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Episode 31 remembering parts

Volkswagen Routan Tranmission ProblemHave you ever wondered how a mechanic remembers where all those parts go? Or how we somehow manage to get things put back together? Well, today I share the ways I manage to keep things straight.

This is the Routan I talk about in the video. I came in to the situation as the 3rd tech. Dealing with these types of things is awful. Just another reason to keep your stuff organized.

Today on the Automotive Podcast, we talk about:

  • Starting jobs smart
  • Being consistent
  • Tips on labeling parts
  • Taking Pictures
  • Removing Parts together
  • Some parts find their natural place
  • Mindset of Organizing.
  • One more little secret 😉
  • Post talking more about that Routan Transmission failure.
  • And more

If you are having trouble viewing, watch “How Auto Mechanics Remember How To Put Cars Back Together~ Podcast Episode 31” on YouTube.

As always, your comments are appreciated. If you have any tricks or tip to staying organized, plot them up :). Be sure to subscribe

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VW connector tool
VW connector tool

Schwaben connector tool. Picture from ECSTuning.com

It’s Thursday, so it is time for another tool review. Today I am reviewing the Schwaben Connector release tool for VW and Audi Connectors. I picked this tool up from ECS Tuning for about $15. Initially I was concerned that it would damage the connector. I have used it a bunch of times, and it has performed great. I am still cautions about breaking the connector, but it seems to function well.

Show Notes:

  • Review of the Schwaben VW connector release tool
  • You can pick this up from ECS Tuning
  • Pros
    • Cheap
    • Well built
    • Gives a little extra reach for connectors
  • Cons
    • You don’t “need” this tool
    • I will always be concerned about breaking connectors with this tool
  • Use on many VW or Audi connectors including, door latches, coils, air flow meter, o2 sensors and more.
  • Tips on removing VW or Audi connectors with out this tool

Like I said in the video, I think this is a neat tool. As always, post your thoughts in the comments section. I love hearing from you guys.

If you have a tool that you would like reviewed, please let me know. You can use the contact me form, post in the comments, or email me Charles(at)HumbleMechanic(dot)com

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Happy Friday everyone.Humble Mechanic Tool Box

Today on the Automotive Podcast, we are talking about tools. It is a subject we have talked about on the blog before, but is always fun to revisit. Today’s view comes from all the years and dollars that I have spent on buying mechanic’s tools, as well as tools for the house.

Today we look at:

  • Tool Brands, Snap-on Tools, Matco Tools, Craftsman tools, Harbor Freight, Makita, and more
  • When to spend the big bucks on Mechanic’s Tools
  • When to save some money on Mechanic’s Tools
  • The tools that are my favorite both in the shop and at home.
  • Questions to ask yourself when trying to decide on which tool to buy
  • Toolbox advice

Thanks for watching. As always, post your comments below. If you have an idea for a shop topic, please post them in the comment section as well. Or you can use the contact me form.

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Good Automotive ServiceToday on the new Automotive Podcast we are talking about good service, and the time it can take. There are a few different way we need to consider time and repairs:

  • The technician taking the time to do a job right
  • A customer allowing the time they are paying for
  • The tech given the time to do the job right, think not being too rushed to finish a job

As always, your comments are welcome and encouraged. I also addressed the feedback about the volume in the first episode. Also, what are your thoughts on the “in the car” format?