Another Reason BMW V8 Engines Are JUNK! Timing Chain Guides On A 2001 740i Sport

11 jūl 2020
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    fred cherryfred cherryPirms 5 dienām
  • E38 body undoubtedly is my favorite BMW 7 series sedan and one of the best looking 4 door executive cars period! This era of cars together with E39 - 5 series, E36 and E46 - 3 Series generations are the last decent cars from BMW that still have the quality of the materials from the 90's and even 80's. And yes, they have their problems too, but Nothing like the Era of the plastic BMW's starting with E60, E65 and the following cars with the Turbo- JUNK motors. ( E90 an E92 M3 with a S65 engine excluded). It is a real shame that "The Ultimate Driving Machine" is turning to be a company producing way too many and pointless X- drive and ugly SUV's and Crossovers with awful design and poor reliability. Not to mention the absolutely terrible resale value. I wish the executives in Munich wake up soon and look at carefully the Iconic Real Bimmers like E24, E28, E30 M3, E36 M3, E39 M5 ....

    Stoyan GeorgievStoyan GeorgievPirms 5 dienām
  • water cooled alternator. Who in their right mind would invent that.

    Paul HaywardPaul HaywardPirms 8 dienām
  • The Snap-on guy is the happiest guy in town when he visits Johnny.

    Paul HaywardPaul HaywardPirms 8 dienām
  • BMW the Buick of European cars? 🤣

    Andy & Amys Arizona AdventuresAndy & Amys Arizona AdventuresPirms 10 dienām
  • I did this same timing chain job on my 01 540i in my garage. My impact didn't have enough clearance to get the main crank bolt off. Used a floor jack shaft as a 5 ft cheater bar and cranked on that bad boy for hours before I got it to lose. But I was lucky the pulley just came off. Watching you do this job gives me flashbacks. I wish they just used 4 timing chains like the previous v8 instead of a really long chain with crucial plastic that would be jealous of a legos durability. In a different life if I wasn't in the career I'm in I would love to be an apprentice to Car Ninja, madd Respect.

    GhostGhostPirms 13 dienām
  • Get yourself a pre 1982 inline 4 or 6 cylinder, those will never let you down. However, the 3.3 needs to be avoided.

    Alexander Van HeugtenAlexander Van HeugtenPirms 13 dienām
  • Man I have always considered that exact year and model 740il sport one of my all time favorite cars, considering buying one many time BUT now will never buy one. Thanks for sharing.

    Derek HolmbergDerek HolmbergPirms 14 dienām
  • And they don't break that easy!

    Trevor Dean-PeckenpaughTrevor Dean-PeckenpaughPirms 14 dienām
  • Also that horse shoe looks good really I have seen them destroyed!

    Trevor Dean-PeckenpaughTrevor Dean-PeckenpaughPirms 14 dienām
  • Get a hat alternator in Oregon it's cheaper lol

    Trevor Dean-PeckenpaughTrevor Dean-PeckenpaughPirms 14 dienām
  • Lol! I have done a few of those timing kits! Lol yeah that cost is correct it sucks don't forget Rangerover has that motor too!

    Trevor Dean-PeckenpaughTrevor Dean-PeckenpaughPirms 14 dienām
  • mans only put that snap on ratchet to purposefully break it haha lifetime warranty abuse

    krishna carubkrishna carubPirms 15 dienām
  • Go with 1 inch drive...not half.

    tolif jenseentolif jenseenPirms 17 dienām
  • Drama queen you are.

    Tom AllenTom AllenPirms 18 dienām
  • He buys the worst, abused, cheapest cars and formulates harmful opinions about BMW. The engine has valve seals problem, but I bought a car which has it fixed already :)

    Jaroslaw P.Jaroslaw P.Pirms 18 dienām
  • Goddammit BMW what are fun people, ashamed to say how much money they spend and lost on this goddamn BMW? this company should bankruptcy E39 BMW have a hundred more issues it's made it deliberately BAD quality just to suck the money from the customer, Goddammit BMW company & BMW engineers

    Valerian PantsuliaValerian PantsuliaPirms 19 dienām
  • Gettin content but Very thoughtful to help out...although depends on the mechanic I guess

    Charles FosterCharles FosterPirms 24 dienām
  • U pay 15,000 for an E38? U must be the junk 😂

    Chris LaxChris LaxPirms 24 dienām
  • plastic guides can last hundreds of thousands of miles if you use synthetic oil, change it every 5K to 10K miles and also replace the timing chain tensioner once in a while

    Hans ZarkovHans ZarkovPirms 25 dienām
  • Should have used the Milwaukee first instead of last each time.

    Grzegorz DurdaGrzegorz DurdaPirms 26 dienām
  • Bmw age better than any American car you can think of. I have 1996 m5 which my dad bought since 96 and it's running good even today. I recently bought a new Chevrolet cruze and it's a crap. It fails all the time

    Alexander Addai BoatengAlexander Addai BoatengPirms 28 dienām
  • I have a question why BMW 1999 7 series have double or single chain in engine plz explain thankx

    Mohammed KhanMohammed KhanPirms 28 dienām
  • I have multiple co workers with BMWs, from e46 3 Series, e64 6 Series to F10 5 Series and none of them run without minor to major failures. Oil burning engines, water leaking doors - and none was happy with regular BMW shop' s Repair success. I think you're really lucky to have someone like the ninja going proper ways instead of factory warranty backed solutions that keep failing repeatedly.

    Dominik HeidrichDominik HeidrichPirms 29 dienām
  • Johny's hot!

    Teerapote ChatmonmatTeerapote ChatmonmatPirms Mēneša
  • Just Not that intelligent his BMW videos

    KJ SchrauberKJ SchrauberPirms Mēneša
  • I know I am very immature at 67 but I love the video recordings where the prices are ridiculous, very funny, very entertaining...... reminds me of a joke: what is the difference between a man and a municipal bond?....... a municipal bond will eventually mature!

    Augie MattheissAugie MattheissPirms Mēneša
  • I have never seen a bmw that crap in Europe. Never.

    Formatique arschlochFormatique arschlochPirms Mēneša
  • "This is another reason why BMW engines are Junk" Mate, the entire vehicles are junk, everything dissolves. Just time to take it to the scrap yard, why bother!

    anthony aguilaranthony aguilarPirms Mēneša
  • The 4litre M60 non vanos ,are fine big double row chain,its only 4.4 double vanos that turned to crap with the chain guides...

    Henrich MullerHenrich MullerPirms Mēneša
  • This mechanic needs to know how to work on these, the crank pulley bolt must be removed with at least a 3/4 inch breaker bar as it will break almost every 1/2 inch one. 2 breaker bars and 1 ratchet should have told him that, also you are not to hold the crank in place with the locking mechanism in the rear by the flywheel. It needs to be held with a crank holding tool bolted to the pulley and let it rest on the frame.

    serge933serge933Pirms Mēneša
  • Where is ninja Johnny from?

    Bogdan RadulescuBogdan RadulescuPirms Mēneša
  • I am sorry to give this comment, but the way he treated the engine, shaking it used pry bars against the timing chain cover was so stupid. A big shop like that, and charge tons of money treat BMW that way? So sad

    Mohanad AlkhashteeMohanad AlkhashteePirms Mēneša
  • Just put the "breaker bar" into the sub frame and turn it on the starter for 0,3 sec.

    Rune KarlsenRune KarlsenPirms Mēneša
  • *if you cant afford 2 BMWs, then you cant afford 1 BMW*

    Christopher SChristopher SPirms Mēneša
  • Just drop the whole sub frame and engine along with transmission. NEVER use the OE gaskets made by Elring, use some other brands.

    SoraviaSoraviaPirms Mēneša
  • The m6 as horrible as it is as beautiful as it is

    Ameen KhalidAmeen KhalidPirms Mēneša
  • My advice for crankshaft pulley bolts: put a weighted socket on your impact, if you haven't already.

    Drake SDrake SPirms Mēneša
  • Why would you add water cooling to an that really necessary?

    Zach HartZach HartPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Jonny seems like a very boring guy 🙋🏻‍♂️😂

    Ricardo R DorantesRicardo R DorantesPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • I am amazed Johnny doesn't charge you extra for bringing mechanically (let's say) disappointing BMW's all the time. To me, each episode featuring a BMW does surprise me. My own experiences and mutual BMW drivers are less "eventfull". So it is find those BMWs time over time...although a good V8 would be less fun to feature in your Garage ;).

    MoodIndigoNLMoodIndigoNLPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Where is Johnny from? He’s really cool.

    Dan TurcasDan TurcasPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • and this is why I sold my E39 540i Msport last week. Mine had not been done and it was at 120k miles.

    Vikturus22Vikturus22Pirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Awesome, I have been cured of wanting to purchase any Used German luxury vehicles!

    wayne galvinwayne galvinPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Bought same exact car for 150 same problem and sold it within a month didn’t want to work on it had to many other projects coming in to the shop and my boss didn’t want it sitting there forever since we had so much work coming into the shop

    Maxwell MaxwellMaxwell MaxwellPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Tyler and his Hooptie Fleet are the bane of Mechanics everywhere ! Lol

    John PickJohn PickPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Γιάννη γειά σου είσαι ωραίος , δείξε τους λίγο πως τα φτιάχνεις

    nik tnik tPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Its not a mistake, its on purpose . built in obsolescence by design. it is design to fail so you junk the car and buy a new one. this is how German automobile industry work.

    A YA YPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • What a garbage BMW is. No wonder the Wizard doesn't want to fix them. he knows better...

    A YA YPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • 9:32 Wrong. He always does first thing wrong, to find out later that he didn't use the right tool! So silly... :) Are you sure you, to trust him to put that engine back together??

    WizRumburakWizRumburakPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • ..Useless morons.. ..Your "mechanic" is so stupid not to realize at 5:20, he could not use any tool like that! Did you ever hear about an impact driver?? Something like 1000Nm? Well, is made by germans as well, and DOES unscrew properly thigh screw. It is meant to be like that! Idiots.. Couple of minutes later, voila! You don't deserve german cars!

    WizRumburakWizRumburakPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • "Timing chain guides?" THIS is why DOHC doesn't belong on V engines. Don't get me wrong...I love a high revving DOHC engine, but they are a poor match for a cross plane V8.

    bcubed72bcubed72Pirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Johnny needs a breaker bar that heavy diesel mechanics use for dozers lol Water cool alternator why...because Germans lol

  • BMw engines are not junk it depends on who owns it and looks after it

    Des MDes MPirms 3 Mēnešiem
    • Sure they build great quality engines. You just need to know what engine to stay away from. Like 80 percent of them. N47 recall here in Europe. Why not use quality parts in the first place instead of losing millions on recalls where the whole engine needs to come out.

      Rune KarlsenRune KarlsenPirms Mēneša
  • 0:14 to 0:20 is why we watch Tyler. The ninja is awesome. Spend what ever you have to, to keep one of the two greatest BMW's alive (and the E39 M5 manual).

    26051552605155Pirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Too many ads in this video hence my thumbs down. If this keeps up I'm gonna unsubscribe from this channel!

    James PiddingtonJames PiddingtonPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • I think you and your channel are brilliant. Pete 🇬🇧

    peter gouldbournpeter gouldbournPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • I’m wondering if BMW and other car manufacturers engineers have dialogs with people like Johnny who deal with the real world Engine design or are they just Paper and computer idiots

    PaulPaulPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • It looks like BMW has been systemically exploiting a weakness that they knew or ought to have known existed on all timing chain driven engines with plastic guides and or defective hydraulic tensioners, and tensior blade. This isn't what engineering is about. This is exactly how you do not engineer anything of the kind of critical function these parts are intended to perform. Doesn't this show perfectly the myth. Even BMW diesel engines have no life that one is entitled to expect from a diesel engine because they have built in the weakness and even mandated that the weak part does not require service for the life of the vehicle. I suppose that means the kind of 129,000 mile life for a diesel engine because it was designed to throw its chain when the twee weak parts break. Let's say the argument is that that is not what BMW are doing? Then we must ask ourselves why they did not design a fail-safe system that does not sacrifice the engine in such catastrophic way when these timing parts fail. BMW treated the N47 engine owners terribly, putting them through hoops to have their smashed engine diagnosed when it will not even turn. Why are owners forced down that dead-end road? The dealer seems to be able to take a lot of money to diagnose these catastrophic failures; that should not be the onus of an owner, when these parts are not madated for any service.

    Air Legal & PromotionAir Legal & PromotionPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Very interesting and entertaining. However, it comes to mind that if you edited this to cover only the problem issues on the 740! and perhaps talk more about the cam chain failures and the abysmal way BMW treated those owners, that would be quite a good cause of a stir. That's the only way to deal with some companies. Its' when people understand that BMW quality is really just a myth.

    Air Legal & PromotionAir Legal & PromotionPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • I was thinking of buying a 540 a few years back, looks like I saved myself a lot of trouble.

    MisterHughesMisterHughesPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Scotty Kilmer must be on cloud nine watching this

    Maanav KhuranaMaanav KhuranaPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • The BMTROUBLEU....... biggest POS in the history of vehicles.....

    tyson vancetyson vancePirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Bro the car is 19 years old of course it’s gonna need some TLC.

    Dominique GarciaDominique GarciaPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Shoulda turbo LS swapped it. F in Chat.

    Connar ComstockConnar ComstockPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • I'm pretty sure BMW is German for POS.

    Ryan RobertsRyan RobertsPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • The best Toyota (or Honda) commercial ever.

    duerandaggiduerandaggiPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Maybe some universal joints, extension and impact gun to remove the crank bolt?.....he used an impact gun.

    Fil MartFil MartPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • dragalia lost

    Victor VargasVictor VargasPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • rule #1 ..Dont buy a bmw

    Utooob76Utooob76Pirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Interesting video. But every 5 mins 2 ads I can't skip. With start and end 10 ads in 15 min video? Sorry mates, I watch something else next time ........

    Peter WardenPeter WardenPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • I guess you just have an issue with BMW ' S.

    A MooneA MoonePirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Hahaha you’re not alone. Just had to do this on the 4.6 2v in my ‘01 Mustang. Thankfully less parts to remove than a BMW!

    Jared SchwagerJared SchwagerPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • This is why I will never buy a BMW.......never ever and never ever will

    Adam MatAdam MatPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Hey that dude has to be the best BMW mechanic ever, he just keeps in rolling with the punch’s, got to love his attitude and can do spirit. :) Right On!

    Robin Scott 2Robin Scott 2Pirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • i want that 740 sport with beige interior - either dark blue or stratus grey exterior

    hvcoolhvcoolPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • BMWs never fail to fail

    Dewah 77Dewah 77Pirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • 10:30 : that infamous : "Come off. Please do come off. You should have listened. YOU'RE GONNA COME OFF. ... Can't be tight if it's a liquid."

    French20centFrench20centPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • I just got a 2000 740IL with about 150k. Guides were done presumably around 80k. So far I love the car.

    Jett CJett CPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • NOTE: don't buy a Bavarian car that was made during Oktoberfest

    phillip mulliganphillip mulliganPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • It looks like Johnny was ready to deck the car and then deck Tyler. Lol

    Brent WaltonBrent WaltonPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • I love this sort of more in depth content. Rather than some 10 minute review with some guy just yelling about reliability issues and other vague crap. I like this much more when a dive-in gets done to find the exact problem.

    Trash bagTrash bagPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • How to fix this? Buy a 730d. Bmw diesels are so amazing. My uncle has one for 12 years and never had any issues. He only changed the suspension in 2018. Highly recommend a diesel BMW

    Eldin GrajçevciEldin GrajçevciPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • can you believe it? "plastic guides" Yes ! Only Bmw use it?????....I better get a Corvette!! much more sofisticated and much more quality for my money...(Welcome to America)?

    Chris.B. LChris.B. LPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • So this issue inherent to the 8 cylinder engines, or do the 6s have them as well?

    acalthuacalthuPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Where is johnny from?

    armando nikaarmando nikaPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • “KIA”

    loonatticaloonatticaPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • JR: "I'm from the land of running BMW's" That aged poorly.

    koopaGGkoopaGGPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Bash all you want, I still love BMW and I never had any big issues with them. Try maintaining them properly next time.

    gas-powered-crusadergas-powered-crusaderPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • OK I have a 2003 540i wit the same motor. Once the guides are done and valley pan is done, car is amazing!!!

    Kevin LopesKevin LopesPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Good lord, stick an LS in that thing.

    GobbersmackGobbersmackPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • It is about maintenance. Buy well sorted car and cheapest junk and you are fine. But then you won`t have content...

    adamrimskyadamrimskyPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Douchefest

    Sneaker Freak 92Sneaker Freak 92Pirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Hey there Mr. Hoovies. I was wondering if you might be interested in 2 1994 Mercedes benz s500. Both needs a little work but both starts. Selling both together for $2500. One has Amg monoblock rims in great condition. I would love for these cars to make a appearance on your channel. Hint! Hint! I would love to see you put a chevy small block with a 700r transmission stick shift in one. Fingers crossed you respond back.

    Sterling NormanSterling NormanPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • He speaks like he is hosting the price is right.

  • @ 14:29 he casually threw it into the engine bay LOOOOOOOOL

    JadeRabbitJadeRabbitPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • BMW is a very expensive disposal piece of transportation.

    Rich HauxwellRich HauxwellPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • What is the make and model of the impact driver used on the crank bolt? Gotta get myself one after watching this

    fipz AVfipz AVPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Car manufacturers were taking the piss. They kept making their cars more and more complicated instead of trying to find a simper solution like electric cars. Sure they have their issues, but the engine is way, way, way more simpler and have far fewer parts. No water pump, no radiator, no radiator fan, no many parts that are no longer needed. Car manufacturers should have gone for that at least 20 years ago. Their internal combustion engines have reached such level of complexity that the only way to improve them any further is to get rid of them.

    A. M.A. M.Pirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • I did the exact same shit on my 545i. What an awful car.

    LolLolPirms 5 Mēnešiem