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Automotive podcast

Today I will be taking viewer automotive 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.

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 

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

Help Support The Show 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 as I take your automotive questions on:

  • 0:53 ~ CrewMember Benefits ~ https://goo.gl/7NzPsK
  • 1:36 ~ Why fluid must be at the proper level
  • 3:56 ~ diagnosing timing chain noise
  • 06:55 ~ How many miles until timing belt failure?
  • 10:22 ~ DIY an Ignition switch?
  • DSG Explained
  • 3-N-1 Lock Lube
  • Right angle drill
  • and more

Trouble viewing? Watch “Viewer Automotive Questions ~ Podcast Episode 189” 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, contact me via email, or use the contact me form! Don’t forget to follow me at:

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.

Sponsor of the Day 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 

Help Support The Show 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 as I take you questions on:

Join me as I take your automotive questions on:

  • (0:18) ~ Happy New Year!
  • (2:06) ~ Can I change my DSG gear ratio?
  • (6:22) ~ Can I DIY my CC Remote?
  • (8:34) ~ What can cause FSI cooling system issues?
  • (12:23) ~ MK4 electrical issues
  • and more


Trouble viewing? Watch “Viewer Automotive Questions ~ Podcast Episode 176” 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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DSG Problems

VW DSG ProblemsToday on “How VW parts fail”, we are looking at the mechantronics unit from the 7 speed DSG transmission. This transmission is only found in the Jetta Hybrid in the US market. In the rest of world market, it is found in other drivetrain combinations as well. This is not the most common of VW issues, but it is pretty cool how it works. This is also a little different video because I have never taken one apart. It is great because we can all learn something on this video.

Sponsor Of The Day
Today’s show is sponsored by Deutsche Auto Parts. They are the VW and Audi parts experts. They have great prices and awesome service. Plus they work really hard on a ton of VW DIY videos. Paul and the fellas at DAP are awesome. Also check out their new site at SHOPDAP.com

Join me as we break down(hopefully not):

  • What a mechatronics unit in the DSG is
  • How a mechatronics unit in the DSG works
  • How the mechatronics unit changes gears
  • The serviceability of the mechatronics unit.
  • Is this a DIY part?
  • The DSG Transmission explained 
  • Symptoms of mechatronics unit failure
  • and more

Trouble viewing? Watch “How VW Parts Fail ~ 7 speed DSG Mechatronic Unit” on YouTube.

As always, your questions and comments are welcome.
Please post them below. If you would like to suggest a part of a show like this, email me Charles(at)HumbleMechanic(dot)com. Thanks again to Deutsche Auto Parts for being such a great sponsor.VW DSG Problems

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Automotive Podcast

Happy Monday everyone. I hope you all had a rocking weekend. How about those Super Bowl commercials? Oh, and if you are a football fan, what a great game. What were your favorite Super Bowl commercials? Here are my favorite automotive related commercials:

Today on the show I take your questions. To get a question on a show like this, email me Charles(at)Humblemechanic(dot)com and put QUESTION FOR CHARLES in the subject. It is just that easy. 🙂

Today on the automotive podcast we chat about:

  • Moisture buildup on the bottom of oil caps
  • My thoughts on the 3.6 VR6
  • Cold start misfires
  • Harsh shifting in a DSG
  • Carbon buildup
  • Removing an engine
  • Keeping my beard clean at work
  • and more

Having trouble with the video? Watch “Viewer’s Questions ~ Podcast Episode 40” 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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VW DSG TRANSMISSON

Hey Everyone. You may remember a while back I posted some picture of an upcoming video collaboration with Jason from Engineering Explained. Well I had Jason out to the garage and we shot some fun videos of the DSG transmission. Rumor has it, there will also be an outtakes video coming soon 😉  It IS out, just scroll down to the bottom of the page 😛

In this video we look at:

  • How DSGs work
  • 2 part input shaft
  • DSG Duel Clutches
  • DSG Power flow
  • DSG Shifting
  • DSG Control
  • Mechatronic unit
  • and more

Trouble viewing? Watch “DSG Explained” on YouTube

I also followed that up with “Viewer Questions on DSG Transmissions, Podcast Episode 30“. On that show, I answer all your questions on the DSG transmission. You can also see our other collaboration video on the VW Vr6 engine. If you have more questions about DSG transmissions, use the contact me form, or email me Charles(at)humblemechanic(dot)com with DSG QUESTION in the subject.

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OUTTAKES AND BLOOPERS

Having trouble viewing? Watch “Outtakes & Bloopers – DSG Transmission” on YouTube.

DSG Questions

VW DSG TRANSMISSONHey everyone. Today we are talking about DSG, or Direct Shift Gearbox transmissions. I posted on Facebook asking for YOUR questions on DSGs. The reason for that is, Jason from Engineering Explained joined me in the shop for a very in depth video on the DSG. I wanted to use that opportunity to answer your questions before his video comes out. Let me say, you guys are going to love that video.

Join me as I answer your questions on:

  • Using the Factory fill tool
  • Measuring the proper fluid level
  • Clutch wear life
  • The beer I am drinking 😉
  • Issues with hesitation at start
  • Awkwardness in stop and go traffic
  • Why does my DSG roll after pulling it in park
  • DSG vs PDK
  • DSG in a MK4
  • Why are they replacing manuals
  • DSG in a MK1 (WHAT THE WHAT??)
  • Showing some love for Engineering Explained AND EricTheCarGuy

If you are having problems viewing, watch “Viewer Questions on DSG Transmissions, Podcast Episode 30” on YouTube.

Thanks again to Jason from Engineering Explained (check out our VR6 video) for hanging out, and doing some fun video work. Remember, if you have a question you want to submit for a show like this (DSG or otherwise), email me Charles(at)Humblemechanic(dot)com, be sure to put QUESTION FOR CHARLES in the subject.
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Viewer Questions, Podcast Episode 28

Happy Monday everyone. I have an awesome show for you today. I posted on Facebook asking for your questions. It got a huge response. So today on the automotive podcast, I answer all of your questions. If you think this is something you would be interested in me doing more, please let me know. I had a blast doing it.

On today’s automotive podcast, I answer your questions on

  • The DSG transmission as a replacement for a manual transmission
  • Running Bio Diesel in a 2011 Jetta Sportwagon TDI
  • Letting techs borrow tools
  • The VW 2.0t FSI oil burning issues
  • VWs 10k miles service intervals
  • Buying a MK2 Jetta Coupe
  • Moving from Service Express to a main line technician
  • What I like and dislike about the VW MK7
  • Why I choose VW, and why I am an Audi/VW enthusiast
  • Did I forget about Landon? 😉
  • My Thoughts on Rotary engines
  • Turbo or naturally aspirated
  • Replacing engine mounts
  • 91 Cabby burning oil diagnosis
  • Reliability of TDI long term
  • Craft beer
  • Automotive service people’s pet peevs
  • Best engine designs
  • VW history
  • Getting hired as a tech
  • And more

If you are having trouble watching, visit Viewer Questions, Podcast Episode 28 on YouTube

As always, I love to hear your comments and questions. If you think this is something we should do more, post that in the comments below. If you have an idea for a show topic, use the contact me form.

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