First Drive in 10 Years - Garden Find V12 BMW E31 850i Revival - Project Marseille: Part 4

28 apr. 2021
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In the previous episode, we got this legendary E31 running and in this one after long 10 years, it's back in drivable condition again! We sort out the sinking clutch pedal, brakes, cooling system and throttle bodies. Towards the end of the video, we also talk about the future plans for this project.
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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 -
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  • Just to add a couple more things. Calypso red is staying and it'll get a fresh paint job at one point. The engine is currently working great, but it will eventually need the timing chain replaced because of the noise, hence the idea to go 3 million steps further and do the upgrades I mentioned in the video. Don't expect a new episode on this project any time soon as I first need to find a bigger place in order to get the ball rolling with this build!

    M539 RestorationsM539 RestorationsAcum 20 Zile
    • Sell it! Save money for the new M car project. I dont like the 8series, i prefer the old 7series, 5series

      Valdemar JensenValdemar JensenAcum 12 Zile
    • We don't care if you make a new episode for this project...just make videos in any BMW.Almost a week is gone..and we are addicted.

      BB KINGBB KINGAcum 12 Zile
    • We understand. Not only you have many projects going, but also it must be difficult to have so many concurrent projects at the same time, in both terms of space and money. Cheers from Portugal!

      hitardohitardoAcum 14 Zile
    • Great video, look forward to seeing your latest videos, on a different note, I was going to get a t shirt, but you don't do them for the manly man size 😉 maybe you should do a ccooommiinngg up mug...??

      Gren PhelpsGren PhelpsAcum 15 Zile
    • i'd try to restore the original paint, in doubt give the car to professional detailers. It'll save the value of the car (because a repaint rises doubt of accident free sheet metal). Sorry for my faulty wnflish. Greets from Germany.

      Michael HeinrichMichael HeinrichAcum 16 Zile
  • Great series. You're an excellent content creator, keep it coming! Let's get that e21 on the road

    Jared McAllisterJared McAllisterAcum 4 ore
  • look , "contrails" .

    golxar rooyvusgolxar rooyvusAcum 7 ore
  • I'm a little puzzled.....does the 850i has 'ATF' fluid in a manual gearbox?

    Leon LuxLeon LuxAcum o Zi
  • I’m a Benz collector. As part of my collection I have a CL600 V12 biturbo in that similar colour red. My car has a tinge of purple to it. And washed and clean it looks amazing. My advice is to clean a polish one side and look at it and you’ll be convinced to keep that colour.

    Tony CascajoTony CascajoAcum 2 Zile
  • Calypso is very beautiful, do not change color :)

    BestSoundsForYouBestSoundsForYouAcum 2 Zile
  • Do it lime green , a restoration should show its touch

    Andrei LongAndrei LongAcum 3 Zile
  • There is a ticking noise on idle.

    Michael MichaelsMichael MichaelsAcum 3 Zile
  • (BMW gmbh) Hey, let's get two M20s and slap the together to make a M70 straight from Satan himself. Oh! AND let's get two S14s with ITBs and call it the S62!!!!

    WRX LukeWRX LukeAcum 4 Zile
  • I love the idea of doing a hot rod build!

    Jaime TreadwayJaime TreadwayAcum 4 Zile
  • this is like ASMR for real men

    V NV NAcum 5 Zile
  • FYI figured out why he sold previous 850s half finished: He has fully done another black 850 before youtube (TUV and all) that took ages to sell, while the half done (very well done tbh) gets sold as a successful project. More importantly, by registering it in Germany he essentially limits the buyers to Germany while in "export mode" from COO it can be more easily bought by anyone in Europe, or outside it. Who also gets to keep the yellow headlights.

    Gplus sucks bigGplus sucks bigAcum 6 Zile
  • By binge watching your videos, I'm really, really tempted to buy an 8 series in Spain and wrench on it.

    G SudarshanG SudarshanAcum 6 Zile
  • Will you detail it?

    Lucky GooseLucky GooseAcum 8 Zile
  • More power!

    mirror_ 6mirror_ 6Acum 8 Zile
  • i hope you dont say "they" when you are referring to previous mechanic. because sometime, it was the owner who did the job. maybe he wanted a permanent LAST fix, who knows.

    Jay JwinJay JwinAcum 9 Zile

  • 24:35 lift the rear axle and you can accelerate to as much as you like)))

    OggyXXXLOggyXXXLAcum 9 Zile
  • Ate, its better than febest)))

    OggyXXXLOggyXXXLAcum 9 Zile
  • Une magnifique marseillaise bavaroise

    ThéoThéoAcum 9 Zile
  • Best, Channel, EVER! Thanks Sreten for such high quality content!! Keep on going. #keepitoem

    Alexander K.Alexander K.Acum 9 Zile
  • Good god youtube... could you insert any more ads? It makes all this content unwatchable!

    chiilchiilAcum 10 Zile
  • Does anyone know what brand his ratchet is? The blueish one..

    time4freetime4freeAcum 10 Zile
  • What does everyone's think the new car will be? I am guess that it is an E28 M5

    C CollinsC CollinsAcum 10 Zile
  • Awesome content as always. Softens my heart to see all the trouble you go through to restore these wonderful machines into their former glory. Thanks for keep on giving Sreten!

    KidnoseKidnoseAcum 10 Zile
  • Audi fan here: an old 8 series BMW? Ja, ja! Zehr gut! Keep up the good work!

    Al ExAl ExAcum 11 Zile
  • It’s nice to see how serviceable the parts on this car are. Green is being able to repair individual parts, not throw them away and replace each time.

    TypeTuberTypeTuberAcum 11 Zile
  • You can rent dry ice blasting kit, no need to buy unless you will be offering this as a service? As for finding a bigger place, have you considered renting an "industrial unit" as they are called in UK? I must admit I was shocked when you mentioned "hot dogging (LOL)" that venerable old gentleman of a 8-series! No respect for your elders lol

    Peter LabiakPeter LabiakAcum 11 Zile
  • So love youre videos. So much fun to watch. You are a great mechanic.

    UlfordUlfordAcum 11 Zile
  • Bro I listen to ur videos like I listen to podcasts in the background lol

    Z BreezyZ BreezyAcum 12 Zile
  • Sreten, how did you learn all this stuff?

    D.D.Acum 12 Zile
  • Hello Sreten! Here’s some article about your work in our land! 🍻

    Tomislav HorvatTomislav HorvatAcum 12 Zile
  • love your channel, nice revivals! keep it classy keep it oem!!

    Hervé HinschbergerHervé HinschbergerAcum 12 Zile
  • Druze evo tebe u "Jutarnjem"

    Balki1980Balki1980Acum 12 Zile
  • Finally I have now watched every M539 video. Enjoyed them all, thank you! You've inspired me to get my E61 520D back to its best, even though I hate the N47, (I'm on my second engine after the first one ate it's timing chain).

    ChrisoChrisoAcum 12 Zile
  • i swear that dangling piece of plastic looked like a blinking light from a cell phone ... wehn you had a missing call or something ...

    Stellarion PrimeStellarion PrimeAcum 12 Zile
  • Back when BMW was “The Ultimate Driving Machine”. Good old times!

    matarg99matarg99Acum 12 Zile
  • to make long story short, insta - liked and subscribed.... oh my days the level of understanding you have on bmw mechanics in my humble opinion is unbelievable, at least for me it is. I own a N53 e92 325i with beige interior and Monaco Blue (looks black at first sight, that's what people tell me as well lol), I can send you some phone photos/videos if you like. Take care

    Krzych113Krzych113Acum 12 Zile
  • Im guessing a E36 and a Nissan Figaro if it is indeed a Nissan

    Fuego GangFuego GangAcum 12 Zile
  • Truly, the best channel on youtube. Sincerely hope to meet this guy, a living legend, one day.

    DanielDanielAcum 12 Zile
  • Sreten, you are a beast. This is maybe second or third channel on YT that I ever watched without skipping a beat. Really awesome job, and it is a joy and pleasure watching you restore cars. Hope you never stop doing it, and that you find more hidden gems. And hopefully you find a bigger place where you can move more freely. Cheers from Serbia!

    Stefan ZlatanovićStefan ZlatanovićAcum 13 Zile
  • I really love your videos, i have seen them all many times. I hope one day i can have a workshop and restore my e36 like you restore your cars :)

    Hermane36Hermane36Acum 13 Zile
  • wasnt that a gearbox arm broke when undoing drain plug?! Watched four times. huh?

    Audi DiagnostikaAudi DiagnostikaAcum 13 Zile
  • 28:38 whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat i can hear whistle and metal knocks

    serz1885serz1885Acum 13 Zile
  • @M539 Restorations I am wondering if you can help me out. I have a 1991 bmw e36 325i that im restoring and I want to be able to read the codes. how do you do that I've seen you pull code but you dont metion what you use and what program you're running on you laptop (maybe you have but then I missed it) I really love what you do and how you do it and it would be great if you can help me out :) the 325i is Calypso red BTW I honestly wish you the best and good luck with your ROworld adventure.

    Nisyor sheepleNisyor sheepleAcum 13 Zile
  • Awesome! With pleasure I watched every video of each project he did, doing and which is starts with sentence "Coming up". Thanks.

    Serdar DawliyevSerdar DawliyevAcum 13 Zile
  • Great job. Huge master you are. Love to watch this. Greetings from Lettland!

    Latvia Balkānu mūzikaLatvia Balkānu mūzikaAcum 13 Zile
  • Nice video once again. Thanks for sharing your amazing restorations. I learnt a lot to take care of my e46 325xi! For this e31 I love this color combination (though blue is also my favorite color as well) I wouldn't re-paint the whole car. If this is a too-long-term project you could also sell this car once it gets TüV. I'm pretty sure you could find a new owner rather easily. Who knows, it could go back to France ?

    SupraVisionSupraVisionAcum 13 Zile
  • Ahhh man this is crazy i know someone that has the Same car like i mean the exact same one but grey , its just sitting there not being driven at all, i am going to ask the man if he wants to sell the car because i really like it.....

    Zak SalamZak SalamAcum 13 Zile
  • Could you jack up the back of the car to do the throttle body re-sync? Or does it need the resistance of being on the road so it decelerates more slowly?

    AcmeAcmeAcum 14 Zile
  • This song, although it’s from 1978, fits the car really well:

    Armand d’HubertArmand d’HubertAcum 14 Zile
  • Whaaat, an E31 850i, with its magnificent V12 and manual transmission, came with an open diff from factory? :o

    AcmeAcmeAcum 14 Zile
  • What's the song at 31:06 ? Anyone know?

    Chris LChris LAcum 14 Zile
    • ELFL - Octadrone VI btw I made a little playlist...

      monstermirrormonstermirrorAcum 14 Zile
  • A ‘gander’ under the hood! I’m guessing you spent some time in the UK? Love the videos by the way.

    oscar doodlesoscar doodlesAcum 14 Zile

    Masmar84Masmar84Acum 14 Zile
  • still waiting for M3 E9x !!! please

    Marcin DebowskiMarcin DebowskiAcum 14 Zile
  • It would be nice to see how the discs (rotors) cleaned up during those stops. I never fit new pads and discs to garden finds like this straightaway. I simply make sure pistons and slide pins are doing what they should and let them clean up 'naturally' by themselves; then reassess later. Can we see how the discs and brakes generally have responded during these short braking runs please?

    Pete JamesPete JamesAcum 14 Zile
  • Red

    LukLukAcum 14 Zile
    • I'd take the 2000 CS in the garage...

      monstermirrormonstermirrorAcum 14 Zile
  • I guess he's about to restore a E28 m5 that would awesome 👌

    Bjørn SimonsenBjørn SimonsenAcum 14 Zile
  • Restore a e36

    Steven RuizSteven RuizAcum 14 Zile
  • This channel has everything a BMW car enthusiast needs! So great!

    Jens GerdesJens GerdesAcum 14 Zile
  • In Russia there is 850 with S58B30 + DCT transmission. But we still waiting it on the road, project is in progress.

    Роман БеккуловРоман БеккуловAcum 14 Zile
  • As a suggestion find a friend who is a Panelbeater come Painter who loves BMWs as much as you and do a trade you fix the mechanical on his project in exchange for a paint job- Great videos look forward every week to a new one . Woke up at 3.30 am checked and watch you latest. cheers

    Rick GoldsackRick GoldsackAcum 14 Zile
  • Coffee tastes better when I hear that: Coooooooming up! =))

    Mihai ChiryMihai ChiryAcum 14 Zile
  • Sell it to me ....I’ll bring it to TX

    Oasis-AutoOasis-AutoAcum 15 Zile
  • respect! very details. I know you said the dry ice is an expensive tool but would love to see you clean the car that way. Would add on very good content! comingggggggg up!

    Pete WAYPete WAYAcum 15 Zile
  • OEM 🙂

    Janko ConkaJanko ConkaAcum 15 Zile
  • "as well"

    Vega PuffinVega PuffinAcum 15 Zile
  • You need to give it a good clean. I would keep Calypso red but there is a big scratch down one side so that needs attention.

    earthstickearthstickAcum 15 Zile
  • After 10 years sitting, I should not worry too much of bit rough idling or little noises. Just give it a 5.000 km drive! I had many BMW's which came to life after years......week by week they started to drive better. Suspension, engine, transmission.......everything comes 'loose'.....!

    DJ vanBDJ vanBAcum 15 Zile

    J.G. HermansonJ.G. HermansonAcum 15 Zile
  • Another quality video thank you very much!

    Keith TKeith TAcum 15 Zile
  • I am old school. Every time I see this latex gloves I think about a rectal check my doctor once had to perform.

    DJ vanBDJ vanBAcum 15 Zile
  • Again a great video. Learning a lot, thanks! 11:45: how can you change gloves so fast? 😄

    Hans VeldhuizenHans VeldhuizenAcum 15 Zile
  • Wow very skilled . I learn something everyday I didn’t realize that drive by wire went that far back but again seem tho other manufactures were ahead of the tech and times

    47 4747 47Acum 15 Zile
  • Running in the nineties, is a new way I like to be I'm just running in the nineties, come on baby run to me We are running in the nineties, is a new way to set me free I'm just running in the nineties Yes I wanna know, yes I wanna see

    Piotr G.Piotr G.Acum 15 Zile
  • The chicken skin rubber gloves were -- tasty..? Great stuff as always sir!

    John BurnhamJohn BurnhamAcum 15 Zile
  • Hope is not you who bought that car from Spain , car i wanted to buy and someone negociated over me . It was a bmw 740 e38 manual transmission

    KlsDriftKlsDriftAcum 15 Zile
    • It's not :)

      M539 RestorationsM539 RestorationsAcum 14 Zile
    • He said that car was older than himself, so it's certainly not an E38 ;)

      monstermirrormonstermirrorAcum 15 Zile
  • usual. Love it keep up the hard work.

    Amirarsalan MoshareAmirarsalan MoshareAcum 15 Zile
  • The best Bmw specialist :) i wrote u On insta please answer me

    Baron’s ProductionBaron’s ProductionAcum 15 Zile
  • How do you make changing the timing chain tensioner look so easy? I had a terrible fight with mine trying to compress the spring. Took me two days and two lacerated hands! All good now with NO NOISE !!!!

    Andy GoldsmithAndy GoldsmithAcum 15 Zile
  • Sorry to step on foot with advice to a master - with great respect for one so brave as to delve into the guts of the 850, when a guys been down that road its inevitable that the same hurdles can appear, the forum is where I found answers, that is where any tricks should be shared. Not on a Guys comment section - Sorry

    North UistNorth UistAcum 15 Zile
  • Would love to see an E24 restoration!

    forzer45forzer45Acum 15 Zile
  • 14:21 am I the only one that saw a transmission mount snap off?👀

    Benny ZBenny ZAcum 16 Zile
    • You are :) watch part 1 :)

      M539 RestorationsM539 RestorationsAcum 15 Zile
  • 14:41 spider ahhh

    33Acum 16 Zile
  • Ur opinion how long do you think the suspension bushings, links last?. Preventing maintenance they should be replace every - miles? My car is 106k miles. Got it at 67miles. Bmw 2012 F10 550

    Lue LucLue LucAcum 16 Zile
  • Mate thanks for good explanation color on this valencia orange good near red ish it will good whit interia well good job

  • "And you won't harm the dirt"

    P RexP RexAcum 16 Zile
  • man nice intro! your videos are so awesome! keep uploading man!

    Jalon RetamalJalon RetamalAcum 16 Zile
  • I understand that you can not post a test-drive on public road, but was it good😉😎? Everyone knows that you took it for a spin at least on the road connected to your garage road🤪

    Chuk WowChuk WowAcum 16 Zile
  • Wash and detail next my friend.

    MrTimeless101MrTimeless101Acum 16 Zile
  • whenever i see someone turning the steering wheel while the car is fully stopped it hurts (because the steering rods have to take so much force even thow the driver doesn't feel it due to the power steering.)

    Michael HeinrichMichael HeinrichAcum 16 Zile
  • Keep it red, I like it.

    Tataina IvanovaTataina IvanovaAcum 16 Zile
  • so we have 35 downs in opposite to 17k ups.. makes a tiny 0.2% a**hole-quote..... yep, screwing on old mighty BMWs is a happy place. Real life pushes this quote to 10%....

    D. K.D. K.Acum 16 Zile
  • Eres increíble😎

    Eric grullonEric grullonAcum 16 Zile
  • Great work!

    Tony StarkTony StarkAcum 16 Zile
  • gj bro keepet up

    danyvor007danyvor007Acum 16 Zile
  • subscribed,great videos. my dad had a 1996 540i and loved it for 8 years,he passed away nearly 5 years ago suddenly and old bmws remind me of him. keep up the great work

    astront917astront917Acum 16 Zile
  • You made my day! Once again! I would love the car being restored with reasonable effort - the technical issues at least seem to be obvious, the paint / bodywork might be an issue.

    V6 4MotionV6 4MotionAcum 16 Zile
  • E34 M5 coming up?

    PasilliPasilliAcum 16 Zile