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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 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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How VW Dual Mass Flywheels Fail ~ Video

Published on April 28, 2015 under Video
How VW Dual Mass Flywheels Fail ~ Video
The VW dual mass flywheel or DMF for short, was one of the first "How VW Parts Fail" videos that was suggested. I also happened to have a clip of what a failed DMF sounds like. DMFs are in several different VW models, including cars with a DSG transmission. While this is not an uncommon…
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The Jetta and Beetle Axle Recall ~ Video

Published on April 23, 2015 under Video
The Jetta and Beetle Axle Recall ~ Video
A ton of you guys have asked me about this recall on the Jetta and Beetles. This new recall is related to the rear axle, specifically the trailing arms. So today I am going to break down exactly what this VW recall does. I will just let you know up front that it is NOTHING…
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How VW Wheel Bearings Fail ~ Video

Published on April 15, 2015 under Video
How VW Wheel Bearings Fail ~ Video
No you are not dreaming, it is Wednesday. Normally we do failed parts videos on Tuesday. But I have been a little behind this week. Today we are looking at the failure of VW wheel bearings. The bearing show are from the newer generation VW cars, about 2005.5 and up. While the older VW cars…
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RainEater Wiper Blade Review ~ Video

Published on April 9, 2015 under Video
RainEater Wiper Blade Review ~ Video
Wiper blades are one of the most important things on a vehicle. Sadly they are also very often overlooked. Or people opt for the cheap $4 blades that do not last, or do not properly clear the windshield. As a dealer tech, I am very much a fan of factory wiper blades. So when the…
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How The VW CC Trunk Harness Fails ~ Video

Published on April 7, 2015 under Video
How The VW CC Trunk Harness Fails ~ Video
Today we are looking at how the harness for all the rear lighting in a VW CC fails. If you have rear lighting not working, it may be due to the harness being split in the trunk. I have seen this issue give some techs a run for their money. Even though a light out…
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