Here's Why BMW V8 Engines Are JUNK! Cheapest Alpina B7 Teardown

30 mar 2020
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  • Drove around in my buddy”s 2012 twin turboB7, we stopped at some point and as I exited this beautiful white Alpina... the waft of burnt oil hit my nostrils. The car has 54k miles, should I tell him to dump it before it grenades on him?

    Jeff HartwigJeff HartwigPirms 3 Stundām
  • Car ninja: ya

    waito tongwaito tongPirms dienas
  • I guess if you coat everything in a thick layer of oil it atleast won’t rust

    Hunter NelsonHunter NelsonPirms 7 dienām
  • What a piece of junk!

    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
  • BMW's ... had 2, and both were a big disappointment. Not to mention all the money i had to spend on them, getting lil in return.

    Mladen BradačMladen BradačPirms 15 dienām
  • That mechanic does what 95% of mechanics WONT do..............

    MrJimmy3459MrJimmy3459Pirms 16 dienām
  • So much for well built bmw cars that the motoring press rave about they are just crap as ever car makers crap but worse is it possible to buy any car with out faults

    Phil NoxPhil NoxPirms 27 dienām
  • That's why I stick to their I6 engines.

    Film CricketFilm CricketPirms Mēneša
  • Wealthy people don't buy this junk that's how they stay wealthy and that's how rich people go broke .

    john edwardsjohn edwardsPirms Mēneša
  • The mechanic should send hoovie home and call when it's done or charge hoovie triple for talking while he's working

    David GeorgeDavid GeorgePirms Mēneša
  • So they always find the recked cars and blame bmw for being unreliable.

    Mosa SaköMosa SaköPirms Mēneša
  • i payed 2,100 just to put a new starter on mine

    BIHPOTENT17 38BIHPOTENT17 38Pirms Mēneša
  • What you don't say is that your fuel in the US,is poor quality to much sulphur. Also you only go up to 93 Octane were the BMW needs 95 or higher,

    David MackenzieDavid MackenziePirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • This stupid valve seal the one my car have the same :/

  • First off Hoovey, you don't know what your talking about. That 07 Alpina you say you bought cheap, the engine compartment looks a little used. The supercharger cover is missing from the initial camera shot in the video. Your car ninja is not a good mechanic, but he is a rip off artist. Any good mechanic would not remove that engine, tear it down, put it back in the car, and then have you experience the same problem. A good mechanic would have checked the supercharger for oil leaks first off. And yet you said you sold BMW's, I can't believe how dumb you are.

    bob avonbob avonPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • ethoslab

    Aleyna KucukoglanAleyna KucukoglanPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • German quality 👎

    HALON747HALON747Pirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Where can I find / buy that transmission jack/cart????

    Andre WalkonyAndre WalkonyPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Don't know why people say BMWs break a lot. I had a E36 316i , E46 318i and E90 320D. None of which common in the USA but all were rock solid reliable.

    Richard MRichard MPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • One more reason to keep my 1970 Torino 302, and 1966 Mustang 289. So easy to fix. Basic socket set can handle 90% of the work. I grew up with these old cars. They make fuel injection kits for them now. Tires are cheap. So is everything else.

    Rich JakeRich JakePirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Why doesn't BMW fix whats wrong????

    Pete PrizziPete PrizziPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • buy a mercedes v8 dude they are way beter, but im european why buy a bmw man youre american muscle cars are great

    billy bierbuikbilly bierbuikPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Am a BMW owner for many models since the 80's till now.. you are trully WRONG.. BMW engines are the greatest and they lives for tens of years and exceed thw 400k miles. I assume your abusing your car and the engine

    FlotationXx DjezFlotationXx DjezPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • This is a company that used to make aircraft engines???

    orestes720orestes720Pirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • You need new supercharger or rebuild it...too much oil in air pipes...

    Goran MiskovicGoran MiskovicPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Dang Jonny is good. It's sad that is the truth for this car manufacturer.

    DavidDavidPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Well I don't see an issue with that BMW, it's in its natural habitat

    killer0178killer0178Pirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Ls swap every v8 bmw might be a good idea...

    Unidentified Flying objectUnidentified Flying objectPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • That mechanic in one bad MF'er

    DET48210 michiganDET48210 michiganPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Money pit

    Pablo R HodgsonPablo R HodgsonPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Had this car ever an oil change

    Leander H.Leander H.Pirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • ALL CARS are not good cars to me. Especially late model cars. Nothing like old school cars.

    Osiris The KingstaOsiris The KingstaPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • You guys did this the hard way!!! It could’ve been done much easier without tearing down the motor! All you need to do was buy the kit from All German Auto. I had shop that was repairing mine, purchase kit. They charged me 2500 to do it.

    msaga408msaga408Pirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Becuse that car Was sowe damm cheap i would rip the BMW engine and mabe the trans out and swap for something more fun like an LS,hellcat engine,or even a cummins

    Kim BlåsteinKim BlåsteinPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Since when did BMW make cars that aren't numbers?

    Space WaveSpace WavePirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • This is why you stick with American V8's.

    srvanddt1srvanddt1Pirms 5 Mēnešiem
    • Hard pass.

      Arthur DaniyelyanArthur DaniyelyanPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Looks like my N62 with a giant turbo in the way.

    Larry SliwaLarry SliwaPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • In europe it`s other type of bolshevism, so each industry can function.

    Dany ChrisDany ChrisPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • I think that mechanic guy is romanian, the smartest nation on earth, they do everything, they are good at everything, in Romania one man can fix everything, i mean they do all things by themselves,not 10 specialists or other shit.

    Dany ChrisDany ChrisPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • 3:46 ninja smoking on the job my boi lmao

    Rook1e ANGELRook1e ANGELPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • I need a shop full of techs like the one guy . He’s trained to go . I could get some money with a few guys like him

    OG 6OG 6Pirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • As bad as I want a 750-760 LI . I would be a fool to buy a used 7 series

    OG 6OG 6Pirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • The V8 is a bad design to start with... The Germans just made it a very complicated bad design.

    Cooper WilliamsCooper WilliamsPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Now how the hell do mechanics know how to put everything back together? So many little hoses and wires.

    Potato PotatoPotato PotatoPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • How much would it cost for that repair?

    Nell NellNell NellPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • This is why scotty kilmer hates these things. Imagine scotty doing this video.

    Nell NellNell NellPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Should've bought a lexus

    Nell NellNell NellPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • That bmw mechanic is a happy man. 💵 💵

    Nell NellNell NellPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Bmw made by mechanics for mechanics

    Psilo CapPsilo CapPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Wow im never buying a used bmw

    crsp76691crsp76691Pirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • 6:23 WOAH! That engine was falling apart in its ownership.

    I Like Watching AnimeI Like Watching AnimePirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • My 1994 540i doesn't smoke or burn oil. 260000 miles

    Richard BrennerRichard BrennerPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • What a pity you didn't let the mechanic talk us through it instead of your flippant comments !

    Steve MarshallSteve MarshallPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Dude, you need to be careful making sweeping statements about BMW engines. Seems like you're constantly buying cars that have had proper maintenance deferred - so what do you expect? The S65 in my 08 M3 has over 60K on it without a hitch. Try changing the oil every 5,000 miles, do an oil analysis every now and then and you should be good to go.

    Robert LaBarcaRobert LaBarcaPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • You can’t say BMW V8 is junk just because of valve stem seals!! My 545i has got 190000 km with the oreganal seals and no smoke!! Depends how you look after the car! Regular oil change and correct type of oil

    Nick LubbeNick LubbePirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • BMW 's lovely when they work, money pits when they don't. Plus nearly impossible to repair.

    james Jamesjames JamesPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Well that's some that famous German precision engineering for ya.

    BlueberryBlueberryPirms 6 Mēnešiem

    will dwill dPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Hoovie you are such a dummie. You have a million followers and buy cars every single day. What a poor businessman. Dumbest car channel or utter genius?

    ajhatti2011ajhatti2011Pirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Too much technology here! :(

    C DeprimaC DeprimaPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • All engines have valve seal issues! :(

    C DeprimaC DeprimaPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Johnny: “Yeah”.....

    Tom The PlummerTom The PlummerPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • almost every car in the world has valve stem seals but bmw cannot make one that doesn't regularly fail maybe they should phone Toyota or Mazda and find out how to make them

    David PenlingtonDavid PenlingtonPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • CarNinja

    truman showtruman showPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Friend of mine had one of these. Got a settlement from a class action lawsuit. Still cost him $20k.

    TheBeingRealTheBeingRealPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • This guy reminds me a bit of Jeff Goldblum.

    André Deketele 'AstuteComplexTheory'André Deketele 'AstuteComplexTheory'Pirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Watching him lower the engine reminds me of when they show the glamorous movie star without her make-up. Now you see what she really looks like. Ugh!

    Padwan MogmePadwan MogmePirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • if you want honest car buying advice always ask a mechanic

    aneesh89aneesh89Pirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • This guy is so annoying. I do these engines and yes there ridiculous that bmw and alpina would do this but the m62 and s62 in my e38 e39 are good engines except the chain problem because of the climate here and lack of maintenance

    alex silveralex silverPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Me thinks this mechanic be knowing his shit.

    davidkosadavidkosaPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Why do the heads have to come off to change the valve seals? Why do you have to drop the motor to take the heads off? I have seen many kits that's can replace the valve seals with head on and motor in place.

    dsmproject90dsmproject90Pirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Can't comment on a B7, a car that has (I assume) been modified by Alpina, but I have had extensive experience with pre vanos 4.4 litre V8's and have found them to be extremely reliable. I currently drive (amongst other cars) an E39 540i and have owned it since new (1997). In just over 23 years the engine has had a couple of minor oil leaks which were easily fixed, a new water pump and time chain replacement. I wouldn't call the last item a fault as it is a normal part of the engine maintenance to have these replaced at some point. By the way, it is also NOT an oil guzzler. Having watched a number of your videos, which I do enjoy, I can only come to the conclusion that you are just buying cheap crap that has been poorly maintained and thrashed to near death.

    AvSat7AvSat7Pirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • He needs logopedic help

    Jan GazonJan GazonPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Like NASA's O-ring saga.

    Dynamic SolutionDynamic SolutionPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • you know you can fix the valve seals with special tool at $800 right?

    Xiaotong LiXiaotong LiPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • I toured the BMW Zetrum in Greer South Carolina.It was on a Saturday so they weren't doing the plant tour but they had a virtual tour from the cars perspective. If you are a BMW or a car fanatic it's worth the time.

    Ken DavisKen DavisPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • LMFAO all GM 3.6 L engines all the way to 2007 have this problem, it got even worse with the Direction injection versions lol. North Americans switch out their vehicles more often than Europeans, that is why you don't see too many of these issues in the manual versions of the European BMW's as the way they drive there BMW would be bankrupt.

    Danfuerth GillisDanfuerth GillisPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • OK, firstly how many kilometres/ miles has the car done. It could have done 300k we wouldn't know. You complain about an Alpina B7 !! that only cost you what $3.5k and then costs you a partial engine build- Really !. For such an awesome car you complain- it was cheap for a reason, be it high mileage or poor condition. Also its a B7 which means the addition of a Turbocharger, If the car has relatively average mileage then i would think it is Alpina's fault not BMW as they should have upgraded the valve seals for the added pressure in the combustion chambers. If it is a high mileage car then what do you expect. I haven't heard of too many issues with their six or eight cylinder engines (I have with their 4 cylinder engines though). The only problems i have heard are with their M car V8s and V10s with bearings (and that's if you treat them harshly and don't keep up their maintenance schedule). Also not sure why i would listen to someone calling BMW V8s as junk when you obviously know very little about engines. The mechanic knows his stuff and he's probably just going along with whatever you say. Yes, i have two high end BMWs and never had any problems with them with their drivetrains.

    John BJohn BPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • All BMWs are junk mechanically... styling is the only reason they sell!

    Patrick MorrisPatrick MorrisPirms 6 Mēnešiem
    • They're fun to drive.

      Potato PotatoPotato PotatoPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • How much was this repair??

    Gary WinfieldGary WinfieldPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • I actually expected the robot table to cost way more

    Seb GSeb GPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • I like how the car ninja was stealthily standing behind the lifts. Ready to watch the b7 perform seppuku

    Seb GSeb GPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • God that music lol please stop it!!

    richard faraonerichard faraonePirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Those V8 engines are junk... I was thinking about my old bmw x5 v8 and I was missing it but after I remember all the stuff I fixed... It's not worth it... I did all diy but no... Never again... That's a V8 with a turbo.. wow

    Cam23Cam23Pirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • There's nothing like that German Engineering.® Thank God.

    Tom SparksTom SparksPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Give that man a sandvich

    CommanderTacoCommanderTacoPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • car ninja seems like an awesome guy, really insightful and knows his stuff

    Lydor ColsonLydor ColsonPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Gawd damn you gotta lift the car to drop the engine....never seen that before. Ima steer clear of beamers now hahahaha

    Roger TrapzRoger TrapzPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Supercharger seals...

    Alistair BAlistair BPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Excellent work

    Barry CoxBarry CoxPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • The complexity of these high power BMW V8s is why the EV will utterly replace them. This decade will be the last generation of big, complex IC cars; except for entertainment.

    plunder1956plunder1956Pirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • I know a BMC certified and trained mechanic who worked over 20 years for the company and after 2006 the vehicles are simply not made to last hundreds of thousands of miles. The company purposely doesn't make them with the quality to aim for longevity as older motors

    Bill CoreBill CorePirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Hey Hoovie, that's a mighty big Alpina your BMW is sporting there.

    Dan The Bullet DodgerDan The Bullet DodgerPirms 7 Mēnešiem
  • Is this the same car John Ross drove to be salvaged?

    Jeremy MullinsJeremy MullinsPirms 7 Mēnešiem
  • My 1972 2000 touring had the same issue :-)

    Øyvind DigranesØyvind DigranesPirms 7 Mēnešiem
  • Look at the car-Ninjas garage guys: Its cleaner than a Swiss hospital. Wow.

    soulslaveonesoulslaveonePirms 7 Mēnešiem
    • His shop is absolutely gorgeous.

      HunterDevastatorHunterDevastatorPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Diy people Take Note; Use a large Additional Oil Cooler out front/down low. Way too hot under that hood as is, never mind the supercharger! Kills all the seals Fast.. Clever 100k failure engineering.

    Paul Last NamePaul Last NamePirms 7 Mēnešiem
  • It's funny how most people say that N62 is junk. NoT true. Its a good engine. I Its on a heavy platform so if it needs valve seals after 150k shut up and do it. Or pay for it other wise get a honda or a toyota but t You won't because they don't drive the same. U want a reliable bmw put an lschevy in it. Period. For this youtube clouds that don't know anything about how mechanical things work if its not cheap then its junk. If u want the best pf both worlds then build it other wise dont degrade the brand since you were not part of target customer. I work for porsche and brakes on some of those models are around 20k-30k some times more. You don't hear those customers complaining they just pay for it.

    Jimmy NinjaJimmy NinjaPirms 7 Mēnešiem
  • i'm not not sure, but BMW probably engineered the engine to fail like that so they could make more money through repairs

    T TT TPirms 7 Mēnešiem