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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 ~ 2.0t BPY Thermostat

Published on February 19, 2016 under Video
How VW Parts Fail ~ 2.0t BPY Thermostat
Hey everyone, today we are back to talk about more failing VW parts. The failing VW part was are looking at today is the thermostat on 2.0t FSI engine. This is the engine code BPY found in 2006-2008 Volkswagens. This is a failure that can cause a number of issues from overheating to a check engine…
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Making And Modifying Custom Tools

Published on February 17, 2016 under Video
Making And Modifying Custom Tools
At some point every mechanic, will need a custom tool. Whether you are a master technician or an automotive DIYer the perfect tool does not always exist. So we have to either make a tool, or modify an existing tool to fix our car repair needs. Maybe the tool we need is just too expensive.…
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How VW Parts Fail ~ 1.9 and 2.0 TDI CamShafts

Published on January 27, 2016 under Video
How VW Parts Fail ~ 1.9 and 2.0 TDI CamShafts
You guys wanted more TDI content, you got it! Today we are back talking about more failing VW parts. This time we are looking at the camshaft failures on the 1.9 and 2.0 Pumpe Duse engines. This engine was in the Mk4 platform and the B5.5 platform. Failures were much more common on the 1.9l, but…
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What Is Vehicle Bulb Monitoring ~ Video

Published on January 23, 2016 under Video
What Is Vehicle Bulb Monitoring ~ Video
Today I am joined by Paul from ShopDAP.com. We are talking about bulb monitoring. This is not a new technology for cars. Even back in 2004 the VW Touareg had a system that would alert the driver when a bulb was out. But this feature is not reserved for high end cars today. I would…
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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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