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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VW R32 Clutch Upgrade to Hold 500HP

in this video the R32 gets a clutch upgrade. This is a vr6 clutch replacement, so the car doesn’t have to be an R32. Because we are turbo charging the R32, it needs a clutch disc, pressure plate, and flywheel. We are ditching the dual mass flywheel and installing a single mass flywheel. This clutch […]

How To Convert WIRED to WIRELESS CarPlay

How to Make Wired CarPlay, wireless CarPlay. I added wireless CarPlay to my 2019 Golf. Installing a wireless CarPlay adapter is as simple as plugging it into the wired CarPlay port. You can ditch the worn out apple cord, and go WIRELESS. This setup will only work for Apple CarPlay. Sadly I do not have […]

Complete R32 Engine Rebuild for Boost ~ VR6 Turbo

In this video we complete the R32 engine rebuild. This is a vr6 engine rebuild with a head gasket spacer to add boost. The R32 will get an HPA Turbo kit with a target of 500WHP. Today I will show you how to install cams, cam adjusters, a cylinder head, head gaskets, head gasket spacer, […]

VW Golf R 2022 Review ~ The BEST Golf R YET?

The MK8 Golf R will be the best performing Golf R to date. A bold prediction for sure. Today we drive the new MK8 Golf R at Wookies in the Woods. Megan from VWofA answers the biggest Golf R questions on horsepower, pricing, features and more. I also compare the drive of the new MK8 […]

R32 Engine and Transmission Removal ~ Time for an Engine Rebuild

Today we pull the engine and transmission on the R32. Because the car has 200k plus miles, I want to take the engine out of the car, clean the engine bay, and do an engine teardown. This is all very important steps before adding a turbo to the car. #r32 #humblemechanic Become A CrewMember If […]

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