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

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David Mackenzie
David Mackenzie

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,

7 days ago
THE BEST SOCCER
THE BEST SOCCER

This stupid valve seal the one my car have the same :/

9 days ago
bob avon
bob avon

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.

Month ago
Aleyna Kucukoglan
Aleyna Kucukoglan

ethoslab

Month ago
HALON747
HALON747

German quality 👎

Month ago
Andre Walkony
Andre Walkony

Where can I find / buy that transmission jack/cart????

Month ago
Richard M
Richard M

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.

Month ago
JF R
JF R

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.

Month ago
Pete Prizzi
Pete Prizzi

Why doesn't BMW fix whats wrong????

Month ago
billy bierbuik
billy bierbuik

buy a mercedes v8 dude they are way beter, but im european why buy a bmw man youre american muscle cars are great

Month ago
FlotationXx Djez
FlotationXx Djez

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

2 months ago
orestes720
orestes720

This is a company that used to make aircraft engines???

2 months ago
Goran Miskovic
Goran Miskovic

You need new supercharger or rebuild it...too much oil in air pipes...

2 months ago
David B
David B

Dang Jonny is good. It's sad that is the truth for this car manufacturer.

2 months ago
killer0178
killer0178

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

3 months ago
reece burkhalter
reece burkhalter

Ls swap every v8 bmw might be a good idea...

3 months ago
DET48210 michigan
DET48210 michigan

That mechanic in one bad MF'er

3 months ago
Pablo R Hodgson
Pablo R Hodgson

Money pit

3 months ago
Leander H.
Leander H.

Had this car ever an oil change

3 months ago
Osiris The Kingsta
Osiris The Kingsta

ALL CARS are not good cars to me. Especially late model cars. Nothing like old school cars.

3 months ago
msaga408
msaga408

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. https://agatools.com/collections/valve-tools/products/aga-n62-vst-k-vk?gclid=Cj0KCQjwvb75BRD1ARIsAP6Lcquz8MIdrIchJG6tfB2v6OlA8fhtRDAA4LVJ_PwKJ5r5D1lv9jhg6FEaAmVpEALw_wcB

3 months ago
Kim Blåstein
Kim Blåstein

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

3 months ago
Space Wave
Space Wave

Since when did BMW make cars that aren't numbers?

3 months ago
srvanddt1
srvanddt1

This is why you stick with American V8's.

3 months ago
Arthur Daniyelyan
Arthur Daniyelyan

Hard pass.

2 months ago
Larry Sliwa
Larry Sliwa

Looks like my N62 with a giant turbo in the way.

3 months ago
Dany Chris
Dany Chris

In europe it`s other type of bolshevism, so each industry can function.

3 months ago
Dany Chris
Dany Chris

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.

3 months ago
Rook1e ANGEL
Rook1e ANGEL

3:46 ninja smoking on the job my boi lmao

3 months ago
OG 6
OG 6

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

4 months ago
OG 6
OG 6

As bad as I want a 750-760 LI . I would be a fool to buy a used 7 series

4 months ago
Cooper Williams
Cooper Williams

The V8 is a bad design to start with... The Germans just made it a very complicated bad design.

4 months ago
Potato Potato
Potato Potato

Now how the hell do mechanics know how to put everything back together? So many little hoses and wires.

4 months ago
Nell Nell
Nell Nell

How much would it cost for that repair?

4 months ago
Nell Nell
Nell Nell

This is why scotty kilmer hates these things. Imagine scotty doing this video.

4 months ago
Nell Nell
Nell Nell

Should've bought a lexus

4 months ago
Nell Nell
Nell Nell

That bmw mechanic is a happy man. 💵 💵

4 months ago
Psilo Cap
Psilo Cap

Bmw made by mechanics for mechanics

4 months ago
crsp76691
crsp76691

Wow im never buying a used bmw

4 months ago
I Like Watching Anime
I Like Watching Anime

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

4 months ago
Richard Brenner
Richard Brenner

My 1994 540i doesn't smoke or burn oil. 260000 miles

4 months ago
Steve Marshall
Steve Marshall

What a pity you didn't let the mechanic talk us through it instead of your flippant comments !

4 months ago
Robert LaBarca
Robert LaBarca

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.

4 months ago
Nick Lubbe
Nick Lubbe

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

4 months ago
james James
james James

BMW 's lovely when they work, money pits when they don't. Plus nearly impossible to repair.

4 months ago
Blueberry
Blueberry

Well that's some that famous German precision engineering for ya.

4 months ago
will dawson
will dawson

3:42 THATS IT!!! IM SO TOKING WITH THIS GUY ONE DAY

4 months ago
ajhatti2011
ajhatti2011

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?

4 months ago
C Deprima
C Deprima

Too much technology here! :(

4 months ago
C Deprima
C Deprima

All engines have valve seal issues! :(

4 months ago
Tom The Plummer
Tom The Plummer

Johnny: “Yeah”.....

4 months ago
David Penlington
David Penlington

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

4 months ago
truman show
truman show

CarNinja

4 months ago
TheBeingReal
TheBeingReal

Friend of mine had one of these. Got a settlement from a class action lawsuit. Still cost him $20k.

4 months ago
André Deketele 'AstuteComplexTheory'
André Deketele 'AstuteComplexTheory'

This guy reminds me a bit of Jeff Goldblum.

4 months ago
Padwan Mogme
Padwan Mogme

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!

4 months ago
aneesh89
aneesh89

if you want honest car buying advice always ask a mechanic

4 months ago
alex silver
alex silver

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

4 months ago
davidkosa
davidkosa

Me thinks this mechanic be knowing his shit.

4 months ago
dsmproject90
dsmproject90

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.

4 months ago
AvSat7
AvSat7

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.

4 months ago
Jan Gazon
Jan Gazon

He needs logopedic help

4 months ago
Dynamic Solution
Dynamic Solution

Like NASA's O-ring saga.

4 months ago
Xiaotong Li
Xiaotong Li

you know you can fix the valve seals with special tool at $800 right?

4 months ago
Ken Davis
Ken Davis

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.

4 months ago
Danfuerth Gillis
Danfuerth Gillis

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.

4 months ago
John B
John B

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.

4 months ago
Patrick Morris
Patrick Morris

All BMWs are junk mechanically... styling is the only reason they sell!

4 months ago
Potato Potato
Potato Potato

They're fun to drive.

4 months ago
Gary Winfield
Gary Winfield

How much was this repair??

4 months ago
Seb G
Seb G

I actually expected the robot table to cost way more

4 months ago
Seb G
Seb G

I like how the car ninja was stealthily standing behind the lifts. Ready to watch the b7 perform seppuku

4 months ago
richard faraone
richard faraone

God that music lol please stop it!!

4 months ago
Cam23
Cam23

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

4 months ago
Tom Sparks
Tom Sparks

There's nothing like that German Engineering.® Thank God.

4 months ago
CommanderTaco
CommanderTaco

Give that man a sandvich

5 months ago
princewish
princewish

This is the kind of mechanic we should all have extremely knowledgeable and honest.

5 months ago
Lydor Colson
Lydor Colson

car ninja seems like an awesome guy, really insightful and knows his stuff

5 months ago
Roger Trapz
Roger Trapz

Gawd damn you gotta lift the car to drop the engine....never seen that before. Ima steer clear of beamers now hahahaha

5 months ago
Alistair B
Alistair B

Supercharger seals...

5 months ago
Barry Cox
Barry Cox

Excellent work

5 months ago
plunder1956
plunder1956

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.

5 months ago
Bill Core
Bill Core

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

5 months ago
Dan The Bullet Dodger
Dan The Bullet Dodger

Hey Hoovie, that's a mighty big Alpina your BMW is sporting there.

5 months ago
Jeremy Mullins
Jeremy Mullins

Is this the same car John Ross drove to be salvaged?

5 months ago
Øyvind Digranes
Øyvind Digranes

My 1972 2000 touring had the same issue :-)

5 months ago
soulslaveone
soulslaveone

Look at the car-Ninjas garage guys: Its cleaner than a Swiss hospital. Wow.

5 months ago
HunterDevastator
HunterDevastator

His shop is absolutely gorgeous.

5 months ago
Paul Last Name
Paul Last Name

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.

5 months ago
Jimmy Ninja
Jimmy Ninja

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.

5 months ago
TT
TT

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

5 months ago
Box of Rocks
Box of Rocks

Looking at the amazing, beautiful complexity of that ICE clearly shows why EV is the future.

5 months ago
Adam Smith
Adam Smith

Nah this is just a crappy BMW. I bet BMWs EVs will be just as unreliable just with different problems (Bad batteries, broken EV motors, ECT)

3 months ago
Purcell Parker
Purcell Parker

Anyone who can afford a $100K car doesn't worry about leaking valve seals and having the engine taken apart...they just go out, buy another one, and keep on rolling...🤑🤑🤑

5 months ago
Tom Sommer
Tom Sommer

The problem is, most Americans have no clue how to deal with a car like that. It has to be serviced on a regular basis, including an oil change. Not the cheapo Walmart stuff that doubles as frying oil, the good synthetic stuff. Oh yeah, there‘s a hefty price tag attached to that, so many US owners just skip that or bring the car over to Sloppy Joe‘s Garage and Hair Care Center to save money. Also, a turbocharged European car needs the motor to be warm before you hit it hard. And, when you‘re done, let it idle for 30-60 minutes to allow the oil to cool down rather than turning it off immediately. On an Alpina, many parts are bespoke rather than mass produced. That stuff is expensive, so you better know beforehand what you‘re getting into. Oh, and while sealant may work on a low compression GM engine, it will damage a car like this - hope the fat guy who does your car (and hair) over at Sloppy Joe‘s knows that. Hope he also knows that all the measurements are metric, else he (and the owner) will be in for a nasty surprise...

5 months ago
William Kiĺl
William Kiĺl

looks like your smoke was also caused by bad seals in the compressor housing

5 months ago
jpatt1000
jpatt1000

Why when he pulled the head of did the coolant look like Windex?

5 months ago
Matt H
Matt H

3:41 The Ninja likes to party

5 months ago
Leroy Brown
Leroy Brown

Dude, you make me laugh. :+)

5 months ago
Christopher Shutts
Christopher Shutts

Classic BMW engine, oil leaks everywhere.

5 months ago
gamerboy
gamerboy

Bro any bmw is pretty much junk. I’ve owned three 335i all my n54 engines had to go through some type of rebuild. Even my e92 coupe n52 that’s suppose to be reliable all service done on time that shit just broke by just sitting there. Fuel in my oil, misfiring on bank 2 cylinders

5 months ago
Danijel Tomic
Danijel Tomic

Top secret over here, change your oil every 3k and the valve seals won't fail

5 months ago
mdo686
mdo686

Love the Onlia ad.

5 months ago
Mehrunes'Razor
Mehrunes'Razor

I always suspected.

5 months ago

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