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.

The Must Have Tools For VW and Audi Repairs

There is not surprise that working on VW or Audi cars require tools, a LOT of tools. Many of those tools are beyond the basic hand tools like wrenches, ratchets, and screwdrivers. So today I want to show you guys some of the tools that you will really need for working on Volkswagens and on Audi cars. This is a great list for most European cars. Now there is no way I can include every tool needed to fix and maintain cars. This is just some of the most important tools needed. Feel free to add to the list down in the comments.

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Do Catch Cans REALLY Work?

Catch cans are a common upgrade for many cars including direct injection engines. They are said to keep oil out of the intake, and reduce carbon build up. But does the catch can really work? This is the results of a 3,000 mile service on the Black Forest Industries Catch Can installed on my 2015 Tiguan. The result of reducing carbon buildup is still unknown. Testing the truth about a catch can fixing carbon issues is a long and high mile test with so many variables. I wish I could do that test, and do it right.

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How To Wire Electric Cooling Fans

Wiring electric cooling fans is almost a must for a VR6 turbo build. Not only will it move more air, but it cleans up the engine bay. In the last cooling fan video we learned the theory behind wiring cooling fans. I walked you through the wiring diagram to understand how I made my cooling fans work.

Today we are looking at how to wire the fans to make them work. You can use several methods to make these wiring connections. If you would rather solider, then solider on. I typically use the crimp connection method as it is the factory recommended process for making wiring repairs. When done properly, it is a very strong way to make wiring connections.

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CLUTCH replacement tips

If you are replacing your clutch, pressure plate, or flywheel, here are 5 tips to do it right. if your clutch is worn, burnt, or slipping, replacement may be needed. Or you might be considering a performance clutch. Whatever the reason for you to replace your clutch, you want to be sure you replace it correctly. In my build I wanted a clutch that would hold up to the added horsepower, but still be drivable. I had some good recommendations on going with a BFI clutch. The only bummer is I have to wait until after break in to really see what this baby can do.

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MK3 Turbo VR6 GTI

MK3 Turbo VR6 GTINext up on the VR6T build we are dealing with details. Every project car has a million little details that you never think about. As we come close to starting up the car for the first time,
many of those details need to be addressed. Some are required to be addressed before the car can run. Others will need to be sorted as we move forward. This is one of those steps that is so hard to do. In many ways, I think I could skip plenty of these steps. But I know I would be upset if I skipped them.

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How To Restore Any Wiring Harness

On project cars, restoring, retapping, repairing or fixing wiring harness is a common repair. If you have damaged wiring you always want to fix it when access is easy. Plus restoring an engine harness makes the engine compartment look amazing. It is small touches like this that can make an engine room look amazing. Plus it’s a great chance to inspect the wiring for your engine.

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2018 VW Tiguan ~ The Good, The Bad, and The Rest

The 2018 Tiguan was a little bit of a quite release for VW. With all the marketing efforts going to the Atlas. Since the Atlas was held at the plant, the Tiguan complete redesign was not pumped up as much. As you may know, my wife and I own a 2015 Tiguan. We have owned that Tiguan for a little over two years. The 2015 is not a bad car, but it has some type 1 short comings.

The redesign of the Tiguan takes care of most of the issues I have with our 2015. Bigger, cooler looking, and finally better technology. But there is still a few things I would like to change out this current generation Tiguan. Either way this was a fun video. Also a shout out to Leith VW Cary. They let me borrow the car for a few days. This is a pretty rad dealership. Their service department is awesome now that the jerk shop Forman left. 😉

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