Back in Service After 16 Years - V12 BMW E31 850i Revival - Project Malaga: Part 2

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Fast-paced, wrench action-packed revival of a 1991 BMW E31 850i that was left to rot in a garage for the last 16 years before I acquired it. In this video, we bring this mighty V12 back to life.
Towards the end of the video, I made a breakdown of parts and their cost. Also, in the end I give a hint of what the next M project car is!
P.S. I upgraded the camera so the video quality should be much better!
Part 1 -
Repairs/work done in this video:
Replacement of all fluids (engine, coolant, brake fluid, gearbox, differential...)
All filters (engine, cabin, fuel...)
Fuel pumps & fuel sender unit
Spark plugs
Ignition wires
Distributor caps & rotors
Belts & pulleys
Oil pan gasket
Expansion tank & radiator
Water pump & thermostat
Valley pan gasket
Fuel injector service
Clutch slave cylinder
Camshaft banjo bolts with locking tabs
Valve cover gasket
Intake manifold gaskets
ABS pump & brake lines
Seat twist repair
Detailing of the interior
T-shirts -
Music by Epidemic Sound (

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    Andrew MarshallAndrew Marshall8 tuntia sitten
  • Ich weiß garnicht was ich sagen möchte. Ein genialer Mechaniker, ein guter Entertainer, ein prima Regisseur, ein guter Filmschneider. Achwas, es macht Spaß zuzuschauen. Weiter so und viel Erfolg.

    Matthias WeweringMatthias Wewering9 tuntia sitten
  • You are my hero

    Ash01Ash0114 tuntia sitten
  • Nice job

    Mantas KirpšasMantas KirpšasPäivä sitten
  • its a pitty you hit the new radiator when taking apart the water pump

    lucas asdlucas asdPäivä sitten
    • Nothing happened to it.

      M539 RestorationsM539 Restorations10 tuntia sitten
  • This car is perfect but now it's really time to change the exhaust and make it louder! We can't hear that thing

    Clement FortinClement FortinPäivä sitten
  • Garage mechanics suck because if they they did a great job like this they would have cost 30k for that job!

    Clement FortinClement FortinPäivä sitten
  • Good consistent work 👍

    Jesper OlsenJesper OlsenPäivä sitten
  • How long does it take?

    Vinicius Silveira LopesVinicius Silveira LopesPäivä sitten
  • My friend had an 8series, had it tuned, lowered & it was a beautiful monster.

    Mr WattoMr WattoPäivä sitten
  • So glad I found your channel! great content.

    PaulPaulPäivä sitten
  • This guy is the German equivalent of Ed china

    Manu NrManu Nr2 päivää sitten
  • did any one see the forth spark plug from the left. it's been a long time since i played with an engine but that should have rung alarm bells. good used spark plugs are meant to be a sandy color

    ArklightArklight2 päivää sitten
  • Great Professional Job ! I wish we had some masters like you in Turkey too :(

    Multi Talented ManMulti Talented Man2 päivää sitten
  • Great video, great information, great time watching it

    Saqar YahmadiSaqar Yahmadi2 päivää sitten
  • My fav car ever ever ever!

    Ketchupz StudioKetchupz Studio2 päivää sitten
  • New subscriber 👍🏻 love the videos, will be binge watching shortly. Keep up the great work! Greetings from the UK 👋🏻

    Mark C.Mark C.2 päivää sitten
  • I am amazed how well these are designed, you can get to anything and do everything yourself, not like a range rover

    MrJhalmoesMrJhalmoes3 päivää sitten
  • @21.50 start you bastard 😨 I know exactly how you feel...all nite long 😢 Respect to you are a great chap (I wish vettell was better in ferrari 😎) Danké wünderwüd

    Jeffo Jon JJeffo Jon J3 päivää sitten
  • Mesmerizing. A real mechanic exists. He should be training the factory mechanics lol.

    G RobinG Robin3 päivää sitten
  • Excellent job fella,really loving the content,your really growing on me.....

    Darren BrownDarren Brown4 päivää sitten
  • Wow man, really good job, love it!

    Albin LuddeckensAlbin Luddeckens4 päivää sitten
  • Hey m539 I have a question. I remember once on wheeler dealers Ed China said to put the timing right when changing the belt. So that all pulleys are centered. I dont see you do this or talk about it in your videos. Could you explain us about this point please? Keep up the good work

    Buba UbaBuba Uba4 päivää sitten
    • @M539 Restorations Thanks for clearing up! When can we expect new content from the v10?

      Buba UbaBuba Uba4 päivää sitten
    • You are mixing up some things. I changed accessory belts in this video, not a timing belt. Majority of BMWs have a timing chain, not a timing belt.

      M539 RestorationsM539 Restorations4 päivää sitten
  • Bmw = break my wallet literally 😂

    gio irgio ir5 päivää sitten
  • A phenomenal job by the mechanic.

    Eris Gh0stedEris Gh0sted6 päivää sitten
  • Nice work. It cleaned up beautiful.

    ja zuja zu6 päivää sitten
  • It look so much like K.I.T.T. Maybe German version :)

    abhay goyalabhay goyal6 päivää sitten
  • Enjoyed watching, for this long!,

    Tehyun KTehyun K6 päivää sitten
  • I no jack shit about car mechanics! So this guy as just made me feel a whole lot worse about servicing my own car😩😩😩I wish I had 1% knowledge this guy has cos he’s the Boss👍

    Daniel WalkerDaniel Walker6 päivää sitten
  • this is ja komplett kaputt hahaha :D

    GamerTomek997GamerTomek9976 päivää sitten
  • I really like the 80's vibe synthesizer music!

    Omar GOmar G6 päivää sitten
  • You’re amazing!

    TSL999TSL9996 päivää sitten
  • Приятно слушать и смотреть

    Михаил ДжусоевМихаил Джусоев6 päivää sitten
  • Big respect ✊

    Alsharif HusainAlsharif Husain7 päivää sitten
  • Damn wish I had seen this video before I sold my 850!! I had problems too but was terrified of touching that V12, but after seeing this, it's only nuts and bolts, good video buddy.

    Chris ReidChris Reid7 päivää sitten
  • the perfect mechanic

    Joachim DietlJoachim Dietl7 päivää sitten
  • Cool ^^ check this out too

    Tiko GelashviliTiko Gelashvili7 päivää sitten
  • 21:56 Love it!

    Michael MarzettMichael Marzett7 päivää sitten
  • How do you go about bleeding the cooling system apart from those silly little removable caps?

  • It's impossible to find a good, honest, mechanic/garage these days. They're rarer than rocking horse shit. Great video. Thank you, keep up the great work. May The Force Be With You, from Manchester, England.

    Bren WebsterBren Webster7 päivää sitten
  • this is the most satisfying video ever

    Chin OChin O8 päivää sitten
  • Many youtubers say we are working, please like my videos. I think most of them are unaware of this video. It definitely deserves liking. 👍🏼💪🏼

    DaniellDaniell9 päivää sitten
  • This is the first two videos I have watched of yours, wholly shit your so knowledgeable on these cars, and your main job is IT? Wow, very clever guy. Fogging oil for MEN 😂😂😂😂😂

    Raymond MumfordRaymond Mumford9 päivää sitten
  • I subbed as well. I would buy a used car unseen from you after this vid. BMW build a legend with the 8 series back in the 90's. Very nice to see you giving it a second life. Good work

    Dan KoekebackerDan Koekebacker10 päivää sitten
  • Maf sensor?cleaning?

    sol starsol star10 päivää sitten
  • Терпение и запчасти делают чудеса да ещё не рукожопость молодцы уважуха.........

    Андрей ЗадорожныйАндрей Задорожный10 päivää sitten
  • Your dedication and quality of workmanship and your god level mechanical skill was a pleasure to watch, many thanks.

    Azure-AustralisAzure-Australis10 päivää sitten
  • Nice job! How much did you buy it and how much did you sell it for?

    Nowell OnaNowell Ona11 päivää sitten
  • Your focus is inspirational, thank you & Happy New Year 2021 :)

    Sausage KosherSausage Kosher11 päivää sitten
  • Mechanics at it’s best: I would give my W124 to this guy without any doubt.

    DjCaTarDjCaTar11 päivää sitten
  • Great VID! 👍

    B SouzaB Souza11 päivää sitten
  • The 45 mins was soothing and to some extent exciting to watch! There was optimistic approaches for every second of the video.

    igappleg3igappleg311 päivää sitten
  • The radiator has a drain plug, at the bottom left, in the direction of travel.

    Daniel 136Daniel 13611 päivää sitten
  • How much do you sell this car?

    The TruthThe Truth12 päivää sitten
  • you da man

    Tony ScottTony Scott12 päivää sitten
  • Your the best!!!! Man i wish you would do my BMW!

    Semir TesnjakSemir Tesnjak12 päivää sitten
  • Cop's car in Karppi

    Jordan GarridoJordan Garrido12 päivää sitten
  • Great job guys, professionalism to the smallest detail

    SalehSaleh12 päivää sitten
  • Mesmerising....👍👍👍

    Jee RoslailyJee Roslaily12 päivää sitten
  • i can not believe you sold the car after giving so much love to it.i think you are crazy, what have you done...

    Bernd BruderBernd Bruder13 päivää sitten
  • I am looking at a 93 850 that’s been sitting outside for 8 years. Price is very low.. Does not run, no title.. I love the car but have to decide if I want to take on such a project. This will help me decide.

    Richard FridleyRichard Fridley13 päivää sitten
  • It's nice to watch a man who knows what he is actually dong...skills knowledge and understanding, well done! I don't even like BMWs!

    Paul GoodierPaul Goodier13 päivää sitten
  • You are one of the best 👌

    Mohammed JassemMohammed Jassem13 päivää sitten
  • I had an 850 ci and it was a fantastic car but a never ending money pit.

    Steven RolfeSteven Rolfe13 päivää sitten
  • me at 2:30am starting this video: ah a man with an accent repairing a 30 year old BMW, this will surely lull me to sleep me at 3:15am: so where is part 1????

    Joshua DJoshua D13 päivää sitten
  • Yea Stret, I jumped the gun on that one. Should have watched the whole video. Have you ever thought about an older 7 like an E23, 735i? After a Dinan chip, suspension update with Bilstiens, bigger sway bars and ditching the Metric wheels for a set of real nice alloys, and higher performance tires and re-upholstery the car was a stunner and that M30 was smooth. Great car once modded. About the only weakness was to put the thread locker on the cam oiler banjo bolts. I never had a problem with the nanny failure as I used synthetic and did not do the rev in neutral. I also changed all the paper cone speakers to modern neodymium poly speakers. Big improvement.

    K KielyK Kiely14 päivää sitten
  • master great vid

    morgan galemorgan gale14 päivää sitten
  • Well done buddy! You have a new subscriber. Thoroughly enjoyed watching you bring this back to life. Wish I had the tools and knowledge you possess. Own a e36 328i cab that needs most of the restorative work you've done but can't afford it just yet so its sitting collecting dust in my garage. Watching this is giving me the itch to start on mine. Thank you

    Abdul MazidAbdul Mazid14 päivää sitten
  • Absolute perfection! All the way to the last 60 seconds of comic genius. Now my problem is allocating time to watch all of the other videos!

    The 2nd9The 2nd915 päivää sitten
  • Amazing effort , well done.

    Mikica PavlovicMikica Pavlovic15 päivää sitten
  • Really enjoying these. And i no longer have my 740 so have no excuse apart from enjoyment! thanks:)

    Bob OnionsBob Onions15 päivää sitten
  • Great video.German engineering and car mechanic on top form.

    Brian QuinnBrian Quinn15 päivää sitten
  • Delightful to see such a skillful mecanic at work.

    G.J. KOSTERG.J. KOSTER15 päivää sitten
  • This guy is amazing. This clip is amazing.

    NovocrineNovocrine15 päivää sitten
  • You can take the electronic throttles apart, clean up the resistance trace dust, move the contacts to a new section of the resistance film and then re-synchronize the throttles. I don't recall the process for re-syncing but I'm sure it's in the web-o-sphere somewhere and as I recall simple. Also it pays to remove the ECU boards to recipe the edge connectors and remove oxidation. I also treated them with deoxit.

    K KielyK Kiely16 päivää sitten
    • That was done as I said in the video, it just didn't make the final cut.

      M539 RestorationsM539 Restorations15 päivää sitten
  • well done, great job thank you

    romain ulrichromain ulrich16 päivää sitten
  • So bad mechanics are found even in Germany (I mean those who "fixed" the fuel pump). It always amazes me how some people neglect maintenance, never mind the price. For most people a car is the second biggest spending in their life. A V-12 sounds so good. Your english is excellent, by the way.

    Marc WampachMarc Wampach17 päivää sitten
  • Love your relaxed and confident work. Did you work for BMW in the passed, you seem very experienced?

    kneewall49kneewall4917 päivää sitten
  • i learned in young age to always buy new cars and scrap them when repair shop wants too much to fix them, and i am very happy i did from looking at this.

    eVOL UCeVOL UC17 päivää sitten
  • I always wanted an 850 E31... but I haven’t got the balls necessary.

    Henry ToivonenHenry Toivonen18 päivää sitten
  • Really joy to see ur videos 👍

    Mohamed MahdiMohamed Mahdi18 päivää sitten
  • Complete and excellent job as usual. If you want, I see an end to your IT career and a new one as a FIstream star !

    porschenutcaseporschenutcase18 päivää sitten
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    fearman026fearman02619 päivää sitten
  • Molto bravo... Complimenti!!!

    Pasquale TropeaPasquale Tropea19 päivää sitten
  • I've always had a thing for these 8 series cars...

    john francisjohn francis19 päivää sitten
  • Well done, excellent job all round, including the filming. Anyone who has done any real maintenance can appreciate the hours it takes to figuring out what needs to be done, and then doing whatever it takes to get the job done!

    Stephen PembertonStephen Pemberton20 päivää sitten
  • Wow!!! What an amazing video.

    Viktor WarholaViktor Warhola20 päivää sitten
  • As amazing as his skills are and the whole final video product, the fact that he stated he is an IT engineer in this video and mentioned that he sits behind the computer to fix other people's problems for work, explains quite a lot in regards to his thought process and approach. Root cause analysis and good understanding of systems. Once you learn how to learn to look at systems, everything becomes simple, it becomes much easier to organise and crack down on any issue. All that is left is hard work and discipline. But since this is his hobby, it's not hard work, it's hard fun!

    ChrisKsanChrisKsan20 päivää sitten
  • I love that rear end. The car looks nice too...

    chris_gpvdchris_gpvd20 päivää sitten
  • Man you are good... I meant very good.

    Dhfff FhcfhDhfff Fhcfh20 päivää sitten
  • Man you are good... I meant very good.

    Dhfff FhcfhDhfff Fhcfh20 päivää sitten
  • What a job! Masterful!

    interestinginteresting20 päivää sitten
  • You worked your ass off repairing this one my friend !!! Very nice job however. :)

    Robert M.Robert M.20 päivää sitten
  • Amazing job thanks you for sharing your experience with us

    Jan BosJan Bos20 päivää sitten
  • Running into this video/channel = one of the best things happened to me in 2020.

    PlayYouAChopinPlayYouAChopin20 päivää sitten
  • Nice, check out my 1991 bmw 850i i got running after 20 years in a garage, check out gringogarage on youtube, thanks

    GringogarageGringogarage21 päivä sitten
  • this video making me want to pick a abonded car

    Marty McFlyMarty McFly21 päivä sitten
  • This was one of the best informational videos ever! It was very detailed in the areas it should be but scipped over redundancies. You did the editing just right! Good Job!

    Tony ParisioTony Parisio21 päivä sitten