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

2021-ж., 19-апр.
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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 Restorations21 күн мурун
    • Please explain the other 2products that you put in after the oil. I couldn’t hear the names. Thank you

      colin ashbycolin ashby9 күн мурун
    • lol are ppl watching the video in 144p? You can clearly see its no sparks lol

      Julz LavzJulz Lavz14 күн мурун
    • 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

      AugustoAugusto15 күн мурун
    • Lol noticed it too.

      Gplus sucks bigGplus sucks big15 күн мурун
    • @KlsDrift my comment?

      mudachuka12345mudachuka1234517 күн мурун
  • Hans, I hope one day you get a tv skerries, eveytime I watch you have me on stitches laughing, your my favourite mechanic on KGworld, keep up the great work my friend.

    Pablo the DublinjackelPablo the Dublinjackel2 күн мурун
  • 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 Dublinjackel2 күн мурун
  • Have used V-coil before. Good stuff! 👍👍

    Dennis MorrittDennis Morritt3 күн мурун
  • 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 Acar3 күн мурун
  • C'est une très belle chérie, très bon travail !

    ThéoThéo4 күн мурун
  • 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 F5 күн мурун
  • 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..

    beernutsonlinebeernutsonline5 күн мурун
  • Easy out, "extractor," we saw that coming. Old story. I don't have a good solution. Perhaps, a larger drill and retap.

    porschenutcaseporschenutcase6 күн мурун
  • 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 Debrou8 күн мурун
  • Huge fan all the way from South Africa.

    Norries09Norries098 күн мурун
  • 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.

    GyikhuszarGyikhuszar8 күн мурун
  • Don't breath, dropped it 😩 Story of my life!

    Naz ManNaz Man8 күн мурун
  • 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 Torres8 күн мурун
  • 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.

    KurrayKurray9 күн мурун
  • 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 P10 күн мурун
    • 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 P9 күн мурун
    • And on the PC it works?

      M539 RestorationsM539 Restorations10 күн мурун
  • Anyone else squinting until the torque wrench clicked 🤞

    Peter SchaldemosePeter Schaldemose10 күн мурун
  • 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 Rieger10 күн мурун
  • 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 Landar10 күн мурун
  • 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. 😅

    PickamovePickamove11 күн мурун
  • 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 Kuria11 күн мурун
  • Hilarious how you refer to the previous mechanic as the "Previous Bastard"😂😂😂😂

    Siyavuya BadiSiyavuya Badi11 күн мурун
  • 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 Camera12 күн мурун
  • Just for you knowledge. Plug threads repair kit called, in french : "Kit de tarodage" :)

    ChristopherChristopher12 күн мурун
  • 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 weston12 күн мурун
  • 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 197112 күн мурун
  • What an awesome project and always love attention to detail.

    Motheo LebeloMotheo Lebelo12 күн мурун
  • the funny bit is HILARIOUS , love you man

    nassim loulidinassim loulidi12 күн мурун
  • 15:27 almost shit my pants =))))) This content is so freakin intense!!!

    Dj RaulioDj Raulio12 күн мурун
  • 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.

    MakveldzMakveldz12 күн мурун
  • @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 KGworld, hands down!

    remasterusremasterus13 күн мурун
  • 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?

    digitalscalesdigitalscales13 күн мурун
  • That is the only way a restoration should go. Excellent. Greetings from 1.6 atmo club:)

    Serg PotapovSerg Potapov13 күн мурун
  • What's the sparking at 37:20 left side right above the passenger headlight next to the airbox?

    EdmondEdmond13 күн мурун
  • Sounds wonderful.

    Psycho63Psycho6313 күн мурун
  • Thank you for your education!

    John MavJohn Mav14 күн мурун
  • i would love to see your interactions with german bmw dealers!

    Marvin HoffmannMarvin Hoffmann14 күн мурун
  • So glad I discovered this channel. Started with one video then ended up binge watching all the others. Great channel 👍😎

    pickering746pickering74614 күн мурун
  • BM TroubleU

    Nick AnagnostouNick Anagnostou14 күн мурун
  • You are German version of chrisfix

    Vexi 573Vexi 57314 күн мурун
  • 850i, I remember only rock stars and brain surgeons could afford these back in the day.

    Joe BloggsJoe Bloggs14 күн мурун
  • Fkn ads in England smmfh

    Ian ManghamIan Mangham14 күн мурун
  • 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 Frank14 күн мурун
  • 4 months and never got to see the 750il completed.

    Shadow Of PainShadow Of Pain14 күн мурун
    • You do understand I am only one man that can work only on one car at the time? :) it's coming

      M539 RestorationsM539 Restorations14 күн мурун
  • 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 Colin14 күн мурун
  • Me at 0:00 srsly? 43 minutes? Me at 43:05 gimme moooree

    Kapitan ŻbikKapitan Żbik14 күн мурун
  • 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 Spaseski14 күн мурун
  • Brilliant to watch as always and very informative! 👍

    symons666symons66615 күн мурун
  • Is the oil filter lid aluminium in this e31?

    D CoopD Coop15 күн мурун
  • Greeting from 🇩🇿 Good job. Any tips on how to defrentiate an original part with a fake one?

    djamel sibachirdjamel sibachir15 күн мурун
  • 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

    DennisDennis15 күн мурун
  • España que bonito ajajaj ❤️

    carl jonhsoncarl jonhson15 күн мурун
  • I saw some markings next to the chain.

    pfoxhoundpfoxhound15 күн мурун
  • Would you buy a E85 Z4? I have one and would love videos on that.

    Alan HereAlan Here15 күн мурун
  • Thank you for these videos. Pure entertainment and educational! Long may they continue :)

    e575fhoe575fho15 күн мурун
  • It's getting there! Bad screw thread is always a big pain...

    Pedro CaçãoPedro Cação15 күн мурун
  • where is new video ?:(

    ThePaulikCzeThePaulikCze16 күн мурун
  • Absolute one of my favorite channels and I don't even care about cars.... :-P

    DutchAirgunnerDutchAirgunner16 күн мурун
  • 15:32 duud you are killing me, LMAO

    The SpectatorThe Spectator16 күн мурун
  • 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 Erovic16 күн мурун
  • 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!".

    JMUDocJMUDoc16 күн мурун
  • the amount of passion, work and sweat put into this video is incredible

    Ramsis LahmadiRamsis Lahmadi16 күн мурун
  • In 38:00 there looks like some sparking in the wiring on the left of the airbox?

    E D IE D I16 күн мурун
  • We all felt it when that extractor broke. Worst feeling in the world at that moment.

    Noel BarlauNoel Barlau16 күн мурун
  • For that 12 cilinders only 5 liters of oil??

    Juan EduardoJuan Eduardo16 күн мурун
  • 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 Fairground16 күн мурун
  • As always brilliant video 👍👍👌👌👏👏👏 thank you for sharing this 🙏❤

    Stas Como estasStas Como estas16 күн мурун
  • Perfecto 👍🏼

    Eddy Sanchez CasasEddy Sanchez Casas16 күн мурун
  • 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

    TL3Mp2FvxKtrz5eSTL3Mp2FvxKtrz5eS16 күн мурун
  • One of my dream cars! Love this!

    rocketsurgeon11rocketsurgeon1117 күн мурун
  • Satisfying to watch. One of my top ten KGworld 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.

    nodaklojacknodaklojack17 күн мурун
  • I have never seen such a meticulous mechanic as you great video lovely sweet engine 👍👌

    Kevin IsaacKevin Isaac17 күн мурун

    Rambo DriverRambo Driver17 күн мурун

    MatthewMatthew17 күн мурун
  • "This engine can take a beating... BTW the oil pan bolts snap off very easily"

    MatthewMatthew17 күн мурун
  • Interesting that the fan isn't engaging at operating temp

    MatthewMatthew17 күн мурун
  • 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 Barret17 күн мурун
  • 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

    paulauspaulaus17 күн мурун

    Tyrone RossTyrone Ross17 күн мурун
  • Yep, used V-Coil to save a brake caliper on a Chrysler. Amazing tool, saved my day. BTW, love your videos.

    workshop_deluxeworkshop_deluxe17 күн мурун
  • 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.

    BabayegaBabayega17 күн мурун
  • I was waiting for that extractor to snap, they should be banned

    B SimpsonB Simpson17 күн мурун
  • 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 Skripeland17 күн мурун
  • Congratulations getting it running again!! Awesome video!!

    Tollef ReyersonTollef Reyerson17 күн мурун
  • There is nothing like watching a nerd with OCD showing their skills.

    castillo6464castillo646417 күн мурун
  • I like your beginning like top gear :)

    MrYeah88MrYeah8817 күн мурун
  • "Don't breathe" .. "Dropped it" had me in tears

    DekeDeke17 күн мурун
  • Best channel no cap

    MKN MKNMKN MKN17 күн мурун
  • 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 KGworld. I really hope you do some more oldies like E21/E30 and E28/E34 in the future!

    Mark C.Mark C.18 күн мурун
  • 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 Galinis18 күн мурун
  • Can you show us how to change the starter on an e 31?

    Julian LentiniJulian Lentini18 күн мурун
  • Hope to see an Alpina B12 restored by you someday

    23 Gabriel Iñigo Gonzaga23 Gabriel Iñigo Gonzaga18 күн мурун
  • 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.

    charprugcharprug18 күн мурун
    • Read the pinned comment please

      M539 RestorationsM539 Restorations18 күн мурун
  • 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 Frankish18 күн мурун
  • I like how the Achter beeps before it explodes. It's those details. #ScheißeHans

    S. T.S. T.18 күн мурун
  • 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 D18 күн мурун
  • 37:15 do i see open sparks in left side of engine bay? (just above headlight)

    Andrius KamarauskasAndrius Kamarauskas18 күн мурун
    • It's just smal piece of plastic ;)

      Menefe 1Menefe 118 күн мурун
  • probably the worst colour you can have

    lee nevinlee nevin18 күн мурун
  • And porn music from 90 at the end, perfect!!!

    Andrzej JemioloAndrzej Jemiolo18 күн мурун
  • 38:05 are those sparks in the round connector on top off the left headlight next to the air filter??

    Dāvis ZujānsDāvis Zujāns18 күн мурун
    • Smal piece of plastik :) Don't worry.

      Menefe 1Menefe 118 күн мурун