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

M539 Restorations

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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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    Wheel bearing removal tool -
    Wheel hub puller -
    Spring compressor -
    Sound deadening -
    Cockpit Cleaner -
    All-purpose cleaner -
    Cockpit care -
    BMW E46 Floor Mats -
    Hazet suction gun -
    Smoke machine -
    Flare wrench for brake lines -
    Fantastic working lamp -
    Pick & hook set -
    Compression tester -
    Vice soft jaw -
    Butyl for door panels, headlights -
    Wheel cleaner -
    Hobby knife -
    Magnetic Retrieval Tool -
    Fabric spray -
    Drill brush attachments -
    Find Liqui Moly oil and additives for your car -
    My 4-post lift by Twin Busch -
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    1. M539 Restorations

      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!

      1. colin ashby

        Please explain the other 2products that you put in after the oil. I couldn’t hear the names. Thank you

      2. Julz Lavz

        lol are ppl watching the video in 144p? You can clearly see its no sparks lol

      3. Augusto

        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

      4. Gplus sucks big

        Lol noticed it too.

      5. mudachuka12345

        @KlsDrift my comment?

    2. Ryan Harriss

      Haha, "das ist vicked" nice one.

    3. George Zaharia

      and people ask us... why do we love BMW cars... this vide would probably not answer them, but ... i mean... there are hints in there. and is not about the speed... cause speed u can have in a rattling can from daihatsu ...

    4. Matevz Sober

      BMWs suks

      1. M539 Restorations

        You are on the wrong channel.

    5. Svend Olsen

      Its so nice to see a true mechanic at work. Doing it the right way, no shortcuts or adding stupid aftermarket Ebay stuff to the car. At episode one, can't take to first look at the car before oem wheels are mounted. See, that's commitment.

    6. Pablo the Dublinjackel

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

    7. Pablo the Dublinjackel

      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 😊👍

    8. Dennis Morritt

      Have used V-coil before. Good stuff! 👍👍

    9. Mehmet Ömer Acar

      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

    10. Théo

      C'est une très belle chérie, très bon travail !

    11. Alain F

      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. :)

    12. beernutsonline

      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..

    13. porschenutcase

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

    14. Michael Debrou

      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!

    15. Norries09

      Huge fan all the way from South Africa.

    16. Gyikhuszar

      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.

    17. Naz Man

      Don't breath, dropped it 😩 Story of my life!

    18. Gilberto Torres

      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.

    19. Kurray

      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.

    20. Alex P

      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.

      1. Alex P

        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.

      2. M539 Restorations

        And on the PC it works?

    21. Peter Schaldemose

      Anyone else squinting until the torque wrench clicked 🤞

    22. Mike Rieger

      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.

    23. Alex Landar

      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.

    24. Pickamove

      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. 😅

    25. Victor Kuria

      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👏🏽👏🏽👌🏽

    26. Siyavuya Badi

      Hilarious how you refer to the previous mechanic as the "Previous Bastard"😂😂😂😂

    27. Potato Camera

      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.

    28. Christopher

      Just for you knowledge. Plug threads repair kit called, in french : "Kit de tarodage" :)

    29. david weston

      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.

    30. slacko 1971

      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.

    31. Motheo Lebelo

      What an awesome project and always love attention to detail.

    32. nassim loulidi

      the funny bit is HILARIOUS , love you man

    33. Dj Raulio

      15:27 almost shit my pants =))))) This content is so freakin intense!!!

    34. Makveldz

      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.

    35. remasterus

      @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 BGclip, hands down!

    36. digitalscales

      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?

    37. Serg Potapov

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

    38. Edmond

      What's the sparking at 37:20 left side right above the passenger headlight next to the airbox?

    39. Psycho63

      Sounds wonderful.

    40. John Mav

      Thank you for your education!

    41. Marvin Hoffmann

      i would love to see your interactions with german bmw dealers!

    42. pickering746

      So glad I discovered this channel. Started with one video then ended up binge watching all the others. Great channel 👍😎

    43. Nick Anagnostou

      BM TroubleU

    44. Vexi 573

      You are German version of chrisfix

    45. Joe Bloggs

      850i, I remember only rock stars and brain surgeons could afford these back in the day.

    46. Ian Mangham

      Fkn ads in England smmfh

    47. Paul Frank

      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!!!

    48. Shadow Of Pain

      4 months and never got to see the 750il completed.

      1. M539 Restorations

        You do understand I am only one man that can work only on one car at the time? :) it's coming

    49. H Colin

      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!!!

    50. Kapitan Żbik

      Me at 0:00 srsly? 43 minutes? Me at 43:05 gimme moooree

    51. Zoran Spaseski

      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

    52. symons666

      Brilliant to watch as always and very informative! 👍

    53. D Coop

      Is the oil filter lid aluminium in this e31?

    54. djamel sibachir

      Greeting from 🇩🇿 Good job. Any tips on how to defrentiate an original part with a fake one?

    55. Dennis

      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

    56. carl jonhson

      España que bonito ajajaj ❤️

    57. pfoxhound

      I saw some markings next to the chain.

    58. Alan Here

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

    59. e575fho

      Thank you for these videos. Pure entertainment and educational! Long may they continue :)

    60. Pedro Cação

      It's getting there! Bad screw thread is always a big pain...

    61. ThePaulikCze

      where is new video ?:(

    62. DutchAirgunner

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

    63. The Spectator

      15:32 duud you are killing me, LMAO

    64. Denis Erovic

      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. ;-)

    65. JMUDoc

      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!".

    66. Ramsis Lahmadi

      the amount of passion, work and sweat put into this video is incredible

    67. E D I

      In 38:00 there looks like some sparking in the wiring on the left of the airbox?

    68. Noel Barlau

      We all felt it when that extractor broke. Worst feeling in the world at that moment.

    69. Juan Eduardo

      For that 12 cilinders only 5 liters of oil??

    70. Leonard Fairground

      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. 😀

    71. Stas Como estas

      As always brilliant video 👍👍👌👌👏👏👏 thank you for sharing this 🙏❤

    72. Eddy Sanchez Casas

      Perfecto 👍🏼

    73. TL3Mp2FvxKtrz5eS

      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

    74. rocketsurgeon11

      One of my dream cars! Love this!

    75. nodaklojack

      Satisfying to watch. One of my top ten BGclip 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.

    76. Kevin Isaac

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

    77. Rambo Driver

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    79. Matthew

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

    80. Matthew

      Interesting that the fan isn't engaging at operating temp

    81. Niki Barret

      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

    82. paulaus

      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

    83. Tyrone Ross

      32:00 *NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!*

    84. workshop_deluxe

      Yep, used V-Coil to save a brake caliper on a Chrysler. Amazing tool, saved my day. BTW, love your videos.

    85. Babayega

      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.

    86. B Simpson

      I was waiting for that extractor to snap, they should be banned

    87. Audun Skripeland

      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.

    88. Tollef Reyerson

      Congratulations getting it running again!! Awesome video!!

    89. castillo6464

      There is nothing like watching a nerd with OCD showing their skills.

    90. MrYeah88

      I like your beginning like top gear :)

    91. Deke

      "Don't breathe" .. "Dropped it" had me in tears

    92. MKN MKN

      Best channel no cap

    93. Mark C.

      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 BGclip. I really hope you do some more oldies like E21/E30 and E28/E34 in the future!

    94. Nerijus Galinis

      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!

    95. Julian Lentini

      Can you show us how to change the starter on an e 31?

    96. 23 Gabriel Iñigo Gonzaga

      Hope to see an Alpina B12 restored by you someday

    97. charprug

      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.

      1. M539 Restorations

        Read the pinned comment please

    98. Bob Frankish

      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

    99. S. T.

      I like how the Achter beeps before it explodes. It's those details. #ScheißeHans

    100. Andy D

      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!