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Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Car Engine Model Kit!

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While in a midst of a multi-week prop replica build, Adam takes a break from the long-term project to take on a more relaxing assembly: this intricate 4-cylinder car engine model kit. Made of diecast metal parts, this animated model is an elegant visual representation of how a four stroke engine works, and a nice project to get done in a single day!
Find this car engine model kit here: www.moyustore.com/collections/teching-assembly-model/products/teching-3d-assembly-adult-car-engine-model-toys-mini-inline-4-cylinders-engine-education
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  1. Adam Savage’s Tested

    Adam Savage’s Tested

    24 päivää sitten

    NOTE: Watch the extended version of this One Day Build -- exclusive to Tested Premium and Patron members -- here: fitop.info/build/videot/j4CXhsqbqK-cxZE Find this car engine model kit here: www.moyustore.com/collections/teching-assembly-model/products/teching-3d-assembly-adult-car-engine-model-toys-mini-inline-4-cylinders-engine-education Disclosure: Products were provided by the manufacturer for purposes of review.

    • Justin Carawan

      Justin Carawan

      23 päivää sitten

      @AJellySnake Rebel I know! I soooo wish I could afford that!



      23 päivää sitten

      @AJellySnake Rebel I was kind of hoping the engine really worked, that would of been cool

    • DetroitMicroSound


      24 päivää sitten

      We are in the final days of the classic ICE cars, motorcycles, everything... Now is when we prepare ICE history for it's eventual museum/historical collections, collectors.... I am into the world of 1960's and 1970's pedal mopeds. They helped Europe stay on the road, following WW2. Historically, that's a big deal!

    • AJellySnake Rebel

      AJellySnake Rebel

      24 päivää sitten

      440 dollars?!?!?!!? holy crud

    • Daniel Wilkinson

      Daniel Wilkinson

      24 päivää sitten

      It is my understanding that so many people shop exclusively on Amazon that sellers almost have to sell on there to reach as many customers as possible. Amazon charges the seller a premium for inclusion and marketing and shipping so the seller has to mark up the product to match. Basically, the higher price on Amazon is so you can get free shipping.

  2. RamadaArtist


    8 tuntia sitten

    A one day build actually completed in one day?! Blasphemy! He must have left something out.

  3. Daley


    14 tuntia sitten

    Lego for experts

  4. David V

    David V

    Päivä sitten

    Meanwhile there are guys building Toyan rc engines and modifying them all over youtube lol

  5. Smokey Yunick

    Smokey Yunick

    2 päivää sitten

    They make rc gas engines like that

  6. Tuhoe Taniwha

    Tuhoe Taniwha

    2 päivää sitten

    can i please ask about your tattoo on your left arm ? what is it ?



    2 päivää sitten

    Who else started watching the video thinking that it was gonna be a gas engine but was disappointed that it wasn't but they still was happy by the end

  8. kinetikx


    2 päivää sitten

    I love most of your videos... But to whoever edits these things- you show the basic and boring stuff like the crank case stuff at the beginning but the really interesting stuff like the cam and valve assembly you fast-forward through like "eh, no one would want to watch this really interesting part because it's complicated and people are too stupid to sit through it". Do you know your audience? Just let the video play. Stop editing these things for the lowest common denominator FItop viewer. I'll venture that the vast majority of this channels viewers aren't that. Stop treating us like we're Tik Tok idiots. This video was ruined by editing for and by children. Let me guess, the person who edited this was less than 25 years old?

  9. Jordan Shirks

    Jordan Shirks

    2 päivää sitten

    I can't watch this, the only thing I can think of the whole time is the myth busters episode where they give Adam a fake runny nose (have a dinner party) to see where all his snot goes...in that episode the snot was fake...

  10. Nic jp2

    Nic jp2

    2 päivää sitten

    Its amazing how it only took you 36 minutes to make that

  11. Max Padilla

    Max Padilla

    3 päivää sitten

    You hittin that rock

  12. avg joegeek

    avg joegeek

    3 päivää sitten

    Adam is many many things - but a car guy isn't one of them. It was painful hearing him talk about the different parts of the motor. Still its a fantastic model of a 4 banger. Unfort I can't justify the cost for it (right now). Hope his hay fever gets better soon.

  13. dzjc01


    3 päivää sitten

    So many critics; so little time. Just enjoy it for what it is. Adam being a builder.

  14. Robby West

    Robby West

    4 päivää sitten

    I loved watching this and may buy one. But I think it would be a learning experience if you took it apart and collaborate with mechanics from FItop to explain what each part does...in a nutshell. Possible collaborators that come to mind are Eric O. (South main Auto), Ivan (Pinehollow Diagnostics), Derek (Vice Grip Garage), Fay (Fay Hadley...interesting back story), Sarah (Sarah-n-Tuned). I would pay to see this. Ha

  15. Muncher


    5 päivää sitten

    They’re “piston rods”, not “crank arms” there, Adam

    • Muncher


      5 päivää sitten

      Also, the “crank shafts” on the top are called “cam shafts”

  16. Aaron Robey

    Aaron Robey

    5 päivää sitten

    You should definitely build a running RC engine, I think you'll find it really rewarding

  17. Ane King

    Ane King

    6 päivää sitten

    ssur.cc/girlsxxxid1wj 😍_P__R__I__V__A__T__E_😛_S__E__X_💕 &今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!#この日のライブ配信は、@かならりやばかったですね!#1万人を超える人が見ていたもん(#笑)#やっぱり人参最高!#まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした, 👧$在整個人類歷史上,#強者,#富人和具有狡猾特質的人捕食部落,#氏族,#城鎮,#城市和鄉村中的弱者,#無`'#守和貧窮成員。#然而,#人類的生存意願迫使那些被拒絕,#被剝奪或摧毀的基本需求的人們找到了一種生活方式,#並繼續將其 融入不斷發展的人類社會。.#說到食物,#不要以為那些被拒絕的人只吃垃圾。#相反,#他們學會了在被忽視的肉類和蔬菜中尋找營養。#他們學會了清潔,#切塊,#調味和慢燉慢燉的野菜和肉類,(在食品市場上被忽略的部分家用蔬菜和肉類,#並且學會了使用芳香的木煙(#如山核桃,#山核桃和豆科灌木 #來調味食)💓

  18. Mister2e


    6 päivää sitten

    pro tip: for stainless hardware grab a small pea of duct seal to keep the screw on the driver.

  19. BlackCell22


    6 päivää sitten

    TERRIBLE editing, Norm

  20. pure skate gold

    pure skate gold

    6 päivää sitten

    adam made a tiny 2JZ

  21. Ken Mohler

    Ken Mohler

    6 päivää sitten

    I have received one of these from the web site listed above. It arrived much quicker that advertised. One catch. Adam got a manual in English. The one shipped with mine is in Chinese. That’s going to make things a bit more difficult, but what the heck, it will be fun.

  22. Evelyn Ricahrds

    Evelyn Ricahrds

    7 päivää sitten

    Lol, I'm amused watching him figure out the order of assembly.

  23. Mr. Miele

    Mr. Miele

    7 päivää sitten

    Hey did you know there is scale fuctional motors? They are starting to come around more often in small rc cars.

  24. Uswin Wood

    Uswin Wood

    7 päivää sitten

    Adam.... I live in the Hi Desert... so..... I feel your allergie pain....

  25. Michael O'Leary

    Michael O'Leary

    8 päivää sitten

    It looks and sounds like every mechanic that did cocaine when I worked with in the auto industry ...... priceless!! Don't do drugs kids



    8 päivää sitten

    Sniff sniff .. Adam I am a huge fan .. but if you don't lay off the coke you will end up another of those ...

  27. marcus kornegay

    marcus kornegay

    9 päivää sitten

    This was like watching someone with adhd on crack sit down n focus on something.😂😂😂 Hiiiiighly entertaining.

  28. Tom Riggin

    Tom Riggin

    9 päivää sitten

    Connecting rods

  29. Tom Riggin

    Tom Riggin

    9 päivää sitten

    Gosh he reminds me of a adhd sufferer

  30. Tom Riggin

    Tom Riggin

    9 päivää sitten

    Probably the starter motor.. just for the look of it

  31. Devon


    9 päivää sitten

    man i love the look of a DOHC engine... such a cool design. especially with the timing chain showing xD

  32. Blake Krebill

    Blake Krebill

    9 päivää sitten

    Any other car guys here that were very happy to see him working on an engine but cringed every-time he called a part by the wrong name?

  33. Fuzzy Johnson

    Fuzzy Johnson

    9 päivää sitten

    Assembling pistons to crankshaft. I'm pretty sure you have a panavise around there someplace....

  34. Jim Scully

    Jim Scully

    10 päivää sitten

    As electric engines grow in prevalence, I appreciate the classic gas engines much like steampunk

  35. Kalob Fansler

    Kalob Fansler

    10 päivää sitten

    8oz glass half water half apple cider vinegar chug that and it will clear your sinuses out like you wouldn't believe.

  36. Conor Farah

    Conor Farah

    11 päivää sitten

    12:58 he makes a Variks "yes" for all of my Destiny 1-2 fans.

  37. yellowtommytanker


    11 päivää sitten

    Now I know why Jamie got so wound up by Adam... Sped up Adam talking is actually how Jamie heard Adam talking whenever he was around him 😂

    • DethstruXioN ™

      DethstruXioN ™

      2 päivää sitten

      I think i would get tired of him pretty quickly as well. I have a very low threshold for clumsy people, especially if they never learn from it, together with his undying enthusiasm, and how noisy he can be with whatever he's doing, the emotional responses he gives and demands, obsessing over things while at the same time calling them the wrong names, etc., but, he's great to watch in this format, love his videos, haha 😅

  38. kevin carbajal

    kevin carbajal

    13 päivää sitten

    Someone show this to mechanic Steve lol

  39. Jeffery Swan

    Jeffery Swan

    13 päivää sitten

    Your next project? build-threads.com/build-threads/14-scale-running-v8-engine/

  40. LittleJim


    13 päivää sitten

    if only this was a real small 4 stroke gasoline engine... :/

  41. vinenot?


    13 päivää sitten

    adam: has the motorblock upside down and puts the cover on top "oh that goes here, yeah" me as a mechanic: adam: i actually have no idea what i'm doing me: +150 respect

    • vinenot?


      13 päivää sitten

      also the "look at that there is a chain" at 24:36 was adorable

  42. Filip


    13 päivää sitten

    its cool but not $600 aud cool, you can get a pg millennium falcon for that price

  43. Gabi Koonings

    Gabi Koonings

    14 päivää sitten

    I know there are also these ktis of small engines that actually really run, with fuel and everything, not just some electromotor. Some people also put on a turbo and all that stuff.

  44. Caleb Hodgson

    Caleb Hodgson

    14 päivää sitten

    I've seen this in ads for the longest time and really want it, but can't bring myself to buy it since my first kid on the way lol

  45. Scott Schwenz, Jr.

    Scott Schwenz, Jr.

    14 päivää sitten

    I think adam wold enjoy the build the enterprise-D 27.5" diecast by eaglemoss

  46. maraichux


    14 päivää sitten

    DOHC engine in scale, really nice!

  47. Alvastar


    14 päivää sitten

    whenever timelapse was used i slowed the vid to 0.50 so i could watch normal speed :)

  48. j Walster

    j Walster

    14 päivää sitten

    Alternative title: a guy who know nothing about engines builds a model engine, and does not now what a single thing is.

  49. j Walster

    j Walster

    14 päivää sitten

    I really like model cars and now I might want a tiny V10 (or inline.)

    • j Walster

      j Walster

      14 päivää sitten

      I really want this, mabye on afew years

  50. Tijn Hex Snijders

    Tijn Hex Snijders

    15 päivää sitten

    I loooooove time laps!!!!

  51. Ricardo R

    Ricardo R

    15 päivää sitten

    Love that kind of video. Awsome, better than every asmr...;-)

  52. mcjok88


    15 päivää sitten

    Slower!!! Captain spasmodious, we love you verbal interludes! Thank you.

  53. B chnts

    B chnts

    15 päivää sitten

    For 439 dollars the pistons should have oil and compression rings and be more realistic maybe be flycut

  54. m1t2a1


    16 päivää sitten

    Missing, 14.7:1.

  55. Joakim


    16 päivää sitten

    Very nice video, i have one the DM13-L4-T myself. I like that like many other petrolheads youre already saying ''thats the ehhh yep'' and poking everything. BTW they are called connection rods.

  56. apcvapes


    16 päivää sitten

    Its cool, but I think you need to take this to the next level, build a real running miniature engine, my suggestion would be a v8

  57. Jonathan potter

    Jonathan potter

    16 päivää sitten

    I’m just imagining the editor listening to Adam talking to himself making sure to put just the main points

  58. Studio23 Media

    Studio23 Media

    16 päivää sitten

    For that price, you could literally build a real car engine. I'd still LOVE to build it though. And I'd love to see a V8 version, though again, I could probably build a real V8 for what it would cost. 😅

  59. Matthew Staber

    Matthew Staber

    16 päivää sitten

    You should check out the Hacksmith Channel. It would be a great collaboration.

  60. Ella Banana

    Ella Banana

    16 päivää sitten

    Hey look! It's something I know how to build better than adam! XD

    • Ella Banana

      Ella Banana

      16 päivää sitten

      Or at the very least I can name all the parts and know where they all go without having to see the instructions.

  61. tstuff


    16 päivää sitten

    Is it really a 4 cylinder motor if it's being run by a battery? It is not creating energy by its motions but rather using energy. And the extra screws would drive me crazy if they did not note an exact number I should expect to have left. I would think I forgot to put them somewhere.

  62. Brando P.

    Brando P.

    16 päivää sitten

    The video is sped up like 2x so you sound like youre on coke the whole video.

  63. SteamboatEd Haas

    SteamboatEd Haas

    17 päivää sitten

    You need to spend some time with the Bay Area Engine Modelers and watch 'em run *real* miniature engines! ;-) www.baemclub.com/

  64. enigman44


    17 päivää sitten

    What a waste of time and money! All that effort to assemble an engine that does not even work! Buy a visible V8! it does not work either but it's a lot less expensive and you don't need a lot of tools to assemble it! How about a Sterling engine? At least that will do something, even it just powers a fan blade!

  65. Billy Reynolds

    Billy Reynolds

    17 päivää sitten

    That’s a sweet model! I think 🤔 I’ll get one to sit on my toolbox 🧰 at work.

  66. Colin Graham

    Colin Graham

    17 päivää sitten

    Watching Adam open a new widget or gadget is like a wondrous groundhog day of perpetual Christmas mornings! Superb.

  67. Jim Prichard

    Jim Prichard

    17 päivää sitten

    I'm not sure I'm a fan of this semi sped up format. I watch your channel because I am a fan of you and I enjoy watching you create. The sped up version made me feel like I was missing out on things. Sometimes it was hard to understand what you were saying. I understand why you tried out this new format, but I found it to be less personal and informative. That being said, I thought the model was awesome. I would love to build it

  68. Cheezsoup


    17 päivää sitten

    Don't those colours (Black, Red, Brass(?) )make it look a bit 'steampunkish' ? Marvelous kit but 'expensive' , still...

  69. Cheezsoup


    17 päivää sitten

    I feel a bit like I am teaching my Granny to suck eggs, but why was there no thread-lock used ? Was that bottle CA or was there something I missed?



    17 päivää sitten

    Nitro engine next?

  71. iccarus 1975

    iccarus 1975

    17 päivää sitten

    so was the wiring error because of Adam or because of the instructions, if the latter, have they fixed it?

  72. Francis Inman

    Francis Inman

    17 päivää sitten

    If you turn it to .5 speed you can hear him speak almost regular

  73. O.G. Aurther Morgan

    O.G. Aurther Morgan

    17 päivää sitten

    I guess my five year old nephew is a maker I got him one and he also put it together in a couple hours

  74. mark griffiths

    mark griffiths

    18 päivää sitten

    Coke also makes my nose run!

  75. Herr Unsinn

    Herr Unsinn

    18 päivää sitten

    Well geeze... The silly thing doesn't even run. It's a model only. Check out this one that is actually a working 4 cyl engine. It's just short of $700 but actually runs (vs. $440 for this non-working one). Just search youTube for this: "Assembling & Running a WORKING 4 Cylinder FOUR Stroke Model Engine - Toyan L400 Engine"

  76. Herr Unsinn

    Herr Unsinn

    18 päivää sitten

    A kid in a candy store.... What can I say? :-)

  77. Kurt Stedman

    Kurt Stedman

    18 päivää sitten

    Don't forget to hone those cylinders with a niiice cross-hatch pattern.

  78. Snuffying


    18 päivää sitten

    this thing costs 500 bucks

  79. Adam Jones

    Adam Jones

    18 päivää sitten

    As someone who loves to do model car's, I would kill for one of the v8 versions. Being disabled and barely able to work, I won't ever be able to afford one. Those things are really pricey.

  80. kyle Culp

    kyle Culp

    18 päivää sitten

    If you enjoyed this, you should checkout the toyan line. Scale engine that actually run.

  81. Kari Greyd

    Kari Greyd

    18 päivää sitten

    It's fake lol The Toyan mini engines actually run.

  82. Fil Mart

    Fil Mart

    18 päivää sitten

    21:35...”Electric Motor” = Starter 21:40... “Main Gear” = Flywheel. Adam you disappoint me. 😞

  83. 3dutchie 3dutchie

    3dutchie 3dutchie

    18 päivää sitten

    Oh man, those sniffles.... really sets me off.. Next time be a bit (or is it look a bit ) more like Hyneman and make a Tissue walrus.. -_-'

  84. Hayden Cutter

    Hayden Cutter

    18 päivää sitten

    This man is a straight up gem for the world. I love all the vids

  85. Eddie Campbell

    Eddie Campbell

    18 päivää sitten

    You gotta put a fan in there so stir up the air so the filter will pick it up.. you'll thank me. Don't need a big one either just change it often

  86. Eddie Campbell

    Eddie Campbell

    18 päivää sitten

    Adam do yourself a favor and get a hepa filter put on or secured to any fan so that it collects those tiny pesky particles bothering your nose and take daily spoon of LOCAL honey for the allergies everyday!! Then you'll be good.. I absolutely love you're show man.. this particular build I loved the most so far and haven't seen many yet but definitely loved it.. hate to see ya suffering, figured I'd let ya know what worked for me because I also lived with a rag at end of my nose.. give it a try please

  87. Eddie Campbell

    Eddie Campbell

    18 päivää sitten

    Would absolutely love to know the ordering info so I can get one for me and one for the daughter as well to learn.. would be so awesome thanks

  88. Aaron Gibeau

    Aaron Gibeau

    18 päivää sitten

    I've wanted to try this for so long! So expensive though :(

  89. Toby Cripe

    Toby Cripe

    18 päivää sitten

    40 RPM

  90. Kinkeyy


    18 päivää sitten

    I want this much excitement with everything I do. Seeing him rip out that foam from the second little box like its a Christmas present is so great !

  91. Cody Cottingham

    Cody Cottingham

    18 päivää sitten

    the pistons, connecting rods and crank are known as the rotating assembly,

  92. Cody Cottingham

    Cody Cottingham

    18 päivää sitten

    the rods that hold the pistons to the connecting rods is called the wrist pin. random facts chiming in throughout the video. lol sorry not sorry.

  93. Cody Cottingham

    Cody Cottingham

    18 päivää sitten

    the cylinder inserts are actually called sleeves. some real production motors are aluminum with steel sleeves. aftermarket blocks sometimes also come with sleeves for high hp.

  94. Simtech1rmj


    19 päivää sitten

    That really is cool. I want one now

  95. Jim Miller

    Jim Miller

    19 päivää sitten

    I saw someone else do this build and it's an awesome little engine. I'm planning on putting two Conley blown V-8's in an RC boat soon and will do some videos of that build. As far as the hay fever...I can totally relate here in El Sobrante surrounded by weeds, trees, and my landlord mowing the weeds down! Achooooo!!!!

  96. p3tr0l


    19 päivää sitten

    For $440 bucks I'd want it to burn actual fuel

  97. hungry_bolshevik


    19 päivää sitten

    I normally love these videos, but the sound editing/ production on this is weird. Sped up mumbles and sniffles aren’t pleasant. Not trying to be a hater just some feedback. Love the channel and it’s a cool model.

  98. TDoggedy


    19 päivää sitten

    Now he needs to do a RC motor

  99. Andre Silva

    Andre Silva

    19 päivää sitten


  100. Jack Thomas

    Jack Thomas

    19 päivää sitten

    It’s beautifully detailed, but sucks that it starts you off by immediately assembling the motor incorrectly