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Humble Mechanic Podcast

Today we are joined by Humble Mechanic and Rusty talking about technology. We are looking at it from the standpoint of new car technology vs old car technology. This is a fun topic for the two of us because Rusty is an olds school dude, and I am more new school dude. We Rusty has been around the automotive industry a long time and knows a thing or two, especially for someone that is a service manager. 😉

Humble Mechanic automotive Podcast

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Many of you have asked about supporting the show. For that I thank you. For now, the best things you can do are SHARE THE SHOW, and shop with my links on Amazon. You will not spend any more money that you would normally. Here is the Amazon link ~ Humble Mechanic on Amazon or you can check out some recommended tools I have listed below.

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On today’s automotive podcast we talk about:

  • Maintenance
  • Ignition
  • Fuel delivery
  • Engine managment
  • diagnostics
  • the “soul” of old school technology.
  • and more

Thanks for tuning in to the automotive podcast. I am really excited about the response. If you have an idea for a show, contact me via email, or use the contact me form!

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Humble Mechanic automotive Podcast

Viewer Car Questions ~ Audio Podcast Episode 211

Today I will be taking your car related questions. The topics we cover are, car repair, DIYs on cars, Volkswagen, mechanic’s tools, and anything car related. To ask a car question for a show like this, email me Charles(at)Humblemechanic(DOT)com. Be sure to put the phrase “Question for Charles” in the subject. That is the best so you can avoid the spam monster. If you don’t get your question on this show, email it again just to be sure.

Everyone has car questions, I am glad to be able to help You may also wonder how we are going from episode 9 to episode 208. Well with the current Q and A shows, and other new podcasts, I want to get them to you right away. I don’t want to wait until we are all caught up, then post the most recent episodes. So you will find that on Monday, you get a brand new show! Humble Mechanic automotive Podcast Become A CrewMember
If you like this show. If you get value out of the videos and content that I put out, consider supporting the show by becoming a CrewMember. You will get discounts you can’t get anywhere else, exclusive videos from me, and VW/Audi training manuals. Between the discounts and the training manuals, the CrewMembership can easily pay for itself. Become a CrewMember today

Do you shop on Amazon?
Many of you have asked about supporting the show. For that I thank you. For now, the best things you can do are SHARE THE SHOW, and shop with my links on Amazon. You will not spend any more money that you would normally. Here is the Amazon link ~ Humble Mechanic on Amazon or you can check out some recommended tools I have listed below.

Sponsor of the Day CRP AUTO
CRP deals in a ton of OE automotive parts. They also make the factory DSG fluid for VW. Having them as a sponsor will give us access to more information about fluids than I would ever get from VW. I am really excited to have them as a resource of information. To learn more about the great products they have, check out CRPAutomotive.com 

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Join me today as I take your questions on:

  • Finding discontinued car parts
  • Buying an erWIN subscription
  • MK6 GTI Oil pressure issues
  • Common 2.0 non-turbo issues
  • Mechatronics unit or clutch pack failure
  • and more

Thanks for tuning in to the automotive podcast. I am really excited about the response. If you have an idea for a show, contact me via email, or use the contact me form! Humble Mechanic automotive Podcast Don’t forget to follow me at:

How VW 2.0t TSI Intake Manifolds Fail ~ Audio Podcast Episode 20

VW 2.0 TSI intake manifold failure is SUPER common. In fact they have a warranty extension on them. But how exactly do these intake manifold fail? Join me today as we look at some ways the CCTA intake manifolds fail. This is not only an VW issue, but an Audi issue as well. It has been well documented that many cars even get multiple manifolds replaced. Since this video came out, VW has updated the 2.0t TSI intake manifold. It how has a metal control arm, and a few other changes. I did a video about it if you want to learn more.

Humble Mechanic automotive Podcast

Become A CrewMember
If you like this show. If you get value out of the videos and content that I put out, consider supporting the show by becoming a CrewMember. You will get discounts you can’t get anywhere else, exclusive videos from me, and VW/Audi training manuals. Between the discounts and the training manuals, the CrewMembership can easily pay for itself. Become a CrewMember today

Do you shop on Amazon?
Many of you have asked about supporting the show. For that I thank you. For now, the best things you can do are SHARE THE SHOW, and shop with my links on Amazon. You will not spend any more money that you would normally. Here is the Amazon link ~ Humble Mechanic on Amazon or you can check out some recommended tools I have listed below.

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On today’s automotive podcast we talk about:

  • How it fails
  • Faults that may show intake manifold failure
  • Drive-ability issues with a failed intake manifold
  • How it fails
  • Intake manifold runner sticks
  • Intake manifold solenoid fails
  • Connecting rod for runner breaks
  • Sensor fails
  • Ways to test the intake manifold
  • Replacing intake manifold
  • Other repairs to consider with intake manifold removed
  • Injector seals
  • Carbon cleaning
  • DIY replacing 2.0t VW intake manifold
  • And more…

Thanks for tuning in to the automotive podcast. I am really excited about the response. If you have an idea for a show, contact me via email, or use the contact me form!

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Humble Mechanic automotive Podcast

Doing Free Work As A Technician ~ Audio Podcast Episode 19

Doing free work as an automotive tech. Free work is something that can ruin a day when you are paid on flat rate. But doing little things for customers can really set you apart from other tech. We need to look at free work as a small investment in building our customer base. Just to be clear, techs need to get paid for the work they do. The mind set of doing free work needs to be properly placed.

Humble Mechanic automotive Podcast

Become A CrewMember
If you like this show. If you get value out of the videos and content that I put out, consider supporting the show by becoming a CrewMember. You will get discounts you can’t get anywhere else, exclusive videos from me, and VW/Audi training manuals. Between the discounts and the training manuals, the CrewMembership can easily pay for itself. Become a CrewMember today

Do you shop on Amazon?
Many of you have asked about supporting the show. For that I thank you. For now, the best things you can do are SHARE THE SHOW, and shop with my links on Amazon. You will not spend any more money that you would normally. Here is the Amazon link ~ Humble Mechanic on Amazon or you can check out some recommended tools I have listed below.

Important links:

 

On today’s automotive podcast we talk about:

  • A quick review of flat rate. Full show about Flat Rate
  • What do I mean by “free work”
  • How we get pulled into doing free work
  • How free work can be bad for a tech
  • How it is good for techs
  • Jobs you should NOT be doing for free
  • Time investments
  • and more

Thanks for tuning in to the automotive podcast. I am really excited about the response. If you have an idea for a show, contact me via email, or use the contact me form!

Don’t forget to follow me at:

Humble Mechanic automotive Podcast

The Pros and Cons Automotive Tech School ~ Audio Podcast Episode 18

Becoming an automotive technician can be scary. So many unknowns just like coming into any new job. Being a new automotive technician brings some challenges you may not have expected. What do you do about tools? How are you going to get trained? What the heck is flat rate? The list goes on and one. So today Rusty and I talk about some of the experience we have in this area. We also look at what we have seen new guys go through over the years. It’s safe to say, this is not a job for everyone.

Humble Mechanic automotive Podcast

Become A CrewMember
If you like this show. If you get value out of the videos and content that I put out, consider supporting the show by becoming a CrewMember. You will get discounts you can’t get anywhere else, exclusive videos from me, and VW/Audi training manuals. Between the discounts and the training manuals, the CrewMembership can easily pay for itself. Become a CrewMember today

Do you shop on Amazon?
Many of you have asked about supporting the show. For that I thank you. For now, the best things you can do are SHARE THE SHOW, and shop with my links on Amazon. You will not spend any more money that you would normally. Here is the Amazon link ~ Humble Mechanic on Amazon or you can check out some recommended tools I have listed below.

Important links:

Thanks for tuning in to the automotive podcast. I am really excited about the response. If you have an idea for a show, contact me via email, or use the contact me form!

Don’t forget to follow me at:

Humble Mechanic automotive Podcast

Becoming an automotive technician can be scary. So many unknowns just like coming into any new job. Being a new automotive technician brings some challenges you may not have expected. What do you do about tools? How are you going to get trained? What the heck is flat rate? The list goes on and one. So today Rusty and I talk about some of the experience we have in this area. We also look at what we have seen new guys go through over the years. It’s safe to say, this is not a job for everyone.

Humble Mechanic automotive Podcast

Become A CrewMember
If you like this show. If you get value out of the videos and content that I put out, consider supporting the show by becoming a CrewMember. You will get discounts you can’t get anywhere else, exclusive videos from me, and VW/Audi training manuals. Between the discounts and the training manuals, the CrewMembership can easily pay for itself. Become a CrewMember today

Do you shop on Amazon?
Many of you have asked about supporting the show. For that I thank you. For now, the best things you can do are SHARE THE SHOW, and shop with my links on Amazon. You will not spend any more money that you would normally. Here is the Amazon link ~ Humble Mechanic on Amazon or you can check out some recommended tools I have listed below.

Important links:

 

On today’s automotive podcast we talk about:

  • What to expect on your first day
  • What to expect your first week/month/year
  • Ways to get your foot in the door
  • Buying tools
  • Tech Schools
  • Looking and acting the part
  • What NOT to ask a potential employer
  • and more…

Thanks for tuning in to the automotive podcast. I am really excited about the response. If you have an idea for a show, contact me via email, or use the contact me form!

Don’t forget to follow me at:

Humble Mechanic automotive Podcast

Viewer Car Questions ~ Audio Podcast Episode 210

Today I will be taking your car related questions. The topics we cover are, car repair, DIYs on cars, Volkswagen, mechanic’s tools, and anything car related. To ask a car question for a show like this, email me Charles(at)Humblemechanic(DOT)com. Be sure to put the phrase “Question for Charles” in the subject. That is the best so you can avoid the spam monster. If you don’t get your question on this show, email it again just to be sure.

Everyone has car questions, I am glad to be able to help You may also wonder how we are going from episode 9 to episode 208. Well with the current Q and A shows, and other new podcasts, I want to get them to you right away. I don’t want to wait until we are all caught up, then post the most recent episodes. So you will find that on Monday, you get a brand new show! Humble Mechanic automotive Podcast Become A CrewMember
If you like this show. If you get value out of the videos and content that I put out, consider supporting the show by becoming a CrewMember. You will get discounts you can’t get anywhere else, exclusive videos from me, and VW/Audi training manuals. Between the discounts and the training manuals, the CrewMembership can easily pay for itself. Become a CrewMember today

Do you shop on Amazon?
Many of you have asked about supporting the show. For that I thank you. For now, the best things you can do are SHARE THE SHOW, and shop with my links on Amazon. You will not spend any more money that you would normally. Here is the Amazon link ~ Humble Mechanic on Amazon or you can check out some recommended tools I have listed below.

Sponsor of the Day CRP AUTO
CRP deals in a ton of OE automotive parts. They also make the factory DSG fluid for VW. Having them as a sponsor will give us access to more information about fluids than I would ever get from VW. I am really excited to have them as a resource of information. To learn more about the great products they have, check out CRPAutomotive.com 

Important links:

Join me today as I take your questions on:

  • TDI Update with manual transmission
  • Issues with VIN description
  • Transmission problems after replacing battery
  • Best VW/Audi Scan tool
  • and more

Thanks for tuning in to the automotive podcast. I am really excited about the response. If you have an idea for a show, contact me via email, or use the contact me form! Humble Mechanic automotive Podcast Don’t forget to follow me at: