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A Factory Flaw FLOODED my BMW X6M and Ruined It's Electronics! I Fixed it with Zip Ties!

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The E70 & E71 BMW X5 and X6 have a fatal flaw in how it's sunroof drains are run. This factory issue will cause loads of water to enter in various places in the car and compromise thousands of dollars in electronics. Here my once $90,000 BMW X6m was sold AS-IS at an auction because it had this major issue, and we sort it out and fix the problem permanently with a zip tie!

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  1. Samcrac

    Samcrac

    Acum 7 Zile

    What's a better deal, my X6m for $12,800; or a Free Download to Lightning Link Casino PLUS 10M Coins clik.cc/Samcrac

    • Jamiee Edden

      Jamiee Edden

      Acum 3 Zile

      Where are the original wheels because I'm pretty sure those aren't they don't look rite rest of car look clean for the age tho

    • juan diaz

      juan diaz

      Acum 6 Zile

      I had a 2010 x5m 90k for $14500 took it to the dealer had all my injectors changed for free under the recall!

    • Tim Crosby

      Tim Crosby

      Acum 6 Zile

      @Samcrac how do you put full coverage insurance on your salvaged vehicles?

    • Jimmydean hilltow

      Jimmydean hilltow

      Acum 6 Zile

      this looks like bmw has a class action or wrongfull death case

    • Duncan Donovan

      Duncan Donovan

      Acum 7 Zile

      @Newbornlog why?

  2. Corey Francesca

    Corey Francesca

    Acum 2 ore

    What a save! Great job!

  3. Peter E

    Peter E

    Acum 12 ore

    The Lil Baby references killed me lol

  4. Devin McGauley

    Devin McGauley

    Acum 16 ore

    put it in rice

  5. OldElvis3141

    OldElvis3141

    Acum o Zi

    I had a volvo with like 1 gallon of water due to blocked drains. Good troubleshooting guide there.

  6. Tony

    Tony

    Acum o Zi

    The drain hose was probably a factory error. Hence the lemon buyback.

  7. Benjamin Mitchell

    Benjamin Mitchell

    Acum 2 Zile

    Question. My mother has an e70 2012 35d and has been given questionable advice as to parts and costs. She is in Gainesville Florida. Her BMW dealer has told her shocks are ridiculously priced. She’s never heard of FCP euro. Do they have a presence there?

  8. Rafael Babikian

    Rafael Babikian

    Acum 2 Zile

    wheels are from an x5 3.0

  9. Russelle Wannell

    Russelle Wannell

    Acum 2 Zile

    Couldn't you smell the water, or the windows fogging up ??

  10. Alan Here

    Alan Here

    Acum 2 Zile

    On my X5 it leaks into the rear floorboard. Ugh! But you are correct, it drives incredibly. Even better than both my E46 and E85.

  11. Nils D.

    Nils D.

    Acum 2 Zile

    zip tie 🤔🤔it is a crap repair i thought. sorry. but a big respect to find the problem. i mean the time etc.

  12. Deon Grant

    Deon Grant

    Acum 2 Zile

    Having save problems with my 07 x5 si

  13. Left Lane

    Left Lane

    Acum 2 Zile

    I have zero confidence watching your fix videos. Still fun to watch.

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    moed al garny

    Acum 2 Zile

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      Taylor Lee

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  16. its me online itm

    its me online itm

    Acum 2 Zile

    saving salvage had the same problem go look at his video

  17. McCarthy Carter

    McCarthy Carter

    Acum 3 Zile

    Why does that x6m have small brakes and rims?

  18. SlowBuildz

    SlowBuildz

    Acum 3 Zile

    People dislike your videos is because it takes you 3 videos to tell people that you fixed a sunroof drain with a zip tie.

  19. Finn Carl Bomholt Sørensen

    Finn Carl Bomholt Sørensen

    Acum 3 Zile

    In 1977 I bought a brand new BMW 320 from a BMW dealer. During its 1 year warrenty, by then, it used more time being repaired than by me. At first it got a new engine head (Faulty), then a new speedo and cable (faulty), one side window fell down, I had its drive shaft balanced because of unusual noise, still too much, its fuel system didn't function and it used much more fuel, and engine oil, than my two former, also new BMW 2002 had ever done! It was only 9 month old when I sold it for a new Golf Diesel, one of the very first! I never had another BMW

  20. crazyman8472

    crazyman8472

    Acum 3 Zile

    The zip tie mod strikes again! 😜

  21. Dark

    Dark

    Acum 3 Zile

    That "kink" in the drain was a factory problem-not something that developed over time. I guarantee it had intermittent electrical problems from day one (at least every time it rained), but because it was under warranty, various components were replaced over and over until it reached 90k. At that point it was out of warranty, and the owner had had enough. So the dealer buckled and agreed to buy it back under lemon law because in the years the dealer was replacing parts, they never found the issue. And the dealer fudged the blue smoke issue so as not to point out that the problem was their inability to diagnose the random electrical problems which I am sure made the SUV look like a lemon to everyone involved. And to the dealer's credit, it really was a lemon because that kink came from the factory. What's amazing is how a little kink from the factory didn't just ruin the electrical system but the entire SUV. smh

    • Jed Malashock

      Jed Malashock

      Acum 9 ore

      Did you copy and paste another comment?

    • Jesse Blanchard

      Jesse Blanchard

      Acum 21 oră

      Well there is a chance they figured out that the car was wet. Im betting the floormats on the driver side was wet everytime it rained and BMW realized the fix was going to involve replacing all the modules and wiring harnesses on that side as well as the interior and just said, not worth our tech's time.

  22. Omar Zowila

    Omar Zowila

    Acum 3 Zile

    What happened to the Domino’s DXP Chevrolet Sparks?

  23. Mark Collins

    Mark Collins

    Acum 3 Zile

    Good job with drain issue, I still think it stinks the way BMW has so many crazy problems and people still keep lusting over them.

  24. Solemn

    Solemn

    Acum 3 Zile

    Sam finally fixed a car for less than the msrp of a new one. LETS GOOOOOO!!!

  25. with khalil

    with khalil

    Acum 3 Zile

    Bmw.... junk cars

  26. A

    A

    Acum 3 Zile

    hahahahahahah bmw is a joke i love my fiat driving for years never a problem

  27. MediocreMan

    MediocreMan

    Acum 3 Zile

    Sunroof drains are a common issue in any car that has them, for at least 35 years. Even my Acura had these problems. Just do basic exploration of the cause of the issue. The only difference with BMW is they are very electronics heavy so the impact can be worse. I recommend next time you do a google or forum search with the model of your car and then put "common problems" with it. You will be able to find all of these issues well in advance and save yourself a buttload of time and money.

  28. john cunningham

    john cunningham

    Acum 3 Zile

    Hi Sam I wonder if any of the previous techs that follow u have ever tried to find your issue, now once again u have hit a home run and found the concern and the cause however if u look back on your video to where the drain tube was u will see blue paint around it? Surely not factory finish lol, I think cars had a side swipe and it's been stripped for repair and the coach builder hasn't refitted the drain tube properly? Man I love this channel looking forward to the next project so u can get samcracking on it fella.....

  29. Priit

    Priit

    Acum 3 Zile

    X5 and X6 have different wheel center size. X6 front and rear axel center size is different.

  30. Marko Polo

    Marko Polo

    Acum 3 Zile

    I agree with the wheels stance espicially the rear ones look odd sitting so far in the wheel arch.

  31. Doc Magilicuty

    Doc Magilicuty

    Acum 3 Zile

    B======D---BMW

  32. Rusty Shackleford

    Rusty Shackleford

    Acum 4 Zile

    I bet the dealer stripped the brakes and wheels off it to sell it at auction to recoup some of their losses

  33. Marchello K

    Marchello K

    Acum 4 Zile

    i have a 2012 x5 m sport, had the same issue, right side of trunk was filling with water and shorted out my trunk module, Dealer cleaned those drains for 350, all to leak again after a week. Had to go back then they warrantied the front sunroof drains to be cleaned and "modified" the fender to allow drainage. Now i can finally have an idea as to what they probably did to stop the issue. Really good video thank you.

  34. Ty Albert

    Ty Albert

    Acum 4 Zile

    Off this wave! 🌊

  35. joseph migliore

    joseph migliore

    Acum 4 Zile

    The title is incorrect. Ruined *its electronics. Not it's.

  36. Chiraq Vlogs

    Chiraq Vlogs

    Acum 4 Zile

    "You don't want to drip that hard" love the video! Blessings to your channel!

  37. Brian Gray

    Brian Gray

    Acum 4 Zile

    Go figure- a German car made in America with issues from factory lol

  38. Steventje

    Steventje

    Acum 4 Zile

    Why am I not seeing any comments about his "a wise man once said..." reference? Bad lil' vibe from this comment section

  39. Kelvin Barnes

    Kelvin Barnes

    Acum 4 Zile

    Aren't you afraid of mold?

  40. Debra Clancy

    Debra Clancy

    Acum 4 Zile

    It's missing the M-Wheels that came OEM, RIGHT?!?

  41. josh7120

    josh7120

    Acum 4 Zile

    had to come here to say you fuck tard, now when my friends make me laugh, i cant tell my friends"you crack me up" with out saying you samcrac me up" hahahaha always in my fucking head! i need theropy after this

  42. Dwight Neisler

    Dwight Neisler

    Acum 4 Zile

    So many ads it's hard to watch.. I'll move on to something else.

  43. server1ok

    server1ok

    Acum 4 Zile

    Asinine engineering to have a fricking seat module that is able to shut down the main Computer My - 87 VW Golf was more reliable until the dash caught fire by itself .. -_-

  44. emonster6x

    emonster6x

    Acum 4 Zile

    Did they throw the cheesy shifter paddles in for free?

  45. chrxae 23

    chrxae 23

    Acum 4 Zile

    Not the lil baby lyrics

  46. theonlyredspecial

    theonlyredspecial

    Acum 4 Zile

    I’m a bike guy but this was entertaining to watch ! Good content.

  47. Norqvistm

    Norqvistm

    Acum 4 Zile

    the drain hose on my volvo S40 goes down the A pillar and through the firewall, it came loose and leaked water into the carpet on the passenger side. When I finally realised what had happened both front and rear footwell was completly soaked. I sucked out over 13 liters of water from the floor and when I removed the carpeting.. mold everywhere. It was a complete mess but I got it sorted out fortunately with lots of work and a ozone clean. I was lucky not to get any electrical damage.

  48. unanonymous person

    unanonymous person

    Acum 4 Zile

    U r the Lucky man in the world

  49. FIVE 3IGHTEEN

    FIVE 3IGHTEEN

    Acum 4 Zile

    It would be interesting to see a video of all the vehicles samcrac has purchased were he compress money spent/made/lost.

  50. Rob Rosenberger

    Rob Rosenberger

    Acum 4 Zile

    I feel like with as much water under the carpet, it would have smelled in the car. was there a smell?

  51. Travis Jones

    Travis Jones

    Acum 4 Zile

    What exactly does BMW engineering have to do with common sense? Haha? I love your videos Sam.

  52. Jack Bennett

    Jack Bennett

    Acum 4 Zile

    Just an idea - why not use a little small PVC or copper fitting cutting out the excess and the coupling it together? This will keep it from collapsing.

  53. Jimbo Dee

    Jimbo Dee

    Acum 4 Zile

    I got a 1999 Jaguar had water under the carpet issues, lots of different reasons. Rust in rear allowing water to come into the boot area. Rubber seals rotting in front and rear allowing water to bypass areas that would not as new allow it. Front engine electrical area has a small rubber gasket separating interior passenger seat from the engine bay and rotted allowing water from the windshield/a pillar to flow into the passenger foot well. PS Made sure I did not buy one with a sunroof for the specific issue that sunroofs leak over time. So I feel your pain Sam. Electronics ground corrosion hate water ingress for sure.

  54. PP Mcgavin

    PP Mcgavin

    Acum 4 Zile

    TLDR, never get a car with a sunroof

  55. notagainthishurts

    notagainthishurts

    Acum 5 Zile

    The F150 's have the same issue on the driver side near the top of the A pillar, cutting out the section with the 90 bend and replace with copper tube.

  56. Josh Raju

    Josh Raju

    Acum 5 Zile

    the drip too hard reference was good ill give you that sam

  57. karl kirk

    karl kirk

    Acum 5 Zile

    SOAP OPERA CAR REPAIR

  58. karl kirk

    karl kirk

    Acum 5 Zile

    Alex Said You Zip Tied His Balls Together

  59. wirenut003

    wirenut003

    Acum 5 Zile

    So really basically you brought a flood car right.

  60. 1slo.mk6

    1slo.mk6

    Acum 5 Zile

    Did they take the M brakes too ?

  61. Shane Taylor

    Shane Taylor

    Acum 5 Zile

    I had a drain issue caused by dash pinching the drain

  62. Adrenaline Shot

    Adrenaline Shot

    Acum 5 Zile

    👍👍👍

  63. Heini Falk

    Heini Falk

    Acum 5 Zile

    I was very eager to see you fix this. I have the 2012 X6 M50d and its a absolute beast. If you want to keep it just add a Carplay Box to it for the full upgrade to the latest tech on the console and you can use it as a Daily driver. I personally wont sell mine. Its a really amazing car. Well done Sam

  64. A. M.

    A. M.

    Acum 5 Zile

    So these cars throw up so many warning lights on the dash that they needed two screens to fit them all as the main screen around the speedometer wasn't big enough...hahahahah

  65. A. M.

    A. M.

    Acum 5 Zile

    You haven't bought a car. You've bought a bathroom...hahahahahahahahhahah

  66. David Blanck

    David Blanck

    Acum 5 Zile

    Holy heck! Drain-O is very harsh on steel. Please rinse that area as much as you can for the next owner. Definitely stoked on how you do DIY trouble shooting though. I do like this project a lot. Change the brakes, wheels, and tires.... the car will feel 100% better. Just go aftermarket though.

  67. Slingbart

    Slingbart

    Acum 5 Zile

    and this folks is why you opt for the "NO SUNROOF OPTION" on any car, and this model probably only comes with it, shame. no really... they're useless

  68. larry tornetta

    larry tornetta

    Acum 5 Zile

    Good job bringing this car back to life.

  69. Kourtney Young

    Kourtney Young

    Acum 5 Zile

    I had the same water and electrical issues on my ‘04 E60 5-series. Thank for clearing solving this puzzle.

  70. Jason Radice

    Jason Radice

    Acum 5 Zile

    Can of flex seal. Problem solved.

  71. Meico Meico

    Meico Meico

    Acum 5 Zile

    Do that car have a yaw sensor that was my problem after my car was flooded by the sunroof drain

  72. Politicu5

    Politicu5

    Acum 5 Zile

    Whatever happened to a bullet through the floor to fix this kind of problem? Yee haww! Love your content Mr Crac! Keep on keeping on!

  73. Sneezy Ferret

    Sneezy Ferret

    Acum 5 Zile

    How's the Aston coming along?

  74. Aaron Dillon

    Aaron Dillon

    Acum 5 Zile

    While your waiting on the wheels and brakes. Can you get a factory oil cap. That thing is hideous under the hood

  75. just me

    just me

    Acum 5 Zile

    I bet the dealer took the wheels and brakes

  76. smart man

    smart man

    Acum 5 Zile

    he have very positive energy wher other people will be jumping up and down

  77. Scott Munczenski

    Scott Munczenski

    Acum 5 Zile

    Still not buying any BMW’s

  78. Jim Morris

    Jim Morris

    Acum 5 Zile

    You should go and watch a Niko brothers video. They are doing it right.

  79. Edward

    Edward

    Acum 5 Zile

    Watwer runnig down hill ...whod av guessed...lol

  80. AUSTIN

    AUSTIN

    Acum 5 Zile

    How low does your IQ have to be before you think that pouring ultra-corrosive sodium hydroxide into the inside of the unibody of your car is a good idea????? And jesus christ a drill and a zip tie????? All that it needed was for you to access the drain on the outside and pull it through the hole further to take the kink out of the tube. I'm fucking mind blown by the shade tree fuckery here. This is an entirely new level. I can almost guarantee it still wont drain well enough to deal with heavy rain and especially not any debris that may makes it's way into the drain

  81. reymond lopez

    reymond lopez

    Acum 5 Zile

    And that’s why I don’t get anything with a sunroof.

  82. Zach M

    Zach M

    Acum 5 Zile

    On those wheels, it looks like a hatchback. Congrats on an easy win with this one!

  83. Gavin Hill

    Gavin Hill

    Acum 5 Zile

    SAM! Get yourself an E45 / E46 - lots around and appreciating. 3.0L please.

  84. Broadshore

    Broadshore

    Acum 5 Zile

    I can't believe a SIMPLE Sunroof drain can RUIN a car... Great video Sam!!!! Now I want to find one at CoPart...

  85. Per Bertilsson

    Per Bertilsson

    Acum 5 Zile

    Awful interior/exterior colour spec...

  86. matthew walsworth

    matthew walsworth

    Acum 5 Zile

    Gotta win sometimes, nice one.

  87. Matthew Stevens

    Matthew Stevens

    Acum 5 Zile

    land rover discovery 4, same drainage issue, when the sunroof drain is blocked it finds its way under the head lining and runs down the A pillar behind the dash and gathers in the footwell. the culprit was where the drain pipe comes out at the air intake it was blocked off. same issue on my renault as well.

  88. Jason Seed

    Jason Seed

    Acum 5 Zile

    I'm sorry that BMW car is an ugly pig!

  89. GONG2MEDIA

    GONG2MEDIA

    Acum 5 Zile

    Definitely buying a BMW X6 xdrive

  90. Jay DoesStuff

    Jay DoesStuff

    Acum 5 Zile

    DRANO??? Man you’re dumb Hopefully it hits some aluminum 😊

  91. Ross Norwood

    Ross Norwood

    Acum 5 Zile

    My dad's E60 BMW would do the same thing but it would flood the trunk. Guess what BMW mounted all along the floor of the trunk? Various electronic junctions and modules. Needless to say it would go crazy for a while until everything dried out.

  92. MTAgain

    MTAgain

    Acum 6 Zile

    Never liked sunroofs much, even less keen on them now! My 2005 Landcruiser has one fitted as standard and it has never leaked water into the car in 16 years. I wonder if the Germans could learn a thing or two from Toyota!

  93. M J C

    M J C

    Acum 6 Zile

    Good job man. Nice to see you get a win for a change.

  94. Simon Carpentier

    Simon Carpentier

    Acum 6 Zile

    The yellow light is to tell you your tyres need air in its the x5 i drive telling to put air in

  95. Adrian Lee Burton

    Adrian Lee Burton

    Acum 6 Zile

    Has it been painted, there looks like overspray on the sunroof drain tube? TPMS Warning, is that because it does not have the original wheels or those wheels don’t have TPMS sensors?

  96. Rick Howell

    Rick Howell

    Acum 6 Zile

    Congrats on this fix! Getting a deal like this with a cheap simple fix followed to completion is why I watch this channel. I would really really really like to see one 100% complete and sold for profit. Not "I just need to put new wheels" or "all it needs is the interior put back together". Take one all the way to sale ready, then sale, then summary of profit/loss. Or if not sold, updates with how it's driving, what other issues you are having, etc. Make sense?

  97. xxx_420

    xxx_420

    Acum 6 Zile

    you couldn’t hear the sloshing or smushing? smell the moisture? i get that it’s youtube content and it’s important to continue a series, but still

  98. Daniel Doherty

    Daniel Doherty

    Acum 6 Zile

    Sam you need someone with a spray booth drying room leave the car in there for 48 hours with the doors open 😀🛠🇬🇧🛠

  99. Andrei Popescu

    Andrei Popescu

    Acum 6 Zile

    bad design

  100. beat glauser

    beat glauser

    Acum 6 Zile

    Did I see a rubber plug on the floorboards? I so: Remove it temporarily.

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