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

16 mai 2020
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    Hoovies GarageHoovies GaragePirms 8 Mēnešiem
    • I love my Ridge Wallet. Last kind of wallet I'll ever buy

      Devin MorrisDevin MorrisPirms 2 Mēnešiem
    • Why did they not put neoprene Valve seals in at the factory.

      James WaltonJames WaltonPirms 5 Mēnešiem
    • could be the supercharger leaking oil

      NFSstarman 3NFSstarman 3Pirms 6 Mēnešiem
    • 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 CecilPirms 7 Mēnešiem

      NY NYNY NYPirms 7 Mēnešiem
  • It took him ten minutes to put a scope down there to look at the cylinder why didn’t he do that in there first place instead of pulling the engine out.

    Summer JonesSummer JonesPirms dienas
  • God, I'd love to see that alpina with vw 1.9 TDI swap :D

    Just DonutJust DonutPirms 2 dienām
  • Ls swap it

    NMI RECNMI RECPirms 3 dienām
  • The best BMW is the one you never buy.

    Jeffrey ChengJeffrey ChengPirms 8 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 12 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 12 dienām
  • A family friend is a BMW engineer from before 2000 in München. He is so angry about what they have done to the company and the cars. Total garbage.

    Proctor’s GambleProctor’s GamblePirms 17 dienām
  • Thank you hoovie, you have saved me from buying a cheap bmw

    Rooted OnionRooted OnionPirms 24 dienām
  • $106 for a credit card sized piece of metal....shame on you! No wonder Johnny is always smiling, he must be seeing Dollar signs every time you show up.

    Richard GrahamRichard GrahamPirms 25 dienām
  • I cant stop watching these vids...

    Scott PrattScott PrattPirms 28 dienām
  • I would make a long term project and make it back in running condition:)

    Bogdan RadulescuBogdan RadulescuPirms 29 dienām
  • Keep the car replace the engine and transmission for a Chevy engine or Ford engine and go from there and put a Chevy or Ford transmission to

    Tommy TaylorTommy TaylorPirms Mēneša
  • All that time spent on it, all that expensive repairs and still it is worthless junk! All that money is just going down the drain. Imagine how many people you could feed or buy clothes or urgent medicine for. Merc, BMW, Audi and many other manufacturers are polluting our planet and wasting our limited resources by deliberately making poor, unreliable vehicles and they force people to keep buying new cars with 'planned obsolescence' (using cheap plastic parts, too many electronics, deliberately making things impossible for other mechanics to repair on their vehicles, 5000% price hikes for old parts in some cases, etc.). Criminal charges should be brought against any company that does this.

    A. M.A. M.Pirms Mēneša
  • Hoovie: How much did you get? I have two anchors in my life and my wife wants them gone. 2002 S600 \ 2005 760i .. I want to trade them both for electric unicycles and be done with them forever. Are they worth $2500 each as parts? in Washington State? KARS FOR KIDS? :)

    Rad ShowRad ShowPirms Mēneša
  • I had a 2003 745Li E66 brand new from the dealership at the time and it lasted me 15 years and it had around 150k miles on it when I got rid of it. Had to do a lot of work on it while I owned it. I now have a certified pre-owned 2016 740i M-Sport package G11 with 27k miles on it so far. I love the 7 series but the V8 was too much work, so I opted for the I6 engine this time. I will save the V8 for a Hemi Ram or maybe 392 Charger.

    R. Van Der VaalR. Van Der VaalPirms Mēneša
  • Un buen mecánico repara lo que está mal En un motor en fin

    Ricardo R DorantesRicardo R DorantesPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • I have the n62 engine too and its smoke when idle for a long time it’s terrible

  • Any know where Johnny shop is located ?

    Page PottsPage PottsPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • I would drop an Ls in her

    tyrone crawfordtyrone crawfordPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • I bought the alpina from the junkyard!!!

    Kid Car CriticKid Car CriticPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Couldn't you just swap the Alpina engine with the V12 from the 760iL?

    Billy TranBilly TranPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Ls swap it and keep it

    Mark LsxMark LsxPirms 2 Mēnešiem

    Muniandy IlengeesvaranMuniandy IlengeesvaranPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • You should have never have paid your car ninja mechanic for the valve seals. I have said he is not a mechanic , but a rip off artist and he looks dumb. Since you have bought the car used and I have mentioned that the engine looked dirty, it is obvious that the oil was not changed on time. So stop blaming a company that you worked for and face the facts You bought a car that was abused.

    bob avonbob avonPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • BMW: Ultimate Broken Machine

    Maanav KhuranaMaanav KhuranaPirms 3 Mēnešiem

    Nate JonesNate JonesPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Your wallet is thin because of hoopties like this one

    CPS CPSCPS CPSPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • 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 marzettePirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • 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.

    georgknoflergeorgknoflerPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • 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 ScreenPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • 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 BlakelyPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Replace with a chevy drivetrain for a quater of the price

    Eric RomboutsEric RomboutsPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Buy a New BMW

    Michael AniszewskiMichael AniszewskiPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • 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 TeixeiraPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • 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 & PromotionPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • 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 williamsPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Endless money pit, ~Scotty Kilmer~

    Fat BastardoFat BastardoPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Noooo part it out!

    Super ShifterSuper ShifterPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • No smoke...maybe fully synth oil.....and heh, from Oil Company, ppppllleeeassseee warm it up before reving to red

    John JohnsJohn JohnsPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Hey hoovie... Don't junk that car. Sell it to me so I can Tesla engine swap it

    David WDavid WPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • "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 ChungPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • 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 !!!

    TheAmazingMrMcFlyyTheAmazingMrMcFlyyPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • The car ninja is one honest lad! Rare find!💪👊

    BlockpartyvintageBlockpartyvintagePirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • 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.

    John KJohn KPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • 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 !

    MrErnstxxxMrErnstxxxPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • R.i.p

    Felipe RainerFelipe RainerPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • If its junk and too expensive to fix drive it like u stole it till it breaks completly then junk yard it

    Dannie FowlerDannie FowlerPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Why you just don't sleeve that 1 cylinder that engine still good

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

    John GallagherJohn GallagherPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • 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 VapesPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Just swap the engine and trans to something reliable

    Chris WernerChris WernerPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • 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 DanlerPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Could you use the high pressure fuel pumps from Alpine on the other?

    Greg LinarelliGreg LinarelliPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • B roken M motor W orks

    Michael HeffernanMichael HeffernanPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • 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 DiazPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • 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 gcmc2Pirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Then LS swap it you dummy...

    Rickard BergendahlRickard BergendahlPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • 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 hillPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • An ls2 would be nice in that engine bay... Just saying...

    techbest zonetechbest zonePirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • 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 zonePirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Car Ninja: “I failed. No charge.”

    Charles ChoiCharles ChoiPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • No leaking valve seals on our Mercedes’s just saying.

    Tony ChavezTony ChavezPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Atleast he is still going to pay him🇺🇲🙏✝️

    lawzsocomlawzsocomPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Why am I hearing Jeff Goldblum in a higher voice...

    Frank MoralesFrank MoralesPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Modular or LS swap

    MrDreamcastxMrDreamcastxPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • 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 TimmonsPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • I would of fixed it. it would of been a project only problem is people don't want old BMW anymore

    Bill SullyBill SullyPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • 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 SliwaPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • 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 DemPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Wanna do something with my 14 chevy cruise? Engine lights been on for a yr, mechanics dick me around and pretend to fix it.

    ThisChickThisChickPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Never buy any BMW excpt 3series BMW break a lot

    Iwai HalimiIwai HalimiPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • i’d buy this car just to keep it in my garage , is my dream car ❤️😭

    BaZoOkA LMRBaZoOkA LMRPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Is it possible to replace the current engine with a E46 engine

    Jermaine McdonaldJermaine McdonaldPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • no rip

    Teagan Ostrow44Teagan Ostrow44Pirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • 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.

    hendo337hendo337Pirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Have is sleeved and get the supercharger rebuild.. It's that simple

    Tom SugdenTom SugdenPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • 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 W30SEYPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • 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 KleuverPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • 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 LedodoPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Zielig sukkeltje hahahahaja

    Boyca 1600ccBoyca 1600ccPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • SCOTTY KILMER HAS ENTER THE CHAT: BMW are all money pits get a Toyota instead

    Eric LozEric LozPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • f

    TheGoldenWolfTheGoldenWolfPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • I wouldn't call it "enjoyment" more like "morbid curiosity"

    RickAPRickAPPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • You took the engine down so far you should have rebored at the time!

    S TS TPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Great video. Though Ridge wallet is overpriced junk

    Priyanku BaruahPriyanku BaruahPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Fix it and don't drive it, it's a collector car.

    The Chronicles of Daniel DoeThe Chronicles of Daniel DoePirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Johnny guy,looks like he is Albanian :) is he?

    Emiljano CakalliEmiljano CakalliPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • 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 JamesPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • No leak down test ?

    herb wardherb wardPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Dude, for decades BMW stood for Burn Money Weekly. How is it that you subject yourself to such abuse ?

    herb wardherb wardPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Dude most people drive these cars smoking like that for 100k miles who cares .

    Mehdi DamircheliMehdi DamircheliPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Just get a e90 or F80 F90 worth your buck.

    MR M3MR M3Pirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Sell me the rims

    MR M3MR M3Pirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • 5.0 Coyota? LS7? It'd actually work then

    Josh MossJosh MossPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • 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.

    ajhatti2011ajhatti2011Pirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • 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 PHPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • 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

    mafiadollermafiadollerPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Lexus 4 life

    Raoul DukeRaoul DukePirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • 9:34 big ass fan on the ceiling? (Mirror image in that glossy paint on hood) I love those fans! 👍😎

    mrbob581mrbob581Pirms 6 Mēnešiem