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Generation 1 TDI Modification: The Repair is Live!

Remember Dieselgate, the VW TDI scandal? Well the first generation fix is now out for the TDI Golf, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, and Beetles. The TDI fix will include a NoX cat, oxygen sensor, EGR parts, and possibly a DPF. There will be no Ad-blue on the gen 1 TDIs. It would have really been great to know this would have been the TDI fix for the early TDIs.

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Today we are looking at a sensitive subject for many people. This TDI nonsense has been going on for over a year now, and I am glad to see something finally happen. For the last six months, my dealership has been slower than it has ever been. This is an issue across the US with many dealerships. While I don’t think we will ever fully recover from Dieselgate, at least we are moving in a positive direction.

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Trouble viewing? Watch “How The TDI Modification will Impact The Car” on YouTube.

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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. 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. If you don’t get your question on this show, email it again just to be sure.

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CRP AUTOCRP 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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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.

Join me today as I answer your questions on:

  • My time at Pull-A-Part
  • What will the fix be for Dieselgate cars?
  • Should I invest in a TDI now?
  • Why does my MK5 lock by itself
  • How VW Door Locks Fail
  • What is the BEST rear sway bar for r32?
  • Will carbon build up on a TSI cause intake manifold issues?
  • How VW intake manifolds fail
  • and more


Trouble viewing? Watch “Viewer Automotive Questions ~ Podcast Episode 143” on YouTube

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We have talked about the VW scandal a lot lately. It has basically consumed all of my time at work, and on the podcast. But as more information comes out, we can start to look at what the fix for these TDIs will be. Today we are going to look at the 2 repairs that will most likely happen on the 3 generations of TDIs. We have talked about what happened on VW Diesel Scandal AKA DIESELGATE ~ Episode 97 

Join me today as we breakdown:

  • Most of this information is based on the hearing with
    Mr Horn CEO of VWofA
  • Cars with Adblue injection will get software only
  • Cars currently with no Adblue system will get hardware and software
  • What parts are needed to add a diesel exhaust fluid treatment
  • Where these systems may be installed
  • How long the repair may take
  • The lack of time frame
  • and more

Trouble viewing? Watch “What It May Take To Fix The DieselGate TDIs ~ Podcast Episode 104” on YouTube.

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Today on the Humble Mechanic Podcast, I take your automotive questions. If you would like to get a question on a show like this, follow this format. Email me, Charles(AT)Humblemechanic(dot)com and put “question for Charles” in the subject. This is the best way to get your car question answered. If there are topics you want me to talk about on the show, this is a great way to get it done.

Sponsor of the DayCRP 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 questions on:

  • Passat dipsticks
  • Accurately checking engine oil level
  • DSG shifting in to neutral.
  • Replacing TSI timing chain tensioner under as preventative maintenance
  • Replacing MK4 parking brake cables
  • TDI HPFP warranty extension
  • Will TDI owners be forced to get “the fix”
  • and more

Trouble viewing? Watch “Viewer Automotive Questions Answered ~ Podcast Episode 99” on YouTube.

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DieselGate

DieselGate The news broke that VW lied about emissions on their 4 cylinder TDI cars across the world. Cars were being put in a different ECM strategy for the test. Here are my thoughts and how it will impact you, me, and others. The great thing about this whole dieselgate thing is, VW admitted that they lied about it, and has promised to make it right. I really hope they stand behind that statement.

DISCLAIMER
I am a dealership employee, NOT a VWofA employee. I do not have access to any top secret information. All of the things I talk about today are public knowledge. They are also only my thoughts. I am not speculating on anything that VW may do to fix this issue. There are a lot of things that could be done, but we just do not know what will happen.

Join me today as we breakdown:

  • What this DieselGate thing is all about
  • How VW may have cheated the emissions test
  • They admitted they did it
  • What they promised to do.
  • How this will impact VW service people
  • How this will impact VW sales people
  • Will they really make it right?
  • What will the Recall on TDIs mean
  • Great forum thread at CleanMPG.com
  • and more

Trouble viewing? Watch “VW Diesel Scandal AKA DIESELGATE ~ Episode 97” on YouTube.

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