Autos & Vehicles

Restoring my dead Mini Cooper with a $200 electric motor

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They say don't work with children, animals or Mini-coopers, well i broke all those rules., in this episode we try out the $200 electric motor
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  1. Rich Rebuilds

    Rich Rebuilds

    5 months ago

    Next Mini Video! -

    • Steven Donihoo

      Steven Donihoo

      3 days ago

      You goin to electric garbage is jus like goin to a buddys to do some work..

    • Steven Donihoo

      Steven Donihoo

      3 days ago

      YOU HAVE A PORTABLE SCALE BUT A FREAKIN POWER WASHER IS OUTTA BUDGET????😒😒😒 love the channel keep up the vidz..

    • M Caraballo

      M Caraballo

      10 days ago

      She no like Leenda 😂

    • M Caraballo

      M Caraballo

      10 days ago

      The woman that sent the email😂😂😂😂😂😂

    • D-MAC


      Month ago

      Was that a toilet brush you guys were using to get the oil off of the cross member of the Mini ????

  2. Jose Pérez

    Jose Pérez

    11 hours ago

    That would be nice on my ae86 Toyota

  3. Sue Bee

    Sue Bee

    13 days ago

    There's crazy women out there, it definitely sounded like what a jealous gf would write. LOL

  4. Tore Lund

    Tore Lund

    28 days ago

    I need to complain too: Did he sell the engine he pulled from the Mini? Because if he did, he is aiding another Mini in not going to the scrapper with a broken engine! That way there is no environmental benefit of converting one to electric.

  5. Anthony Thompson

    Anthony Thompson

    29 days ago

    Came here because I was intrigued with an EV conversion, fell in love with the humor provided!

  6. Kaj Yakuzonik

    Kaj Yakuzonik

    Month ago

    Heck, I'm not even into cars and Rich still has me hooked on his videos!

  7. Kaj Yakuzonik

    Kaj Yakuzonik

    Month ago

    ngl - I like that Displate

  8. KURNTECH Douglas

    KURNTECH Douglas

    Month ago

    question y people hate the i8 it a sexy looking car

  9. itoliver williams

    itoliver williams

    Month ago

    One of the best features of your content for me is Linda ..a little eye candy is fine with me 😉

  10. Reemul U

    Reemul U

    Month ago

    Whats wrong with Linda? keep her

  11. Francis Larkin

    Francis Larkin

    Month ago

    Came for the electric conversion(s) - stayed for the beta male trash talk

  12. Ethan Power

    Ethan Power

    Month ago

    Real question tho is lisa single

  13. Blue Collar Power

    Blue Collar Power

    Month ago

    First of all: I really love your content so don't instantly start bashing me too. However, I do see where that guy is coming from. The only times Leenda appears in shot, she is moaning about something, acting uninterested, posing for pictures or just flexing her ass. If she was engaging, funny or appeared truly interested, of course she would be a very cool person to join the videos. But I just don't get what she is adding or what the actual purpose is of her being in the video. Just my two cents. But again, your actual content is great as ever and I hope y'all are doing well

  14. ian nash

    ian nash

    Month ago

    So in the next Video can we have an hour of Linda in that Bikini please.

  15. Julio Diaz

    Julio Diaz

    Month ago

    I love Linda! Keep her!!!

  16. André Mariano

    André Mariano

    Month ago

    this man is the definition of an alpha. fking hell is this funny ps. lynda has some amazing parts ngl

  17. Jose Candia

    Jose Candia

    Month ago

    The roasts are the best!

  18. Kabelo M Kabelo M

    Kabelo M Kabelo M

    Month ago

    I love this channel and I love Leenda

  19. Shore Design

    Shore Design

    2 months ago


  20. candlercando


    2 months ago

    A Cleetus McFarland mashup would be the best. Hell yeah brother.

  21. Adedayo D-One

    Adedayo D-One

    2 months ago

    He said "mount the motor" disgusting!! what kind of sex channel is this? you should be ashamed of yourself!! My wife says I'm unsubscribing

  22. Donal Sam

    Donal Sam

    2 months ago

    I'm a simple man, I just come here for the roasts

  23. Shane Forsythe

    Shane Forsythe

    2 months ago

    it's not even a mini engine, it's a Volkswagen golf ( flog spelt backwards) engine. in a mini body.

  24. Overtake Media

    Overtake Media

    2 months ago

    Hard to swallow pills: 1. if the title of the video matches the content of said video, it's not clickbait 2. By sending Rich an email claiming his videos to be clickbait. It only proves to him and now all of us, that you are so uncomfortable with the idea of having an attractive women on your screen. You are in a way ashamed of the fact that you may find her attractive, a perfectly normal human function. Either because you believe that by being in a relationship you cannot look at someone who may be attractive, or because you never learned to normalize the female form, so you literally can't trust yourself to sit and watch a video about cars without getting all hot and bothered when a girl comes into frame. Let me be the one to tell you this, it's a girl, she's fine af, take a gander, move on. If you can't do that, then grow up. Cause there's some beautiful people out there, and if you can't handle Leenda in a video about electric swapping a mini cooper, your not going to be able to go to the beach in Italy anytime soon. Just saying 3. She's a model, you don't have to watch this channel to see Leenda. We know that and so does she, she doesn't have to do these videos. So it's only fair to assume that she likes doing them. If she didn't she could just not do them. But you don't see that, all you see is how she's a girl and she's in the thumbnail and that makes it clickbait. And while a lot of USgone channels will have a female in a video just so she can be in a thumbnail (which I personally don't like either) Look at Leenda's roll in these videos, she actually does things. She's not just there in the background only to make an appearance for a thumbnail worthy frame. You would know that if you paid attention to the video instead of being hung up on the fact that she's attractive and doesn't mind showing it off, and how much of a problem that is for you. It's not a problem for most of us, and it's not because we're creeps. It's because we're adults.

  25. Kay D

    Kay D

    2 months ago

    what linda IG

  26. Fox AK

    Fox AK

    2 months ago

    If only leenda had clothes like Rich, no one would be complaining here. Yeah you get the idea.

  27. Che Guevara

    Che Guevara

    2 months ago

    😂 😂 😂 What? Come on, it must have been written by his Girlfriend, or a w Girl with a false profile picture! A beautiful woman with a beautiful car is = 🥰🥰🥰

  28. Julian potatoe

    Julian potatoe

    2 months ago

    Why do you and SamCrack use porn stars in your vids? I mean if you're going to do it, get them to help with repairs, no overalls needed.

  29. ɹǝʞᴉɹʇs ɹǝʞʎɹ

    ɹǝʞᴉɹʇs ɹǝʞʎɹ

    2 months ago

    That roast earned you a sub you big baller you.

  30. Brandon Beneficial

    Brandon Beneficial

    2 months ago

    This channel is funny AF! I’ve missed out🤦🏾‍♂️

  31. Hectacular


    2 months ago

    "is he going to do a white glove test?" End of video....dead lmao

    • Hectacular


      2 months ago

      "we don't even have white gloves, we've never had white gloves..."

  32. Hector Gonzales

    Hector Gonzales

    2 months ago

    I subscribed but the Olive Garden line didn’t go over so well

  33. Eric Corrales

    Eric Corrales

    2 months ago

    You should get leeda in a white shirt to pressure wash the car instead of the oven cleaner

  34. Vic Cat

    Vic Cat

    2 months ago

    You are very smart and blessed to be at the status that you are. Seems like you started your owe success by yourself. You helping a lot people that are around you, please help some one that look like you too. Thx great success

  35. KidKusoYaro


    2 months ago

    You heard it from me: the stock pictures of the radiator supports for minis are upside down... PSA: WHAT DO I DO ABOUT THE RIDE, IT'S KILLING ME!!

  36. Maples01


    2 months ago

    Welcome to the internet, the land of pissing and moaning. LoL For those SJW women have been modeling with vehicles since they started selling them, imagine that, men will buy something that a woman has be photographed with. Love your channel, wish I had access to that much equipment, I have a lot of stuff I gotta get done, need to replace the wheelchair lift in one of my vans, too heavy to lift it alone, last one took 4 guys to sit it in.

  37. Ted Rainville II

    Ted Rainville II

    2 months ago

    Mo Legends!

    • Ted Rainville II

      Ted Rainville II

      2 months ago

      Mo Leenda!

  38. Feebs II

    Feebs II

    2 months ago

    new coopers are junk loooool

  39. Richard Peralez

    Richard Peralez

    2 months ago

    The black and white painting.. I thought that was John Travolta at first..

  40. Richard Peralez

    Richard Peralez

    2 months ago

    Did D.B. Cooper approve this Video.. If not I'm reporting you...

  41. John Adams

    John Adams

    2 months ago

    I definitely think you should keep her on your channel.

  42. Bobby McCaslin

    Bobby McCaslin

    2 months ago

    Lmfao ...

  43. That's Interesting.

    That's Interesting.

    2 months ago

    For the people who say Mini Coopers aren't bad I am British and my teacher had one a while ago. He was always late to work as it would always break down. They where unreliable when they where made here and BNW kept that trend up nicely.

  44. Cesar Tmh

    Cesar Tmh

    2 months ago

    Wow that Arnold Schwarzenegger meme 🤣🤣🤯👌🏽 genius

  45. Cars YoungtimerFreak

    Cars YoungtimerFreak

    2 months ago

    I just subscirbed because of the Mini build, yet a nice lady is always candy for the eyes!

  46. Vlone


    2 months ago

    na bro my dad has one that breaks every year

  47. Antonio Lee

    Antonio Lee

    2 months ago

    The mini becomes a muscle car after protein pressure water spray lol

  48. Nole P.

    Nole P.

    2 months ago

    dollar store Awesome works great on grease and crudd! 99 cents cheapest in the world

  49. Nole P.

    Nole P.

    2 months ago

    I Love Leenda,Daammm!!! that Ass!

  50. splashpit


    2 months ago

    Some much needed Leenda footage !

  51. humty dumty

    humty dumty

    2 months ago

    He is converting electric car to petrol and petrol to electric car Why ????????? 😅😅😅😅😅

  52. Jerry Bender

    Jerry Bender

    2 months ago

    RIch why not just make a cyber truck

  53. Jerry Bender

    Jerry Bender

    2 months ago

    Thats good u no fine buuut u cood also just cut the general shape of the plate determine the general center of the plate n cut out a small hole for the shaft pop the cardboard in place of the drill holes and pop the screw n nut assembly back on tru the cardboard then mark it--this way allows any play in the motor its old n prolly has slight wobble but u can offset this with slightly offset bolt holes

  54. ali muhamed

    ali muhamed

    2 months ago

    Anybody complains about leenda again then you tell them to take thier immaturity and shuff it up thier ass.

  55. J.M.Sutherland / Studio Groovetank

    J.M.Sutherland / Studio Groovetank

    2 months ago

    Epic build and very clean. BUT in reality what the cooper lacks in reliability it makes up for in handling and maneuverability. My 2006 r53 has 80K and it still rocks because i do all the maintenance religiously and proactively prepare for parts replacement ..... it will never be a 300000 mile Honda accord, but for a 1.6 ltr SC motor its faster than most at 0-60 in 6.9sec. Maybe when it dies ill consider copying your build if it will work with the steptronic 6sp automatic.... its by far one of the funnest cars to drive. There's a reason they are so popular in Rally and autocross and turning into track cars...... EVERY CAR breaks down by the way and they all have their own engineering flaws and trade offs...... BUT YOUR BUILD IS TOP NOTCH

  56. Go2GearGuy


    2 months ago

    Sell the industrial scale for a pressure washer

  57. Nandi Billava

    Nandi Billava

    2 months ago

    Hey rich, from INDIA 🇮🇳.. USgone recommended your video and I accidently clicked...... But after watching the video, I watched a couple 👫 of more of your videos and just become a fan... Yup that's true💐 I like your positivity towards life and how you handle negetivity around with ease... Lots to learn from you 🙏 keep up your good work and God Bless 🙌 ✌️ ✌️ ✌️

  58. Jay Kay

    Jay Kay

    2 months ago

    why do u need a white girl? i unsubscribed cos u have a white girl that has nothing to do ....

  59. Takiji Caster

    Takiji Caster

    2 months ago

    Honestly? She's a great additive to the videos

  60. LouisianaCoullion1990


    2 months ago

    Shyt, she should be in more videos, lawd have mercy..

  61. Joe Fergerson

    Joe Fergerson

    3 months ago

    Women and cars Rocks!!!!!

  62. thecargamer1234


    3 months ago


  63. thecargamer1234


    3 months ago

    Imagine a V8 10.5 l in a mini lol (might not be possible)

  64. Henk Samsung

    Henk Samsung

    3 months ago

    Wow, tight design and good shapes, all natural. I like the MIni as well.

  65. GF Screech

    GF Screech

    3 months ago

    Looking for that vids about the parts of the mini and......lmao

  66. Matt King

    Matt King

    3 months ago

    I love my 2016 Mini Cooper and I am emotionally strong... I also want to convert my 1962 VW Bug to EV .... I just don't have 30 grand laying around.... HA ! .. Your videos are FANTASTIC..... Thank You Sir !!!!!

  67. jordan terry

    jordan terry

    3 months ago

    Every time rich says "black ice air freshener" i hear "black guys air freshener" and I wonder what black guys use. Every. Single. Time.

  68. Yo it's Smokin

    Yo it's Smokin

    3 months ago

    lol nice one at the end

  69. Prodigy Trading Group

    Prodigy Trading Group

    3 months ago

    Just saw one broke down on Freeway after watching your last video LOL

  70. UpSpoken


    3 months ago

    No offence but Linda is (one of!) the best things on the show!

  71. Alex Smith

    Alex Smith

    3 months ago

    I like the multiple uses shown of the bog brushes and oven cleaner

  72. Αλέξανδρος Απειρωτάν

    Αλέξανδρος Απειρωτάν

    3 months ago

    Lynda your ass is awesome

  73. Justin Davis

    Justin Davis

    3 months ago

    Came for the electric car build, subscribed for the comment roast.

  74. Dan Petersen

    Dan Petersen

    3 months ago

    Both my wife and I, enjoy watching Leenda and your builds, keep going.

  75. derrick boatman

    derrick boatman

    3 months ago

    It's hard to be smart and funny you are an inspiration and a hero Sir.

  76. Barton Reid

    Barton Reid

    3 months ago

    I like her Rich. Heaters are going to hate.

  77. Djay Jauregui

    Djay Jauregui

    3 months ago

    Rich is for sure boning that weird chick

  78. ECJ East Coast Jake Baldwin

    ECJ East Coast Jake Baldwin

    3 months ago

    lmao best roast of a hater yet TY

  79. Brendan Kovach

    Brendan Kovach

    3 months ago

    rich is such a fucking savage its crazy

  80. Wing Zhan

    Wing Zhan

    3 months ago

    MIni aren't reliable at all ~ I had two~ lol

  81. KVVVN


    3 months ago

    The amount of sheer alpha that's in the first 2 minutes gives me life.

  82. Joseph Rich

    Joseph Rich

    3 months ago

    Real one 🔥😘

  83. mrg00ddude


    3 months ago

    More women please

  84. naz salabarria

    naz salabarria

    3 months ago

    I actually enjoy what’s her name is . Just maybe if she changed up her outfit more .

  85. Levan


    3 months ago

    Hi Rich, Longtime fan of channel but I just have to say, you are simply cheapening your content by having that "Conversion" or "car" on the channel. What is even it's point? Why? IT can't do anything from what I see. You can do so much better. Ugh. It's gross. - Levan

  86. David Stebbings

    David Stebbings

    3 months ago

    My mini cooper s was the most unreliable car I've ever owned.



    3 months ago

    Subscribed... Just to see how much we are all underestimating Leenda.

  88. Dreamgoat


    3 months ago

    just do what you want to do. If they don't like it oh well, do what makes you happy. If people don't like to stop watching, I've done it with some people I watched but have I not ever criticize that channel or spread illness towards the channel. I just simply moved on, it's their channel and business. You have the power to simply just don't watch it or unsubscribe simply as that. No need to say hateful words which makes no sense. You should always wish for someone's success, if you feel like that it's not your preference anymore then move on, there is no need to cause chaos because of a creator's direction.

  89. Os O

    Os O

    3 months ago

    That thumbnail looks like the joker stairs dog happy meme

  90. tyrone elliott

    tyrone elliott

    3 months ago

    Just subscribed , amazing videos

  91. Misc


    3 months ago

    Click bait! I am here for Leenda! 😜

  92. dragonrln


    3 months ago

    I enjoyed your build. First time here and new subscriber. Honestly might not have subscribed except for the beta male unsubscribing. That and your balls to include a little cheesecake convinced me that you're a guy I can respect. Congrats and good luck!

  93. Jez Harris

    Jez Harris

    3 months ago

    sound as

  94. Joseph Rodriguez

    Joseph Rodriguez

    3 months ago

    Leenda is F*cking Beautiful! Add more content of her just to piss of the beta boy haters!😂

  95. Aaron Walcott

    Aaron Walcott

    3 months ago

    Confucius say: tying two chickens together, not give you eagle.

  96. Dehv Blak

    Dehv Blak

    3 months ago

    spent all the power washer money on token detailer wages

  97. Mike Cool

    Mike Cool

    3 months ago

    I think they are jealous of Lenna beautiful everything

  98. Allen Schmidt

    Allen Schmidt

    3 months ago

    I've never liked Olive Garden! Lol. Cars and women! Great content!

  99. open left

    open left

    3 months ago

    I literally just saw a mini break down with a blown head less than a 30 mini in my parking lot

  100. Technically Working

    Technically Working

    3 months ago

    I'll admit these cars are unreliable, I've got one that I need to replace the engine on, btw uncle rich do you have an engine I could have? Removes engine and trans from R53, doesn't drop subframe...based