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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 C.V. Boots Fails ~ Video

Published on March 24, 2015 under Video
How VW C.V. Boots Fails ~ Video
Today we are looking at the failure of C.V. boots. I have replaced a ton of boots over the years. Even a few on my own personal VWs. I might even say they are maintenance. These boots may also be called axle boots Sponsor of the day Today’s show is sponsored by Deutsche Auto Parts.…
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How The VW TDI Balance Shaft Module Fails ~ Video

Published on March 17, 2015 under Video
How The VW TDI Balance Shaft Module Fails ~ Video
Today we are looking at more failed Volkswagen parts. This is the failure of the TDI Balance Shaft Module. This part came out of a 2005 B5.5 Passat TDI. This is not an extremely common failure, but it can be very expensive to fix. You may also hear this referred to as the Oil Pump…
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Coast HL7 Headlamp Review ~ Video

Published on March 15, 2015 under Video
Coast HL7 Headlamp Review ~ Video
Happy tool review Thursday everyone! Today we look at the Coast HL7 Focusing Headlamp. A headlamp is something that I always thought was kind of weird. I mean it makes sense that it would be handy, but I never jumped on that trolley. The folks at Coast Products sent me this light to check out.…
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How The VW 2.0T FSI Fuel Pump HPFP Fails ~ Video

Published on March 15, 2015 under Video
How The VW 2.0T FSI Fuel Pump HPFP Fails ~ Video
Today we look at how VW 2.0t FSI (BPY engine) fails. This was a really common problem issue a few years ago. Failure of the HPFP, the cam follower, as well as the cam shaft. Sponsor of the day Today’s show is sponsored by Deutsche Auto Parts. They are the VW and Audi parts experts.…
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VCDS or Vag-Com Review and Demo ~ Video

Published on February 26, 2015 under Video
VCDS or Vag-Com Review and Demo ~ Video
Happy Thursday everyone! Today we are talking about one of the best investments that you can make if you are working on a Volkswagen or Audi. That is VCDS or Vag Com Diagnostic Software. I refer to it as Vag-Com. I purchased Vag-Com years and years ago. I would say that I use it almost…
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How VW Ignition Switches Fail ~ Video

Published on February 25, 2015 under Video
How VW Ignition Switches Fail ~ Video
Hey Everyone. Normally these failure videos come out on Tuesday. I had some audio issues so we are a little bit behind. Oddly enough I had ordered some new audio gear on Sunday. Gotta love that timing. :) Today are are looking at how Volkswagen ignition switches fail. These switches have been failing forever. We…
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OTC 4722 CV Boot Clamp Installer Review ~ Video

Published on February 19, 2015 under Video
OTC 4722 CV Boot Clamp Installer Review ~ Video
It's Thursday, so it's time for another tool review. Today we are looking at a different tool to clamp CV boot clamps. This OTC 4722 or "Stinger" is a great addition to the tool box. I picked this up after a recommendation from a coworker. He found a work around for those pain in butt…
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