can a $50 Hack Bring it Back to Life?

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Since our Mini Cooper S didn't seem to respond to the key that came with it at the auction I contacted ECU Team to diagnose our electrical modules and see where the problem was on the car. It turns out someone at auction must've tampered with it!
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  1. Menno Blom

    Menno Blom

    36 минутын өмнө

    Chicken are cheaper in the supermarket😀

  2. Andy Gilbert

    Andy Gilbert

    Цагийн өмнө

    Just to confirm, I bought a mini with 2 dodgy keys. I took it to a Mini main dealer who diagnosed the problem as just being the keys, replaced, and coded two new keys for £320. I think that you'd have been no worse off on this occasion getting the mini main dealer to have done the keys. I too have a lemon mini, its back in the main dealer tomorrow for a footwell module which is screwed, wouldn't recommend a mini to anyone

  3. David Barnsley

    David Barnsley

    Цагийн өмнө

    The problem with the mini is it is owned by bmw And it is cheaper crap mascarading as exspensive crap

  4. Gaurav S Rao

    Gaurav S Rao

    2 цагийн өмнө

    Is it just me or is the Ferrari in the background at 20:34 a bit different? Did he lose his shirt on another Ferrari?

  5. Atte L

    Atte L

    4 цагийн өмнө

    Hmm... Anti-theft, more likely anti-ownership or lease expired reminder

  6. Motosilk


    6 цагийн өмнө

    I'm sure i heard it start when you pushed to start on the bench!

  7. Jason Keller

    Jason Keller

    6 цагийн өмнө

    Do you buy chickens for their eggs?

  8. Dan Tallsten

    Dan Tallsten

    6 цагийн өмнө

    Raycon. When peddling crap is not a problem.

  9. Taylor C

    Taylor C

    7 цагийн өмнө

    It's funny seeing a car computer freak out because it's not hooked up to a car. Empty fuel, check engine, device car (shake? Car), null mileage



    8 цагийн өмнө

    I can’t afford a lambo rim let alone the entire wrecked car. In the future I see more people buying dead cars and performing EV swaps as more drop in kits become available.

  11. R R

    R R

    8 цагийн өмнө

    At 9:15, if you went as fast as you did with your Range Rover going backwards - than this mini, would be 2 minis 🚗 🚘

  12. That One Guy

    That One Guy

    9 цагийн өмнө

    MOAR mini Cooper videos! MOAR MOAR!

  13. That One Guy

    That One Guy

    9 цагийн өмнө

    It's always tough to "pull out"...

  14. Mr KHAM

    Mr KHAM

    9 цагийн өмнө

    I going get another one same that car 🚘🚘

  15. Gregory Tolson

    Gregory Tolson

    9 цагийн өмнө

    Pretty sure you can find out if certain recalls were performed on the car with the VIN #.

  16. Nige Vargas

    Nige Vargas

    9 цагийн өмнө

    Sell it to me !!!!!

  17. JOHNJOHN 9111

    JOHNJOHN 9111

    10 цагийн өмнө


  18. That One Guy

    That One Guy

    10 цагийн өмнө

    Man I'd of bought that for 1k too and drive it until it breaks.

  19. bigman Bze

    bigman Bze

    10 цагийн өмнө

    I love these minis

  20. G g

    G g

    11 цагийн өмнө

    cool to see the ECU guy's bench. I like to see the supercars but keep it reasonable like the audio r8 was ~$30,000? That's realistic for people

  21. justcubbin


    12 цагийн өмнө

    Hammer the auction for a discount on the key if it was advertised as a run and drive



    13 цагийн өмнө

    The cooling system design in those minis is the stupidest thing ever designed. They fail all the time

  23. Nebderf 350zHR

    Nebderf 350zHR

    13 цагийн өмнө

    I defiantly wanna see you lose your shirt on buying Glamorous shit boxes, Maserati’s, Jags, Maybe even Alphas ect

  24. System11 YT

    System11 YT

    13 цагийн өмнө

    Must say I prefer the less exotic projects, it's more relateable and more applicable to knowledge I might need one day. My cheap little runaround Fiat salvage repair is the result of people like you & others giving me the confidence to have a go & succeed.

  25. Ryan Elliott

    Ryan Elliott

    14 цагийн өмнө

    There's another Mini Cooper key on the floor by the driver seat

  26. Victor Robinson

    Victor Robinson

    15 цагийн өмнө

    I'm calling the police on you ! You stole this Cooper !!😣

  27. Neil Bennet

    Neil Bennet

    15 цагийн өмнө

    yes please

  28. Zach Moore

    Zach Moore

    15 цагийн өмнө

    2007 was the first year with the turbo, you have a second year if it's an '08 like mentioned in the video.

  29. Seth Cain

    Seth Cain

    15 цагийн өмнө

    Post it anyways for fun. More contents usually always good content.

  30. Beastly Garage

    Beastly Garage

    16 цагийн өмнө

    As a previous Turbo N14 Mini Cooper owner, this whole series brings on some serious PTSD. GET RID OF IT ASAP!

  31. UnWrecked


    16 цагийн өмнө

    Now these are my type of rebuilds! Check my channel out

  32. UnWrecked


    16 цагийн өмнө

    Passengers don't need a headrest

  33. beyerch


    16 цагийн өмнө

    I'm confused? If you had a scanner, you would have known the key was the issue to start with. No reason to mail all that stuff out? P.S. That's some amazing hearing if you can tell a timing chain has slack in it....

  34. 717 Weston

    717 Weston

    17 цагийн өмнө

    Shitty channel

  35. E Eller

    E Eller

    17 цагийн өмнө

    What if the battery was dead in the key fob would it do the same thing?

  36. Brad Mottishaw

    Brad Mottishaw

    17 цагийн өмнө

    Man that us SOOO COOOL! NICE WIN!

  37. Kitty Cat

    Kitty Cat

    18 цагийн өмнө

    Always love seeing those time lapse videos. Gives a sense of completion to the projects.

  38. Adam Hamilton

    Adam Hamilton

    18 цагийн өмнө

    whats the story on the ferrari in the background at the end??

  39. Pot Committed

    Pot Committed

    19 цагийн өмнө

    are those Lambo driving socks?



    19 цагийн өмнө

    I think your wife would love driving the Mini.

  41. GamerGuyProductions


    19 цагийн өмнө

    This is the cheapest dude I know. It's the same reason all his cars are junk

  42. Dave Tires

    Dave Tires

    20 цагийн өмнө


  43. Gacheru Mburu

    Gacheru Mburu

    20 цагийн өмнө


  44. Tree M

    Tree M

    20 цагийн өмнө

    Great deal!

  45. ShakA Amiranashvili

    ShakA Amiranashvili

    20 цагийн өмнө

    my dream car is e60 m5 please give me ur m5 send to country georgia POTI

  46. tyler238


    20 цагийн өмнө

    You and rich should race the minis after he makes his electric! That’d be dope lol ⛽️ vs 🔋

  47. Marty G

    Marty G

    21 цагийн өмнө

    Only 1 new key? Should have programmed 2!

  48. Terry Elvers

    Terry Elvers

    21 цагийн өмнө

    A while ago (months ago) you mentioned where we could get car shop manuals online. I can't find that video. Can you please let me know the site for the online manuals? I am looking for one on a 2017 Lincoln Continental. Thanks a lot - love the videos!

  49. xXUnforgivingKarmaXx


    21 цагийн өмнө

    I wouldn't put my mother in law in one of those things. If its fixed and running right sell it asap!

  50. Antony Gantt

    Antony Gantt

    21 цагийн өмнө

    Your everyday working guy will never touch an exotic car, keep going with cheapies.

  51. Shabby


    22 цагийн өмнө

    Goonzsquad can get there AUDI key issues sorted i suppose

  52. Matthew Tucknott

    Matthew Tucknott

    Өдрийн өмнө

    If the calico princess thinks the car is good, then that should mean its good enough for us silly humans. Samcrac, could you please introduce chicken reviews for each car? I feel its a very important metric.

  53. David Hallworth

    David Hallworth

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Looking forward to a video on that XFR you've got there!

  54. DetroitRebuildz


    Өдрийн өмнө

    Finally a win for the chicken farmer take that Tesla fan boys!

  55. Emmet Moore

    Emmet Moore

    Өдрийн өмнө

    The engine in the turbo mini is so bad. They cost thousands to keep on the road. Absolute pos

  56. Dinura Fernando

    Dinura Fernando

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Anyone else catch the red Ferrari 360 in the background at 21:49.

  57. Reiwas


    Өдрийн өмнө

    is that red ferrari behind him?

  58. Reiwas


    Өдрийн өмнө

    8:29 why it sounds like its supercharged? :D thats not R53

  59. Wasa2507


    Өдрийн өмнө

    Yeah let’s see the coil install as easy fix for most people to do

  60. Reiwas


    Өдрийн өмнө

    raycons sound like crap, just the cheapest branded aliexpress shit

  61. Bradley


    Өдрийн өмнө

    Probably has a decat downpipe due to the emission code.

  62. MWMRacing


    Өдрийн өмнө

    Hey Sam, While its possible it had a key swapped its likely its not actually a wrong key issue, seems to be a common problem with the R56 generation (especially if it has comfort access as if the key is kept inside it keeps polling the car periodically and runs the key flat and for whatever reason can also kill the key I've heard), we are building one as a racecar currently in Australia and i bought mine from the Auctions wrecked, but I could start it right up when i got it, within a week of moving it around the yard I had the EXACT same issue as you had (Mine doesn't have comfort access either), the immobiliser chip in the keys for whatever reason go bad, some people recommend replacing the key battery as you did, but in my case it was a solder in battery, i pulled the key down and kept current to the key at all times but even still it didnt resolve the issue, so alas off to bmw to order a key, once it arrived it has been good as gold and the build has continued as planned! Good to see you experiencing the Mini lifestyle, as with many people you either fall completely in love with them or you hate them, like a Toyota MR2 there doesn't seem to be an in-between. Enjoy your videos, keep it up, James

  63. Kavinsky Smith

    Kavinsky Smith

    Өдрийн өмнө

    you know sam I think the main thing is to buy what you like, if you go off of what people want all the time you'll never have fun with it, after all its what made the Pizza Van and the Porsche Builds so fun, although I must admit I hope you go for that bentley in the italian colors you found, as hey, if your gonna keep calling that german thing the L word, its only fitting you find a brit that's trying to be an italian and rebuild that as well. plus atleast that one is honest about what it is, and even then that's abit of an odd conundrum, like a British car in italian car colors that was built by a german parent company in england. like it couldnt be anymore contrived if you tried

  64. Dogismo


    Өдрийн өмнө

    tbh i love the channel, and rebuild videos in general, but i dont watch cheap car rebuilds.... gotta be interesting cars or nothing for me

  65. beat glauser

    beat glauser

    Өдрийн өмнө

    BMW and limpmode: My old BMW 320 decides to go into limpmode once in a while: Switch off the engine and start it again. Unfortunately my wife did not know that and crawled for a few minutes before reaching her destination. I have an old Diesel Opel Omega. The engine is the same as in BMWs and Landrovers. Until I replaced an injector, the car was in limpmode for a minute when cold. Very, very annoying! When the key started acting up on my 320, I learned that a replacemnet key was over 250$! We cut the original key open and put a regular battery in it. One hour of fumbling and the key is working perfectly for over a year now!

  66. bobsg35


    Өдрийн өмнө

    Ughh, that key is the worst I have ever seen. What a trendy piece of crap. Same with the gauges. If they were all burned in a huge explosion, all at once, not 1 F would be given.

  67. Voss


    Өдрийн өмнө

    I bet it was rich. He was looking for a new engine for his mini cooper lol

  68. Law Office Of Lowell J. Kuvin, LLC

    Law Office Of Lowell J. Kuvin, LLC

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Never loan a car to someone. Look up the Dangerous Instrumentality Doctrine - if they get into an accident with the car, you will be held financially responsible.

  69. Daniel Milton

    Daniel Milton

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Let's see sam try his hand at repainting that bumper. He has that inflatable booth. Use it!

  70. MurderMostFowl


    Өдрийн өмнө

    That steering wheel lock was a solution looking for a problem. Why would they engineer something like that?

  71. Roo Tehconqueror

    Roo Tehconqueror

    Өдрийн өмнө

    scan it with a bmw specific code reader.

  72. Joe Gotillyoublow

    Joe Gotillyoublow

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Thanks to you we know how expensive European cars are to fix. How about some luxury Japanese cars? Lexus, Acura and Infiniy. I have had good luck with all of them buying them used and keeping them for 7-8 years. Be nice to know if you find the same.

  73. Osama Tanweer

    Osama Tanweer

    Өдрийн өмнө

    You don’t have to replace all that for bmw keys. I paid $200 for an e46, you just give them the vin and show proof of ownership and they’ll give you a cut programmed key

  74. Hardy 1

    Hardy 1

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Is that chicken going into the oven or ?

  75. OmoBeanz


    Өдрийн өмнө

    Skip to 2:59 for actual content. Then just keep skipping until the end and move on to another video,

  76. jmugoose30


    Өдрийн өмнө

    I had a manual 2005 corvette that had the same column lock problem. They recalled the C5 with the issue but not the C6.

  77. Sean Savinell

    Sean Savinell

    Өдрийн өмнө

    So wait, you and Rich are both doing Mini projects? Odd..

  78. A


    Өдрийн өмнө

    Bmw nazi rip off waist of money

  79. Jeff Bye

    Jeff Bye

    Өдрийн өмнө

    love the vegas knights shirt, have two of them myself

  80. opb235


    Өдрийн өмнө

    How does insurance work on these salvage title cars if you wreck it after the rebuild?



    Өдрийн өмнө

    Sam are you selling this mini I would love to buy it for my girlfriend

  82. Buzz


    Өдрийн өмнө

    I want to buy your Mini???

  83. marshalllucky


    Өдрийн өмнө

    if youre car it is broken then why no just buy there new automobiles? they are no verr expensives :-(

  84. Fms Watchdo

    Fms Watchdo

    Өдрийн өмнө

    The Ferrari rebuild took tooooo long, lost interest. Let's see cheaper but quicker builds, finish the damn cars!

  85. RC Hobbyist Extreme

    RC Hobbyist Extreme

    Өдрийн өмнө

    I like to see you half assed fixed exotic cars using crap repair methods and then swearing the repair is as good as factory. Go ahead Sam, let's see you waste money on cars you love to hack. You need to keep that reputation as Sam Hack going right?

  86. Edward Myers

    Edward Myers

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Thats quite the diag set up lol

  87. Pan Orama

    Pan Orama

    Өдрийн өмнө

    LOVE your channel, Sam! Our Mini story: We bought a brand new 2009 Mini Cooper a decade ago here in Winnipeg, Canada. 15 check engine lights in the first 18 months of ownership. Many were related to ignition coils, among numerous other issues. All were under warranty, but we would bring the car home after service and a day or two later the check engine light was on again. After bringing this to the attention of the dealership's GM, they offered us a black 2012 Baker Street Special Edition (new) with three years of warranty and and four years of free service for a few thousand plus the lemon 2009. Beautiful car, fun to drive, so we went for it. Four more years of check engine lights and other issues, including excessive oil consumption (I was told to check the oil weekly...haven't done that since owning a 1963 beater Valiant when I was in high school). Got hit with a big repair bill right after the warranty ended (the car was on the verge of catastrophic engine failure, according to the tech). Happily got rid of it and gave the full story to the next owner as we wanted him to know what he was getting into. Beautiful cars, perfect for my wife, fun to drive, but I would never touch one again, unless I was mechanically inclined as you are, Sam. Good on you to get one for 1K and be able to tinker with it. This video brought back some memories/nightmares for me!

  88. BioHazard Shrimp

    BioHazard Shrimp

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Russians know their shit around a vehicle.

  89. E.T. MotorSports

    E.T. MotorSports

    Өдрийн өмнө

    The vanos code can cause a false misfire

  90. Shelby T

    Shelby T

    Өдрийн өмнө

    DONT BUY RAYCON EARBUDS! They are built extremely cheapy, NO CRISP sound, ONLY BASS, they sound horrible they cost like 80 bucks, 50% MY ASS, they are cheap bad earbuds, just google it, there are reviews on MNmore showing how they basically suck ass. DONT BUY RAYCONS

  91. K.D. McCoy

    K.D. McCoy

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Just gotta get it outta soft-limp mode first🤔

  92. K.D. McCoy

    K.D. McCoy

    Өдрийн өмнө

    "I plan on beating this daily for the next few weeks" 😂🤣😂

  93. toby hames

    toby hames

    Өдрийн өмнө

    If my vote counts I prefer everyday cars I don't really care about Lamborghini or Ferraris.

  94. Colefinney 1234

    Colefinney 1234

    Өдрийн өмнө

    You should swap your golf car for the mini

  95. paul taylor

    paul taylor

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Lovely Jubbly Sam.

  96. daniel carter

    daniel carter

    Өдрийн өмнө

    I just wonder who dropped the ball, it's like you got another coopers keys while your keys ended up in another cooper, so you basically swapped keys because someone got the keys mixed

  97. Richard Brabbs

    Richard Brabbs

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Bmw minis are the car equivalent of a schizophrenic they should come with a free diagnostic reader from the factory

  98. Jason Emile

    Jason Emile

    Өдрийн өмнө

    My dashboard is currently not visible so I’m trying to figure out to fix it.

  99. Jason Emile

    Jason Emile

    Өдрийн өмнө

    I’m working on a 2005 Bentley GT. I like watching your channel because it gives me hope with my purchase-since I’m doing the bulk of the fix up work myself.

  100. Matt cavazos

    Matt cavazos

    Өдрийн өмнө

    I would pay you to fix my 1979 trans am