Here's Why BMW V8 Engines Are JUNK! Cheapest Alpina B7 Teardown

30 Kov 2020
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  • ethoslab

    Aleyna KucukoglanAleyna KucukoglanPrieš 19 val
  • German quality 👎

    HALON747HALON747Prieš dieną
  • Where can I find / buy that transmission jack/cart????

    Andre WalkonyAndre WalkonyPrieš 10 dienų
  • Don't know why people say BMWs break a lot. I had a E36 316i , E46 318i and E90 320D. None of which common in the USA but all were rock solid reliable.

    Richard MRichard MPrieš 10 dienų
  • One more reason to keep my 1970 Torino 302, and 1966 Mustang 289. So easy to fix. Basic socket set can handle 90% of the work. I grew up with these old cars. They make fuel injection kits for them now. Tires are cheap. So is everything else.

    JF RJF RPrieš 17 dienų
  • Why doesn't BMW fix whats wrong????

    Pete PrizziPete PrizziPrieš 19 dienų
  • buy a mercedes v8 dude they are way beter, but im european why buy a bmw man youre american muscle cars are great

    billy bierbuikbilly bierbuikPrieš 21 dieną
  • Am a BMW owner for many models since the 80's till now.. you are trully WRONG.. BMW engines are the greatest and they lives for tens of years and exceed thw 400k miles. I assume your abusing your car and the engine

    FlotationXx DjezFlotationXx DjezPrieš 25 dienų
  • This is a company that used to make aircraft engines???

    orestes720orestes720Prieš mėn
  • You need new supercharger or rebuild it...too much oil in air pipes...

    Goran MiskovicGoran MiskovicPrieš mėn
  • Ls swap it duh

    RichardRichardPrieš mėn
  • Dang Jonny is good. It's sad that is the truth for this car manufacturer.

    David BDavid BPrieš mėn
  • Well I don't see an issue with that BMW, it's in its natural habitat

    killer0178killer0178Prieš mėn
  • Ls swap every v8 bmw might be a good idea...

    reece burkhalterreece burkhalterPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • That mechanic in one bad MF'er

    DET48210 michiganDET48210 michiganPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Money pit

    Pablo R HodgsonPablo R HodgsonPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Had this car ever an oil change

    Leander H.Leander H.Prieš 2 mėnesius
  • ALL CARS are not good cars to me. Especially late model cars. Nothing like old school cars.

    Osiris The KingstaOsiris The KingstaPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • You guys did this the hard way!!! It could’ve been done much easier without tearing down the motor! All you need to do was buy the kit from All German Auto. I had shop that was repairing mine, purchase kit. They charged me 2500 to do it.

    msaga408msaga408Prieš 2 mėnesius
  • Becuse that car Was sowe damm cheap i would rip the BMW engine and mabe the trans out and swap for something more fun like an LS,hellcat engine,or even a cummins

    Kim BlåsteinKim BlåsteinPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Since when did BMW make cars that aren't numbers?

    Space WaveSpace WavePrieš 2 mėnesius
  • This is why you stick with American V8's.

    srvanddt1srvanddt1Prieš 2 mėnesius
    • Hard pass.

      Arthur DaniyelyanArthur DaniyelyanPrieš mėn
  • Looks like my N62 with a giant turbo in the way.

    Larry SliwaLarry SliwaPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • In europe it`s other type of bolshevism, so each industry can function.

    Dany ChrisDany ChrisPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • I think that mechanic guy is romanian, the smartest nation on earth, they do everything, they are good at everything, in Romania one man can fix everything, i mean they do all things by themselves,not 10 specialists or other shit.

    Dany ChrisDany ChrisPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • 3:46 ninja smoking on the job my boi lmao

    Rook1e ANGELRook1e ANGELPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • V8 petrol engines yes but if you look at youtube e65 740d you wont find one video of it breaking down or somebody that had to do engine work

    Milorad NovakovičMilorad NovakovičPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • I need a shop full of techs like the one guy . He’s trained to go . I could get some money with a few guys like him

    OG 6OG 6Prieš 2 mėnesius
  • As bad as I want a 750-760 LI . I would be a fool to buy a used 7 series

    OG 6OG 6Prieš 2 mėnesius
  • The V8 is a bad design to start with... The Germans just made it a very complicated bad design.

    Cooper WilliamsCooper WilliamsPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Now how the hell do mechanics know how to put everything back together? So many little hoses and wires.

    Potato PotatoPotato PotatoPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • How much would it cost for that repair?

    Nell NellNell NellPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • This is why scotty kilmer hates these things. Imagine scotty doing this video.

    Nell NellNell NellPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Should've bought a lexus

    Nell NellNell NellPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • That bmw mechanic is a happy man. 💵 💵

    Nell NellNell NellPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Bmw made by mechanics for mechanics

    Psilo CapPsilo CapPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Wow im never buying a used bmw

    crsp76691crsp76691Prieš 3 mėnesius
  • 6:23 WOAH! That engine was falling apart in its ownership.

    I Like Watching AnimeI Like Watching AnimePrieš 3 mėnesius
  • My 1994 540i doesn't smoke or burn oil. 260000 miles

    Richard BrennerRichard BrennerPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • What a pity you didn't let the mechanic talk us through it instead of your flippant comments !

    Steve MarshallSteve MarshallPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Dude, you need to be careful making sweeping statements about BMW engines. Seems like you're constantly buying cars that have had proper maintenance deferred - so what do you expect? The S65 in my 08 M3 has over 60K on it without a hitch. Try changing the oil every 5,000 miles, do an oil analysis every now and then and you should be good to go.

    Robert LaBarcaRobert LaBarcaPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • You can’t say BMW V8 is junk just because of valve stem seals!! My 545i has got 190000 km with the oreganal seals and no smoke!! Depends how you look after the car! Regular oil change and correct type of oil

    Nick LubbeNick LubbePrieš 3 mėnesius
  • BMW 's lovely when they work, money pits when they don't. Plus nearly impossible to repair.

    james Jamesjames JamesPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Well that's some that famous German precision engineering for ya.

    BlueberryBlueberryPrieš 3 mėnesius

    will dawsonwill dawsonPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Hoovie you are such a dummie. You have a million followers and buy cars every single day. What a poor businessman. Dumbest car channel or utter genius?

    ajhatti2011ajhatti2011Prieš 3 mėnesius
  • Too much technology here! :(

    C DeprimaC DeprimaPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • All engines have valve seal issues! :(

    C DeprimaC DeprimaPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Johnny: “Yeah”.....

    Tom The PlummerTom The PlummerPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • almost every car in the world has valve stem seals but bmw cannot make one that doesn't regularly fail maybe they should phone Toyota or Mazda and find out how to make them

    David PenlingtonDavid PenlingtonPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • CarNinja

    truman showtruman showPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Friend of mine had one of these. Got a settlement from a class action lawsuit. Still cost him $20k.

    TheBeingRealTheBeingRealPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • This guy reminds me a bit of Jeff Goldblum.

    André Deketele 'AstuteComplexTheory'André Deketele 'AstuteComplexTheory'Prieš 3 mėnesius
  • Watching him lower the engine reminds me of when they show the glamorous movie star without her make-up. Now you see what she really looks like. Ugh!

    Padwan MogmePadwan MogmePrieš 3 mėnesius
  • if you want honest car buying advice always ask a mechanic

    aneesh89aneesh89Prieš 3 mėnesius
  • This guy is so annoying. I do these engines and yes there ridiculous that bmw and alpina would do this but the m62 and s62 in my e38 e39 are good engines except the chain problem because of the climate here and lack of maintenance

    alex silveralex silverPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Me thinks this mechanic be knowing his shit.

    davidkosadavidkosaPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Why do the heads have to come off to change the valve seals? Why do you have to drop the motor to take the heads off? I have seen many kits that's can replace the valve seals with head on and motor in place.

    dsmproject90dsmproject90Prieš 3 mėnesius
  • Can't comment on a B7, a car that has (I assume) been modified by Alpina, but I have had extensive experience with pre vanos 4.4 litre V8's and have found them to be extremely reliable. I currently drive (amongst other cars) an E39 540i and have owned it since new (1997). In just over 23 years the engine has had a couple of minor oil leaks which were easily fixed, a new water pump and time chain replacement. I wouldn't call the last item a fault as it is a normal part of the engine maintenance to have these replaced at some point. By the way, it is also NOT an oil guzzler. Having watched a number of your videos, which I do enjoy, I can only come to the conclusion that you are just buying cheap crap that has been poorly maintained and thrashed to near death.

    The InspectorThe InspectorPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • He needs logopedic help

    Jan GazonJan GazonPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Like NASA's O-ring saga.

    Dynamic SolutionDynamic SolutionPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • you know you can fix the valve seals with special tool at $800 right?

    Xiaotong LiXiaotong LiPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • I toured the BMW Zetrum in Greer South Carolina.It was on a Saturday so they weren't doing the plant tour but they had a virtual tour from the cars perspective. If you are a BMW or a car fanatic it's worth the time.

    Ken DavisKen DavisPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • LMFAO all GM 3.6 L engines all the way to 2007 have this problem, it got even worse with the Direction injection versions lol. North Americans switch out their vehicles more often than Europeans, that is why you don't see too many of these issues in the manual versions of the European BMW's as the way they drive there BMW would be bankrupt.

    Danfuerth GillisDanfuerth GillisPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • OK, firstly how many kilometres/ miles has the car done. It could have done 300k we wouldn't know. You complain about an Alpina B7 !! that only cost you what $3.5k and then costs you a partial engine build- Really !. For such an awesome car you complain- it was cheap for a reason, be it high mileage or poor condition. Also its a B7 which means the addition of a Turbocharger, If the car has relatively average mileage then i would think it is Alpina's fault not BMW as they should have upgraded the valve seals for the added pressure in the combustion chambers. If it is a high mileage car then what do you expect. I haven't heard of too many issues with their six or eight cylinder engines (I have with their 4 cylinder engines though). The only problems i have heard are with their M car V8s and V10s with bearings (and that's if you treat them harshly and don't keep up their maintenance schedule). Also not sure why i would listen to someone calling BMW V8s as junk when you obviously know very little about engines. The mechanic knows his stuff and he's probably just going along with whatever you say. Yes, i have two high end BMWs and never had any problems with them with their drivetrains.

    John BJohn BPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • All BMWs are junk mechanically... styling is the only reason they sell!

    Patrick MorrisPatrick MorrisPrieš 3 mėnesius
    • They're fun to drive.

      Potato PotatoPotato PotatoPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • How much was this repair??

    Gary WinfieldGary WinfieldPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • I actually expected the robot table to cost way more

    Seb GSeb GPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • I like how the car ninja was stealthily standing behind the lifts. Ready to watch the b7 perform seppuku

    Seb GSeb GPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • God that music lol please stop it!!

    richard faraonerichard faraonePrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Those V8 engines are junk... I was thinking about my old bmw x5 v8 and I was missing it but after I remember all the stuff I fixed... It's not worth it... I did all diy but no... Never again... That's a V8 with a turbo.. wow

    Cam23Cam23Prieš 3 mėnesius
  • There's nothing like that German Engineering.® Thank God.

    Tom SparksTom SparksPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Give that man a sandvich

    CommanderTacoCommanderTacoPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • This is the kind of mechanic we should all have extremely knowledgeable and honest.

    princewishprincewishPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • car ninja seems like an awesome guy, really insightful and knows his stuff

    Lydor ColsonLydor ColsonPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Gawd damn you gotta lift the car to drop the engine....never seen that before. Ima steer clear of beamers now hahahaha

    Roger TrapzRoger TrapzPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Supercharger seals...

    Alistair BAlistair BPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Excellent work

    Barry CoxBarry CoxPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • The complexity of these high power BMW V8s is why the EV will utterly replace them. This decade will be the last generation of big, complex IC cars; except for entertainment.

    plunder1956plunder1956Prieš 3 mėnesius
  • I know a BMC certified and trained mechanic who worked over 20 years for the company and after 2006 the vehicles are simply not made to last hundreds of thousands of miles. The company purposely doesn't make them with the quality to aim for longevity as older motors

    Bill CoreBill CorePrieš 3 mėnesius
  • That’s rough why can’t bmw fix this issue. Their cars r so gorgeous

    gdbiw86gdbiw86Prieš 3 mėnesius
  • Hey Hoovie, that's a mighty big Alpina your BMW is sporting there.

    Dan The Bullet DodgerDan The Bullet DodgerPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Is this the same car John Ross drove to be salvaged?

    Jeremy MullinsJeremy MullinsPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • My 1972 2000 touring had the same issue :-)

    Øyvind DigranesØyvind DigranesPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Look at the car-Ninjas garage guys: Its cleaner than a Swiss hospital. Wow.

    soulslaveonesoulslaveonePrieš 4 mėnesius
    • His shop is absolutely gorgeous.

      HunterDevastatorHunterDevastatorPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Diy people Take Note; Use a large Additional Oil Cooler out front/down low. Way too hot under that hood as is, never mind the supercharger! Kills all the seals Fast.. Clever 100k failure engineering.

    Paul Last NamePaul Last NamePrieš 4 mėnesius
  • It's funny how most people say that N62 is junk. NoT true. Its a good engine. I Its on a heavy platform so if it needs valve seals after 150k shut up and do it. Or pay for it other wise get a honda or a toyota but t You won't because they don't drive the same. U want a reliable bmw put an lschevy in it. Period. For this youtube clouds that don't know anything about how mechanical things work if its not cheap then its junk. If u want the best pf both worlds then build it other wise dont degrade the brand since you were not part of target customer. I work for porsche and brakes on some of those models are around 20k-30k some times more. You don't hear those customers complaining they just pay for it.

    Jimmy NinjaJimmy NinjaPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • You could be sued for slander and liable to answer.. Honda service is a shit-show as well.

    Markus PatientsMarkus PatientsPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • i'm not not sure, but BMW probably engineered the engine to fail like that so they could make more money through repairs

    TTTTPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Looking at the amazing, beautiful complexity of that ICE clearly shows why EV is the future.

    Box of RocksBox of RocksPrieš 4 mėnesius
    • Nah this is just a crappy BMW. I bet BMWs EVs will be just as unreliable just with different problems (Bad batteries, broken EV motors, ECT)

      Adam SmithAdam SmithPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Anyone who can afford a $100K car doesn't worry about leaking valve seals and having the engine taken apart...they just go out, buy another one, and keep on rolling...🤑🤑🤑

    Purcell ParkerPurcell ParkerPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • The problem is, most Americans have no clue how to deal with a car like that. It has to be serviced on a regular basis, including an oil change. Not the cheapo Walmart stuff that doubles as frying oil, the good synthetic stuff. Oh yeah, there‘s a hefty price tag attached to that, so many US owners just skip that or bring the car over to Sloppy Joe‘s Garage and Hair Care Center to save money. Also, a turbocharged European car needs the motor to be warm before you hit it hard. And, when you‘re done, let it idle for 30-60 minutes to allow the oil to cool down rather than turning it off immediately. On an Alpina, many parts are bespoke rather than mass produced. That stuff is expensive, so you better know beforehand what you‘re getting into. Oh, and while sealant may work on a low compression GM engine, it will damage a car like this - hope the fat guy who does your car (and hair) over at Sloppy Joe‘s knows that. Hope he also knows that all the measurements are metric, else he (and the owner) will be in for a nasty surprise...

    Tom SommerTom SommerPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • looks like your smoke was also caused by bad seals in the compressor housing

    William KiĺlWilliam KiĺlPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Why when he pulled the head of did the coolant look like Windex?

    jpatt1000jpatt1000Prieš 4 mėnesius
  • 3:41 The Ninja likes to party

    Matt HMatt HPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Dude, you make me laugh. :+)

    Leroy BrownLeroy BrownPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Classic BMW engine, oil leaks everywhere.

    Christopher ShuttsChristopher ShuttsPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Open heart surgery for cars

    Michael LamMichael LamPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Bro any bmw is pretty much junk. I’ve owned three 335i all my n54 engines had to go through some type of rebuild. Even my e92 coupe n52 that’s suppose to be reliable all service done on time that shit just broke by just sitting there. Fuel in my oil, misfiring on bank 2 cylinders

    gamerboygamerboyPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Top secret over here, change your oil every 3k and the valve seals won't fail

    Danijel TomicDanijel TomicPrieš 4 mėnesius