Here's Why BMW V8 Engines Are JUNK! Cheapest Alpina B7 Teardown
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April 2, 2020 at 7:12 am #130400adminKeymaster
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Ironic, it seems that German cars are more Italian than they'd like to admit. In the (paraphrased) words of Jeremy Clarkson, BMW also seems to build cars that "can be as good as a car can be… briefly."April 2, 2020 at 7:12 am #130402Southbay LA
You deserved it for not paying much for a car . Just buy new and avoid the head aches , I hope you pay more that the car is worth and it breaks sooner that expected for paying lowApril 2, 2020 at 7:12 am #130403Demetrius Napavon
Plastic, inside of an engine, that is too big for the vehicle, with no airflow and minimal cooling…. What could go wrong?April 2, 2020 at 7:12 am #1304041255XL
You're junk yourself.April 2, 2020 at 7:12 am #130405Andy Freeman
The modern M5s have this problem…. Hmmm. That engine cart is the bomb. It makes dropping engines with transmissions easy and then there's not struggle reaching the top boltsApril 2, 2020 at 7:12 am #130406David Sanchez
Trash for pretenious foreighnors that hate Americans to gloat and show status with. That's all german cars are, status symbols nothing else, it says "I can spend $80,000 on what's really only worth $20,000". No real car guys actually buy BMWs, they'll lease one as a weekend driver at best. (Excluding the E30s, E36s and E46s of course)April 2, 2020 at 7:12 am #130407Knight
couldn't be any worse then Dodges Hemi motors dropping valve seats lmaoApril 2, 2020 at 7:12 am #130408Christopher Powell
what do you expect you have a hefty blower destroyer on that V8April 2, 2020 at 7:12 am #130409Marcel B.
had to stop the video… absolutely obnoxious ads!!!!!April 2, 2020 at 7:12 am #130410Andrew Hall
American cars are GARBAGEApril 2, 2020 at 7:12 am #130411Julian Wraight
Same problem happened on my 04 X5 V8. N62 I think, at 90k km. Junk. Wouldnt touch a BMW again.April 2, 2020 at 7:12 am #130412Gerry Freeman
OvercomplicatedApril 2, 2020 at 7:12 am #130413Richard Skipper
And people say the Northstar is a bad design..At least you can get 100 thousand miles or better before you need to repair them.April 2, 2020 at 7:12 am #130414Mint Restorations
Thanks for the “heads” up on the BMW V8s! We will stick with their straight 6 engines 😉April 2, 2020 at 7:12 am #130415Injector Planet
match those tires budApril 2, 2020 at 7:12 am #130416Bill Feinberg
Note to self: Never, ever, ever, ever buy a BMW, Mercedes-Benz or Audi.April 2, 2020 at 7:12 am #130417fiatman71
M60's are not junk… M62's slightly junk… N62's total garbage.April 2, 2020 at 7:12 am #130418Burt Hulbert
The complexity of various weapons, from artillery to tanks to aircraft, contributed greatly to the demise of Nazi Germany.
Lesson learned applied here.April 2, 2020 at 7:12 am #130419George H Gordy
The alternator looks like a an easy 5 minute job… Now that the engine is out… with it in it looks to be an uneasy 5 hour job…. With it doubling as an oil catch can you might wanna change it.. FYI every $3,500 mid 2000's BMW Alpina always costs $35,000 to repair and make roadworthy… ALWAYS… LOLApril 2, 2020 at 7:12 am #130420Reg M
A very clean and sterile workshop. I would say cleaner than most BMW dealership service departments.April 2, 2020 at 7:12 am #130421Kyle Zobell
I remember when I worked at a BMW dealer we had to order a new engine and supercharger in for one of these.
115k Canadian. Worth like 5x as much as the car was, lol. Buddy was pissed.
That was right around the time we were doing a lot of valve stem seals on the N63’s too. Gravy days.April 2, 2020 at 7:12 am #130422earlbond007
Do a ls swap lol cheap partsApril 2, 2020 at 7:12 am #130423papi miami
The Germans are brilliant engineers . They have perfected engineering cars to break systematically . But they do look niceApril 2, 2020 at 7:12 am #130424Lasse Kristensen
BMW engines are among the best in the world.. and the oil seals can go yes! But first after hundred thousands of kilometers/ miles.. or when they are very old! Its a wear and tear on any engine.. I dont think that it justifies to say that due to this BMW engines are junk?! … There was also a reason why you got the 100.000 dollars car for 3500 dollar which is basically nothing! It's a Alpina 7 series for crying out loud.. Last time and only time I had that problem with one of my 5 BMWs was on an old E30 from 1985… Not to mention yours is a Alpina so it properly got hammered a lot and maybe not serviced well, could be a lot of factors.. good luck with the car ..April 2, 2020 at 7:12 am #130425keahistight
Hmmm … none of my BMW V’8’s have had issues. My v-10 M5 on the other hand … many issues.April 2, 2020 at 7:12 am #130426Carlton Harris
Even after all of Hoovie’s bmw troubles over the years I still want one lolApril 2, 2020 at 7:12 am #130427FPVREVIEWS
is it not possible to pressurize the cal with compressed air at TDC and swap valve seal in place?April 2, 2020 at 7:12 am #130428The Mongoose
What a shit design for a valve seal.
And how do you fail in timing chain design?
Glad i grew up with french cars.
They dont fail in stupidly engineered ways.April 2, 2020 at 7:12 am #130429bassandtrebleclef
There is no excuse for this type of failure. What a crappy company to simply ignore these problems for 2 decades. It's not just that BMW makes garbage, but it's that the company itself ignores the problems and refuses to fix them. That's pathetic.April 2, 2020 at 7:12 am #130430Hal 1000
Wouldn't touch a BringMyWallet with a ten foot pollApril 2, 2020 at 7:12 am #130431Jason Knight
X5 owner. Same f#$=/× problemApril 2, 2020 at 7:12 am #130432Antifaws
Nice, finally a proper mechanic.April 2, 2020 at 7:12 am #130433Steven Otto
My 2007 550 went 142k before I had to replace the valve seals, probably due to 5k oil changes vs the 15k between oil changes per I Drive. If Hoovie has half a brain, he'll change the two 69 cent o-rings at each end of the crossover coolant pipe while he's got the engine out.
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