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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 Parts Fail ~ 2.5L Head Gaskets

Published on September 22, 2015 under Video
How VW Parts Fail ~ 2.5L Head Gaskets
On this episode of “How VW Parts Fail” we are looking at the failure of the 2.5L cylinder head gasket. The head gasket can be thought of as one of the most important gaskets in an engine. Today we talk about what a head gasket is, what it does, and how it fails. Sponsor Of…
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How VW Parts Fail ~ 7 speed DSG Mechatronic Unit

Published on September 15, 2015 under Video
How VW Parts Fail ~ 7 speed DSG Mechatronic Unit
Today on "How VW parts fail", we are looking at the mechantronics unit from the 7 speed DSG transmission. This transmission is only found in the Jetta Hybrid in the US market. In the rest of world market, it is found in other drivetrain combinations as well. This is not the most common of VW issues,…
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MK3 Project Car Walk Around ~ Video 1

Published on September 10, 2015 under Video
MK3 Project Car Walk Around ~ Video 1
My newest project car is this 1998 MK3 VR6 Volkswagen GTI. This is a quick walk around video showing some of the good things and some of the GTI problems. Follow allow this video series and see how I turn this GTI back into the car it once was. Show resources: VR6 Engine Explained VR6…
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Viewer Automotive Questions Answered ~ Podcast Episode 94

Published on September 8, 2015 under Video
Viewer Automotive Questions Answered ~ Podcast Episode 94
Today on the Humble Mechanic Podcast, I take your automotive questions. If you would like to get a question on a show like this, follow this format. Email me, Charles(AT)Humblemechanic(dot)com and put “question for Charles” in the subject. This is the best way to get your car question answered. If there are topics you want…
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Replacing VW 2.5l Vacuum Pump ~ The Easy Way

Published on September 7, 2015 under Video
Replacing VW 2.5l Vacuum Pump ~ The Easy Way
Today we learn how to replace the vacuum pump on 2.5l VW engines. When the 2.5l vacuum pump fails it will cause an engine oil leak. This oil leak can be mistaken for a rear main seal leak. This DIY will apply to the Jetta, Rabbit, Beetle, Passat and Jetta SportWagen with automatic transmissions. Show…
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How VW Parts Fail ~ 2.5L Valve Cover with PCV Valve

Published on September 1, 2015 under Video
How VW Parts Fail ~ 2.5L Valve Cover with PCV Valve
On this episode of "How VW Parts Fail" we are looking at the failure of the 2.5L PCV valve built in to the valve cover. This engine was the common engine in many VW cars. The Jetta, Rabbit, Jetta SportWagen, Beetle and Passat all came with the 2.5L engine. The valve failing could cause the…
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How VW Parts Fail ~ 2.0t Fuel Pump Modules

Published on August 25, 2015 under Video
How VW Parts Fail ~ 2.0t Fuel Pump Modules
Today I am back to chat about more failed Volkswagen parts. We are looking at how the fuel pump control module fails on 2.0t engines. This module is on 2.0t gas engines from 2006 until now. There may be other engines that have this, or a similar module, installed. They will basically all fail in…
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