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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.

How VW Coolant Temperature Sensors Fail ~ Video

Published on June 2, 2015 under Video
How VW Coolant Temperature Sensors Fail ~ Video
Hey everybody, today we are back with another round of failed VW parts! This time we are breaking down the engine coolant temperature sensor, or ECT. You may also see this part referred to as a C.T.S. (coolant temperature sensor). I have put so many ECTs on VWs that it's crazy. I really enjoyed doing…
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Southern Wörthersee SOWO 2015 Recap

Published on May 18, 2015 under Video
Southern Wörthersee SOWO 2015 Recap
Hey everyone! Today's show is not really a podcast show, but a recap of Sowo 2015. For those of you that may not know, Sowo or Southern Worthersee is a big time European car show in Helen, Ga.  If you are looking to see Sowo burnouts or any of that type of thing, click the back button.…
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How VW Serpentine Belt Tensioners Fail ~ Video

Published on May 12, 2015 under Video
How VW Serpentine Belt Tensioners Fail ~ Video
Next up in our Failed VW Parts series we are looking at the serpentine belt tensioner. We are not looking at the failure of one specific serpentine belt tensioner. This applies to all belt tensioners, even on non-VW cars. This type of failure can be anything from somewhat annoying to leaving you stranded, and even…
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5 Odd Things Mechanics Use To Fix Cars ~ Video

Published on May 7, 2015 under Video
5 Odd Things Mechanics Use To Fix Cars ~ Video
Thursday is normally the day that I review tools and products. Well today I wanted to step out of that a little. I wanted to chat a little about the weird things that mechanics use when working on cars. This is kind of a play on my "Top 5 Favorite Auto Mechanic's Tools" video. Something a…
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How The 2.0T TSI Timing Chain Tensioner Fails ~ Video

Published on May 5, 2015 under Video
How The 2.0T TSI Timing Chain Tensioner Fails ~ Video
Today we are looking at how the timing chain tensioner failed on the 2.0t TSI engine. The most common engine code is CCTA. This 2.0t was used in almost all VW models from 2008 and up. While my shop has not seen a super high failure rate, we have seen a good amount. Unlike many…
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Eurowise VR6 Thermostat Housing Review ~ Video

Published on April 30, 2015 under Video
Eurowise VR6 Thermostat Housing Review ~ Video
Today we are going to be checking out the Eurowise aluminium thermostat housing for AAA VR6. Eurowise has become the go to place for VR6 goodies. And specifically VR6 swaps into MK1 cars. I used their kit on my Cabby. I also did a review of their "MK1 VR6 Engine Swap Kit" I was really excited to…
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