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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.

Volkswagen Check Engine Light Diagnosis

Published on January 20, 2016 under Video
Volkswagen Check Engine Light Diagnosis
At some point in most VW owners life they will get a check engine light. For about the 4th time in my Passat's life, the check engine light came on. I would say that is pretty good for over 140,000 miles. The check engine light can come on for a ton of different reasons. Today…
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How to Check 2.0T TSI Timing Chain Tensioner

Published on January 12, 2016 under Video
How to Check 2.0T TSI Timing Chain Tensioner
Do you know how to Check 2.0T TSI Timing Chain Tensioner. If you drive an 2.0t TSI Audi or VW you may have timing chain tensioner issues. Checking the timing chain tensioner is an EASY DIY! Today I will show you how to check for the older timing chain tensioner that will need to be replaced. Also…
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What’s In A VW Mechanic’s Tool Cart

Published on January 9, 2016 under Video
What’s In A VW Mechanic’s Tool Cart
It is no secret that auto mechanics have a ton of tools. Some mechanics keep tools in a standard tool box. Others keep their tools in a mix of tool box and roll cart. I personally love using a roll cart or roll kart as I prefer. It gives great flexibility, and mobility. NOTE: This is…
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How VW Parts Fail ~ TDI High Pressure Fuel Pumps

Published on January 5, 2016 under Video
How VW Parts Fail ~ TDI High Pressure Fuel Pumps
Today we are talking about more failing Volkswagen parts. This is a failed parts video that took a long time to do. We are looking at how the TDI HPFP or High Pressure Fuel Pumps fail. This has been an issue on the common rail TDI for a while. There is more to it than…
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Sonic S10 Toolbox Tour

Published on December 28, 2015 under Video
Sonic S10 Toolbox Tour
Today we are touring the Sonic USA S10 toolbox. This box comes filled with tools designed for a Volkswagen technician. The box is filled with 295 pieces, including wrenches, sockets, ratchets and more. Each drawer is set up with efficiency in mind. The box also has 3 drawers that are empty. This allows for adding…
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Top 5 VW Fails ~ 2.0t TSI Engine

Published on December 22, 2015 under Video
Top 5 VW Fails ~ 2.0t TSI Engine
Today I am back talking about more VW failures. This time we are looking at the top failures of the TSI engine. The VW TSI engine is the redesign of the BPY engine. The BPY had it's fair share of issues. When the TSI came out, we thought VW finally got it right. While the…
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