My name is Charles. I am a Volkswagen technician, and have been a mechanic, a grease monkey, and a car enthusiast for many years. I started this site mainly to connect with my customers in a way that I can’t in the shop. However, it’s my hope it can also serves as a community forum to share information, impart a little wisdom, and have a little fun. Let’s get started.

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Saying Goodbye to My 2005 VW Passat


Who is Faster Nitrous VW or Turbo Honda ~ JDM vs Euro REMATCH

JDM VS EURO REMATCH In this video we fix the turbo axle and engine mounts. Also install the F+F tribute graphics. Then we head to the drag strip to see who is faster a NITROUS JETTA, or a TURBO CIVIC. Then we bring the Jetta back to the shop for some post race analysis. This […]

More Nitrous Mods on the Jetta ~Will It EXPLODE This Time?

BACK TO THE DYNO!! After rebuilding the BPY engine in the Jetta, Paul and I install some nitrous upgrades. We will be installing a progressive nitrous controller, low pressure fuel system upgrades and the coolest part, a nitrous purge valve. This is all in preparation to head back to the drag strip and race the […]

We Blew Up Our $5000 Drag Car ~ Can We Getting Fixed In Time?

Previously Paul and I blew up the Engine in a 2007 Jetta with nitrous. Now it’s time to rebuild the Jetta engine in hopes we can race  @Gears and Gasoline  again. In this video Paul and I rebuild the engine, upgrade rods, gap piston rings, all in preparation for nitrous! This is episode 1 of […]

VW R32 Clutch Upgrade to Hold 500HP

in this video the R32 gets a clutch upgrade. This is a vr6 clutch replacement, so the car doesn’t have to be an R32. Because we are turbo charging the R32, it needs a clutch disc, pressure plate, and flywheel. We are ditching the dual mass flywheel and installing a single mass flywheel. This clutch […]

How To Convert WIRED to WIRELESS CarPlay

How to Make Wired CarPlay, wireless CarPlay. I added wireless CarPlay to my 2019 Golf. Installing a wireless CarPlay adapter is as simple as plugging it into the wired CarPlay port. You can ditch the worn out apple cord, and go WIRELESS. This setup will only work for Apple CarPlay. Sadly I do not have […]

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