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Welcome to the Humble Mechanic Video Podcast. This is the show were we talk about many areas of the automotive industry. Everything from being an auto tech, buying tools, earning money, talking to customers, and more. If you are not a mechanic, tune in to learn the ins and outs of the industry. It can help you find a good tech, and help avoid getting ripped off.

Viewer Car Questions ANSWERED ~ Episode 256

Published on March 11, 2019 under Podcast
Viewer Car Questions ANSWERED ~ Episode 256
Today I will be taking your car related questions. The topics we cover are, car repair, DIYs on cars, Volkswagen, mechanic's tools, and anything car related. To ask a car question for a show like this, email me Charles(at)Humblemechanic(DOT)com. Be sure to put the phrase "Question for Charles" in the subject. That is the best so you can…
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Viewer Car Questions ANSWERED ~ Episode 254

Published on February 11, 2019 under Video
Viewer Car Questions ANSWERED ~ Episode 254
Today I will be taking your car related questions. The topics we cover are, car repair, DIYs on cars, Volkswagen, mechanic's tools, and anything car related. To ask a car question for a show like this, email me Charles(at)Humblemechanic(DOT)com. Be sure to put the phrase "Question for Charles" in the subject. That is the best so you can…
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How To Change a Tire with a VW Jack (The WIDOWMAKER)

Published on January 30, 2019 under Video
How To Change a Tire with a VW Jack (The WIDOWMAKER)
How to change a tire and properly use the VW jack. The VW jack is jokingly called "The WidowMaker". Changing a tire is an easy DIY if you do it right. Using the VW jack can be tricky, but if you follow these steps, you can change a tire in no time. We are using…
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Smoke Testing a Plastic Valve Cover with Built In PCV

Published on January 3, 2019 under Video
Smoke Testing a Plastic Valve Cover with Built In PCV
This plastic valve cover has some of the PCV valve built in. Today we take that valve cover apart, look at the pathways of the PCV and oil separator. We also test using a smoke machine to diagnose the failure. This is also a great excuse to play around with my smoke machine LOL VAPE…
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New and Cheap Shop Press ~ Harbor Freight Press

Published on November 14, 2018 under Video
New and Cheap Shop Press ~ Harbor Freight Press
I picked up a new press for the shop today. It's a Harbor Freight shop press for $140. I got this press to move forward with rebuilding the GTI transmission. The bearings and gears are much easier to work with when using a shop press. This is a pretty good deal for $140. So far…
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How To Replace or Reseal Brake Vacuum Pump

Published on October 19, 2018 under Video
How To Replace or Reseal Brake Vacuum Pump
Leaking valve covers, and valve cover gaskets are common. In this video I will show you step by step how to replace a valve cover gasket, or a valve cover. We will also cover the valve cover breather, or PCV valve built into this valve cover. Valve cover failure is common on the VW BPY…
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