My name is Charles. I am a Volkswagen technician, and have been a mechanic, a grease monkey, and a car enthusiast for many years. I started this site mainly to connect with my customers in a way that I can’t in the shop. However, it’s my hope it can also serves as a community forum to share information, impart a little wisdom, and have a little fun. Let’s get started.

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How To Add a Boost Gauge Display (MK7.5 Golf R + MQB)

If you want to install a boost gauge in your MQB Gti, Golf, Golf R, or other VW and Audi cars, the PolarFIS is a clean way to get tons of data displayed on the Cluster. The Polar FIS takes vehicle can-bus data and displays it on either the standard instrument cluster, or on the […]

Do Catch Cans Work?

In this video we install the Racingline Catch Can for MQB cars. This catch can install will replace the OEM PCV valve and fine oil separator. I will show you step by step how to install a catch can for most MQB VW and Audi cars. Also the Golf R catch can installation requires relocating […]

2019 Golf R best modifications

We are going on 10 months of owning the Golf R! BTW, did I tell you guys that it’s one of 13 in the US? Pretty rad to have a rare car. Would be cooler if it was 1/1 but hey I can deal HA. In the last few months I have done a bunch […]

Stage 2 Crackle Tune vs No Crackle Tune ~ Golf R

Making your exhaust pop and crackle can be achieved with out a tune. However having your car tuned for a crackle, pops and bangs is much more effective. Today we look how tuning your ECM can make the exhaust crackle, pop or bang. Tuning the ECM simply to get pops and bangs is not an […]

VCDS Tutorial ~ How to Use VCDS Scan Tool

Today we have a VCDS Tutorial. I will walk you through the basics of using VCDS scan tool, including coding, fault codes, MVB, Basic settings, adaptation, Graphing, and more. If you are a VW or Audi tech, or DIY repairs on a VW/Audi you need to watch this video. This is a basic VCDS tutorial […]

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