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

    3 months ago

    Next Mini Video! -

    • F-Rune


      8 days ago

      So we get cars and free counseling on emotional fragility, now?

    • Pieter Mollema

      Pieter Mollema

      11 days ago

      I don't know if it was by accident, but I noticed at 29:17 your right front wheel is not well enough fastened. Maybe that was just for testing, but if not now you know.

    • Omkar Rahate

      Omkar Rahate

      11 days ago

      Good work . I appreciate the work you are doing but will you please stop including the girl taking selfie in your thumbnail. It doesn't look cool bro

    • digital subliminal messages

      digital subliminal messages

      12 days ago

      S T O P. R A P E I N G. B A B I E S Haaa/ . ... / Yeah , ... A good build / ...../ But back to the point since I'm here/ / .... Nevermind / // you could , get a Tesla motor set up // ... //

    • Bee Dee

      Bee Dee

      Month ago

      They're hating because they're jealous bro don't worry about them keep pushing that electric and motor shit

  2. Talha Siddiqui

    Talha Siddiqui

    Day ago

    I'd clap Leena's cheeks 👏

  3. candlercando


    Day ago

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

  4. Adedayo Makinde

    Adedayo Makinde

    3 days 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

  5. Donal Sam

    Donal Sam

    3 days ago

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

  6. Shane Forsythe

    Shane Forsythe

    4 days ago

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

  7. Overtake Media

    Overtake Media

    4 days 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.

  8. Kay D

    Kay D

    4 days ago

    what linda IG

  9. Fox AK

    Fox AK

    5 days ago

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

  10. Che Guevara

    Che Guevara

    7 days 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 = 🥰🥰🥰

  11. Julian potatoe

    Julian potatoe

    7 days 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.

  12. ɹǝʞᴉɹʇs ɹǝʞʎɹ

    ɹǝʞᴉɹʇs ɹǝʞʎɹ

    7 days ago

    That roast earned you a sub you big baller you.

  13. Brandon Beneficial

    Brandon Beneficial

    8 days ago

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

  14. Hectacular


    8 days ago

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

    • Hectacular


      8 days ago

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

  15. Hector Gonzales

    Hector Gonzales

    8 days ago

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

  16. Eric Corrales

    Eric Corrales

    8 days ago

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

  17. Vic Cat

    Vic Cat

    9 days 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

  18. KidKusoYaro


    11 days 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!!

  19. Maples01


    12 days 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.

  20. Ted Rainville II

    Ted Rainville II

    13 days ago

    Mo Legends!

    • Ted Rainville II

      Ted Rainville II

      13 days ago

      Mo Leenda!

  21. Feebs II

    Feebs II

    14 days ago

    new coopers are junk loooool

  22. Richard Peralez

    Richard Peralez

    14 days ago

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

  23. Richard Peralez

    Richard Peralez

    14 days ago

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

  24. John Adams

    John Adams

    14 days ago

    I definitely think you should keep her on your channel.

  25. Bobby McCaslin

    Bobby McCaslin

    15 days ago

    Lmfao ...

  26. That's Interesting.

    That's Interesting.

    16 days 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.

  27. Cesar Tmh

    Cesar Tmh

    16 days ago

    Wow that Arnold Schwarzenegger meme 🤣🤣🤯👌🏽 genius

  28. Cars YoungtimerFreak

    Cars YoungtimerFreak

    16 days ago

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

  29. Vlone


    17 days ago

    na bro my dad has one that breaks every year

  30. Antonio Lee

    Antonio Lee

    18 days ago

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

  31. Nole P.

    Nole P.

    18 days ago

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

  32. Nole P.

    Nole P.

    18 days ago

    I Love Leenda,Daammm!!! that Ass!

  33. splashpit


    18 days ago

    Some much needed Leenda footage !

  34. humty dumty

    humty dumty

    20 days ago

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

  35. Jerry Bender

    Jerry Bender

    21 day ago

    RIch why not just make a cyber truck

  36. Jerry Bender

    Jerry Bender

    21 day 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

  37. ali muhamed

    ali muhamed

    23 days ago

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

  38. J.M.Sutherland / Studio Groovetank

    J.M.Sutherland / Studio Groovetank

    23 days 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

  39. Go2GearGuy


    23 days ago

    Sell the industrial scale for a pressure washer

  40. Nandi Billava

    Nandi Billava

    24 days 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 🙌 ✌️ ✌️ ✌️

  41. jay kay

    jay kay

    24 days ago

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

  42. Takiji Caster

    Takiji Caster

    24 days ago

    Honestly? She's a great additive to the videos

  43. LouisianaCoullion1990


    27 days ago

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

  44. Joe Fergerson

    Joe Fergerson

    Month ago

    Women and cars Rocks!!!!!

  45. thecargamer1234


    Month ago


  46. thecargamer1234


    Month ago

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

  47. Henk Samsung

    Henk Samsung

    Month ago

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

  48. GF Screech

    GF Screech

    Month ago

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

  49. Matt King

    Matt King

    Month 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 !!!!!

  50. jordan terry

    jordan terry

    Month 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.

  51. Yo it's Smokin

    Yo it's Smokin

    Month ago

    lol nice one at the end

  52. Prodigy Trading Group

    Prodigy Trading Group

    Month ago

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

  53. UpSpoken


    Month ago

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

  54. Alex Smith

    Alex Smith

    Month ago

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

  55. Αλέξανδρος Απειρωτάν

    Αλέξανδρος Απειρωτάν

    Month ago

    Lynda your ass is awesome

  56. Justin Davis

    Justin Davis

    Month ago

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

  57. Dan Petersen

    Dan Petersen

    Month ago

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

  58. derrick boatman

    derrick boatman

    Month ago

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

  59. Barton Reid

    Barton Reid

    Month ago

    I like her Rich. Heaters are going to hate.

  60. Djay Jauregui

    Djay Jauregui

    Month ago

    Rich is for sure boning that weird chick

  61. ECJ East Coast Jake Baldwin

    ECJ East Coast Jake Baldwin

    Month ago

    lmao best roast of a hater yet TY

  62. Brendan Kovach

    Brendan Kovach

    Month ago

    rich is such a fucking savage its crazy

  63. Wing Zhan

    Wing Zhan

    Month ago

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

  64. KVVVN


    Month ago

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

  65. Joseph Rich

    Joseph Rich

    Month ago

    Real one 🔥😘

  66. mrg00ddude


    Month ago

    More women please

  67. naz salabarria

    naz salabarria

    Month ago

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

  68. Levan


    Month 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

  69. David Stebbings

    David Stebbings

    Month ago

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



    Month ago

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

  71. Dreamgoat


    Month 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.

  72. Os O

    Os O

    Month ago

    That thumbnail looks like the joker stairs dog happy meme

  73. tyrone elliott

    tyrone elliott

    Month ago

    Just subscribed , amazing videos

  74. Misc


    Month ago

    Click bait! I am here for Leenda! 😜

  75. dragonrln


    Month 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!

  76. Jez Harris

    Jez Harris

    Month ago

    sound as

  77. Joseph Rodriguez

    Joseph Rodriguez

    Month ago

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

  78. Aaron Walcott

    Aaron Walcott

    Month ago

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

  79. Dehv Blak

    Dehv Blak

    Month ago

    spent all the power washer money on token detailer wages

  80. Mike Cool

    Mike Cool

    Month ago

    I think they are jealous of Lenna beautiful everything

  81. Allen Schmidt

    Allen Schmidt

    Month ago

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

  82. open left

    open left

    Month ago

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

  83. Technically Working

    Technically Working

    Month 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

  84. saika wanderer

    saika wanderer

    Month ago

    I just gotta say, that attack on coups was viscious. Well done

  85. Juan Cantu

    Juan Cantu

    Month ago

    Rich your assistant is beautiful, if She is all good with the show. Than " We The People " , are all good too ! Take better care of her ! WWG1WGA 🇺🇸

  86. Rafael Bustillo

    Rafael Bustillo

    Month ago

    😳 complaining about Leenda being on the vlog. that's the only reason I subscribed...😉😉.

  87. JAMES.D.


    Month ago

    Mini s reliability are in the dumps Fr

  88. Amish Gamer

    Amish Gamer

    Month ago

    can you do a video of just the 5 min of Leenda only? tyty lmao

  89. Patrick Tobias

    Patrick Tobias

    Month ago

    The candle took me out

  90. Jason Smith

    Jason Smith

    Month ago

    Hahahaha Rich always keeps everything 100%!!!

  91. Tyler Myers

    Tyler Myers

    Month ago

    People just have a poor man's mentality...not surprised you get hate for doing things people wish they can do lmao!!!

  92. Sir Miles

    Sir Miles

    Month ago

    Great vids Rich and your assistant is a 10

  93. Mark Trevino

    Mark Trevino

    Month ago

    Love your channel, and I for 1 wouldn't mind seeing a bit more of Leenda, so anyway, were can I find the full videos with her in them( asking for 4 a friend ) , specifically the white bikini one? Oh yeah, and screw the haters, anyone complaining about seeing some sexy womanhood, has no business watching a channel like this.

  94. Wayne Parr

    Wayne Parr

    Month ago

    Keep up the awesome content! I enjoy your humor, and great projects.

  95. Henry Rooster

    Henry Rooster

    Month ago

    Shit that to e ass girl made me subscribe to this channel!! Thank you Rich

  96. Mike Harris

    Mike Harris

    Month ago

    Motivation 🍾

  97. Juice5 Fifty

    Juice5 Fifty

    Month ago

    Where’s the video of your assistant in the bikini in the woods, I’m asking for a friend.

  98. gmugrumbach


    Month ago

    I watche this in my hideout place

  99. Human Centered

    Human Centered

    Month ago

    How do you make an adapter plate for the diarrhea?

  100. Paul Adams

    Paul Adams

    Month ago

    I want to make a hj61 Toyota landcruiser fully electric...can you do a video on how to correctly match a motor for the weight.