The Hack Jobs Unfold - Garden Find V12 BMW E31 850i Revival - Project Marseille: Part 2

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In this episode, we set about bringing back to life this legendary 1991 BMW E31 850i 6-speed that's been decommissioned for the last 10 years. But the big 12-cylinder lump had some "expert" work done on it which makes things a bit more difficult.
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Massive thanks to Radu from RT Design Studio for making the merch happen! -
And a big thanks to a nice Patreon, Matej for the new intro & outro!
Part 1 -
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 -

  • Direct like to the merch store. Grab yourself a drinking device, a dashing hoodie or a tee, or a poster! -

    M539 RestorationsM539 RestorationsHónapja
    • Try the autodoc app for parts

      Andreas WallbergAndreas Wallberg26 napja
    • Add "COOMING UP" boxershorts to the merchandise ;-)

      Rudiger ThuyRudiger Thuy28 napja
    • MATEJ ...... Gets a Free Five Minute shopping Spree in your store. He really Killed the intro and Blew away the OUTRO! GREAT Work Sir! 45years of BMW M + others ownership have me Hooked to your Perfect Productions. Have you heard the word " KLUGE"? It is German for fix it so it won't break the same way again, and works better. Great mentality!

      petepenn1petepenn129 napja
    • I like that ur 'Retro Tee M539 #2 Classic Tee' costs 25,01€. I can tell it's calculated to it's limits 😂😂

      M GmbHM GmbH29 napja
    • When will we be able to buy the fogging oil for men?

      RenardoRenardo29 napja
  • How am I just discovering this channel ! I’ve had 8 bmws and the 8 series still tops my car bucket list! Amazing work

    Todd RobertsonTodd Robertson2 napja
  • Can you tell me which battery wrench you’re using please? Cheers 😉

    Mike HewittMike Hewitt7 napja
  • Sand paper ! ! ARRRRRRGGGHHH ! NEIN NEIN ! ! It's called emery cloth ! Naughty man 😂😂 👍 Another great vid dude

    Father McCreeFather McCree7 napja
  • i really don’t know what i love most, the workmanship or the commentary 😁😁😁 Brilliant stuff here.

    Shoeb SaleheenShoeb Saleheen9 napja
  • Suddenly my wife wants a shirt.

    Christian de GrootChristian de Groot9 napja
  • I know this 8 series has a lot to be done but down the line would you do an x5? They are worthless in the states and they have so manny expensive repairs but after seeing your work I think you are the only one crazy enough to do it. First gen manual x5 yes they exist.

    junaid sialjunaid sial9 napja
  • "Carbon fiber towel" lmao You have my sense of humour and yes some idiots don't understand it Just subscribed

    Patricio MunozPatricio Munoz10 napja
  • Love your work man👍 Greetings from Indonesia 🇲🇨

    Ibnu FajarIbnu Fajar11 napja
  • This guy is being wasted, he should be financed with his own large shop where he can train underlings and have the power to really fire the ones who don't work out. He reminds me of Ferdinand Peich, who insisted that VW build a car that does 300kph for 24 hours in 40 degrees with the interior not exceeding 20 degrees, and came up with the wonderful Phaeton of 2003 that was and is better than any Bentley or RR.

    david westondavid weston11 napja
  • I'd like to purchase an e31 that has been refurbished by you. No kidding.

    david westondavid weston11 napja
  • Your Spanish is good man

    Pedro OliveiraPedro Oliveira11 napja
  • Loooooving the new intro and outro🔥🔥

    Siyavuya BadiSiyavuya Badi11 napja
  • Great video as always!

    Albin BörthasAlbin Börthas11 napja
  • Wiggle, wiggle and pull out. Sounds like my Friday nights.

    Sebastian DahlsveenSebastian Dahlsveen12 napja
  • La verdad que no entiendo 🤣 hi from a spanish speaker 👋

    Ronald AndradeRonald Andrade17 napja
  • Wish we had more 8 series available over here in the states

    nissanskyline123nissanskyline12318 napja
  • When things start off too good, there has to be a catch. I tackled some smaller issues on my car, like a not completely free spinning back whell (drum brake). I was greeted by lots of rust and brake dust, combined with some sort of resin. The insides would only move to some punching tunes by MC Hammer. After several annoying issues with my car, which were a result of poor / not even performed by paid for maintenance by lazy mechanics of two different shops, it's very refreshing to watch you work. Attention to detail, thorough, decent and honest work.

    m.rei85m.rei8518 napja
  • LIKE your spanish but try speak in Portuguese of Brasil kkk You go love it !!! Thanks i love yours vídeos.. You are the One !!!

    AugustoAugusto18 napja
  • This channel is awesome, wish videos were released more frequently. Would love to see revival of a neglected E82 some day as that is my current daily.

    William BroadfootWilliam Broadfoot19 napja
  • You’re the only channel I watch videos from beginning to end without skipping a second. Great pace, informative and funny! Keep doing what you do !

    Sub ScriptionsSub Scriptions19 napja
  • This channel is the best if you like gears and german cars. Thanks for the good times.

    Rou PaRou Pa20 napja
  • Like Zionville makes much better all aluminum replacement radiators for almost any BMW that last a lifetime, I wish there would be a mfr of coolant hoses which are not rubber and lifetime quality. This is an untapped market for a world of automobiles that continually need replacement of a rubber part that was originally formulated in the 1930’s. Surely the industrial world of high pressure hoses has an entrepreneur that wishes to become wealthy with a hundred lines of ‘superior to original’ product.

    Call me IshmaelCall me Ishmael20 napja
  • A little rubber artists roller works perfect for applying sealant to a gasket or anything flat.. lasts forever, easily cleaned, small and cheap. Applies a perfectly even thin layer every time.

    Call me IshmaelCall me Ishmael20 napja
  • We need clones of you to start channels like this but about Mercedes and Porsche

    TurderTurder20 napja
  • Número 1

    Diego GonzálezDiego González20 napja
  • Ich liebe es dir zuzusehen. Das ist so beruhigend. Eventuell habe ich bald selbst ein altes Schmuckstück, wird aber aus dem Hause General Motors sein.

    WolfsblutWolfsblut20 napja
  • have you any classic BMW project in weeks to come? just curious

    hartono robbyhartono robby20 napja
  • awesome video, keep it up, looking forward for new episodes

    Albert SAlbert S20 napja
  • You look like Prince Harry. Or even better: Prince Harry looks like the humorist BMW specialist!

    DJ vanBDJ vanB20 napja
  • Nah, give me a Lada.. anything beyond my Escort Mk2 1977 estate wagon is too complex for me..

    Stein BaugeStein Bauge21 napja
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    It’s itchy dude 1It’s itchy dude 121 napja
  • Which manufacturer of fuel lines did you use on this machine? I want too buy fuel lines on my car.

    Who u TVWho u TV21 napja
    • @M539 Restorations Thank you.

      Who u TVWho u TV21 napja
    • Cohline.

      M539 RestorationsM539 Restorations21 napja
  • I’m amazed you can buy the fuel pump parts separately.

    Bill DeibnerBill Deibner21 napja
  • Please let me know when I can purchase some of your 'carbon fibre' clothes, I will pre order, payment in full! ......I am sure they will be suitably marketed with 'Carbon Fibre' signage. I get frustrated that true talent such as yours does not get the millions of subs and views. I will do my best to spread the word. I absolutely love your content and your sarcasm!

    Frank AndrewsFrank Andrews21 napja
  • @M539 Restorations: What's your opinion about the e87? The 130i-version specifically...

    CelCel21 napja
  • I have this car of 1/18 scale, but no box and display box

    CounterStriker013009CounterStriker01300921 napja
  • Cool dude, I subscribed. 😎✌️

    Eugene Cooper JrEugene Cooper Jr21 napja
  • Recently went to get handbrake actuator done on x5 to realise yesterday the " BMW SPECIALIST " has removed my trim from the front of my rear wheel (in wheel arch) which is now missing and also 3 screws missing from from the front inside of the wheel arch so I agree miss screws FIRED Bare in mind I paid £1200 to fix a handbrake....

    Kirk ScottKirk Scott21 napja
  • Love your videos...Just a question??? You packed it all in a 40-minute video but how many hours did you spend on the car???

    serbianvampireserbianvampire21 napja
  • Can you swap a M70 with a M73 in the E31?

    bammfiveobammfiveo21 napja
  • Best mechanic channel. Awesome content!!

    Momo ChallalMomo Challal22 napja
  • Where this week video

    Comaneanu MugurelComaneanu Mugurel22 napja

    Liviu ParepaLiviu Parepa22 napja
  • I live in Arkansas USA and we sometimes get sunshine while its snowing. Sweet huh?

    Alan HereAlan Here22 napja
  • Your videos are ABSOLUTELY fantastic! Really enjoying Project Marseille so far. Huge E31 fan and hoping to buy a project car someday. You have given me inspiration to take one on and enjoy it. Keep it up!

    Nick StathesNick Stathes22 napja
  • Can't wait for the next video! But please bring back the "Evil Twin"! :D

    gobxogobxo22 napja
  • If you want to keep learning Spanish, i will gladly invite you to Spain to give you a lot of spanish lessons while we both work on my BMW E90 320i, i live in the Coast and we have always a lovely weather here! 😉👌

    technopro 2000technopro 200022 napja
  • I'm still waiting for the BMW Group Classic to sponsor this guy. Hello? BMW are you there? There is only one way. The way of the OEM.

    AmraphelofShinarAmraphelofShinar22 napja
  • 3 Spark plug threads stripped ??? Guess the previous mechanic had a torque key in kgm instead of Nm 😅 People like that should only be allowed to work on wheelbarrows. You’re in for a few more surprises.

    Sam Van GeelSam Van Geel22 napja
  • Wie ist das mit dem Luftmassenmesser beim M60 Motor beim 730i? Kann ich z.B. von Hella ersetzen oder muss Bosch sein?

    AbudAbud23 napja
  • Thsnk you for sharing video

    Irman OvalIrman Oval23 napja
  • "carbon fiber towel" " let's rekindle the spark between the fuel tank and the fuel pump cuz that's where u want the spark to be" 😅😅😅😅 man I love homo

    arafat chowdhuryarafat chowdhury23 napja
  • Same first aid kit I found in a barn find 1979 450 SLC...

    Steve MacleanSteve Maclean23 napja
  • I am following you from Cape Town South Africa. This is one of my favorite channels, I learn so much here. Your E46 Tourer project inspired me to go out and get one too, they are not easy to find here in SA, especially a decent 325i. My car now is a E90 335i N55, I was hoping to find some videos on your channel for this car??

    Charl DanielsCharl Daniels23 napja
  • "The only spark plugs you want to use". Well... they are neither the correct sparkplugs by BMW, nor by NGK. BOSCH FGR7DQP or NGK BKR6EQUP. So yes, Multi-ground electrodes, but not BKR6EK

    Linas BalkeLinas Balke23 napja
    • M73 is different, original Bosch plugs for M70 were 1 kOhm, current ones aren't.

      M539 RestorationsM539 Restorations23 napja
    • @M539 Restorations Are you saying it ran poorly from the factory or recommendations for OEM replacement were added later on? Maybe I'm mixing up things, is it the same with M73 engine? I recall something from your earlier videos, which video was it?

      Linas BalkeLinas Balke23 napja
    • You are wrong. Put those spark plugs in M70 and you'll learn the hard way it runs poorly with those incorrect resistance spark plugs. I covered this in previous videos.

      M539 RestorationsM539 Restorations23 napja
  • I wish you a new big garage in this New Year bro ! 😁

    A RA R23 napja
  • Fantastic video. You helped me with my 850 several years ago, another of your virtues. Can’t wait to see the Helicoils go in. You are such an inspiration!

    Cletus FordwickeCletus Fordwicke23 napja
  • Super intresting job man! Please, keep it up and let's hope you can fire her up soon!

    Meisterschaft 1Meisterschaft 123 napja
  • that's what she said 3:00

    carey doddscarey dodds23 napja
  • This guy is a genius. Wish I had him working on my E30 325i Sport.

    Dapper GentDapper Gent23 napja
  • I have one for sale. Much better condition as this one, running. Miami Florida.

    Volker HaigesVolker Haiges23 napja
  • Yep, they are always parked for a reason!

    Hoonatic BloggsHoonatic Bloggs23 napja
  • I hate maf sensers. Luckily my car can be mapped on the factory ecu to run alphaN

    Hoonatic BloggsHoonatic Bloggs23 napja
  • It might be 30 yrs old but it is such a beautiful car it deserves all this care and attention - the comedy act is an extra treat!

    kenny edwardskenny edwards24 napja
  • That intro and outro though, perfection 👌🏻

    MKN MKNMKN MKN24 napja
  • This has a bit of a Vice Grip Garage feel to it, like it.

    ShiftyShifty24 napja
  • Hey man love your videos. I never had any of those beasty older beemers, but have enjoyed a cabrio 118d a 320D M sport and my current one a 420D Msport cabrio. Recently i moved to a very rainy place and after rain my 420 always has a small drip of water on the driver's side where the windshield joins the hard top. If i open the the roof and close it water goes away, but i was wonrdering if it is not hiding some plugged drian holes ora worse problem... Any advice ?

    El Rincon de OciosoEl Rincon de Ocioso24 napja
  • I really really enjoyed watching your video and listening to your narration, thanks for sharing!

    C. Van AndersonC. Van Anderson24 napja
  • Do you install new plugs dry or with something on the threads? Your videos are always v. interesting, keep em coming.

    John MorrisonJohn Morrison24 napja
    • @M539 Restorations why so?

      John MorrisonJohn Morrison23 napja
    • Always dry.

      M539 RestorationsM539 Restorations24 napja

    Mecánica Paso a PasoMecánica Paso a Paso24 napja
  • BMWs plants were actually in East Germany at the end of the war, but they managed to put a syndicate together and rebuild in the west. Horch and Wanderer were the same but not as lucky.

    Chuck.U.FarleyChuck.U.Farley24 napja
  • This man is a genius. I love this channel

    Stefan ChiorescuStefan Chiorescu24 napja
  • Hey I think you should also start a shorts channel I think you would Make good content plus you prob have so much excess footage anyways!

    Skyrim Adventure LoreSkyrim Adventure Lore24 napja
  • Test

    Kenkemp540Kenkemp54024 napja
  • How do you know everything! What do you work with? Do you work for BMW or?

    Bejka BejkanBejka Bejkan24 napja
  • Supper

    Radek WojtysiakRadek Wojtysiak25 napja
  • Is anyone of a buy the car from you after repairing it and evety ship International

    Cleve HyltonCleve Hylton25 napja
  • Love your channel and your work! I recently restored a 528 e39 -97 that's been sitting for 6 years with new automatic, brakes, rims, alternator, cooler, brake lines and so on... It's such a nice and smooth car to drive and it's now my daily. You can't tell it's a 350000km car :)

    BounzigBounzig25 napja
  • when is part 3 coming? I love these videos! Very well presented and straightforward!

    ImDribblingImDribbling25 napja
    • @M539 Restorations Take your time man! Cant wait to see it start

      ImDribblingImDribbling25 napja
    • I think next week

      M539 RestorationsM539 Restorations25 napja
  • Great commentary, very funny and informative. Keep up the videos !

    Kevin barrettKevin barrett25 napja
  • I can bend over and work through a car window for exactly 1 min 15 secs. After that, I would never be able to stand back up again......

    LittlepippinLittlepippin25 napja
  • Great! The plug holes being stripped is a biggie - but as you say, correct tools will do the job. I've managed it twice with great success - just be cautious and take your time. Looking forward to the next one!

    Rob SchofieldRob Schofield25 napja
  • What about that nice lady off "Der Checker" - she might come running over.

    Stuart StocksStuart Stocks25 napja
  • I would like to hear you speak German for 1 entire restoration video.

    恒洛恒洛25 napja
    • @M539 Restorations oh I see. Great videos mate

      恒洛恒洛25 napja
    • I don't speak German.

      M539 RestorationsM539 Restorations25 napja
  • Like your video’s ! Helps me A lot with my work on my E313 and e38 😄 The NBR hose, what diameter is it 8mm ?

    Arjan SandersArjan Sanders25 napja
  • Awesome channel !

    RakatawhatRakatawhat25 napja
  • Just wondering aloud... Why are you obsessed over restoring old BMWs? Even after restoring them, they will still break down shortly because BMWs are such unreliable and problematic vehicles. Perhaps you can explain to me why BMWs?

    Vinz WVinz W25 napja
    • BMWs aren't for everyone and you are wrong.

      M539 RestorationsM539 Restorations25 napja
  • Been watching for awhile, subscribed too. Awesome videos and can’t wait to see the next one. Keep it up!

    Ron HandsRon Hands25 napja
  • Fabulous content, amazing information and so enjoyable to watch! A fountain of knowledge. Probably like many, I was soooo angry to see the repairs by the previous owner / previous owners mechanic... its sacrilege! But... €1400+ for MAF 😲😲🤮

    Nigel CampbellNigel Campbell25 napja
  • I love e31s

    BriscaBrisca25 napja
  • lol this could be the 850 calypso red metallic I drove in 92 for two years .... seriously... can u point me to a garden where I can find one these??? c'mon.... I'm looking for a fixxer upper....

    Lars BeeLars Bee25 napja
  • Awesome video again.

    A MarcoA Marco25 napja
  • "Females, they love it, they'll come running to you... nope 😂😂😂

    Alessandro Di PaolaAlessandro Di Paola25 napja
  • 37 minutes of making me want part 3

    GimmickGimmick26 napja
  • Stripped threads no issue with Helicoil :)

    John AbrahamsenJohn Abrahamsen26 napja
  • 🥰😍🤩😍🤩😍 keep on doing excellent work and channel. 69 disliked? Are they jealous? 😂😂😂 We are waiting for more.. don't let us waiting too long 🤩 Greetings from Croatia & good luck! 👍🍀

    Ivan ParenzoIvan Parenzo26 napja
  • Muy buen trabajo .good job

    oscar sanchezoscar sanchez26 napja
  • i like what you doing. But can you speak german ??

    Volker SchulzeVolker Schulze26 napja
  • Have you tried the app Autodoc? I had a Ridex massflo on mine and it worked with no issus. Thanks for a great car nerd channel

    Andreas WallbergAndreas Wallberg26 napja
    • Ridex is shit, my friend. Will not work long or properly. I don't like Autodoc, you'll find much better prices on

      M539 RestorationsM539 Restorations26 napja