Back in Service After 10 Years - Garden Find V12 BMW E31 850i Revival - Project Marseille: Part 3

19.04.2021 г.
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In the previous episode, stripped spark plug threads stopped us from attempting to start this car. In this one, we address that issue and go for its first start after 10 years of hibernation. We also have special guests making an appearance. Be sure to watch until the end and see if this big V12 lump will still work properly.
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  • Since I'm getting 5 million emails and comments about it, there is nothing electrical sparking near the right headlight. Just a small piece of plastic dangling and reflecting light, I confirmed it today. :) thanks for your concern!

    M539 RestorationsM539 Restorationsпреди 26 дни
    • Please explain the other 2products that you put in after the oil. I couldn’t hear the names. Thank you

      colin ashbycolin ashbyпреди 13 дни
    • lol are ppl watching the video in 144p? You can clearly see its no sparks lol

      Julz LavzJulz Lavzпреди 19 дни
    • I See too looks like a electrical sparking i dont think is a piece of plastic but if you say you are the best so i confirm kkkk

      AugustoAugustoпреди 20 дни
    • Lol noticed it too.

      Gplus sucks bigGplus sucks bigпреди 20 дни
    • @KlsDrift my comment?

      mudachuka12345mudachuka12345преди 22 дни
  • BMWs suks

    Matevz SoberMatevz Soberпреди ден
    • You are on the wrong channel.

      M539 RestorationsM539 Restorationsпреди ден
  • Its so nice to see a true mechanic at work. Doing it the right way, no shortcuts or adding stupid aftermarket Ebay stuff to the car. At episode one, can't take to first look at the car before oem wheels are mounted. See, that's commitment.

    Svend OlsenSvend Olsenпреди 2 дни
  • Hans, I hope one day you get a tv skerries, eveytime I watch you have me on stitches laughing, your my favourite mechanic on BGworld, keep up the great work my friend.

    Pablo the DublinjackelPablo the Dublinjackelпреди 7 дни
  • I need a Hans in my toolbox, great mechanic, next you need to to make up a batman type floodlight to send out to your subscribers incase we have trouble trying to fix somthing, if only, man love watching your videos, really informative and very helpful, thanks 😊👍

    Pablo the DublinjackelPablo the Dublinjackelпреди 7 дни
  • Have used V-coil before. Good stuff! 👍👍

    Dennis MorrittDennis Morrittпреди 8 дни
  • 37.25 and 38.06 right headlight back and near the air filter box, some connectors inside sparks or ı m wrong. especially lift off the gas pedal times

    Mehmet Ömer AcarMehmet Ömer Acarпреди 8 дни
  • C'est une très belle chérie, très bon travail !

    ThéoThéoпреди 9 дни
  • hello, thanks a lot for your video. But i saw an electric flash on the plug behind the pasenger light near liquid for glasses at 25:37. Sorry for my english. :)

    Alain FAlain Fпреди 9 дни
  • Drill holes with increasing diameter to accompany the extractor diameter deeper in the bolt. Never use much force, if a bolt is locked and buried in aluminum, just weld on a nut instead..

    beernutsonlinebeernutsonlineпреди 9 дни
  • Easy out, "extractor," we saw that coming. Old story. I don't have a good solution. Perhaps, a larger drill and retap.

    porschenutcaseporschenutcaseпреди 11 дни
  • You are a brilliant non-mechanic who is actually as good if not better than a mechanic (and a funny man also). Keep entertaining us!

    Michael DebrouMichael Debrouпреди 12 дни
  • Huge fan all the way from South Africa.

    Norries09Norries09преди 12 дни
  • That happened what I expected when I saw that broken bolt "getout" tool :). Buy a MIG-MAG welder, that's the safest, the fastest, overall the best method to get them out.

    GyikhuszarGyikhuszarпреди 12 дни
  • Don't breath, dropped it 😩 Story of my life!

    Naz ManNaz Manпреди 13 дни
  • You should have used heat in the aluminum block before extracting the bolt, and by extractors made in USA or Germany they use higher grade steel.

    Gilberto TorresGilberto Torresпреди 13 дни
  • Great vid as always Sreten! Coupla ideas....... reverse thread drill bits for the broken bolt. And a drill bit extension to keep the subframe out of your way.

    KurrayKurrayпреди 14 дни
  • Just so you know - tee spring doesn’t seem to work on mobile. I’ve tried twice to order merch, and the checkout button doesn’t click.

    Alex PAlex Pпреди 14 дни
    • Haven’t tried tbh since I watch on my phone. Keep forgetting. But I bet a lot of people are like me and you’re missing out on merch rev. I’d take it up with them.

      Alex PAlex Pпреди 14 дни
    • And on the PC it works?

      M539 RestorationsM539 Restorationsпреди 14 дни
  • Anyone else squinting until the torque wrench clicked 🤞

    Peter SchaldemosePeter Schaldemoseпреди 15 дни
  • This is a great super fantastic channel you have going here. Thank you for ruining my life and getting me interested in BMW's. That being said I would like to know your thoughts on the 318i convertible, circa 1994. I want a project car and found this one in North Carolina and think is has great bones its just the miles are extremely high at 225000. Looks well maintained. Are the miles a concern with the M42? Anyways you have a great superfantasmal show and please keep it coming. Thank you German dude.

    Mike RiegerMike Riegerпреди 15 дни
  • Great work and great videos. You're living the life I always wanted. I have the same cars you have, I restored them with my own hands, I even use same gloves, same flashlight and same fluids and I always wanted to live in Germany. Let me know if you need help in Germany, I'm certified Master technician and I also have Engineering degree here in USA.

    Alex LandarAlex Landarпреди 15 дни
  • Those bolt extractors always break. Every time even if you bought a "quality "tools. 🙁 Never works and only use them as the last resort when desperate. I think only Hanz is qualified to use them. 😅

    PickamovePickamoveпреди 15 дни
  • Your creativity for drama is getting more dramatic😂...but awesome approach to how you tackle the issues head on one issue at a time...thank you so much for sharing this videos..I really enjoy each one of them and appreciate the time and effort you put into them👏🏽👏🏽👌🏽

    Victor KuriaVictor Kuriaпреди 16 дни
  • Hilarious how you refer to the previous mechanic as the "Previous Bastard"😂😂😂😂

    Siyavuya BadiSiyavuya Badiпреди 16 дни
  • 37:25 there is some foam like thing coming from that thingy on top of your right headlight,I sent you a pic on ig.

    Potato CameraPotato Cameraпреди 16 дни
  • Just for you knowledge. Plug threads repair kit called, in french : "Kit de tarodage" :)

    ChristopherChristopherпреди 17 дни
  • what if you took fuel injector out and blow compressed air in there with spark plug out too. Maybe then blow shavings out. (on other hand may blow sticky grease coated shavings in the valve seat area). Perhaps could be done with valves closed and with vacuum attached to spark plug hole.

    david westondavid westonпреди 17 дни
  • Regarding the Idle speed dropping off and being a bit strange If memory serves me correctly you had to drive these in a certain way at a specific speed to allow the computers to reset the throttle bodies. Might be as simple as that but I know you love to clean things so a throttle body clean will not hurt. Really enjoying this 850 revival, bringing back a lot of memories.

    slacko 1971slacko 1971преди 17 дни
  • What an awesome project and always love attention to detail.

    Motheo LebeloMotheo Lebeloпреди 17 дни
  • the funny bit is HILARIOUS , love you man

    nassim loulidinassim loulidiпреди 17 дни
  • 15:27 almost shit my pants =))))) This content is so freakin intense!!!

    Dj RaulioDj Raulioпреди 17 дни
  • what could be wrong when the inserts come out with the spark plug instead of staying inside? a friend has this problem with his. we found that out while changing sparkplugs that the one was looking weird and the hole was bigger in the head. So looks like someone did that to one spark plug. Anyway, we couldn't get the insert off the spark plug, so he ordered new ones and as we screwed the new sparkplug in with the new insert, we tried taking out the sparkplug again and the insert came out with it... it won't stay inside.

    MakveldzMakveldzпреди 17 дни
  • @M539 Restorations is the savior of lost BMW souls! Love the 'BMW Experts' bit, now with added special effects! This is my favorite car channel on BGworld, hands down!

    remasterusremasterusпреди 17 дни
  • My skin is starting to itch. My bones feel like glass. And I’m vomiting compulsively. Is this what withdrawal feels like? I need my fix... Where is this weeks episode?

    digitalscalesdigitalscalesпреди 17 дни
  • That is the only way a restoration should go. Excellent. Greetings from 1.6 atmo club:)

    Serg PotapovSerg Potapovпреди 17 дни
  • What's the sparking at 37:20 left side right above the passenger headlight next to the airbox?

    EdmondEdmondпреди 18 дни
  • Sounds wonderful.

    Psycho63Psycho63преди 18 дни
  • Thank you for your education!

    John MavJohn Mavпреди 18 дни
  • i would love to see your interactions with german bmw dealers!

    Marvin HoffmannMarvin Hoffmannпреди 18 дни
  • So glad I discovered this channel. Started with one video then ended up binge watching all the others. Great channel 👍😎

    pickering746pickering746преди 18 дни
  • BM TroubleU

    Nick AnagnostouNick Anagnostouпреди 18 дни
  • You are German version of chrisfix

    Vexi 573Vexi 573преди 18 дни
  • 850i, I remember only rock stars and brain surgeons could afford these back in the day.

    Joe BloggsJoe Bloggsпреди 19 дни
  • Fkn ads in England smmfh

    Ian ManghamIan Manghamпреди 19 дни
  • Ohhh you got me good with that explosion! 🤣🤣🤣 You are awesome I really enjoy your channel. I really like your style you are very funny and witty. Much appreciated!!! 😂😂😂👍👍👍 Thank you thank you my friend!!!

    Paul FrankPaul Frankпреди 19 дни
  • 4 months and never got to see the 750il completed.

    Shadow Of PainShadow Of Painпреди 19 дни
    • You do understand I am only one man that can work only on one car at the time? :) it's coming

      M539 RestorationsM539 Restorationsпреди 19 дни
  • im Soooo Nerding out just watching 40 plus minutes of "getting Er done" without the annoying music other channels play....Like A Lot keep em coming Vato!!!

    H ColinH Colinпреди 19 дни
  • Me at 0:00 srsly? 43 minutes? Me at 43:05 gimme moooree

    Kapitan ŻbikKapitan Żbikпреди 19 дни
  • Awesome video, thank you. I can not understand who would give this a thumbs down, even only 76 which is 956987% less then people who liked it, unless they were expecting a Britney Spears video then i can understand, haha. Cant wait to see how this car will clean up. God bless you for saving this car, i love my 850i, every time i drive it makes me feel like a king on the road

    Zoran SpaseskiZoran Spaseskiпреди 19 дни
  • Brilliant to watch as always and very informative! 👍

    symons666symons666преди 19 дни
  • Is the oil filter lid aluminium in this e31?

    D CoopD Coopпреди 19 дни
  • Greeting from 🇩🇿 Good job. Any tips on how to defrentiate an original part with a fake one?

    djamel sibachirdjamel sibachirпреди 19 дни
  • Do you have a welder? Really easy to remove broken bolts that way, just weld on a nut. Only ofc if the engine is aluminum, otherwise you should be a bit more careful :D

    DennisDennisпреди 19 дни
  • España que bonito ajajaj ❤️

    carl jonhsoncarl jonhsonпреди 20 дни
  • I saw some markings next to the chain.

    pfoxhoundpfoxhoundпреди 20 дни
  • Would you buy a E85 Z4? I have one and would love videos on that.

    Alan HereAlan Hereпреди 20 дни
  • Thank you for these videos. Pure entertainment and educational! Long may they continue :)

    e575fhoe575fhoпреди 20 дни
  • It's getting there! Bad screw thread is always a big pain...

    Pedro CaçãoPedro Caçãoпреди 20 дни
  • where is new video ?:(

    ThePaulikCzeThePaulikCzeпреди 20 дни
  • Absolute one of my favorite channels and I don't even care about cars.... :-P

    DutchAirgunnerDutchAirgunnerпреди 20 дни
  • 15:32 duud you are killing me, LMAO

    The SpectatorThe Spectatorпреди 20 дни
  • There is some neglected Alpinas that needs to be saved by you. Would like to see some restorations here on YT. Can also be good buissnes for you because they usually increase a lot in value. ;-)

    Denis ErovicDenis Erovicпреди 20 дни
  • As an Englishman that often curses in gibberish German, it's good to know that Germans do it, too :) My usual response to fluffing a badminton shot, for example, is a very loud shout of "SCHLOSS!".

    JMUDocJMUDocпреди 20 дни
  • the amount of passion, work and sweat put into this video is incredible

    Ramsis LahmadiRamsis Lahmadiпреди 21 ден
  • In 38:00 there looks like some sparking in the wiring on the left of the airbox?

    E D IE D Iпреди 21 ден
  • We all felt it when that extractor broke. Worst feeling in the world at that moment.

    Noel BarlauNoel Barlauпреди 21 ден
  • For that 12 cilinders only 5 liters of oil??

    Juan EduardoJuan Eduardoпреди 21 ден
  • I’m loving trawling through your videos. Where did you learn your excellent English? You have some VERY British sounding phrases: kerfuffle, easy peasy lemon squeezy, go-go juice amongst many others. 😀

    Leonard FairgroundLeonard Fairgroundпреди 21 ден
  • As always brilliant video 👍👍👌👌👏👏👏 thank you for sharing this 🙏❤

    Stas Como estasStas Como estasпреди 21 ден
  • Perfecto 👍🏼

    Eddy Sanchez CasasEddy Sanchez Casasпреди 21 ден
  • Hey man once you pass the TÜV you should see if there’s anyone in your area that can clean the undercarriage with dry ice! Would make for good content imo

    TL3Mp2FvxKtrz5eSTL3Mp2FvxKtrz5eSпреди 21 ден
  • One of my dream cars! Love this!

    rocketsurgeon11rocketsurgeon11преди 21 ден
  • Satisfying to watch. One of my top ten BGworld channels. Someday I will be wealthy enough to hire you to come to the USA and hire you to restore a great BMW for me.

    nodaklojacknodaklojackпреди 21 ден
  • I have never seen such a meticulous mechanic as you great video lovely sweet engine 👍👌

    Kevin IsaacKevin Isaacпреди 22 дни

    Rambo DriverRambo Driverпреди 22 дни

    MatthewMatthewпреди 22 дни
  • "This engine can take a beating... BTW the oil pan bolts snap off very easily"

    MatthewMatthewпреди 22 дни
  • Interesting that the fan isn't engaging at operating temp

    MatthewMatthewпреди 22 дни
  • Brilliant. I just shot up the hill in my e38 which is not normal... it has no back boxes.... the walkers were hopping mad fuck that made all the pain and rebuilding worth it... they were disgusted ha ha fucking ha

    Niki BarretNiki Barretпреди 22 дни
  • Check out the channel Jerry's broken tap repair for ways of removing the easy out and cylinder head bolt repair with high temperature loktite

    paulauspaulausпреди 22 дни

    Tyrone RossTyrone Rossпреди 22 дни
  • Yep, used V-Coil to save a brake caliper on a Chrysler. Amazing tool, saved my day. BTW, love your videos.

    workshop_deluxeworkshop_deluxeпреди 22 дни
  • 37:52 what is that spark looking thing coming from directly behind the passenger side headlight? If you look at the passenger side headlight and look directly behind it about 2 inches, there's a circular item with a few wires going to it. I notice any time the engine is idling or when he stepped on the gas pedal, there's some kind of spark there just under the top surface area. At first it looked like it was liquid water or something that was just shining there but the more I looked at it throughout the video the more I notice it looks like a blue spark. Some kind of electrical spark but it most definitely doesn't look like it's supposed to spark like that. Can anyone figure out what that is? Edit: I looked again and it's just under the circular item that's (from the direction we are looking) it's directly between the air filter box and the fender. And it looks like maybe the wires go to the MAF area. Either way it has a lot of sparking under the top rubber piece. I can't figure out what part that is and why is sparking like that. Edit 2: I noticed that when he showed the "before and after" for the timing chain noise comparison, at about the 39:00 mark, in the BEFORE videos it's not sparking but in the AFTER videos it is sparking.

    BabayegaBabayegaпреди 22 дни
  • I was waiting for that extractor to snap, they should be banned

    B SimpsonB Simpsonпреди 22 дни
  • You don't have to drill that broken bolt, weld a M8 or M10 nut on it and twist it off. (Weld the inside of the nut to the top of the broken bolt.) The heat from the welding will help with extracting. Don't worry about the aluminium, the steel from the welding won't stick to it. Keep up the videos, I enjoy the OCDness of them! Cheers from Norway.

    Audun SkripelandAudun Skripelandпреди 22 дни
  • Congratulations getting it running again!! Awesome video!!

    Tollef ReyersonTollef Reyersonпреди 22 дни
  • There is nothing like watching a nerd with OCD showing their skills.

    castillo6464castillo6464преди 22 дни
  • I like your beginning like top gear :)

    MrYeah88MrYeah88преди 22 дни
  • "Don't breathe" .. "Dropped it" had me in tears

    DekeDekeпреди 22 дни
  • Best channel no cap

    MKN MKNMKN MKNпреди 22 дни
  • I’ve just no idea how I’ve only started watching at the end of 2020. This channel is by far one of the best on BGworld. I really hope you do some more oldies like E21/E30 and E28/E34 in the future!

    Mark C.Mark C.преди 22 дни
  • Hey, what oil you refiling smoke machine? Because I tried few baby oil, but, it makes only bit smoke. Machine is exastly the same that yours. Greetings from Lithuania!

    Nerijus GalinisNerijus Galinisпреди 22 дни
  • Can you show us how to change the starter on an e 31?

    Julian LentiniJulian Lentiniпреди 22 дни
  • Hope to see an Alpina B12 restored by you someday

    23 Gabriel Iñigo Gonzaga23 Gabriel Iñigo Gonzagaпреди 22 дни
  • Good afternoon. Friend There is, what appears to be a spark in a connector on the left side, on the side of the Air filter. In the video Appears at 37:16 in the Video.

    charprugcharprugпреди 22 дни
    • Read the pinned comment please

      M539 RestorationsM539 Restorationsпреди 22 дни
  • Another great video. I am currently trying to restore an 840Ci. I am in the UK, where do you get your fuel pump parts please? Cheers. Bob

    Bob FrankishBob Frankishпреди 22 дни
  • I like how the Achter beeps before it explodes. It's those details. #ScheißeHans

    S. T.S. T.преди 22 дни
  • How have I only just discovered this channel? It's excellent. I'm in the middle of restoring my 1987 Porsche 928 S4 and can relate to so many of the issues Sreten encounters with these BMWs. Can't wait for the next video!

    Andy DAndy Dпреди 22 дни
  • 37:15 do i see open sparks in left side of engine bay? (just above headlight)

    Andrius KamarauskasAndrius Kamarauskasпреди 22 дни
    • It's just smal piece of plastic ;)

      Menefe 1Menefe 1преди 22 дни
  • probably the worst colour you can have

    lee nevinlee nevinпреди 22 дни