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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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 […]

How To Add a Boost Gauge Display (MK7.5 Golf R + MQB)

If you want to install a boost gauge in your MQB Gti, Golf, Golf R, or other VW and Audi cars, the PolarFIS is a clean way to get tons of data displayed on the Cluster. The Polar FIS takes vehicle can-bus data and displays it on either the standard instrument cluster, or on the […]

Do Catch Cans Work?

In this video we install the Racingline Catch Can for MQB cars. This catch can install will replace the OEM PCV valve and fine oil separator. I will show you step by step how to install a catch can for most MQB VW and Audi cars. Also the Golf R catch can installation requires relocating […]

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