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Today on the automotive podcast, Jason from Engineering Explained and I sit down and talk cars. This is episode 122 of the Humble Mechanic Podcast. For those of you that don’t know, Jason is an amazing teacher of how cars work. He also does really great car reviews. Be sure to check out all his work at Engineering Explained on YouTube. 

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Join Jason and I as we discuss:

  • Jason IS Behind The Wrench
  • Learn about how Engineering Explained got started
  • Engineering Explained teaching about cars
  • Engineering Explained car reviews
  • Coolest video that Engineering Explained as covered(hint I was in it too)
  • How Jason got into cars
  • How being trained as an engineer changed the view of cars
  • Best first upgrade for a car
  • Do engineer REALLY hate mechanic?
  • Jason’s favorite car review
  • and more


Trouble viewing? Watch “Behind The Wrench ~ Engineering Explained” 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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VR6 Engine

The VR6 EngineToday we have something totally different. A few weeks ago Jason from Engineering Explained, one of the best channels on YouTube, and I did a video collaboration. Well, he did all the hard work, and I just rambled about the VR6.

His fans had been asking him to do a video explaining about VW’s VR6 engine. It just so happened that I had a few VR6 parts around the shop. One of the things about the Cabby build, plenty of extra parts. I sent him some video of the engine block and the cylinder head. He mated that with an incredible white board explanation of how the VR6 works.

As you guys know, I have an affinity for the VR6. It is such a cool design, not to mention that it looks SWEET in the MK1 Cabby. I also shot some audio of how wonderful the exhaust note is.

If you are having trouble watching on the blog, check out VR6 Explained on YouTube.

Well folks, there you have it. You are now experts on the VR6 engine. Big thanks to Jason for letting me work with him on this video. Check out all his amazing work at:

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Engineering Explained Answers the Web's Most Searched Questions

Today my good friend Jason from Engineering Explained answers the most searched questions about Engineering Explained. This is a total spoof of those Youtube videos that have celebrities answer funny questions about themselves. It’s also Jason and I just having a fun time in the shop. Something I think we can all relate to. There is so much nonsense in the world today. I want us all to take a minute some times and just have some fun with our buddies.

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If you are thinking of becoming a mechanic, or thinking of becoming an engineer, this video will be no help at all. Today Engineering Explained asks Humble Mechanic engineering questions, and I ask Jason mechanic questions. This video basically comes from Jason and I asking each other the dumbest questions we could find.

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.

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.

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! Humble Mechanic automotive Podcast Don’t forget to follow me at: