Tag Archive for: antifreeze

Today I will be taking your automotive questions. If you have a question about a car, car repair, DIYs on your car, Volkswagen, mechanic’s tools, or anything car related, ask it up. Check engine lights, P0106 fault diagnosis, brake flush vs brake bleed, DSG power ratings, timing a VW 2.8 engine and more. If you have 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 way to avoid the spam monster.

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

Join me as I take your car questions on:
~Updating performance and safety on a MK4
~Diagnosis of fault p0106
~Why you can’t or shouldn’t be with your car when it’s getting serviced
~Why you do not get repair information from the dealership
~Proper brake flushing vs Brake blessed
~Do DSG transmissions have power ratings?
~Timing a 2.8 V6 engine
~Should you go to tech school
~and more

Trouble viewing? Watch “Viewer Automotive Questions ~ Podcast Episode 129” on YouTube.

As always I love to hear your thoughts. Please post them in the comments section below. Again, if you have a question for a show like this, email me Charles(at)humblemechanic(dot)com with Question for Charles in the subject. Also if you have an idea for a show you can email me, or use the contact me form!

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volkswagen coolant

Volkswagen Coolant On this episode we are talking engine coolant. Coolant in your car’s engine is extremely important. Failure of the coolant or parts of the cooling system can result in catastrophic engine failure. Today I am joined by Mark Malone from CRP Automotive. We are going to give you the truth about engine coolant, or if you prefer, antifreeze.

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Join us today as we discuss:

  • CRP Automotive
  • CRP and Volkswagen’s history
  • What is engine coolant?
  • Is it “coolant” or “antifreeze”?
  • What is the proper coolant mixture?
  • What is the proper water to mix coolant with?
  • What happens when coolant is mixed wrong
  • What happens when coolant fails?
  • History of VW coolant
  • Life expectancy of coolant
  • and more

Trouble viewing? Watch “What Is Engine Coolant ~ Podcast Episode 85” on YouTube.

Thank you to Mark for joining me in studio today. If you have any coolant questions post them in the comments below. If you have an idea for a show you can email me, or use the contact me form!

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