In The Belly Of The Beast - The Cheapest V10 BMW E60 M5 6-speed - Project Raleigh: Part 2


Buckle up for another fast-paced, wrench action-packed video on the fascinating S85 V10 engine. We address all of the major points on the heart of this BMW E60 M5, such as rod bearings, oil pump, Vanos pump and a lot more including preventive maintenance. Towards the end of the video, breakdown of parts and their cost.
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Part 1 -
Professional rod bearing service near Frankfurt -
BE Bearings -

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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My 4-post lift by Twin Busch -
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  • N33s Workshop
    N33s WorkshopTime siden

    Hans part at 17:07. Best part!

  • Joshua M
    Joshua M11 timer siden

    Why not work on a few Audi’s? Some variety doesn’t hurt.

  • Willie Cook
    Willie Cook16 timer siden

    Hope you get the BMW technicians more often ,,, so funny nearly wet myself lol , typical BMW mechanics here in Scotland

  • TheNorthernmunky
    TheNorthernmunky22 timer siden

    Brilliant as always!!! Will you do an E30 restoration too? Pleeease!!!

  • Zach Judge
    Zach JudgeDag siden

    sat through a 1 hour video of something I have barely any clue on.. you've got a gift.

  • reductio1000
    reductio1000Dag siden

    50:36 the sound i make when i get the bill for regular maintenance check at the official BMW dealer.

  • Chris G
    Chris GDag siden

    If you ask me, the oil pump could do another 150.000km.

  • M539 Restorations

    M539 Restorations

    Dag siden

    Yeah, no.

  • rezaq1
    rezaq1Dag siden

    DOLZ water pump? Utter garbage man!

  • rezaq1


    Dag siden

    @M539 Restorations maybe I’ll try it next time on my next project? I’ve just fitted a HEPU to my M54 325Ti M Sport, seemed nice quality. They claim to be made in Germany, which would be nice, but whether they are or not is another question!

  • M539 Restorations

    M539 Restorations

    Dag siden

    Another friend of mine has been using it for a few years without issues and Rein pumps are solid units. Also, if it does give up eventually, it's million times cheaper than overpriced BMW one.

  • rezaq1


    Dag siden

    @M539 Restorations really? I always tend to give them a wide birth... Do you recommend?

  • M539 Restorations

    M539 Restorations

    Dag siden

    No, it's not. Re-branded Rein WP that you get in the US.

    GEMINI WRAPS2 dager siden

    amazing work

  • Js JavaScript
    Js JavaScript2 dager siden

    strap the hood up side down on the roof of the car with a piece of foam underneath

    EN CRISTO ES MI FORTALEZA.2 dager siden

    Oiga amigo deme trabajo usted nesecita alluda

  • Kin T
    Kin T2 dager siden

    The zip tie trick for the oil pan gasket is a great idea

  • Кирилл Кроль
    Кирилл Кроль5 dager siden

    Welcome to the part 2 (NO. PLEASE,SEND HELP)😂

  • Daniel Marshall
    Daniel Marshall6 dager siden

    Covering the pipes/throttle body inlets so "debris" won't get in VERY WISE move. Another great vid thank you. Just watched the "that's how you do rod bearings" part.....................................easy as that then, I had a sweat-on just watching.

  • Daniel Marshall

    Daniel Marshall

    6 dager siden

    "VEE, HECKLE" oh yes I like that.

  • Walter Hernandez
    Walter Hernandez6 dager siden

    Is it just me or was there a scene somewhere of Sreten washing the M5? Maybe not in this episode but was it deleted?? Been looking for that scene.

  • Rick N
    Rick N6 dager siden

    This is an amazing job on a V10. So impressive mechanically and theatrically!

  • Rick N
    Rick N6 dager siden

    You are the Funniest guy on NOprojects (sorry Jay Leno)!

  • Henri Jyrinki
    Henri Jyrinki6 dager siden

    9:49 "close the hood" wait what?

  • bombakdik
    bombakdik7 dager siden

    What type of assembly lube are you using? Very nice job, well explained. You are indeed a bit over cautious but that’s best with these engines! Why don’t you repair the oil pump instead of buying the whole assembly... And just use a lever on the garage handle, come on lol. Cheers and happy Easter!

  • Loui Eystberg
    Loui Eystberg7 dager siden

    i like that you dont cut any corners. germans do things properly. greetings from a fellow e60 M5 owner in Norway.

  • Thomas
    Thomas7 dager siden

    keep up good work, great video

  • fespa
    fespa7 dager siden

    1:04:35 Germans being the most critical of german design and engineering. The rest of the world think they have already mastered it. Not them. 😄

  • James Mason
    James Mason7 dager siden

    Love the little intro guys. Subscribed haha. I have an 04 e63 and will have the V10 version soon - soon.

  • Brad Smith
    Brad Smith7 dager siden

    Liked just for the hans sketch

  • tica tiksi
    tica tiksi7 dager siden

    Ahahaha, najjaci si brate

  • Geordo1960
    Geordo19608 dager siden

    I unknowingly had this video playing at .75 normal rate and thought my favorite NOprojectsr was drunk!! Sorry man I thought that of you for a moment!, There’s no way you can do such excellent work and be drinking at the same time! Try playing your video back at .75 speed in you’ll see what I mean.

  • Ho Lee Fuk
    Ho Lee Fuk9 dager siden

    Amazing Video and job with this man! 10K in parts for a 6K Car. I was seriously considering getting one of these but im having second thoughts now lol

  • Aleksander Iwuc
    Aleksander Iwuc9 dager siden

    Nice video:) If I may suggest one precaution measure- look at 1:03:54 an 1:04:07 - I would avoid any loose things near running engine hanging straight from the neck . Split second and your neck might be hurt when belt grab this string. BTW hope this oily towels were properly disposed. You may have add comment about that, otherwise I have a filling this would be tremendeous enviromental footprint left. Apart from that nice job and grate video:D!!! Keep up running this nice stuff for petrolheads!

  • kins888
    kins8889 dager siden

    Awesome video and a proper job. Nicely done ✅👍

  • fastsvo
    fastsvo10 dager siden

    So what is the current consensus when it comes to which type/weight of oil To run in these engines?

  • PowerPlay
    PowerPlay10 dager siden

    Lol, great video, great humour.

  • E38 BMW
    E38 BMW10 dager siden

    chrome black

  • Billy Catch
    Billy Catch10 dager siden

    bravo brate..vidi se da si nqs covjek ..nema sta.. samo jako 💪👍

  • david weston
    david weston11 dager siden

    Are the beautiful Hazet tools frightfully expensive in Germany like they are here? (a set like I wanted was $20,000, and one I could make due with (and have to use inferior tools for everything else) was about $5,000)

  • Pickamove
    Pickamove11 dager siden

    Typical day when mechanics work on BMW 1:04:54 😅. Great video. I'm shocked how much of preventive maintenance this engine needs to drive.

  • Sebastian Dahlsveen
    Sebastian Dahlsveen11 dager siden


  • Individjual
    Individjual12 dager siden

    Your vidoes are great brother. I wish you all the success from the channel.

  • Joshua Varghese
    Joshua Varghese12 dager siden

    40:43,please don't use the name of God in vain

  • Redjet
    Redjet13 dager siden

    Most 850s with 6speeds I've ever seen. Nice work.

  • Christian Reyes
    Christian Reyes13 dager siden

    I got this engine for sale with 20k miles

  • justwannasharevideo
    justwannasharevideo14 dager siden

    I'm like 14 minutes in then I realized how long this is, the content is quality and I think it would be more youtube digestible in 10-20 minute pieces. Subscribed.

  • jon Iraggi
    jon Iraggi14 dager siden

    My 2011 335i x drive with 90k miles sounds like shit and knocks so that i dont even drive it anymore. It bums me out too much. Why can someone just fix it so i can use what cost me 63k

  • jan nowak
    jan nowak15 dager siden

    ... nie ważne czym sie tym dupowozem pajacu jeden z drugim podniecasz , i tak będzie to tylko żałosne 4 drzwiowe bechamstwo dla prostaków i buraków . Tak przy okazji jakiś koles zrobił golfa 2 na ponad 1000 koni więc w dupę buraki bawarskie zbierzecie i buraki podniecajace sie trym w sumie niczym

  • Clickbait!
    Clickbait!15 dager siden

    as a German i should be offended, but it was Hilarious ^^

  • peterlundorf
    peterlundorf15 dager siden

    The luckiest man on the planet - :-) - restoring the greatest cars and engines and afterwards driving full throttle on the autobaaaaahn - YES - great work by the way.

  • Certificate Of Vaccination I.D. 19
    Certificate Of Vaccination I.D. 1915 dager siden

    200km later....? Its a bucket nugget. Waste of your precious time and earthly resources

  • Gabriel Mai Chaibun
    Gabriel Mai Chaibun15 dager siden

    Cheers from Uruguay, your videos are amazing!

  • Zorian Shimanov
    Zorian Shimanov16 dager siden

    I AM IMPRESSED. I would never attempt anything this serious. Good job body. Great videos as far as service and fixability and entertainment. Good sense of humor as well. My family and I came from USA 5 years ago to Nürburgring ; - had great time. I wish we could build one in USA. Learning a lot about BMWs. I only have one. But definitely three Toyotas; cause they never brake down. Thanks for good info. Keep it up. Z-man.

  • hankl722
    hankl72216 dager siden

    Well!.....I learned that BMW’s are a pile of shit!! Great video though!!

  • Mark J. Cady Jr.
    Mark J. Cady Jr.16 dager siden

    Just HOW much time did you spend in the States? You are eminently supreme in your "American English"! All in all? A great watch! Many of my customers would throw away a car before going through what you did on this M5. Oh. Wait. That's exactly what the previous owner from North Carolina did. "Get this POS Bimmer outta here"....... GREAT videos!

  • Hans Schaffland
    Hans Schaffland16 dager siden

    My new favorite channel. Editing king. And hilarious skits. Makes my day better. GOOD JOB 👍

  • Catamenia666
    Catamenia66617 dager siden

    purrs like an agricultural machine :DDD

  • Todd T
    Todd T17 dager siden

    This Guy is a Pro

  • Kristinn Alex Sigurdsson
    Kristinn Alex Sigurdsson17 dager siden

    You only lost your temper once! Amazing

  • Layth Aljabbari
    Layth Aljabbari17 dager siden

    love your content brother keep it up more m5 videos lol

  • Angelo Chrysostomou
    Angelo Chrysostomou17 dager siden

    Must be so nice to know what you doing, would absolutely love this car!

  • Lars vdbunte
    Lars vdbunte18 dager siden

    donut from lidl? the bag looks familiar

  • M539 Restorations

    M539 Restorations

    18 dager siden


  • Michael Somerville
    Michael Somerville18 dager siden

    Love your videos, and love the cars you work on. So satisfying to watch. One request. Haven’t seen any X SAVs. Would love to see an X5 M or 4.8i.

  • Graeme Shaw
    Graeme Shaw18 dager siden

    Great video and a superb mechanic but you were really in danger when you lent over the running engine with your pull cords from your hoodie dangling down towards the fans and pulleys...

  • C_R_O_M__________
    C_R_O_M__________19 dager siden

    Hahaha, the sketch was excellent.

  • Paul Burkey
    Paul Burkey19 dager siden

    Nice job but you've been watching too much vice grip garage I think 🤔

  • Tuned Mercedes
    Tuned Mercedes19 dager siden

    after insanely difficult repair: it may seem easy but it is not. Liked and subscribed! thx.

  • Dan Y
    Dan Y19 dager siden

    Nice. Did you figure out power steering pump issue?

  • Martyn Venus-Smith
    Martyn Venus-Smith19 dager siden

    Hi , would you mind giving me your opinion on Bosch injectors bought from AUTODOC for E60 M5 , would you trust them ? Thanks Keep the great videos going 👌

  • M539 Restorations

    M539 Restorations

    19 dager siden

    Buy on, it's cheaper.

  • Peter Campbell
    Peter Campbell19 dager siden

    LOVED this video! What an unbelievable talent - as a mechanical genius, an instructor, and an hilarious entertainer!!!! I was captivated, and stayed up LONG past my bedtime to watch finished... despite never even owning a BMW...! ♥️

  • marcin togeldon
    marcin togeldon20 dager siden

    when u add the coolant make sure u let the air out it wont build up pressure !!!

  • RF monkey
    RF monkey20 dager siden

    shizer shizer Ja !

  • Darek DDD
    Darek DDD20 dager siden

    How did you know what kind of connrod bearings (colour/selection group) to buy before you started disassembling engine?

  • miszi 1000
    miszi 100020 dager siden

    good job hans !

  • Jackie Myers
    Jackie Myers21 dag siden

    bmw over designed over engineered repair exceeds value of car Why cause we can.

  • James Hudnall
    James Hudnall21 dag siden

    The "Hans and Knock" sketch absolutely got me. I have never seen such an accurate portrayal of BMW engineers in my entire life.

  • artan shaholli
    artan shaholli21 dag siden

    You should definitely be car mechanic by day and brain surgeon by night the amount of passion you have🙂👍

  • fulltrottle123
    fulltrottle12321 dag siden

    Great work 💪I didn't think I could watch the whole episode, just wanted some 5min highlights, but I found myself glued to my phone watching your every step!! Gives me more insight and confidence working on my E60 M5 (6 speed) 👍

  • Holowrx
    Holowrx21 dag siden

    Question: Why are you putting 5w40 instead of 5w50 molygen? (I know the 10w60 is wrongly specced by BMW especially for cold climates, can't expect people to sit in their driveway for 5 minutes waiting for the oil temp marker to get to 7-8). Isn't that way too thin?

  • Holowrx


    21 dag siden

    @M539 Restorations The description link says 5w40? Dont you think 10w60 is too thick and the primary reason for so many bearing failures?

  • M539 Restorations

    M539 Restorations

    21 dag siden

    I put 10W60.

  • Khorie Karam
    Khorie Karam21 dag siden

    What an ugly car, but great work as always Sreten. Just an advice, you'll never get rid of the diesel-like sound engine. Whatever you do.

  • andrej juric
    andrej juric21 dag siden

    @M539 Restorations can you put a carbon plenum

  • Scott Bates
    Scott Bates21 dag siden

    The skit was fantastic. Thank you for that glimpse into the BMW design process.

  • Maurice Clemens
    Maurice Clemens21 dag siden

    You must have done this on another car before,or you are one brave SOB! I’m a licensed Aircraft Technician and doing this job in a garage intimidates me! Having a lift is a must! You have my respect for sure. You must have spent a ton of money on this project. Are you keeping this car or flipping it?

  • Holowrx
    Holowrx21 dag siden

    Bumper paint doesn't match...

  • Holowrx


    21 dag siden

    ​@M539 Restorations Welp, your video is too long. I scanned through it and got to the part where you mentioned the '58 shades of grey' thing going on. Whoever is watching all 1 hour 16 mins of it has way too much time on their hands... or should be spending the time side hustling or something to pay for their E60 wallet vortex. I have one with a paltry 105k kms and after 1,000 kms of ownership the ABS module is caput, I get the red cog of death randomly during very cold weather, the tranny or 'something' makes a weird metal twist/sheering noise when shifting gears at low rpm, throttle body actuator bank 1 is on its way out, battery discharge is 'high' after a new battery installed from previous owner (not even sure he registered it properly), fan bearings or something is making a whining noise when the heat blower is on... god knows wtf else it has planned for me at this point.

  • M539 Restorations

    M539 Restorations

    21 dag siden

    Funny how you noticed that but missed my explanation 😁

  • Holowrx


    21 dag siden

    @M539 Restorations yes. Plastic vs metal does affect the shade, but that's where a pro shop wont just take the paintcode, theyll scan a sample from the old bumper and mix accordingly, as over time UV will alter the color away from the original. 😃

  • M539 Restorations

    M539 Restorations

    21 dag siden

    You sure?

  • Si
    Si21 dag siden

    absolute brilliant just love watching channel far better than anything on the tv.

  • fearman026
    fearman02621 dag siden

    You didnt sealed gaskuet with some paste or paint for hot metal to bake it

  • fearman026
    fearman02621 dag siden

    Big cold is like wery hot thing ones my fingers were burned from cold stell

  • fearman026
    fearman02621 dag siden

    Its easy when you go and by it, in serbia we wait 2 months for some parts sometimes even cant find them so we make it

  • fearman026
    fearman02622 dager siden

    Hanss wibracionnn... Hu hu hu hahahahah geshpricen in guzicen

  • Vexi 573
    Vexi 57322 dager siden

    ti stvarno mrziš svoj život

  • Vexi 573
    Vexi 57322 dager siden

    When she ask you how you learn that with fingers

  • Owen Osborne
    Owen Osborne22 dager siden

    That crank was dusty when he put the cap back on. . . . Bearing 7 has some clear scoring also.

  • M539 Restorations

    M539 Restorations

    22 dager siden


  • Damien Riggs
    Damien Riggs22 dager siden


  • Clint H
    Clint H22 dager siden

    Your videos are awesome! Very informative and your attention to detail is impeccable! I have an 06 BMW m6. So many people are scared of these cars but I have no regrets. Keep up the good work buddy!

  • Roadwarrior1956
    Roadwarrior195622 dager siden

    I feel your pain! love the video, great info, nothing will test you the way working on a complex automobile will!

  • The Best
    The Best22 dager siden

    Nice videos from albania 🇦🇱

  • R
    R22 dager siden

    A master of over exaggeration!

  • R


    22 dager siden

    @M539 Restorations I like it :)

  • M539 Restorations

    M539 Restorations

    22 dager siden


  • GEE'S Drive
    GEE'S Drive23 dager siden

    This video makes me very happy indeed, therapy right there. Top job sir!

  • sumerixeddu
    sumerixeddu23 dager siden

    hallo from steinheim hanau i can`t move on from knock and hans i replay like over and over =))))))))))

  • AndyG
    AndyG23 dager siden

    First time I've heard of fracture split rods, learn something new every day

  • marc ravey
    marc ravey23 dager siden

    Good thing you have another job to support your BMW habit. That way you can Buy More Wrenches

  • Naber
    Naber24 dager siden

    1:14:06 F1 sound

  • Terry Ezzell
    Terry Ezzell24 dager siden

    You have the hands and patience of a surgeon

  • Nemanja Ristic
    Nemanja Ristic24 dager siden

    This is like a surgery very clean job nice work man you are the doctor 💪🤌

  • Bmw 318i
    Bmw 318i24 dager siden

    My first car is a e36 sedan 318i i come from belgium is very nice to see you videos!!