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  1. malrofo
    3 tundi tagasi

    I really really want one of these

    11 tundi tagasi

    Of course this car was so good to be true sadly, i mean even my N55 is a great pride hunter killer with dudes and thier V8s, but i do agreeeeeeeeeeeee!!! stay away from the N54 unless you have 100% warranty. But lets just say you got luck and ran into a properly and confidently built car dude you have yourself a diamond. Sadly that will never happen.

  3. Mark T
    Mark T
    12 tundi tagasi

    I just purchased a 335i 2011 72 K e93 totally unmolested got it with a 3-year warranty and gap insurance totally stock what an improvement they made to this vehicle over pre-2010 it has a single turbo no lines to the blow off valve runs like a beast stock needs very little improvement my last was an 06 M3 SMG I love that vehicle but the 335i 2011 is super luxury and performance it has 19 inch stock rims on it stock suspension it runs smooth and performs to the road like it's on rails the most I'm going to do is a tune on this correct the plastic charge pipe and a high performance fresh air intake maybe make another 60 70 horsepower nothing else needed here except some wheel spacers LOL as far as I can see this is the best BMW for the money right now I purchased this car from the same place I got my M3 5 years ago for 16 Grand very happy owner.

  4. Larabeast22
    18 tundi tagasi

    My Family friend just bought this car from you!!

  5. Cindy Araya
    Cindy Araya
    Päev tagasi

    Why do you have to insult dogs Mr.Hoovie? Do you hate dogs or what?

  6. Keith Bickerdike
    Keith Bickerdike
    3 päeva tagasi

    Everything has a shelf life even cars have a shelf life .. A new one would be the ultimate driving machine , but like I said everything has a shelf life ..... and nothing lasts for ever does it ??? If BMW wanted to build a car to last 25 years without anything going wrong they have the technology to do it but what would be the point in that ? from a business point of view ... do you all understand where I am coming from ...

  7. lordm278
    4 päeva tagasi

    I fucking love this model. I've owned a 08 135i automatic now i own a 12 135i m sport package I fucking love it.

  8. Tyb Laneyy
    Tyb Laneyy
    6 päeva tagasi

    Definitely needs a engine coil or sum 😭 idk I’m not a mechanic

  9. Fatal Fury
    Fatal Fury
    9 päeva tagasi

    Chexk out HEX token ...interesting game theory and the charts agreees on that !

  10. Nick Briley
    Nick Briley
    9 päeva tagasi

    Need more 135i bell

  11. Nick Briley
    Nick Briley
    9 päeva tagasi

    Nice car!

  12. Spooligan
    10 päeva tagasi

    If you want it to sound like more like a GTR get some vrsf catless downpipes, Berk Midpipes and Berk Race Exhaust. You can hear my exhaust in my videos.

  13. Spooligan
    10 päeva tagasi

    The 135i rear end likes to get loose. It's a common thing with 135i's.

    1. Mr. Drink Bleach
      Mr. Drink Bleach
      6 päeva tagasi

      I thought it was common with the majority of German cars with twin turbos attached. Take mercedes for example

  14. Spooligan
    10 päeva tagasi

    Get Index 12 injectors as well.

  15. Spooligan
    10 päeva tagasi

    Get the Supra B58 coils and Nexsys Conversion Kit. Will save you from having to replace them often. Bosch and Delphi are the two most common coils. The output is practically the same.

  16. Spooligan
    10 päeva tagasi

    You can turn off the wastegate rattle with mhd as well.

  17. Spooligan
    10 päeva tagasi

    Save yourself time and buy mhd. It will give you all the codes and you can clear them.

  18. Spooligan
    10 päeva tagasi

    The 135i and 1M are the two best BMWs that have been made other than the E46 M3 and M2. And the N54 is the best engine bmw has ever created. If you don't know how to maintain it than you will have issues. Mine has never left me stranded on the road.

  19. 1rewd1
    10 päeva tagasi

    I need a Jonny in my life

  20. NBDoRAPiiDZ
    13 päeva tagasi

    Never heard of an N54 randomly blowing up.

  21. Matthew Deguire
    Matthew Deguire
    15 päeva tagasi

    Got a 128i M Sport in May. I've had a few issues with it mechanically so far, but regardless of that, I couldn't be happier!

  22. Barbatos
    16 päeva tagasi

    Got to admit, as much as I dislike bmw quaitly this video and looking at this bmw gives me joy.

  23. Carlos Serna
    Carlos Serna
    17 päeva tagasi

    I’ve had 3 n54 cars. As long as you don’t heavily modify them they prove pretty reliable.

  24. Dawud Suleiman
    Dawud Suleiman
    18 päeva tagasi

    in the hands of good operator, with a good mechanic, n54 is an amazing motor

  25. Dookie Butt
    Dookie Butt
    21 päev tagasi

    I hate bmw always have just so unreliable i cant believe they get away with it..

  26. Duh Duhduh
    Duh Duhduh
    23 päeva tagasi

    My boyfriend sent you an email actually to test that car .. he is so sad and depressed this period but suddenly after you put this video turned like the happiest little sushi roll 🥺🥺🥺 I'm sooo thankful you made this 🤍👉🏻👈🏻

  27. Patrick Lipp
    Patrick Lipp
    Місяць tagasi

    Love the 1er’s. Exactly why im on my second e82. That n54 is.. amazing and horrible. Great block, terrible supporting parts…

  28. Winn Nguyen
    Winn Nguyen
    Місяць tagasi

    Replace subframe bushings with M3 and it will take care of your wiggle from the rear.

  29. WackyT08
    Місяць tagasi

    Hoovie: After you fix it I'm going to take it to the track and blow it up! Ninja: OK! LOL!

  30. dtha god
    dtha god
    Місяць tagasi

    The rear end squirms due to the flimsy rear subframe bushings they need to be replaced with the m3 subframe bushings

  31. Nat Hopper
    Nat Hopper
    Місяць tagasi

    BMW= Be More Work

  32. Leslie Chernoff
    Leslie Chernoff
    Місяць tagasi

    I love "bigger and blobier" 😂great video Hoovie

  33. Robert Schulz
    Robert Schulz
    Місяць tagasi

    Just hit 200k on my n54 E60!

  34. laurieh
    Місяць tagasi

    So how was coil fixed? A new Bosch put in or just boot put back on properly????

  35. Matheus Gomes
    Matheus Gomes
    Місяць tagasi

    The meth injection😂

  36. Kala Cars
    Kala Cars
    Місяць tagasi

    Hoovie I need this car... please sell it to me!!!!!

  37. Tyler Padgett
    Tyler Padgett
    2 місяці tagasi

    I DIDN'T THINK THIS CHANNEL COULD GET ANY WORSE UNTIL YOU FLOOR IT ON A COMPLETELY COLD ENGINE not just once but twice. Until the oil temp is up it doesn't matter if you let it idle for 1.7 minutes or not. wow smh Not sure that you deserve a n54.

  38. Floppy Tain
    Floppy Tain
    2 місяці tagasi

    16:44 ,,, Johhny smiles, and sees more money. :p love this channel

  39. MediocreMan
    2 місяці tagasi

    I think it's funny when you refer to the 135i as lining up with the somewhat modern legacy of BMW. It doesn't at all. Manual, Naturally Aspirated, lightweight, and small is what it should be. And that lines up more with the 128i actually. The 135i is heavier on the front end than the 128i, and therefore doesn't turn in as easily and understeers more, and obviously the reliability issues are huge compared to the 128i. What a knob of a previous owner though. Doesn't address the most common issues like an oil filter housing gasket? That failure can literally suck your accessory belt into the engine. No really, google it. Probably didn't change the water pump yet either, so look forward to that, and possibly the valve cover gasket, then of course the oil pan gasket is leaking too, another form of neglect. The headlights need polishing, and who the hell spends hundreds on mods, but leaves those horrible flat, seats in? If you really want the most authentic BMW experience you can get in a somewhat modern car, get a 128i with sport suspension, sport seats, and xenons if you can, and of course a manual transmission.

  40. My Spinup
    My Spinup
    2 місяці tagasi

    Great to drive until they fall apart !

  41. David C
    David C
    2 місяці tagasi

    Is there any reason that the n54 was chosen instead of the n55? Seems more reliable, although less tuneable. I'm a little biased though since I own a 2012.

    2 місяці tagasi

    I think Hoovies is exaggerating on the engine aspect, also, if you would want some more reliability on the same car, just get the n55.... I do not understand all the trash thrown at the car. I have a 130i, N52 more reliable but still I dont think the N54 is just that shit unless you threat it like the one in this video

  43. Nathan Summers
    Nathan Summers
    2 місяці tagasi

    There's been many times my n54 was misfiring but last time all I did was take the engine cover off spray out any moisture or oil in the spark plug galley.

  44. Patrick Mckinney
    Patrick Mckinney
    2 місяці tagasi

    Hoovie you inspired me I just uploaded a video about the cheapest VW Mk2 golf in America

  45. bavarianbaron
    2 місяці tagasi

    I wish you had legitimate complaints about these cars. More N54's are 400whp+ than not, and they don't blow. Plenty of people have made 700+whp without a headgasket/studs, completely unopened engine. You buy a 13 year old car with meth injection, this is what you get. Buy an Evo and replace the clutch, buy an STi and try to get 350whp. Doing spark plugs on these takes 30 minutes. Try doing them on a 3000gt VR4. Turbo a 350z and the block will crack at 425whp. BMW's have their failures no doubt, but please learn a smidge more about what you're talking about.

  46. Marc Semezier
    Marc Semezier
    2 місяці tagasi

    Trade me one of your cars for my 2008 Nissan Altima 3.5 coupe with 5 bullet holes in it.

  47. Mike Davies
    Mike Davies
    2 місяці tagasi

    Miss my 135i - modded with brakes and suspension to close to 1M spec, but left the power alone since the engine was so suspect. Fortunately had all the HPFP and turbos done under warranty. I never should have sold it, but when the AC condenser started leaking it became "track or sell"... Ah well. Died in a flood 2 years later.

    1. Mike Davies
      Mike Davies
      2 місяці tagasi

      PS you need an LSD in the back to really enjoy it

  48. Jesus0119
    2 місяці tagasi

    now that i think about it lol he probably didn't put meth in the tank

  49. Ameen Khalid
    Ameen Khalid
    2 місяці tagasi

    The fuel injection stuff, vanos and rod bearings is a lot rarer the only real concern is the turbo and the cooling system

  50. Joe A
    Joe A
    2 місяці tagasi

    I need to find a mechanic like that in the 209 area of California..you can tell he loves his job and wont f*ck you over

  51. Luckner Magloire
    Luckner Magloire
    2 місяці tagasi

    The best BMW is E34 530, and 540I

  52. Jack Vinall
    Jack Vinall
    2 місяці tagasi

    N54 unreliable? I swear to god these are one of the greatest and most reliable 6 cylinders made by bmw.

  53. mikea hiooi
    mikea hiooi
    2 місяці tagasi

    Ninja's expressions were his approval. Specially on the power

  54. Burlosurviorhill s
    Burlosurviorhill s
    2 місяці tagasi

    Turbo r$r next 135 episode and pleanty of content in fixing the problems of a classic example broken down more often than not.

  55. Just AnotherDay
    Just AnotherDay
    2 місяці tagasi

    plz remove that plate bracket asap!!

  56. gioyu comi
    gioyu comi
    2 місяці tagasi

    “Take this to the track and totally blow it up.” Johnny - “ok!” Thinking I’ll start pricing that up for you.

  57. Carter Norton
    Carter Norton
    2 місяці tagasi

    Meanwhile us with an e90 n52 with the most reliable bmw engine every made :-)

    1. Carter Norton
      Carter Norton
      2 місяці tagasi

      @mikea hiooi currently and 176000 and still going strong. These engines will last forever

    2. mikea hiooi
      mikea hiooi
      2 місяці tagasi

      That bmw was my dreamcar in the late 90s early 2000s

  58. ian Fong
    ian Fong
    2 місяці tagasi

    You really talk too much, cut the the craps

  59. Martin Kulik
    Martin Kulik
    2 місяці tagasi

    He should have got the m1 instead of this

  60. zhppilot
    2 місяці tagasi

    I had 2 of these with the N55 engine, great car.

    1. gioyu comi
      gioyu comi
      2 місяці tagasi

      More bmw reviews plz

  61. Richad Dulieu
    Richad Dulieu
    2 місяці tagasi

    So it comes with the bullshit book good luck carnt wait to see it fail again ha ha 😂😉🤣

  62. Richad Dulieu
    Richad Dulieu
    2 місяці tagasi

    An engine that won't last even 100th miles why help me understand

  63. Haze Qfiddyy
    Haze Qfiddyy
    2 місяці tagasi

    The grille on the g80 is nice stop hating lol

  64. Will C
    Will C
    2 місяці tagasi

    Why anyone ever buy a used out of warranty BMW I have no clue.

  65. Joseph Kelly
    Joseph Kelly
    2 місяці tagasi

    I had a 2009 bmw 135i .. the electric water pump let go and it cost me a fortune. Then the wheel bearing was seized on and it started falling apart.

  66. FFB Legend
    FFB Legend
    2 місяці tagasi

    I would rather use a boost gauge instead of loosing my gas gauge lol

  67. John Herbert
    John Herbert
    2 місяці tagasi

    The engines are not glass, forged crank on the early cars, forged rods and tough pistons. What is weak is what is bolted to the engine. Coils and plugs are the biggext isdue and they are maintenance items. The turbos are fine but the wastegate shaft bores wear, they can be rebushed and reused. The HP fuel pumps were mostly fixed under warranty. The other big issue are the injectors, yes they fail. Many guys also modify then are slack on maintenance. And after all of the BMW hate it was just a coil, a non standard coil as well. The handling issue was just a leaking shock, lol.

    1. bilinas mini
      bilinas mini
      2 місяці tagasi

      The 135i is amazing car

  68. Jeff Bomb
    Jeff Bomb
    2 місяці tagasi

    Driving around in the JB4 menu. 😂

  69. N54Addict Motorsports
    N54Addict Motorsports
    2 місяці tagasi

    Oh man the more i watch the more i want to come and look at your car for you ,all i work on are n54s ,that thing needs delphi coils ,the bosh are the cheaper coils ,make sure you have a nice set of one step colder plugs ,you can get a full kit with lifetime warranty from fcp euro ,any questions feel free to contact me ,im on instagram e92n54addict ,7819711764 is my number ,feel free to contact me anytime 👊👊👊

  70. N54Addict Motorsports
    N54Addict Motorsports
    2 місяці tagasi

    Hoovie let me know if you need help with the N54 ,i know a lot about those cars ,i have owned one since 2011 !!!

  71. TheRealEMURSE
    2 місяці tagasi

    That bmw was my dreamcar in the late 90s early 2000s

  72. Gunnar Get some
    Gunnar Get some
    2 місяці tagasi

    Funnest car I’ve ever owned (335i) but same motor.... you hit it in the head with the problems besides the oil leak onto the belt that causes it to break and wrap around and ruin the crank seal lmao

  73. SAM'S B-SHOP
    2 місяці tagasi

    Easy fix.

  74. Guillermo Carrillo
    Guillermo Carrillo
    2 місяці tagasi

    More bmw reviews plz

  75. steven James
    steven James
    2 місяці tagasi

    I got a 2012 Ford focus......still more reliable than a BMW Haha

  76. Tiller
    2 місяці tagasi

    Ive had my 128i for almost a year now, ive put 15k miles on her so far and she’ll be crossing 160k miles soon. Same red on black spec. She has yet to let me down. Take care of your bmw, and your bmw takes care of you.

  77. Limi Xhemalwi
    Limi Xhemalwi
    2 місяці tagasi

    Is Ninja Albanian because I swear he has the most Albanian accent I’ve ever heard

  78. Erin Robinson
    Erin Robinson
    2 місяці tagasi

    Ohhhh my lord, this was the exact car I was going to get for my college graduation, red interior, 6 speed, and all, but my dad wanted to get me an SUV to start out adulthood with. Grateful for the Yukon and not this!

  79. Duotang
    2 місяці tagasi

    That car is beautiful.

  80. steven hanna
    steven hanna
    2 місяці tagasi

    BM trouble U

  81. s3odozz
    2 місяці tagasi

    What is the name of the wheels

    1. s3odozz
      2 місяці tagasi

      I found out Apex ARC-8

  82. Bimmer Life
    Bimmer Life
    2 місяці tagasi

    The 135i is amazing car

  83. Pete B
    Pete B
    2 місяці tagasi

    Great thing about Hoovie in the shop. It's broken? "Yeah, just fix everything." 😂

  84. Ian Mayer
    Ian Mayer
    2 місяці tagasi

    Brave Mechanic Work$

  85. bilishu aliss
    bilishu aliss
    2 місяці tagasi

    "It was fast until it started misfiring" could be an honest advertising slogan for BMW

  86. tim ford
    tim ford
    2 місяці tagasi

    I loved it when Hoovie said ,"then I'm gonna take it to the track...then it will probably blow up." Jonny looks at Hoovie with a big smile and says "OK". Like he's seen this event take place over and over with Hoovie's knack for breaking things. Total LOL.

    1. hoiy vinosa
      hoiy vinosa
      2 місяці tagasi

      Love how Hoovie says, going to take it to the track and maybe blow it up , and Ninja gives a nonChalant, Okay....

  87. Archangel 3
    Archangel 3
    2 місяці tagasi

    I have a 2001 e46 325i that is a lil demon...added a few lil tricks to the arsenal but not a full racer...sure the e46 leaks like a sieve but the styling is worth it.

  88. NathanrazorTJ6
    2 місяці tagasi

    That “storage cubby” are notorious for breaking😂 so is the passenger window that’s all I’ve experienced in my relations with the 135i

  89. miko foin
    miko foin
    2 місяці tagasi

    Car ninja seems like a really good guy, amazing how highly competent honest mechanics are rare like unicorns but there's ninja working in the same town as Car Wizard

    1. bilishu aliss
      bilishu aliss
      2 місяці tagasi

      threw u and the car u have lol so please a update on it lol

  90. Rice Baby
    Rice Baby
    2 місяці tagasi


  91. Robert Jones
    Robert Jones
    2 місяці tagasi

    You know he is trouble when in his intro of the video you can see the towing eye has already been fitted to make recovery easy when the BMW does what they always do to Hoovie and break down

  92. Cinemastic
    2 місяці tagasi

    n54’s don’t typically blow up, its always the parts on the engines that go, and some can make one think an engine is blown when it’s not

  93. Obd1andDown
    2 місяці tagasi

    Tyler are you allergic to the e36? You actually said the words slightly bigger then an e30 to avoid sayig it.

    1. miko foin
      miko foin
      2 місяці tagasi

      Nice grab. I love my N54!

  94. matt mcgarry
    matt mcgarry
    2 місяці tagasi

    My 08 335 with n54 is very reliable actually. Had a jb4 and fbo. 105k miles. I’ve only replaced a crank sensor inn3 years of ownership. I regularly bounce it off there’s limiter to get some pops. Still runs like a dream

  95. Travis Terrell
    Travis Terrell
    2 місяці tagasi

    Coil packs are nice and convenient, but I've had to replace wayyy more on cars than I ever did with traditional ones. (I keep a spare in the trunk of my Audi--I've had to replace them on the road twice.)

  96. Pantelis Pantelas
    Pantelis Pantelas
    2 місяці tagasi

    been waiting for this for YEEEARS finally u bought an E82!!

  97. Josh Ruiz
    Josh Ruiz
    2 місяці tagasi

    That silver Porsche turned orange was your best purchase. Reliable and timeless. SMH

  98. Jim Gallagher
    Jim Gallagher
    2 місяці tagasi

    Hoovie actually has an entertaining, interesting channel. I'm just having trouble getting past the voice.

  99. Max Goldberg
    Max Goldberg
    2 місяці tagasi

    The N54 deserves worship because so few turbocharged inline sixes came to the US, and so few were available with a manual. Drive a 2JZGTE or a 1JZGTE or a RB20/25DET and you realize that the turbo inline six is just so sublime. If the N54 weren't a basketcase it might deserve further accolades, but really its only special because is the only readily available turbo inline six for US buyers.

    1. Max Goldberg
      Max Goldberg
      2 місяці tagasi

      $460 each for fuel injectors.... :'(

  100. Alec Siegel
    Alec Siegel
    2 місяці tagasi

    Ditch the jb4 dinosaur, except maybe to control the meth, and do a custom backend flash with mhd. Reliability will go way up without all the jb4 wackyness.