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How To Check and Replace a Door Latch MK5 GTI

How To Check and Replace a Door latch is a very common vw repair. This can be due to a sticking door, stuck door, a door that will not open, or a door that will not lock or unlock. There are also some checks you should do before replacing the door latch.

Big time thanks to FCP Euro for partnering with me on this project. This allows me to get some videos done for you guys that I would not have otherwise been able to do. The car will only be here for a short time, but we will fix a TON of stuff on it.

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Trouble viewing? Watch “How To Check and Replace a Door Latch MK5 GTI” on YouTube.

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how to paint your engine

There are tons of ways to paint an engine. Today I will show you step by step on how to paint your engine, or any parts of your engine. We will be using POR15 engine paint kit. This kit comes with everything you need to get the engine properly and permanently painted as well as rust proofed. Not only do I think this is my best DIY ever, I am so excited to start the process of putting the White Wookie back together.

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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.

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Trouble viewing? Watch “How To Paint Your Engine” on YouTube.

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MK3 vr6 GTIToday we are taking a look back at the amazing year that way 2015. Last year was an amazing year for me both personally and professionally. We will also be looking ahead to what 2016 will bring for the show, for me and my fellow VW techs, and the VR6 GTI aka “Project White Wookie”.

I also want you all to know that I appreciate all of you. If you have taken just one second to chat with me, send me an email, like a post on Instagram, share a video I did, leave a comment, I owe you a huge thank you. With out your support I would have called it quits. I want to be sure that I am giving you tons of value, and 2016 is gonna blow your mind!

Join me as we discuss:

Recap of 2015 for Humble Mechanic

2015 Recap at the shop

  • “Promoted”to shop foreman
  • DieselGate ~(I forgot to mention this on the show)

What 2016 will bring

  • More DIY
  • More failed parts
  • More motivation
  • More teaching

Project White Wookie

  • GTI Walk around
  • Parking for the winter
  • Tons of repairs and DIY videos
  • How deep will it go?

What do you want from Humble Mechanic in 2016??

Trouble viewing? Watch “VR6 GTI Update ~ 2015 Recap ~ Plans for 2016 ~ Podcast Episode 120” 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.

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How did I forget to talk about this?!

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Ladies and gentlemen we have made it.  100 episodes of The Humble Mechanic Podcast. Today is also fitting because it is the first show from the GTI. On this podcast we look to the future of what HumbleMechanic.com can and will be. Some of the things I would love to see are simply a dream of mine. Some are “this would be cool if” things and other are already in the works. I want to thank each and every one of you for watching the show. All of you that are new to the show, welcome to the community. For those of you that have been around since the beginning, your support means the world to me. A huge thank you from me to all of you!

Join me in the GTI as we breakdown(hopefully not)

  • Episode 1 ~ Humble Mechanic video show Episode 1
  • Episode 50 ~ Why I started the show ~ Podcast Episode 50
  • Continuing to help fellow technicians
  • Building a site to bring good customers and great techs together
  • Expanding beyond VW and Audi
  • More DIY and How To videos
  • Why DIY video are about more than a specific repair
  • Premium content
  • Premium content will NOT replace what we have going on now
  • Doing the show full time
  • and more

Trouble viewing? Watch “The Future Of Humble Mechanic ~ Episode 100” on YouTube.

As always I love to hear your thoughts. Please post them in the comments section below. If you have an idea for a show you can email me, or use the contact me form! Don’t forget to follow me at:

MK3 vr6 GTIMy newest project car is this 1998 MK3 VR6 Volkswagen GTI. This is a quick walk around video showing some of the good things and some of the GTI problems. Follow allow this video series and see how I turn this GTI back into the car it once was.

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Join me today as we break down (hopefully not):

  • Engine code
  • GTI issues under the hood
  • Concerns about the interior
  • Issues with paint on roof
  • Under car concerns
  • The best part about the car
  • Upcoming DIY MK3 DIY videos
  • and more

Trouble viewing? Watch “MK3 Project Car Walk Around ~ Video 1” on YouTube.

As always I love to hear your thoughts. Please post them in the comments section below. If you have an idea for a show you can email me, or use the contact me form! Don’t forget to follow me at: