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.

BMW Ultimate Driving Experience

This week I had the chance to attend the BMW Ultimate Driving Experience M Car Control Clinic. This is the first time I have had actual driving instruction since I was 15. This experience may have been a little more intense than when I got my license. The M car clinic is a full day event that puts you in the driver seat of an M3 and M4. Couple that with instruction from a BMW driving trainer, and you have a day to not be forgotten.

We put these BMW in a situation which they were made from. The cars we had were complete with a $9000 carbon ceramic brake upgrade. While those brakes may get a little noisy on the road, they stop the car fast! Because this was not a media event, getting footage was somewhat limited. But I got some great action of the car, and of the instruction I want to share with you guys. Also thanks to Shell for providing the accommodations for the trip.

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PetrolBox Review Petrol Box

Doing unboxing videos is not something I imagined I would ever take on. But it has become a once month fun video to do. The folks at PetrolBox have become friends of the show. So much so that August’s PetrolBox includes something I am super excited about. What is that something? Well you will just have to watch the video and see. Also remember that PetrolBox supports the CrewMembers. All CrewMembers get a great discount on any subscription.

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Generation 1 TDI Modification: The Repair is Live!

Remember Dieselgate, the VW TDI scandal? Well the first generation fix is now out for the TDI Golf, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, and Beetles. The TDI fix will include a NoX cat, oxygen sensor, EGR parts, and possibly a DPF. There will be no Ad-blue on the gen 1 TDIs. It would have really been great to know this would have been the TDI fix for the early TDIs.

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5 Quick Tips For Replacing Camshafts

If you are rebuilding an engine, odds are you will replace the camshaft or camshafts. Today we look at some must follow tips for replacing a camshaft on just about any engine. During my VR6 engine rebuild I replaced the camshafts with a mild upgrade.

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Many of you have asked about supporting the show. For that I thank you. For now, the best things you can do are SHARE THE SHOW, and shop with my links on Amazon. You will not spend any more money that you would normally. Here is the Amazon link ~ Humble Mechanic on Amazon or you can check out some recommended tools I have listed below.

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How To Install A Catch Can ~ 2.0t TSI Engine

Today we are installing a Black Forest Industries BFI Catch Can on a 2015 Tiguan. This is a Volkswagen CCTA engine and the DIY applies to most VW TSI engines. This may help reduce carbon build up on the intake valves for GDI or Direct injection engine More about carbon buildup

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Many of you have asked about supporting the show. For that I thank you. For now, the best things you can do are SHARE THE SHOW, and shop with my links on Amazon. You will not spend any more money that you would normally. Here is the Amazon link ~ Humble Mechanic on Amazon or you can check out some recommended tools I have listed below.

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fix headlight wiring

When we found the headlight wiring issue on my Passat, I was not surprised. VW has had the reputation for wiring issues and electrical problems for many years. In this video I show you have to remove a Passat headlight, and replace the wiring harness for the bulbs. You can also use this video as a guide if you want to repair the headlight harness. In my case ALL the wires were damaged, and replacement made for a better overall repair. Remember that step one of this job is to remove the bumper cover. Here is “How to Remove and Install Passat Bumper Cover” video I did.

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Help Support The Show
Many of you have asked about supporting the show. For that I thank you. For now, the best things you can do are SHARE THE SHOW, and shop with my links on Amazon. You will not spend any more money that you would normally. Here is the Amazon link ~ Humble Mechanic on Amazon or you can check out some recommended tools I have listed below.

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fathers day gift guide

Best father's day giftFather’s Day 2017 is your chance to crush it with a gift. While plenty of dads would love another tie for Father’s Day, there are some of us that wouldn’t. This year get dear old dad something awesome for Father’s Day. I have put together some of the best Father’s Day gifts. The links below will take you right to the products on Amazon. Remember that you get 2-day shipping with Amazon Prime.

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