Is the Salvage Auction Ferrari's Engine Bad? I Started Taking it Apart and Found Multiple Issues!

  • Published on Aug 18, 2019
  • After struggling to diagnose the Salvage Auction Ferrari 360s engine misfiring issues, I finally perform a compression test, and also remove the intake manifold. Here's what I found that looks like it might be the source of our issue.
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  • Ryan Watts
    Ryan Watts Hour ago +1

    Just put duck tape over it

  • Karl Buttler
    Karl Buttler 7 hours ago

    Those 20 year old cars, you end up chasing your tail with all the crap that gets brittle & leaks....

  • Michael Zientz
    Michael Zientz 16 hours ago

    just wondering what every happened to this car? Last video was from a month ago?

  • Ed Hughes
    Ed Hughes Day ago

    EV Ferrari. I did not realize how badly designed a gas Ferrari is. Change spark plugs Forget It. Change intake manifold gaskets Forget It. Man Ferrari made these super cars way way to complicated. I will hold off for a EV Ferrari. No intake manifold no engine block no transmission no timing belt. EV Ferrari light fast no or low maintenance. Buy a Tesla Roadster maybe.

  • James Sparticus
    James Sparticus Day ago

    "Great Scot" .....have you primed the flux-capacitor?

  • Danny Deutsch
    Danny Deutsch Day ago +1

    Did you give up on this car? Haven't seen anything new for several weeks now

    • stocek
      stocek 53 seconds ago

      Most is easier to talk "thrash" about other cars around you at the auction yard, than solve this difficult jigsaw puzzle :). New content has to be uploaded every week, but without any progress it is hard to make it...

  • Юрген Клоп

    Buddy tou looks like jew, bisg ears big mouth and eyes clos to each other typical jewish face.

  • E J
    E J Day ago

    I need more crac, now!

  • No Neck
    No Neck 2 days ago

    I'm wondering if you've even put fresh fuel in it yet.....

  • OrangePatriot2002
    OrangePatriot2002 2 days ago

    still think it's an issue with the electric feed to 2 and 5 fuel injectors, simply because when you swapped the rails over it still registered 2 and 5 being the problem! The compression test proved good and so it's gotta be fuel or spark, so maybe check the feed to 2 and 5 spark plugs too.

  • Milan Mitrovic
    Milan Mitrovic 2 days ago

    Did you get it to run smooth

  • Delikanli67k
    Delikanli67k 2 days ago

    Call Edd China He might gonna Help you.

  • Iain Mcglynn
    Iain Mcglynn 2 days ago

    Awesome job you’re doing
    Some patience 🙏💯
    Love these builds and all the time you’re fighting it you can look at the car you’re working on ❤️

  • Philip Caddick
    Philip Caddick 3 days ago

    thought he was gonna say: "sam for the love of god, tig weld that floor panel"

  • Pavan Aiyappa
    Pavan Aiyappa 3 days ago +2

    He protect
    He attack

    But most importantly
    The Nut won't give up !!!!

  • Scott Campbell
    Scott Campbell 4 days ago

    Call car Wizard

  • Toby the Glen
    Toby the Glen 4 days ago +1

    So, any news on the Ferrari?

  • mjdoakley
    mjdoakley 4 days ago +1

    Think its time for an update

  • 吉大森
    吉大森 5 days ago

    Just LS swap it :P

  • Arf omr
    Arf omr 5 days ago +1

    Waiting eagerly in anticipation for the next video...

  • Youssef O
    Youssef O 5 days ago

    so how much did you pay for this again ? I've been following the entire series and I don't remember if the auction price was ever mentioned lol

  • Joel Louzy
    Joel Louzy 6 days ago

    I’m sorry man, I just think there is more wrong with that engine than your optimism. You actually think oil leaked out the valve covers and ran into your intake blowing quarts of oil back at your air boxes. I promise that never happened. Your heads are leaking oil. Probably not just through the intake but also into your exhaust. I’m sure it’s clogging up your catalytic converters too. I’ve just finished the video and breezed through the others and you haven’t done a compression test on all 12 cylinders.
    Cause trust me. Your leaky valve covers or over filling the engine with oil is not flooding your air boxes with oil.
    This other recommended video of your about the wrecked Bentley looks like it suffered lots of front right side damage, but this car that has had wrong computers in it, shows no one has taken the engine out tore it apart and started back at the basics.
    The compression test would be smart. Removing the heads would be smart. To jump to the conclusion leaky valve covers filled your intake with oil is silly! WILL YOU PLEASE TELL US HOW MANY POUNDS THIS CAR COST YOU?

    • Daimien Taylor
      Daimien Taylor 5 days ago

      You NEVER remove Cylinder heads from your car just to remove them unless utterly necessary. For one you break a Factory seal and most of your problems can diagnosed without even taking your top end of the engine apart. What hes doing right now is by far simple and somewhat easy. You ALWAYS test the simple things first, if the problem still exist, continue to check all variables and if things still don't work then you consider removing Heads. Also if Valve Seals were bad, he would have blue smoke coming out of exhaust.

  • Joel Louzy
    Joel Louzy 6 days ago

    Nope it’s not getting oil into your intake unless it is leaking oil through the valves or getting blow by around the piston rings. In your first video your air filter seals looked like they got really really really hot. I think this engine is shot. It was probably rebuilt to the state of “not being locked up”, in order to catch a fish like you. How much did you pay for this car? Do you really think it ended up at auction over a broken piece of passenger floor? That v12 would run on 6. Curious to see if you ever fix this motor.

  • Joel Louzy
    Joel Louzy 6 days ago

    Why do you think it’s a “valve cover gasket leak?” Why not figure it’s the valve seals in the head that are leaking quarts of oil into your intake?
    Is this a non-Intrusive engine? Or did it skip time and bend a couple valves crack a couple stems? Have you done a compression test on all cylinders? That would have been a smart place to start.

  • Joel Louzy
    Joel Louzy 6 days ago +4

    Dude I skipped through like 3 videos. The ones where it had the wrong computers and a bad transmission, but in the first video I commented that, “there is no way you were getting quarts of oil in the air box by over filling it with oil”. Your entire power train is screwed. You bought a lemon that was inadequately repaired to trick someone into buying it. I’m going to skim this video too, let’s find out.

  • Michael Gaiser
    Michael Gaiser 6 days ago


  • Usmaan Bilal
    Usmaan Bilal 7 days ago

    Sorry but what does a compression test do?!

    • Daimien Taylor
      Daimien Taylor 5 days ago

      Test how healthy your engine is and if your engine is wearing properly. You also do know asking google the same question would have given you a much faster answer..... You know, since you are already on the internet.

  • Darren Nathanael
    Darren Nathanael 7 days ago

    Try to call with crissfix

  • paul f
    paul f 7 days ago

    Is it fixed ? I need to know....

  • Superb Elements
    Superb Elements 7 days ago +2

    Why not have a professional tech come diagnose the car???

    • zeus lim
      zeus lim 4 days ago +1

      Costs more, doesn't look as good on camera and from the stories I've heard, not all professional techs are that great, they might check all the complex stuff that they can get your money for and end up missing simple stuff that might be the actual problem. It's not like in my country, if the tech doesn't fix it but ends up asking a lot of money, you can lodge a report and an investigation will be done. Therefore, over here, sending it to a mechanic is always the best way .

  • lars kristensen
    lars kristensen 7 days ago

    Your problem was probably a Mass airflow meter covered in oil. It is common when the car gets overfilled.
    it will keep acting weird if soaked in oil.
    clean intake manifold and sensors and cross your fingers

  • Nicola Morel
    Nicola Morel 8 days ago

    Whats up with the CARRRRR?????

  • Dream Girls Daily
    Dream Girls Daily 9 days ago

    Those factory manifold gaskets though! lol

  • Kevin Martin
    Kevin Martin 10 days ago

    Hey man! The only thing I can recommend is flush the old fuel for some fresh 93 :)

  • Brad Curtis
    Brad Curtis 10 days ago

    I can not do what you are doing. Whew. I'm sure I would have pulled out the little hair I have left doing the manifolds. I can't wait to see how this ends. If you are going to sell it when you are done. I hope you get a big pay out. But then a salvage title might hinder that. Good luck Guru.

  • kamdaddypurp
    kamdaddypurp 10 days ago

    Okay well the next video should’ve been up by now ur just dragging this shit sick of this shit

  • Alan Levesque
    Alan Levesque 10 days ago

    Since it probably has a salvage title anyway why not just shoehorn an American crate V8 into it?

  • TheGravygaming
    TheGravygaming 10 days ago

    have you tried putting it in rice ?

  • jscoot116
    jscoot116 11 days ago

    Whoever took the intake manifold off before u probably didn’t replace the gaskets causing an air leak

  • Csaba Kisgyorgy
    Csaba Kisgyorgy 11 days ago

    Imagine what you could do with good (better, professional) tools?! I barely know anyone that would even try doing what you're doing with these cars and they got 70k worth of tools...hats off sir, keep doing what you doing, it makes me cringe sometimes the things you do and somethings you say but all in all, good job 😄 👏

  • TheBennynyc2
    TheBennynyc2 11 days ago +9

    Please do another vid about this car and the end results. Great content just not interested in the bouncing around from different projects.

  • Built Not Bought
    Built Not Bought 11 days ago

    Great video what settings do you use on the GoPro?

  • Kurt Sumthinorother
    Kurt Sumthinorother 11 days ago

    Its been dos semanas bro, let's go.

  • Why ask
    Why ask 11 days ago +2

    I saw the red lamp showing an update, Ferrari i thought, nope another car , geez

  • Leslie Doyle
    Leslie Doyle 11 days ago

    Is there a next video. I would like to see the next step.

  • trevbot
    trevbot 12 days ago +1

    the rich kid that once owned this is laughing as he's driving away in his new rari that daddy bought him

    • wage earner
      wage earner 9 days ago

      I don't know about that. Clearly the previous owner didn't care about the car or how much it cost since he flew open the hood damaging it and the windshield. The previous owner clearly left the roof open with all that dried mud water all over the dash. Probably how the immobilizer got damaged in the first place. Never bothered to clean up the water mess after so clearly the improper immobilizer never took the car far. That kind of carelessness come from easy money never earned.
      Thing that throws out the rich boy or girl theory is the computer immobilizer being from a standard vehicle instead of the F1. Kind of a hillbilly way to know the problem but improper replacement. You know, a little education is a dangerous thing repair. If was a rich kid how did the person get that screwed up? Did he replace it but the car still wouldn't run right so threw a tantrum by driving over a curb then throwing open the hood? Maybe it was a family member mechanic that knew just enough to be dangerous? Why else trust the guy to fix it unless he knew the guy a little too well?
      Kind of fun to look at the details of this car and try and see it's history.

  • Pat Hess
    Pat Hess 13 days ago

    LS swap this fucker

  • Jason Williams
    Jason Williams 13 days ago

    Press cntl alt delete

  • Joe Home
    Joe Home 13 days ago

    One of Ferraris would not start and I traded it in for a bag of potato chips.

  • The Half Life Guy
    The Half Life Guy 13 days ago

    So no more updates till now ?

  • Darryl Goben
    Darryl Goben 13 days ago +1

    Don't get me wrong you want me over when you do that. Free car just wondering how rich you got a betta by Ferrari

    • wage earner
      wage earner 9 days ago

      He said the car was a steal, not free. I wish he said how much.

  • Darryl Goben
    Darryl Goben 13 days ago

    So how rich are you

  • Tim R
    Tim R 14 days ago

    Waaaaaay too much work and money tied up in that

  • Pavlos Papanicolaou
    Pavlos Papanicolaou 14 days ago

    at this point it seems like the old "drop engine" ferraris woulda been easier to solve hahaha

  • Mark Day
    Mark Day 14 days ago

    Look at 12:54 time. Cylinder 1 and 2 intakes look like they have been ported and polished. But 3 - 8 haven't. They are going to work harder than the other cylinders. Bad for an engine that is. And cylinder 2 has been worked less than cylinder 1?

  • Mark Day
    Mark Day 14 days ago

    The back of the car loks like Smokey and the Bandit jumped over the grand canyon.

  • moh mp
    moh mp 14 days ago

    I’m not the one doing the work but This Ferrari is killing me Sam!!!!

  • Jordan Little
    Jordan Little 15 days ago

    the camera is great for better views for us defenetly worth

  • Caleb Toner
    Caleb Toner 15 days ago +2

    Lordy this has beeen a triiip im really excited to see what happens and i hope all goes well

  • TheWendolGuild
    TheWendolGuild 15 days ago

    at the end of the day he lost a ton of money on his salvage mission.. lol

  • TeagueTheJenkins
    TeagueTheJenkins 15 days ago

    Really hope you can get this car up and running.

  • Nick Gibson
    Nick Gibson 15 days ago

    I just stumbled onto this channel by watching first spider video. Now I was flipping around looking for next one and then seen the date lol. Oh well guess I'll have to subscribe now that I'm emotionally invested in this adventure 😂

  • Frank Ball
    Frank Ball 15 days ago

    Sam - love watching this more than other other build - we have a Porsche and an nice R8 V10 - and run Rallys ---- the 360 is on my list of "want" cars - and I love seeing you tearing into this project - gives me confidence on pulling the trigger on a 360 -

  • KannX
    KannX 15 days ago

    Ferraris are overrated. Overpriced and overcomplicated. Sad but true.

  • James Plotkin
    James Plotkin 16 days ago

    There's a reason the factory shop guys drop the entire sub-frame/drive assembly out from under the car. It's called, wait for it... ACCESS.

  • Dystar 924
    Dystar 924 16 days ago

    "...To me that particular model was a simple relic of the Alfa Romeo 8C, witch was already out of production in 1972. Great color, I guess conservative party was less linked with the gum austerity, it would pair well with Hankook tires." 🗨😉🕹🗂📅✂️🗳

  • All About My Aquarium!

    Did You Make another video after this

  • Paul Martinek
    Paul Martinek 16 days ago +1

    Hose has adjustable clamp, clamp can be accessed, doesn't undo clamp, cuts hose....... face plam!

    • Samcrac
      Samcrac  12 days ago

      It wasn't the clamp that was the trouble, if you've ever taken a hose off a fitting before you know it's pretty much bonded, so you can use a pick tool or some penetrating oil to help it slide but there was no room. Oh, sorry why did I type this to you, you clearly know exactly how this job goes...

  • Marcin
    Marcin 16 days ago

    So much oil there and nobody noticed a white smoke from the pipe? And nobody noticed spark plugs flooded with oil? Somethingiis wrong this story. By the way there that oil made your compression test a wet one.

  • Donovan Goodfriend
    Donovan Goodfriend 17 days ago

    do you live in tennessee

  • Phil
    Phil 17 days ago +6

    And we still don't know how much you paid for the car and how much for the repairs.

    • kingnatec
      kingnatec 16 days ago +1

      It clearly said 3100 in the first vid

  • Scott Millican
    Scott Millican 17 days ago

    Love it. If you are truly FUBAR, make a pizza oven out of it!

  • CocaineVision
    CocaineVision 17 days ago +1

    8:30 u a jew?

  • Tammy Pye
    Tammy Pye 17 days ago

    all because fuel overfill

  • Jarod Mendez
    Jarod Mendez 17 days ago

    I am in awe of your persistence. I used to work on my cars when I was young and I am mechanically inclined. I bought a used Gallardo a few years ago and was petrified of working on it. It was fantastic and reliable. I sold it after 3 years because the nearest qualified mechanic was 325 miles away. If the local Audi dealer had been willing to service it I would have kept it. Miss that car. Good news is that I got to enjoy it and sold it for pretty much what I payed for it.

  • Leo Amaya
    Leo Amaya 17 days ago

    Cool car & great work on this Ferrari. 🤘🏻

  • VerifiedAdventures
    VerifiedAdventures 18 days ago

    Should probably invest in a guard cover

  • Tsunami
    Tsunami 18 days ago

    Maybe that medal on medal is making a electrical pulse through the cars cylinders 😬

    • Tsunami
      Tsunami 16 days ago

      Gavin Meyer it’s a joke fam watch through the series and u mite no -_-

    • Gavin Meyer
      Gavin Meyer 16 days ago


  • Blushed Alloy
    Blushed Alloy 18 days ago

    If you were concerned with how everything was going to get hooked back up, why didn't you just take pictures before you took everything apart? I know you probably weren't thinking about it at the time but just for future projects. ; )

  • Sean O'Keefe
    Sean O'Keefe 18 days ago

    It may have been an article of popular mechanics was a story that a memo from Ferrari's vice president of Engineering sent to the chief engineer builder at the factory advised him to set the engines up loose because the oil system and bearings of that time could not overcome the connoli crumbs and trace amounts of connoli filling on all the parts. The process of parts cleaning in Chianti wine was in effective. The memo was transcribed at the factories pizzaria and hand delivered to the engine department for secrecy. All Ferrari's engine failures had been linked to the desert treats.

  • Empire Jackson
    Empire Jackson 19 days ago

    Have you tried buying a honda?

  • dff090
    dff090 19 days ago

    If you LOVE them go for it, however I have owned a few "used" and they are so tempermental and finicky I no longer purchase them, burn out I guess and do I have to mention parts. Good Luck with your project all the best. Cheers

  • WoodenCreationz
    WoodenCreationz 20 days ago

    Cheering for you Sam! I have to admit I was jealous you found a Ferrari that may have just needed a simple fix. It’ now gone over my head and I’m glad you’re forging forward. Would like to see the Lamborghini again and running. Good luck

  • hazmateer2002
    hazmateer2002 20 days ago

    I don't care if you post a new Ferrari video of you washing the car ... please give us an update on this project!!!

  • Pedro Neves
    Pedro Neves 20 days ago

    Could it just be carbon build up in cilinders 2 and 5? Or simply PCV valve fault? The latter could also explain some of the oil in the intake maniold...

  • Sunset records
    Sunset records 20 days ago +3

    Just swap an old fiat 500 engine it will sound the same it is also made in Italy but most importantly it's reliable

  • Melaine A
    Melaine A 21 day ago +14

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    Is the Salvage Auction Ferrari's Engine Bad? I Started Taking it Apart and Found Multiple Issues!Deserves it! I daresay he does. Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.
    Religion has actually convinced people that there's an invisible man living in the sky who watches everything you do, every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a special list of ten things he does not want you to do. And if you do any of these ten things, he has a special place, full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish, where he will send you to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry forever and ever 'til the end of time!

  • Cliff M
    Cliff M 21 day ago

    I owned a 360 for 7 years. I sold it about a year and a half ago. Thought about maybe buying another one one day as it was one of my favorite cars of all time. Watching your vids makes me think "nah...I'm good". LOL!

  • Why ask
    Why ask 21 day ago +6

    From the UK , can you get on with it please

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    Garza L 21 day ago +9

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  • marcin togeldon
    marcin togeldon 21 day ago

    Dude cam shaft and crank shaft synchronizer sensors !!

  • bluevette1978
    bluevette1978 22 days ago

    For the cost of the adaptor to hook up your compression gauge to the Ferrari engine, you could have bought a tool that will allow you to run compression tests without ever having to remove a spark plug. Just look up ScannerDanner relative compression test.

  • bahhaziz
    bahhaziz 22 days ago +3

    Couldn't you contact Ferrari and see what they have to say?

  • Eric jones
    Eric jones 22 days ago

    What a pain in the ass. Why did i watch this video. I hate cars.

  • Timothy Phoenix
    Timothy Phoenix 22 days ago

    Take photos. Easier to remember where everything goes with a little reference.

  • nathan langford
    nathan langford 22 days ago +1

    Holy crap, you sound identical to The Lock Picking Lawyer.

  • Therman Merman
    Therman Merman 23 days ago

    ...That's what she said

  • Benigno Rivera
    Benigno Rivera 23 days ago +15

    Now since you have the engine pulled apart why don't you check your timing belts as well 😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • mobilemowers
    mobilemowers 23 days ago +9

    I don't know who is the better mechanic him or Rich Rebuilds who blows up batterys and leaves wires loose ect. Can't even tell oil levels.

  • I messed up
    I messed up 23 days ago +1

    thank you for your videos on the Ferrari. like most, ferrari has been a dream car of mine. after watching your videos on mechanical disadvantages of Ferrari ownership. I think it's best that Ferrari remains a dream for me.