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.

5 Tips of Starting an Automotive Repair Shop ~ Featuring Bogi

Want to start a repair shop? Moving from being a technician to a shop owner? What do you need to know before starting your own shop? Today Bogi from All Girls Garage joins me with 5 tips to starting your own automotive repair shop. This is something many of us technicians consider at some point in our career. I have personally seen a good amount of techs go out and start a shop. Many actually do really well. But there are always lessons that are learned the hard way. I prefer to learn from someone else’s mistakes. They are less painful.

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How to Check and Replace Rear Wheel Bearing ~ VW MK5 GTI

How to check for wheel bearing noise, how to replace a MK5 Gti rear wheel bearing. In this video I will show you how to replace a rear wheel bearing on a MK5 GTI. This is the same process for B6 Passat, and many other rear VW wheel bearingsThanks to FCP EURO and Meyle for sponsoring the MK5 Rusto-Mod project.

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It is finally here! The audio only version of the Humble Mechanic Podcast. So many of you wanted to listen on the go, in the car, working out, and now you can. While I wait for iTunes, Google approval you can listen to the show here on the blog. Once those approvals come, you will be able to subscribe and download the audio podcasts from your favorite place. 

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Dewalt 20v MAX Impact Driver and Drill Combo ~ Review and Demo

Dewalt 20v MAX Impact Driver and Drill Combo

Having a good impact driver is vital when working on cars. Many people don’t see this as a mechanic’s tool, but it was my most used tool at the dealer. Today we are looking at the Dewalt 20v MAX Impact Driver and Drill Combo. The kit includes the impact driver DCF887, a drill DCD796, a charger, and a carrying bag. As you guys know I partnered up with Home Depot, I think they liked “Home Depot Motorsports, to bring some cool stuff your way.

In addition to that, I will be giving away most of the tools that they send once the round is over. Dewalt tools always have a place in my heart because that was the first impact tool I bought in 2005 I think. Thanks again to Home Depot for sponsoring this video.

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Listen to the Show
It is finally here! The audio only version of the Humble Mechanic Podcast. So many of you wanted to listen on the go, in the car, working out, and now you can. While I wait for iTunes, Google approval you can listen to the show here on the blog. Once those approvals come, you will be able to subscribe and download the audio podcasts from your favorite place. 

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How To Check and Replace a Door Latch MK5 GTI

How To Check and Replace a Door latch is a very common vw repair. This can be due to a sticking door, stuck door, a door that will not open, or a door that will not lock or unlock. There are also some checks you should do before replacing the door latch.

Big time thanks to FCP Euro for partnering with me on this project. This allows me to get some videos done for you guys that I would not have otherwise been able to do. The car will only be here for a short time, but we will fix a TON of stuff on it.

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How Not To Buy A VW Project Car

How Not To Buy A VW Project Car. Today we kick off the MK5 GTI project. This will be a ton of videos showing you how to fix many problems with the FSI engine, MK5 platform, and car repair in general. Today we cover everything wrong with the MK5 GTI, and give a sneak peak at the videos coming out. Also if you want to buy a VW, this is how NOT to buy one. This car was purchased with issues so I can show you how to fix them.

Big time thanks to FCP Euro for partnering with me on this project. This allows me to get some videos done for you guys that I would not have otherwise been able to do. The car will only be here for a short time, but we will fix a TON of stuff on it.

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My Experience at Automotive Tech School

As you know I went to Automotive tech school. I attended Universal Technical Institute in 2002. My experience at automotive tech school was great. If not for tech school I would never have become a mechanic, and wouldn’t be doing videos. A lot of you guys have asked me about my experience in tech school, so today we talk about what it was like for me, and what I had to do to attend mechanic school

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How To Fix Blend Doors ~ Install a Heater Core and Reseal The HVAC Box
How To Fix Blend Doors ~ Install a Heater Core and Reseal The HVAC Box

Blend door foam

If your MK3 or MK4 has no heat, no AC, or the controls don’t work, it may be due to the blend doors. From the factory the belt door is covered in foam to soften the door close, and divert air in the proper direction. Over time the foam breaks down and blows out the vents. Well it’s time to fix that. This is the most comprehensive guide to fixing blend doors out there.

Today I show you exactly how to disassemble the HVAC box, clean and recover all the doors, and reseal the box. All the products I used are listed below. There are plenty of other options out there,  but most of these items can be found easily online, or at your local Home Depot Motorsports.

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Products I used in this video

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