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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.

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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How VW Parts Fail ~ 2.0t Ignition Coil Connectors

Published on August 18, 2015 under Video
How VW Parts Fail ~ 2.0t Ignition Coil Connectors
Today I am back to talk about more failing VW parts. We are looking at one of the most broken connectors I see, ignition coil connectors. More spesifically 2.0t ignition coil connectors. It may seem like a very simple failure, but connectors have a lot more going on than you may think. This was a really…
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How To Change Your Car’s Engine Oil ~ Video

Published on August 17, 2015 under Video
How To Change Your Car’s Engine Oil ~ Video
It may shock some folks, but I too must change the oil in my car. Yes even auto mechanics have to maintain their car. So today I will be giving you some awesome and very important tips on changing the oil in your car. We will be using my 2005 Volkswagen Passat 1.8t to learn…
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How The 2.0T Diverter Valve Fails ~ Video

Published on August 11, 2015 under Video
How The 2.0T Diverter Valve Fails ~ Video
This is the 30th video in our "How VW Parts Fail" series. This is also a failing part that I get asked about all the time. We are looking at the failure of Volkswagen Diverter Valves. This part may also be called "Turbo Recirculation Valve", "Turbo Cut-Off Valve" or even "Blow Off Valve". We will also talk…
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