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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EVERYTHING to Check Before Buying an R32 ~ MK4 Buying Guide

What should I check before buying an R32? What should I check before buying a MK4? I get this question all the time. Today I will show you all the things you need to check before buying a used R32. This is a complete guide to buying a MK4 Volkswagen R32, but can be used […]

How To Replace and Upgrade Car Speakers (Remove Rivets, Custom Mounts)

Learn how to replace the speakers in your car or truck. The factory speakers in most VWs are installed with rivets. Learn how to easily drill out rivets, and a better way to install upgraded car speakers. Also learn hot to modify the factory MK4 tweeter housing to fit an upgraded tweeter. This will be […]

How To Garage Floor Coating ~ Start to Finish in ONE DAY!

In this video we cover how to coat your garage floor with Epoxy, or similar products like the 2 coat Polyaspartic treatment with flakes I used. There are tons of different garage floor treatments. Garage floor epoxy, garage floor paint, garage floor tiles and on and on. Most garage floor epoxy type treatments can be […]

The CHEAPEST R32 in the USA and Its ROUGH!

Today we add another R32 to the fleet. This is a 2004 R32, MK4 generation. I am pretty sure it was the cheapest R32 in the US. The car needs some work. In this video we walk through all the MK4 issues, do visual inspections on the engine, suspension, brakes. Also plan for a fair […]

How To Properly Time and Install Timing Chains on a TSI Engine

Timing chain failure is very common on 2.0t TSI engines. Both VW and Audi have both timing chain tensioner failure, and timing chain wear or stretch. In this video we will cover how to replace a timing chain on TSI engines, how to properly time a TSI/TFSI engine, how to time the TSI balance shaft […]

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