Here's How I Will Save My Blown BMW Supercar Engine using Scrap Parts off a Mini Cooper

21 Sau 2021
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We've got a way to save our Cheap BMW i8 Supercar's Blown Engine without replacing it and spending over $10,000 on a new one, but will it work? Also, Rich sends Sam something to help him along the way; credit goes to Anthony Jeselnik who created this bit!
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  • 5 thou is nothing, just chop it down, the machine shop just didn't want to be responsible for any potential problems. Which there won't be.

    Tom HallTom HallPrieš 15 val
  • That look like xxxtention car not going to lie

    Sherie OshonSherie OshonPrieš 2 dienas
  • That machine shop heard BMW I8 and just didn’t want to get involved. He stopped at .005”. There is no problem with taking .010” off a head. Typical piston to valve clearance is at least .080-.100” so you aren’t going to crash the valves into the heads, and while the cam timing will be altered, it won’t be by more than a few degrees, which the computer and the variable valve timing system can easily compensate for, and even if it couldn’t, you could degree the cams by filing away some of the keyway to be able to adjust it back into spec.

    Michael LehmannMichael LehmannPrieš 5 dienų
  • you guys need a tv show together. Never saw such great chemistry.

    DreamgoatDreamgoatPrieš 7 dienų
  • Save me Obeiwan, you're my only hope ! lol

    ray h.ray h.Prieš 7 dienų
  • Where do you buy your BMW parts

    Jesse AldapeJesse AldapePrieš 8 dienų
  • You should engine swap used SxS can-am Maverick x3 turbo rr they have 195hp and can be modified to handle 500hp

    Ball BouncesBall BouncesPrieš 9 dienų
  • 11:48 i just skipped, cause of title to see if your guy mentions it... in theory you can swap any parts from any engine... from any other engine that has a similar shape... but you have to keep in mind, density and friction resistance and sure enough temperature resistance... if you aren't driving it like a F1 car... and just ride it along... it should work ... if u start gassing that pedal... it will last u around 10 minutes, or as big the difference is between the two parts resistance wise.

    George ZahariaGeorge ZahariaPrieš 9 dienų
  • Hell, just aquire a USED head from a state side boneyard.

    George MartinGeorge MartinPrieš 11 dienų
  • This is what I love about the net - Peeps come together and can make things happen, where as in my youth, I'd have to read books and hope I knew someone.. Great work community

    coxy ofnewpcoxy ofnewpPrieš 13 dienų
  • Why not use a thicker head gasket and resurface the head?

    D WallD WallPrieš 13 dienų
  • $10k for new engine installed?

    TheBugmenot2009TheBugmenot2009Prieš 14 dienų
  • What camera do you use ?

    britCpowerbritCpowerPrieš 18 dienų

    ValkyriemBDOValkyriemBDOPrieš 18 dienų
  • Sorry, I don't care anymore. It's just taking too long, and that annoys me. I'm outta here. Time to catch up on my lockpickinglawyer watching.

    Eric WesEric WesPrieš 18 dienų
  • Take the car back to a main dealer to identify the electrical fault.

    Per Ardua ad AstraPer Ardua ad AstraPrieš 19 dienų
  • Dealers don’t want to replace head gaskets. Only routine servicing.

    Per Ardua ad AstraPer Ardua ad AstraPrieš 19 dienų
  • Every dealer will tell you you need a new engine. Had an old b5 s4 and audi told me it needed a new engine and quoted me 12,000. However, it wasn't passing compression all it need was new gaskets for the V heads. I did the work and parts costed 300$.

    Justin Y.Justin Y.Prieš 20 dienų
  • You should give the scrap metal to other youtubers that melt down meteor and cast it into ingots or other forms

    bill bergovoybill bergovoyPrieš 21 dieną
  • so good news .... mill the head , thick gasket and keep rolling

    Bruno MiramontBruno MiramontPrieš 21 dieną
  • The feeler gauge they are using is VERY THICK. .004 thousandths is almost paper thin. .001 feeler gauge is super wobbly crazy thin, you can hardly push it because it will wrinkle. Most blocks are half the warp or less than the head. because the block is at least twice as thick and at least twice as strong. The head warps into a banana shape from overheat. When you surface it that only fixes the bottom. the top where the cams ride is still warped, this will cause the cams to seize, gall the aluminum or ive even seen the cam snap in half because its hardened steel and doesnt like rotating out of round. You can do quick fixes to get rid of a car but an overheat damages EVERYTHING. Warps the valve seats, and sometimes loosens the hardened seats in the aluminum head to the point they fall out later doing catastrophic engine damage, scuffs the pistons that swelled in the cylinder wall, takes the tension out of the piston rings which causes oil consumption, An overheat causes the OIL to thin out enough to loose oil cushioning and allows the rod bearing to contact the crank damaging the bearings. etc. etc. sensors fail early from being super hot. etc... bad bad bad.

    trekinseattletrekinseattlePrieš 22 dienas
  • this video with all these nice people started to relax me... then, I started to crumple back into a ball while the measurements on the block were taken... I think I need help... I love machines too much hahaha

    killercivic2001killercivic2001Prieš 22 dienas
  • That's an Anthony jeselnik joke. It's pretty good one

    Christopher CrewsChristopher CrewsPrieš 22 dienas
  • can you weld the head and machine it back

    martin turnermartin turnerPrieš 23 dienas
  • $1000 in parts...and how much in labour? Those guys put in some serious hours!

    Roger HammondRoger HammondPrieš 23 dienas
  • Champaign taste on a beer budget.

    Jesse OursJesse OursPrieš 23 dienas
  • Higher density and a higher stability are a no-brainer especially with the larger diameter valves............... Sometimes you need to research the processes.... The only thing that would surpass gravity casting is 3d printing a new head.. If BMW 3d printed the whole 3 cyl engine it would last atleast a million miles as 3d printing defies alot of laws of physics and the main one being thermal heat expansion and warpage............. Gravity Die Casting Process - Advantages and Applications (

    Happy GilmoreHappy GilmorePrieš 23 dienas
  • LS the b1(T7

    Didier MukendiDidier MukendiPrieš 24 dienas
  • I can't believe that it took all the time it did to figure out it was a head gasket problem. The very fact that it took such a short time to get so hot was a dead give away. I've had this problem on an Audi, the solution was. Get the head skimmed then, have a custom made gasket to bring the specs back into tolerance. A lot cheaper than a new engine🤔

    barrie Williamsbarrie WilliamsPrieš 24 dienas
  • LS6 swap. With supercharger and nitro.

    Doktor JeepDoktor JeepPrieš 24 dienas
  • Bud Replace the water pump thermostat lines and radiator please. Then get the head finished and use 2 head gaskets to make up the space which I dout you'd even need 2. I have done over 100 m54 overheat complete fixes

    The Fishing LifeThe Fishing LifePrieš 24 dienas
  • Why are you such a good speaker???? Do you talk in front of people daily for a living? You do an outstanding job. Is it a natural ability or have you honed your speaking acuity over the years?

    David SymallaDavid SymallaPrieš 25 dienų
  • Serena head itself takes most of the heat energy I still and not understanding why The Machinist thought that they had was warped particularly badly, which it was not oh, and why he thought that that automatically method the block would be warped. But you end up with a good block. And I had that you can probably shave and put a shim head gasket on. I'm sure that they make them.

    44 Hawk44 HawkPrieš 25 dienų
  • Glad I watched this video before commenting on the last video. Your "second opinion guy" should get a gold star for knowing his shit.

    ADF360 MADF360 MPrieš 25 dienų
  • Bmw are shit cars and absolutely garbage

    UnknowntitanUnknowntitanPrieš 25 dienų
  • skim the head.. and use an oversize head gasket ?

    Docker AndyDocker AndyPrieš 25 dienų
  • Cut the straight edge down

    Muddy OffroadMuddy OffroadPrieš 26 dienų
  • It's a little bit of work, but a high school kid could piece it out for you. However that would make you a junk dealer....

    erleclaireerleclairePrieš 26 dienų
  • I call bs on what he is saying. No the way they are manufactured wont make much of a difference at all. Resurfacing the cylinder head by 0.15 mm or by the thinknes of 2 pices of paper will not be a problem at all.

    Chris CHRaVeNChris CHRaVeNPrieš 26 dienų
  • Copper gasket spray it and assemble it! Lol

    Charles Vaughn IICharles Vaughn IIPrieš 27 dienų
  • Just machine the head

    SLYDITSLYDITPrieš 27 dienų
  • $10k = literally bankrupt, grabs Lamborghini from acreage to pickup repair parts to use in home workshop :)

    braddeicidebraddeicidePrieš 27 dienų
  • If you were in Egypt, your BMW would be working a month ago.

    Youssef MattarYoussef MattarPrieš 27 dienų
  • I Still say straighten the head. Then light resurface an put it back together.

    Jacqueline OldhaverJacqueline OldhaverPrieš 27 dienų
  • Love the ending classic Rich 😂

    Wilson the Medical Marijuana GuyWilson the Medical Marijuana GuyPrieš 28 dienų
  • just put 2 gaskets on it itll be fine

    jax ljax lPrieš 28 dienų
  • I think a dui tutorial would be interesting. Drink n teach

    Im1stbabyIm1stbabyPrieš 28 dienų
  • SO do Rich and Sam like each other or hate each other?

    pablo ragespablo ragesPrieš 28 dienų
  • I checked out ‘Step Mom’ - why are you promoting a porn star - Cory Chase as your step mom - children watch this channel too!

    Gribbet 4evaGribbet 4evaPrieš 29 dienų
  • Great video Sam, enjoyed it very much.

    paul taylorpaul taylorPrieš 29 dienų
  • just started watching you on this BMW car and Steven is a riot.

    Joel MarbleJoel MarblePrieš 29 dienų
  • Copper sealer

    Juan MaldonadoJuan MaldonadoPrieš 29 dienų
  • I'm just admiring that sexy XF R wow

    Aks KAks KPrieš 29 dienų
  • Hilarious that you order parts from Germany when the i8 engine is made in the UK

    bouytt guytbouytt guytPrieš 29 dienų
  • Sam you gaining weight?

    RL GaaRL GaaPrieš 29 dienų
  • Do you always look like a homeless guy!!

    Marco HuertasMarco HuertasPrieš 29 dienų
  • 2 head gaskets stacked works I've done it

    the dark sidethe dark sidePrieš 29 dienų
  • yeahhhh you found the most common solution in 3rd world countries... dope

    Luís AguiarLuís AguiarPrieš mėn
    • Where’s the videos ! Your so lazy

      bouytt guytbouytt guytPrieš 29 dienų
  • what about a solid copper gasket, someone with a water jet, or a or a cnc laser cutter, could cut one from a sheet of copper. if you plane the head, use a thicker piece of copper sheet to make the gasket, the head and or the block, can also be machined for a stainless steel fire ring, in case the copper gasket is not up to the job, it works on dragsters, and high horse power turbo cars, where boost pressure could lift a regular gasket.

    nortious maximusnortious maximusPrieš mėn
  • Woah, what’s the finish on the red car?

    Siri FailSiri FailPrieš mėn
  • Hi Sam. Why is it taking too long? If it still doesn't work, gift it to the "Raasta Man"

    Farrukh KianiFarrukh KianiPrieš mėn

    Mechanic TaftMechanic TaftPrieš mėn
  • Why couldnt you have the head milled and use a thicker head hasket or even two? People do this all the time if you need to lower the compression.

    jckrarupjckrarupPrieš mėn
  • I am really confused, what’s the silliness with your “stepmom”,I find it a bit sick. Is the Richie thing just a joke ? As a “ friend” he worries me, he is just too weird to be normal. A permanent chicken died cannot be doing him and good.

    John BishopJohn BishopPrieš mėn
  • I need an updated video Sam, I’ve been waiting a week, come on brother haha.

    Anthony FazinAnthony FazinPrieš mėn
  • old TDI Diesel owners going through this all the time ,warped heads ,engines going ok even after 5 years resurfacing and thicker head gasket. pressure is much less in petrol cylinders ,even with original head this could work

    Peter P.Peter P.Prieš mėn
  • I would question the first machine shops diag. First they didn't clean the head first, second the small about warpage would not effect the timing, the ecm is smart enough to compensate. And the thicker head gasket is even better. Not to mention once the head is torqued to spec you would be surprised how much it can change the shape/flatness of the surface.

    Constitutional LogicConstitutional LogicPrieš mėn
  • Hey Sam where is another part waiting since last week 😡

  • All these short cuts for a car that even without problems won't even get to 100k miles without falling apart. I don't know how anyone could live with themselves making a profit selling something they know is already trashed.

    SuperDancingdonkeySuperDancingdonkeyPrieš mėn
  • Conman

    SuperDancingdonkeySuperDancingdonkeyPrieš mėn
  • Well you got that right! A Mini Cooper IS SCRAP

    Rick PontificatesRick PontificatesPrieš mėn
  • Where’s the videos ! Your so lazy

    Justin YeoJustin YeoPrieš mėn
  • S85B50 swap it FFS

    aqib2000aqib2000Prieš mėn
  • Come on Sam what is taking so long for this video :)

    Ene teofilEne teofilPrieš mėn
  • Sorry for my stupidity, but is it possible to shave the head and the pistons by the same amount to keep them from being too close to the valves? Im sure that's probably not possible, and someone will crucify me in the replies for even asking, but im not a car mechanic by any means, so i really don't care. Im just curious if it's possible. If not, then why?

    Hold the Line PatriotsHold the Line PatriotsPrieš mėn
  • The reality of all this is...stay away from Mini Coopers (learned the hard way) and anything that uses those garbage engines.

    machinehead824machinehead824Prieš mėn
  • The head would be weaker thus more likely to crac (typo :P) or warp

    pmfmanpmfmanPrieš mėn
  • yeah, sure... first the BMW Dealer cannot find the issue..... (what´s BS in my opinion) and THE as usual on all of your Videos it would cost 5.000 / 10.000 / 15.000 / 20.000 Bucks to repair it. DOES ANYONE BELIEVE THIS ??? A head gasket Job would cost around 2500 at BMW, not a dime more. Typical BS in YT for all the Kiddies and Wannebees who think they are Car Mechanics. Why is your Head warped - well.... you took it off the wrong way, THEN it warped. But as a professional LTworlds Shomaster you know better *LOL*

    Christian MeierChristian MeierPrieš mėn
  • One week,and still no news 🤔

    damir zilavecdamir zilavecPrieš mėn
  • Even the machine shop didn’t clean the head to be measured you have to clean all the debris from the head gasket out to be accurate

    kolim jonekolim jonePrieš mėn
  • Hilarious that you order parts from Germany when the i8 engine is made in the UK

    Aaron WallaceAaron WallacePrieš mėn
  • New video?

    Mato MaticMato MaticPrieš mėn
  • Samcrac, whats happening with our BMW i8 project???

    John BlazeJohn BlazePrieš mėn

      kolim jonekolim jonePrieš mėn
  • We all praying for you lol

    Tony BogayleTony BogaylePrieš mėn
  • isn't it amazing that it took 24 hours of diagnostic AND an engine teardown to discover a blown head gasket when all the signs were apparent from the get go? Exotic cars, no matter the make are internal combustion engines; the bubbling, boiling overflow bottle is a dead giveaway just about every time.

    Robert VaughnRobert VaughnPrieš mėn
  • water drink motor shatun

    Bymbabayr BymbabayrBymbabayr BymbabayrPrieš mėn
  • on god, we have the same ring tone. marimbas in paris

    MuaiThaips3MuaiThaips3Prieš mėn

    NekoWintersNekoWintersPrieš mėn
  • Sam crac is dead Bmw fell on his head,,,,,,so sad

    AAPrieš mėn
  • Just resurface the head 0.3 mm and use the 0.3 mm thicker gasket if you decide to machine. I would go to 0.3 mm then you maintain overall mechanical geometry, just in case valve timing is critical for this application. It is a one time deal, do not try to go for bare minimum and think you have 2 go's. It is just a stupid 3 cylinder turbo, nothing special except for it is in a special car. Ohh yes, try to get BMW service info on resurfacing the head, they must have a repair/maintenance bulletin for this, that way you do not miss out on specific information that might be important. It would be interesting if you could also reduce risk of overheating by reducing turbo boost. If they crank out 70 HP more than mini cooper you bet the turbo boost is high, tuning it down a little would be good, less stress on engine components. Next question is can you reduce max charging load from the attached generator accordingly, does the generator expect engine to crank out max or can it be limited accordingly to engine max output you decide on, or can it sense max available power and reduce load accordingly all by itself. Or you can look at it from the opposite side: can you limit the max charge the generator wants to delivery to the batteries, if you reduce this by 15-20% the engine should not be required to run as hard. This would be the easiest way but i am not sure if this can be programmed in the car system, i would think this should be an operational parameter that can be changed by BMW engineers with right software. If this is not possible or not done automatically you are stuck at factory specs of the engine and run risk of hard use and overheating again.. Maybe this little engine is running at the limits. In short: is it possible to reduce engine load and still be able to charge batteries sufficient to use the car reliably. The car is beautiful though, wish i had the money. Cool project, Good luck.

    renter007renter007Prieš mėn
  • Not really feeling all the sad attempts at comedy. I followed you for more of the technical entertainment but I guess you gotta stay relevant on this communist site.

    Shaun ONeillShaun ONeillPrieš mėn
  • Sam still alive???

    slotcarguyslotcarguyPrieš mėn
  • i laughed so hard at the end, fucking awesome

    bocoy noiubocoy noiuPrieš mėn
  • Let's see what happens if you just put a German car badge on a non-German car. Will reliability instantly go down?

    chassis807chassis807Prieš mėn
  • @Samcrac Copper head gasket... problem solved. once and forever.

    Austin PageAustin PagePrieš mėn
  • I don’t understand why these guys make LTworlds videos were there just talking in the whole LTworlds video I guess there’s some people that might be entertaining at most they don’t wanna watch a video of just Sam crack talking

    Scott BisiScott BisiPrieš mėn
    • Sam, you are very lazy.. you post videos very rare!! Why?

      bocoy noiubocoy noiuPrieš mėn
  • that reason i recommend thick head gasket because less headache dealing with head n easily get away with it n i have done it many times on every vehicle

    K ZK ZPrieš mėn

    Ben BryantBen BryantPrieš mėn
  • Sam, when are you posting the next video on i3? Anxiously waiting and praying for your project brother

    Abdul QureshiAbdul QureshiPrieš mėn
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