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

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 - grlifes.info/number/t5rDnqTNoL7Ix9c/b-nteo
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 - teespring.com/stores/m539-restorations
Instagram: m539_restorations
Email: M539restorations@gmail.com
Music by Epidemic Sound (www.epidemicsound.com)

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  1. Pov Drive

    Pov DriveΠριν 6 ώρες

    i am glad that i discovered your channel

  2. BeIkan

    BeIkanΠριν 23 ώρες

    awsome mechanic

  3. Allah Turbo

    Allah TurboΠριν 2 ημέρες

    in my country people think they achieved greatness fixing a 3 cylinder perodua kancil(daihatsu mira) or a 4 cylinder 1.5l toyota vios

  4. Lol Lol

    Lol LolΠριν 2 ημέρες

    You are not good at cars

  5. Jason Lee

    Jason LeeΠριν 2 ημέρες

    Perfectly resurrected!!!

  6. bullfrommull

    bullfrommullΠριν 3 ημέρες

    Great job.

  7. mark tu

    mark tuΠριν 3 ημέρες

    Oh my God!! YOU ARE GOOD!! I love to watch your videos on every E31 8-series. Because E31 8-series is a really special car for me. There is a story behind it, so I will tell you are interesting it. Thank you for the videos. Please keep up.

  8. Prandopa nr1

    Prandopa nr1Πριν 4 ημέρες

    this is the difference between a pro and a noob :p nice job man

  9. Max Elanjikkal

    Max ElanjikkalΠριν 5 ημέρες

    Which is your country???

  10. bengalorauch andi1985

    bengalorauch andi1985Πριν 5 ημέρες

    danke für die Antwort wegen dem e65 Spiegel - by by

  11. AutoFan

    AutoFanΠριν 5 ημέρες

    Wahnsinn dieser Mann, meiner Meinung nach kein Mechaniker sondern ein Künstler auf höchstem Niveau. Ich kann mich nur verbeugen. Sowas ist eigentlich nicht möglich ich habe Respekt ohne Ende.👋👋👋👋👋👋👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

  12. Andrew Hall

    Andrew HallΠριν 5 ημέρες

    I won't lie, this was great to watch. It reminds me of when I messed around with old cards 25 years ago. But it also reminds me of why I will never do it again, and wish I had never touched old cars in the past. It's OK if you're getting paid for it, but working privately on old cars is a complete waste of your life. These days I'll own nothing more than 10 years old, and preferably less then 5 years old.

  13. Pine apple

    Pine appleΠριν 5 ημέρες

    i'm the owner of E36, E89. I fully respect your passion. thanks

  14. cndam

    cndamΠριν 5 ημέρες

    Excellent and component Dr. of BMW. Wish you were around when I was having issues. Like others said, I was here for a few mins.....45 mins later.

  15. Joseph Savage-Seymour

    Joseph Savage-SeymourΠριν 7 ημέρες

    Aboulstly mint 👌

  16. Joseph Savage-Seymour

    Joseph Savage-SeymourΠριν 7 ημέρες

    It's such beautiful, painful, yet rewarding thing to fix such a complex wonderful machine.

  17. Joseph Savage-Seymour

    Joseph Savage-SeymourΠριν 7 ημέρες

    Whos disliking this video, they can't be good People

  18. gmrb79s

    gmrb79sΠριν 7 ημέρες

    Why is it not road worthy?

  19. CLUTCH_AND STICK

    CLUTCH_AND STICKΠριν 8 ημέρες

    You seem to only buy cars with manual transmissions. I'm the same way, since 1985 I've only owned ONE Auto Transmission Car. My reasoning is with normal use the manual transmissions will NEVER BREAK.

  20. Richard Elly

    Richard EllyΠριν 8 ημέρες

    Excellent video you are a very good mechanic 👍

  21. stuart arneaud

    stuart arneaudΠριν 9 ημέρες

    Boss u made me feel like buying one of those BMW and fixing it up u made that work look so easy great job 👏

  22. JULIUS CEEZ

    JULIUS CEEZΠριν 9 ημέρες

    $2,000 for all the parts!? This would be over $10,000 in the U.S.A. 🤯

  23. Lajos Nagy

    Lajos NagyΠριν 10 ημέρες

    sauber gmacht neues Auto neues Leben

  24. Carlos Gomez

    Carlos GomezΠριν 10 ημέρες

    You need to practice on your soldering technique man

  25. Lord Marshall

    Lord MarshallΠριν 10 ημέρες

    The car he bought..."I wouldn't touch with a 10ft pole". The car he ended up with "I can't afford". Artistry of The Mechanic at it's finest.

  26. Mike Hicks

    Mike HicksΠριν 11 ημέρες

    I am very curious as to what this mechanic would have charged for this work.

  27. bimmer325cic lee

    bimmer325cic leeΠριν 11 ημέρες

    Liked it a lot.

  28. IKKI PHX

    IKKI PHXΠριν 11 ημέρες

    great job. its amazing what some people are capable of doing.

  29. jerald castelino

    jerald castelinoΠριν 12 ημέρες

    Bro, where are you based?

  30. claptoned0

    claptoned0Πριν 12 ημέρες

    Great job, you have gold in your hands. This car is like a new one.

  31. Wamimaster

    WamimasterΠριν 12 ημέρες

    "Frayed wires have phenomenal properties once submerged in fuel" best automotive quote I've ever heard.

  32. nick janssens

    nick janssensΠριν 12 ημέρες

    This project is not for the faint hearted.

  33. dennis carreno

    dennis carrenoΠριν 12 ημέρες

    Well done!

  34. Anthony Quigley

    Anthony QuigleyΠριν 12 ημέρες

    dude, i'm 40 and i want to start learning one of the engineering or mechanical engineering phases, i'm wondering, where did you learn about the whole fuel pump assembly repair stuff and how they work?

  35. Kevin barrett

    Kevin barrettΠριν 13 ημέρες

    Great video, not even a BMW fan but love the old 8 series and of course the mighty 12 cyl ! Funny and informative, I’d like to hear some Falco next time !

  36. Ricky Mermas

    Ricky MermasΠριν 13 ημέρες

    Al final has cambiado un montón de cosas para estar tan bien el coche, la verdad me ha sorprendido , muy buen trabajo

  37. Waqar Ghulam

    Waqar GhulamΠριν 13 ημέρες

    This is one one most complex Mechanical car ever built and this guys knows it like the back of his hand. What a skill to have.

  38. Loopy 777

    Loopy 777Πριν 13 ημέρες

    Mesmerizing.

  39. Jerry Lewis

    Jerry LewisΠριν 13 ημέρες

    hut ab!!!

  40. Mario García

    Mario GarcíaΠριν 13 ημέρες

    Video editing and great step by step explanations made me stay the whole video, I loved this. You are such a great technician.

  41. Abdelhamid Ayat

    Abdelhamid AyatΠριν 14 ημέρες

    Best video on youtube, period.

  42. Johnie Smith

    Johnie SmithΠριν 14 ημέρες

    Do you ever export the cars into countries that can drive them if that one's not drivable in Germany

  43. Dan Tuff

    Dan TuffΠριν 15 ημέρες

    Brilliant video if you were in the UK you would be my Mechanic. Keep up the good work!

  44. John Burt

    John BurtΠριν 15 ημέρες

    I wanted a 7 Series for years. I did my research, talked to BMW mechanics, and did more research on blogs. The coolant leak @ 30:00 and the pipe is exactly why I went with an Infiniti M series. When a FedEx truck hit me head on and totaled it- I ALMOST bought a BMW V12 coupe to replace it. Instead went with an identical Infiniti M45 Sport this time. This video makes me glad of that decision. Lol Beautiful work and craftsmanship. You make it look SO easy. I’m hearing a cash register though. Haha Thanks for posting a great video!!!!

  45. Mac Rivera

    Mac RiveraΠριν 15 ημέρες

    Well done!! Super impressive mate!

  46. Tony Scott

    Tony ScottΠριν 18 ημέρες

    sounds really good

  47. Kais

    KaisΠριν 19 ημέρες

    you doing good. simple, but professionell. I like that, man.

  48. Masupha Molapo

    Masupha MolapoΠριν 19 ημέρες

    German cars need especially competent mechanics!

  49. Augusto

    AugustoΠριν 19 ημέρες

    Assisti e babei, queria ter um mecânico desses pra deixar o meu Vectra 2006 Elegance impecável, fazer uma manutenção dessas sabendo que o cara realmente caprichou igual esse do vídeo não teria preço... Hoje é fogo encontrar pessoas assim que conseguem mesmo serem competentes porque fazem o que gostam e tem claro conhecimento mas acima de tudo são honestas no preço.. Sem enganação..

  50. Derek gee

    Derek geeΠριν 20 ημέρες

    Very impressed on the serviceability of these BMW cars. Transverse engines are a nightmare to work on. This is definitely the best Motörhead channel ever

  51. holyholo1

    holyholo1Πριν 20 ημέρες

    Un gusto encontrar un mecánico asi.

  52. Hermetic Kitsune

    Hermetic KitsuneΠριν 21 ημέρα

    I did a pair of valve cover gaskets on my 750 E32 like a decade ago - what a pain in the ass. Ended up being a Mercedes guy after that job - haha

  53. Adam Jacob Adamson

    Adam Jacob AdamsonΠριν 21 ημέρα

    Coming up: the evil twin is back... Oh, not you again. - Tell nice, ladies and gentlemen, what you did? A coin is being balanced on top of an engine, we go for a long-overdue drive, 16 years overdue precisely. And finally, I sit in a garden chair. Welcome back to the second part of project Málaga, where after 16 years of neglect, this 8-Series is finally going to get some much-needed TLC as we'll bring all of its 12 cylinders back to life.

  54. All Time Productions

    All Time ProductionsΠριν 21 ημέρα

    Great Job! You have extraordinary patients and determination, also a good sence of humor . Who taught you your trade?

  55. Nonya Business

    Nonya BusinessΠριν 21 ημέρα

    Why didn’t you treat the seats like you did in hour other cars? It would have made the interior perfect...

  56. MercMan68

    MercMan68Πριν 22 ημέρες

    Quickly becoming my favorite channel!? What!? Damn BMW's Thank you! Great video and so much info, very appreciated, Damn it! Lol

  57. James Purcer

    James PurcerΠριν 23 ημέρες

    I really like the way he treated the interior, especially the leather and carpet. The carpet can't be restored by just spraying and vacuuming, after spraying, get in there with a damp terry towel and scrub it! Results will not be obvious immediately, but when it dries, it should look like new. If you aren't willing to burn up that elbow grease, then don't bother buying a car that requires restoration.

  58. James Purcer

    James PurcerΠριν 23 ημέρες

    12:30 It seems by now that the previous owner drove the fuck out of that car and neglected the maintenance.

  59. James Purcer

    James PurcerΠριν 23 ημέρες

    I don't know jack about BMWs, so here I am.

  60. James Purcer

    James PurcerΠριν 23 ημέρες

    The ultimate asshole machine - well, that's to say here in California! =- D

  61. Wacky Tabacy

    Wacky TabacyΠριν 23 ημέρες

    That was an informative and well done vid on one of my favorite cars. Didn't expect to watch the whole thing! Good stuff and I am subbed.

  62. valdemar cardoso

    valdemar cardosoΠριν 23 ημέρες

    Bravíssimo, I admired your patience, amazing job. For me was a pleasure watch 45 minutes of video.

  63. Juanlmatus.com

    Juanlmatus.comΠριν 24 ημέρες

    Awesome job! Love it!

  64. Mecánica Paso a Paso

    Mecánica Paso a PasoΠριν 24 ημέρες

    gratificant but never close the door with key inside, must down the windows , the car can close accidentally

  65. INXS MUSIC

    INXS MUSICΠριν 24 ημέρες

    Great work mate, I wish you were in Australia, I have a V8 E34 to get similar work to be done, Do you sell BMW E34 530i, 1995/96 similar parts you replaced on your V12? thanks, Regards from Australia (world - down under)

  66. Rakatawhat

    RakatawhatΠριν 24 ημέρες

    You're the best!

  67. Bob Frankish

    Bob FrankishΠριν 25 ημέρες

    Hi. Greetings from the UK! I have been restoring my 840Ci for a few years now on and off. I suspect fuel pump will have now seized. Please can you tell me where are you sourcing the replacement fuel pumps?

  68. Papa Gleb

    Papa GlebΠριν 26 ημέρες

    Such a pleasure watching someone with knowledge. I had my own experience with an 850 and a "professional BMW mechanic" lmao. After 3 months in the repair shop, they called saying car is ready. It ran for 3 hours and they said not to bring it back as he confirmed this car was beyond his experience/knowledge. Unfortunately, at that time I was young and didn't have any knowledge myself so the car ended up being picked up by the NYC sanitation as it was parked for months on the streets. Sad to know such a beautiful rare car was forever gone as the city crushed it :(. Really wish I had it now.

  69. Alexander Bukh

    Alexander BukhΠριν 26 ημέρες

    i couldn't care less about bimmers but this video hooked me till the very end. much kudos!

  70. Maurice Clemens

    Maurice ClemensΠριν 26 ημέρες

    Ok,so what kind of profit did you realize once you sold it?

  71. KEVEN MOLL

    KEVEN MOLLΠριν 26 ημέρες

    sweet

  72. Marci T

    Marci TΠριν 28 ημέρες

    Best content creator :)

  73. Shane Black Lord

    Shane Black LordΠριν 28 ημέρες

    Please tell me you are going to keep this beutiful machine!!

  74. Cat Soup

    Cat SoupΠριν 28 ημέρες

    your the man

  75. Robert Mintun

    Robert MintunΠριν 28 ημέρες

    It would not surprise me if some BMW collector buys a basket-case 850, contacts this guy and says “fix it for me please!”

  76. TEJ Jensen

    TEJ JensenΠριν 28 ημέρες

    I have an E39 330i and will only change if I could drive the E31 850i. These are both timeless and beautiful cars. E31 is already a collector's item and so will E39.

  77. Austin Kirkham

    Austin KirkhamΠριν 28 ημέρες

    Just a fyi. Although those repairs are improper. A fuel tank unless having a leak allowing air in will never have enough air to cause ignition if spark is provided from the fuel pump. As a matter of fact all fuel pumps actually use the fuel as a form of cooling! I didn't know it either until a really old mechanic with 50 years of experience explained that to me after i questioned why the leads on the pumps dont have shielding where they connect.

  78. Greg Brechelt

    Greg BrecheltΠριν 28 ημέρες

    This guy knows his shit!

  79. Cybxxer

    CybxxerΠριν 28 ημέρες

    Keep up the great work man! Really enjoyable to watch

  80. Arun999

    Arun999Πριν 29 ημέρες

    This guy is better than the car ninja

  81. rqkq pq3

    rqkq pq3Πριν 29 ημέρες

    what product do you use to clean the DOOR CARDS AND CARPET? please? Thank you it comes out beautiful

  82. _G H O S T_B U S T E R _

    _G H O S T_B U S T E R _Πριν 29 ημέρες

    When you change spark plugs do you torque them to 30NM in every engine? If not where could I find the correct torque?

  83. _G H O S T_B U S T E R _

    _G H O S T_B U S T E R _Πριν 29 ημέρες

    @M539 Restorations my e39 never came with repair mannual, where can I buy one?

  84. M539 Restorations

    M539 RestorationsΠριν 29 ημέρες

    No, engine has it's own spec in the repair manual.

  85. IvanAndreevich

    IvanAndreevichΠριν 29 ημέρες

    How does channel not have 2M subscribers, not 200K..

  86. Thomas.E. Jensen

    Thomas.E. JensenΠριν 29 ημέρες

    A BMW that can't be driven in Germany...The world is fucked up i tell you!😂

  87. MYSTERIOUS 53

    MYSTERIOUS 53Πριν 29 ημέρες

    ARE YOU A MILLIONAIRE ??????? AS THIS IS A BMW AND PARTS COST A FORTUNE

  88. NIKT2

    NIKT2Πριν 29 ημέρες

    These videos are simply gold for a person like me. Thanks for making them.

  89. Cebestian Malinga

    Cebestian MalingaΠριν μήνα

    This is a man I can fully trust with my car : )

  90. onlyvik

    onlyvikΠριν μήνα

    Nice work!

  91. Jerry Pollak

    Jerry PollakΠριν μήνα

    Wow This guy is professional on the high level... Love it 👍🏼

  92. Ron op de Weegh

    Ron op de WeeghΠριν μήνα

    Fogging oil, for men.....😂

  93. carstar

    carstarΠριν μήνα

    good job, good video, thank you.

  94. A BC

    A BCΠριν μήνα

    ANOTHER absolutely Great job! And on another Beautiful 850 mate! Jees I envy your job.. Thanks from London England 👍💪😎

  95. Nenad Stevanov

    Nenad StevanovΠριν μήνα

    Great job man. Really a gold star for skill and effort.

  96. Peter Eyre

    Peter EyreΠριν μήνα

    Sweet 👌🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

  97. MrDICKHEAD28

    MrDICKHEAD28Πριν μήνα

    WTF IS GERMAN TOOTH?

  98. Radovan

    RadovanΠριν μήνα

    I love this. It's so satisfying to watch you getting this machine alive and also great introduction to V12 which I wanna buy next in e38. Seems bit harder to work on than my m62 but it's beautiful mechanical piece. Very nice content and GJ :)

  99. Tadas K

    Tadas KΠριν μήνα

    This is GOD

  100. Evgeni Enchev

    Evgeni EnchevΠριν μήνα

    Страхотна стана great job

  101. Chase Daniels

    Chase DanielsΠριν μήνα

    This is an excellent video, I really enjoyed your explanations of everything. As a fellow bmw enthusiast I have nothing but respect for your level of knowledge on these cars. Thanks for the upload, I subbed with notifications.

  102. Thor Holgersson

    Thor HolgerssonΠριν μήνα

    You have done a mans job, sir and you deserve a pack of blueberry muffins. At least there was not much rust, the car has been neglected in a nice climate.