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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.

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 

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Join me as I take your automotive questions on:

  • (0:27) ~ How to get a question on a show
  • (1:23) ~ No heat in a MK5 Jetta?
  • (3:48) ~ Temp Gauge not working ?
  • (7:29) ~ What can happen if I don’t fix oil leaks?
  • (10:50) ~ OEM vs Aftermarket parts
  • and more

Trouble viewing? Watch “Viewer Automotive Questions ~ Podcast Episode 177” 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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Viewer Car Questions ANSWERED ~ Audio Podcast Episode 74

Happy Monday everyone. It sure feels like summer is in full swing here.  Today I sit down and answer your questions. It have a question answered on a show like this, email me Charles(at)Humblemechanic(dot)com. Be sure to put “Question for Charles” in the subject.

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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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Viewer Car Questions ANSWERED ~ Audio Podcast Episode 63

Hey everyone. Today I am answering your automotive related questions that you have sent to Charles(at)humblemechanic(dot)com and put question for Charles in the subject. I really love doing the Q&A shows. It gives me an idea where  you guys are at, and the topics that you want to know about. If you send in a question and don’t here the answer, send it again. It may have got eaten by the spam monster.

Sponsor of the dayrain eater logo
I would like to welcome RainEater wiper blades to the community. They have joined up to help bring you the show. I did a review of RainEater wipers a few weeks ago. They loved the community and wanted to be a part of it. So check out that review, and check out their blades at RainEater.com. They even demo their blades on a windshield covered in mustard.

Join me today as I take your automotive questions on:

  • Will I be going to Southern Worthersee
  • A promotion at the shop
  • Welcoming a new sponsor
  • More about what it means to be a Humble Mechanic Sponsor
  • Replacing a part vs replacing just a seal
  • 2.0t TSI engine oil leaks
  • Earning other’s trust
  • Getting along with other techs
  • People having faith in your work
  • Why would a part NOT be replaced under warranty
  • How the VW Dual Mass Flywheel fails
  • Buying a certified pre-owed VW
  • Possible issues with a 2011 VW GTI
  • SOWO 2013
  • And more

Trouble Viewing? Watch “Viewer Questions ~ Podcast Episode 63” on YouTube

Old school VWs at Southern Worthersee

Old school VWs at Southern Worthersee

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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2.0t PCV failure

Failed 2.0t TSI PCV ValveHappy Tuesday everyone. Today we are back talking about failed VW parts. This time we are looking at the failure of the 2.0t TSI Positive Crankcase Vent Valve, or PCV. This is a part that can cause some crazy things to happen. PCV used to be a simple little valve that was replaced at maintenance intervals. Now it is a complex assembly.

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 boys at DAP are awesome. Check them out! Here are links to the PCV as well as a “how to” on replacing it.

Join me today as we look at:

  • What the 2.0t PCV does, and needs to do
  • How the 2.0t PCV can fail
  • Signs on 2.0t PCV failure
  • Diagnosing 2.0t PCV failure
  • Common miles and age of 2.0t PCV failure
  • DIY or No DIY
  • Related part to replace
  • and more

Having trouble watching? See “How The VW 2.0t TSI PCV Valve Fails~ Video” 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. Also thanks to VW for hooking up some sweat VW Driver Gear. And Thanks again to Deutsche Auto Parts for being such a great sponsor.

Failed 2.0t TSI PCV Valve

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leaking 2.5 Vacuum pump

IMG_3779 2Hey everyone! It is Tuesday, so we are looking at failed VW parts. Today we are diving into the 2.5L vacuum pump leaking oil. Last week we looked at how a 2.0T rear main seal fails. The funny thing is, this vacuum pump leaking is often mistake for a leaking rear main seal. For a list of all the failed part shows, check out “Failed VW Part Videos” on YouTube.

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 even hooked me up with a sweet custom Humble Mechanic/Deutsche Auto Parts bottle opener!

Join me as we take apart the 2.5L vacuum pump:

  • What the 2.5l vacuum pump does
  • How the 2.5l vacuum pump works
  • How the 2.5l vacuum pump FAILS!
  • The signs of 2.5l vacuum pump failure (hint it leaks oil 😉 )
  • Why the vacuum pump fails
  • How to diagnose 2.5l vacuum pump failures
  • DIY or Not?
  • Link to buy this pump 2.5l Vacuum pump
  • and more

Having trouble viewing? Watch “How The VW 2.5L Vacuum Pump Fails ~ Video” 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. Also thanks to VW for hooking up some sweat VW Driver Gear.

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