Here's Why I'm Sending My Cheap Alpina B7 to the Junkyard: MECHANICALLY TOTALED

16 Geg 2020
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    Hoovies GarageHoovies GaragePrieš 5 mėnesių
    • Why did they not put neoprene Valve seals in at the factory.

      James WaltonJames WaltonPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • could be the supercharger leaking oil

      NFSstarman 3NFSstarman 3Prieš 3 mėnesius
    • Those wallets are too damn expensive. The wallet I have now does need replacing, but it was less than $10 and I've had it for about 10 years. Even at $1/year, I'd spend less on traditional wallets before I died. No one that buys a Ridge wallet is going to use it until they die. They'll buy another one eventually. Why spend $75 to $100 when $10 will do? Spend the rest on car upgrades!

      David CecilDavid CecilPrieš 4 mėnesius

      NY NYNY NYPrieš 4 mėnesius
    • @Justin Walker Hahaha Christine condition, you're a funny guy. Quote : "I know where one of these Alpina’s are and it’s in completely Christine condition.!

      sixpoint3sixpoint3Prieš 5 mėnesių
  • BMW: Ultimate Broken Machine

    Maanav KhuranaMaanav KhuranaPrieš 5 dienų

    Nate JonesNate JonesPrieš 6 dienų
  • Your wallet is thin because of hoopties like this one

    CPS CPSCPS CPSPrieš 7 dienų
  • Just went thru this. Supercharger seals go bad and blow oil in the motor. Cyl number 1 sees all the oil and detonates and kills the hole.

    mathew marzettemathew marzettePrieš 8 dienų
  • Nonsense sells in the internet. The tuned car today sells for 150.000. You can`t compare that with a Lexus. Mercedes/BMW or Lexus/Honda/Infinity? Want the original or the copy? What do you expect from such a car that run 100.000 miles? How much do you lose when you buy this car new and sell it after some years? You will never drive such a car at a discount price. Also you never know how the car was treated. A repair of 11.000 for the turbo ist still a bargain.

    georgknoflergeorgknoflerPrieš 14 dienų
  • No mechanic but couldn't they bypass or disable the sc for testing purposes then test for smoke. I don't think the scoring was so bad, it would probably chew a quart of oil every 2 moths or so.. But that's like every bmw.. lol

    Digital On ScreenDigital On ScreenPrieš 15 dienų
  • Hoovie: Did you dump this POS yet? If not, a perfect solution for you: For less than the replacement supercharger cost, you can drop in an Aluminum block 6.0 or 6.2 Liter GM LS engine (go port not D.I. injection) and a GM 6L80E transmission. Simple, reliable 400+ horsepower on regular gas. Maybe a whole new chapter for Hoovies!

    Robert BlakelyRobert BlakelyPrieš 20 dienų
  • Replace with a chevy drivetrain for a quater of the price

    Eric RomboutsEric RomboutsPrieš 22 dienas
  • Buy a New BMW

    Michael AniszewskiMichael AniszewskiPrieš 23 dienas
  • You should be better served with an Audi. Bmw doesn't know how to get rid of oil leaks, poor sealings, chain snaps, cracked blocks, warped heads. Its crazy the amount of problems a bmw can get in a short time.

    Luís TeixeiraLuís TeixeiraPrieš 24 dienas
  • Have you ever thoguht of using a XADO product to solve that problem on bores or even Ceramizer. Either of those should do a good job of repairing that surface so it is super smooth.

    Air Legal & PromotionAir Legal & PromotionPrieš 24 dienas
  • I have a 2008 BMW 750li that I still daily drive and it’s in absolute perfect shape surprisingly no problems with anything no lights or codes.

    dylan williamsdylan williamsPrieš 25 dienų
  • Endless money pit, ~Scotty Kilmer~

    Fat BastardoFat BastardoPrieš 26 dienų
  • Noooo part it out!

    Super ShifterSuper ShifterPrieš 27 dienų
  • No smoke...maybe fully synth oil.....and heh, from Oil Company, ppppllleeeassseee warm it up before reving to red

    John JohnsJohn JohnsPrieš 28 dienų
  • Hey hoovie... Don't junk that car. Sell it to me so I can Tesla engine swap it

    David WDavid WPrieš mėn
  • "I failed. I cannot charge you for that".... because one million people will watch this. Johnny doesn't want his reputation ruinned by this. My question is if the cylinder walls are all scored. Why didn't he see that?

    Derek ChungDerek ChungPrieš mėn
  • Dude, how could you just junk both 7 series like that after dumping all that money into it, what a waste , you should be ashamed Hoover !!!

    TheAmazingMrMcFlyyTheAmazingMrMcFlyyPrieš mėn
  • Ls swap that hooptie

    RichardRichardPrieš mėn
  • The car ninja is one honest lad! Rare find!💪👊

    BlockpartyvintageBlockpartyvintagePrieš mėn
  • Why the hell does a car company that prides their entire brand on quality and refinement...produce such a complicated and over engineered piece of junk??? I understand that they are probably (underhandedly) trying to get rich folks to just buy the next new model...therefore increasing their profit in sales....but, seriously? If rich people start to think like normal people one day...or even if enough normal people speak up...BMW is going to completely lose all credibility and eventually they will lose their entire company. No skin off my nose....just a thought.

    Aarstyn Vlogs' DadAarstyn Vlogs' DadPrieš mėn
  • Hi hoovie , love the channel man :) , I’ve been thinking about you junking the alpine and I totally get it good call but I started to wonder if anyone has done a engine swap from a American maker like a ls7 crate motor or something similar . Ppl used to do it a long time ago when the jag v12 motors blew up . I’d imagine it’s way harder now with all the systems you’d have to tie together . Have a great day and keep up your great work thanks buddy !

    MrErnstxxxMrErnstxxxPrieš mėn
  • R.i.p

    Felipe RainerFelipe RainerPrieš mėn
  • If its junk and too expensive to fix drive it like u stole it till it breaks completly then junk yard it

    Dannie FowlerDannie FowlerPrieš mėn
  • Why you just don't sleeve that 1 cylinder that engine still good

  • Why do you waste your money on junk?

    Boris BadenovBoris BadenovPrieš mėn
  • I hope he paid the mechanic for his work, he didn’t really confirm either way.

    John GallagherJohn GallagherPrieš mėn
  • In all honesty I love the way a BMW drives. Especially the 90's ones. But dude.. seriously they should be ashamed of themselves for producing such junk!!! For the $ they charge.. planned obsolescence should not be in their business model so predominantly!! Bimmer ppl will always want the next NEW model. It's disgusting and shameful. Just my $0.02 🤷‍♂️

    Bigdaddyd82 VapesBigdaddyd82 VapesPrieš mėn
  • Just swap the engine and trans to something reliable

    Chris WernerChris WernerPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • If only one cylinder is scored like that then something got in it to do that. That is not related to the quality of the engine itself. You could see that the supercharger is bad with all that oil in that tube Jonny took out. Probably where most of the smoke is coming from. How hard would it be to rebuild it? You can always source an i6 to drop in it. You don't need a 500 horse power 8!

    Werner DanlerWerner DanlerPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Could you use the high pressure fuel pumps from Alpine on the other?

    Greg LinarelliGreg LinarelliPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • B roken M motor W orks

    Michael HeffernanMichael HeffernanPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • I did not hear how many miles he has on this bmw and other ones he purchased. Could he just get another motor like a 740Il as the last resort and install one?

    Bill DiazBill DiazPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • does a scored bore account for inlet tracts full of oil ? You sure this ninja isn't wearing his headband too tight when he gets dressed up ...?

    gcmc2 gcmc2gcmc2 gcmc2Prieš 2 mėnesius
  • Then LS swap it you dummy...

    Rickard BergendahlRickard BergendahlPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • I was going to buy a second hand 7 series but decided not too.. thankfully haha I realised if I can’t afford a new bmw I definitely can’t afford an old one

    shannon hillshannon hillPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • An ls2 would be nice in that engine bay... Just saying...

    techbest zonetechbest zonePrieš 2 mėnesius
  • My question is why didnt you replace the engine straight away I am pretty sure that you can find a decent engine on eBay cheaper than the repair on that one...

    techbest zonetechbest zonePrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Car Ninja: “I failed. No charge.”

    Charles ChoiCharles ChoiPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • No leaking valve seals on our Mercedes’s just saying.

    Tony ChavezTony ChavezPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Atleast he is still going to pay him🇺🇲🙏✝️

    lawzsocomlawzsocomPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Why am I hearing Jeff Goldblum in a higher voice...

    Frank MoralesFrank MoralesPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Modular or LS swap

    MrDreamcastxMrDreamcastxPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • I really think your "car ninja" should have known that one bad hole needed to be sleeved. I understand the economic realities of having to dig deeper but he had that engine out and tore down to some extent. True it's more money but Don't you think you would have liked it a lot better sleeved in the one bore and new rings in all the cylinders? Of course then there is the supercharger issue. Unless that was a symptom of the bad hole or that and valve guides/seals. I wonder if a newly rebuilt engine would have helped it fetch more money if a real Alpina fan would have been seduced into paying more. Got to be some appeal to a long list of engine work/upgrades. Or do ya just put in the same faulty chain guides so the same issue comes up again in a few more years?

    Gregory TimmonsGregory TimmonsPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • I would of fixed it. it would of been a project only problem is people don't want old BMW anymore

    Bill SullyBill SullyPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • I'd pull that supercharger and rebuild it slowly, it can be done. I wouldn't give that scored cylinder a second of thought, I've seen much worse from an engine that by all accounts and tests ran perfectly.

    Larry SliwaLarry SliwaPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Hey Hoovies Garage you have so many cool cars that I dream of having them, I really liked your BMW ALPINA B7 that I dream of having 1 in my life LoL.... whit that being said my B-Day is coming up and I really want a car for my B-Day because I could not afford to own a car so you think you could make my dream come true? LOL I know I’m stupid for telling you this

    Edo DemEdo DemPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Wanna do something with my 14 chevy cruise? Engine lights been on for a yr, mechanics dick me around and pretend to fix it.

    ThisChickThisChickPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Never buy any BMW excpt 3series BMW break a lot

    Iwai HalimiIwai HalimiPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • i’d buy this car just to keep it in my garage , is my dream car ❤️😭

    BaZoOkA LMRBaZoOkA LMRPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Is it possible to replace the current engine with a E46 engine

    Jermaine McdonaldJermaine McdonaldPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • no rip

    Teagan Ostrow44Teagan Ostrow44Prieš 2 mėnesius
  • Instead of putting a single dollar in the stock drivetrain...I'd just swap a complete GM performance LSA crate engine and trans into that car and make the true Ultimate Driving machine...that is fast, easy to maintain and reliable.

    hendo337hendo337Prieš 2 mėnesius
  • Have is sleeved and get the supercharger rebuild.. It's that simple

    Tom SugdenTom SugdenPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Should have just rebuilt the supercharger and sold the car? Someone would have loved it and the cylinder scoring would have lasted for ages without really affecting the car to much? That way the Alpina would live on and be someones pride and joy of such a special car!

    Andy W30SEYAndy W30SEYPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • If it needs another motor the easy solution is to buy a low mileage wreck from a damaged car auction which will cost less than $2k! Extract the engine and sell the transmission, wheels and other good bits etc to get most of your money back. I've done it many times.

    Jake de KleuverJake de KleuverPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • The first thing to do was to chech the cylinders with the boroscope before doing a week long job. Waste of time and miney.

    Polo LedodoPolo LedodoPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Zielig sukkeltje hahahahaja

    Boyca 1600ccBoyca 1600ccPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • SCOTTY KILMER HAS ENTER THE CHAT: BMW are all money pits get a Toyota instead

    Eric LozEric LozPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • f

    TheGoldenWolfTheGoldenWolfPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • I wouldn't call it "enjoyment" more like "morbid curiosity"

    RickAPRickAPPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • You took the engine down so far you should have rebored at the time!

    S TS TPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Great video. Though Ridge wallet is overpriced junk

    Priyanku BaruahPriyanku BaruahPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Fix it and don't drive it, it's a collector car.

    The Chronicles of Daniel DoeThe Chronicles of Daniel DoePrieš 3 mėnesius
  • I'm sorry but this should be illegal. Why cant the better business bureau do something about this issue? German engineering is heralded worldwide so they build these flaws intentionally to soak customers out of control. Many car companies should not be allowed to get away with this,at the very least they should be forced to extend warrantys so when these failures keep occurring they're on the hook to repair it,only then will this planned obsolescence can be phased out. It's ridiculous to demand prices sky high for new when 10 years later 90% of your investment is up in smoke. Insanity

    Justin MayberryJustin MayberryPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Johnny guy,looks like he is Albanian :) is he?

    Emiljano CakalliEmiljano CakalliPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • BMW like all manufactures make their money on spares where the margin can be 1000% as opposed to the car where the margin can be 30% or much less.

    james Jamesjames JamesPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • No leak down test ?

    herb wardherb wardPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Dude, for decades BMW stood for Burn Money Weekly. How is it that you subject yourself to such abuse ?

    herb wardherb wardPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Dude most people drive these cars smoking like that for 100k miles who cares .

    Mehdi DamircheliMehdi DamircheliPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Just get a e90 or F80 F90 worth your buck.

    MR M3MR M3Prieš 3 mėnesius
  • Sell me the rims

    MR M3MR M3Prieš 3 mėnesius
  • 5.0 Coyota? LS7? It'd actually work then

    Josh MossJosh MossPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • It can be fixed, but you have to grab a bunch of money and spend it all. The ninja is a bad ass mechanic also. Props to him.

    ajhatti2011ajhatti2011Prieš 3 mėnesius
  • If Lexus produced their LS, GS, or RC to fail like BMW 7 series upper management or staff directly responsible for it would do the honorable seppuku. But BMW would just build more craps and sell it to the guilible buyers🤷🏽‍♂️

    T M PHT M PHPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • I was going to get one of these until I found out you can't find parts for the supercharger...I was reading about a guy who has one of these and he had to have bearing custom made for the supercharger....bump that

    mafiadollermafiadollerPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Lexus 4 life

    Raoul DukeRaoul DukePrieš 3 mėnesius
  • 9:34 big ass fan on the ceiling? (Mirror image in that glossy paint on hood) I love those fans! 👍😎

    mrbob581mrbob581Prieš 3 mėnesius
  • E90 or E92 M3?

    steve csteve cPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • What a gorgeous car...too bad the engine is a POS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The KingThe KingPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Ive would’ve done lsx or coyote swap call it day and still keep it , you got pockets

    expose305expose305Prieš 3 mėnesius
  • If you look at the forearms of both of those guys, you know which one has been a mechanic all his life. And which one doesn’t do any physical labor.

    Pat JagoPat JagoPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • it's an old car and smokes a little. big whoop.

    Nick PelusoNick PelusoPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • ridge wallets are a jip. they don't hold cash and you have to screw it together. it's a cheap novelty item

    Nick PelusoNick PelusoPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • ALPINA MEANING Always Lots of Pain In Nuts and Ass

    elmecanicosangronelmecanicosangronPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Scotty Kilmer Liked this video

    FCValleFCVallePrieš 3 mėnesius
  • It was obvious when you took it apart the first time that the Supercharger was bad. Anytime you take the head off it's relatively easy to turn the crank and look at the cylinder walls. This is a basic of auto mechanics especially when you're trying to diagnose oil in the exhaust. You would have known then that it was not worth repairing. I agree with another comment which said "that's what makes the difference between a mechanic and parts changer." Johnny was right when he said that he failed. He should have known better.

    Carlos Alvarado-CarrilloCarlos Alvarado-CarrilloPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • I would've been glad to take that Beautiful Alpina Bimmer off you and Fixed it, instead of Sending it to the Junkyard. I've done Work like this before. It breaks My Heart to see cars like this end up in Junkyard just because of "Bad Engine" when transmission and everything else is good.. SmH

    Phigo4kinsPhigo4kinsPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • German engineering. The Ultimate Money Pit.

    Obsideon 13Obsideon 13Prieš 3 mėnesius
  • Don't send it to the boneyard, Tyler! Enter it instead into the Day of Destruction Enduro at Langley Speedway with in-car video.

    davidkosadavidkosaPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • In OZ this would be fixed. Maybe buy a new BMW next time!

    The InspectorThe InspectorPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Wait since when has Hoovie been seeing Johnny and not the Wizard? Ive missed a few videos

    Samuel DobrowSamuel DobrowPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • I own a bmw7series from 1997 replaced timing chains been reliable since😎👍

    Danny RobertsDanny RobertsPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • To me time to get a new garage that does not rip you off. Just my opinion. Coolest car what happened to the Aston Martin you had?

    Thomas SmithThomas SmithPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Bmws are junk period! Mercedes are way better!

    kashio modashiokashio modashioPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • LS swap it

    Steve BrownSteve BrownPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • See BMW is an exclusive brand that works on exclusivity and alpina is the maximum of that. In order to own a classic BMW you need to know how to build a car or have lots of money. This is what allows the rich to have an exclusive car and the enthusiast to have unique BMW. Everyone else should not own bmws. But you will because that allows enthusiasts to get bmws for cheap :) just not hoovey cheap.

    rowen898rowen898Prieš 3 mėnesius
  • Get aftermarket parts

    Alsharif Games 99Alsharif Games 99Prieš 3 mėnesius
  • I would drive it 5,000 miles let the Rings reseat we had a car at the dealer that did the same thing sometimes rings have to break in

    Paul SthormesPaul SthormesPrieš 3 mėnesius