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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.

Top 5 Failures of 2006-2011 VW Passats

Published on October 13, 2015 under Video
Top 5 Failures of 2006-2011 VW Passats
Today we are doing a little bit of a modified "How VW Parts Fail" video. We are going to be looking at the top 5 failures on B6 Passats. Now these are not the only failures of the 2006-2011 Passats. There are plenty of other things that fail. So if I didn't mention something in…
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VR6 Coolant Pipe and Thermostat Housing DIY

Published on September 29, 2015 under Video
VR6 Coolant Pipe and Thermostat Housing DIY
This is a DIY on replacing the VW VR6 coolant pipe, aka Crack Pipe, and thermostat housing. on the AAA VR6 engine. We learn how to replace the pipe and a few things to be careful of. This is another video in the MK3 DIY series. You can check out the Mk3 GTI walk around…
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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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