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BFI Oktoberfest 2015

Happy Monday everyone. I have a very great show on deck for you guys. Not only will I be taking your automotive questions, but I have a recap of the Black Forest Industries Oktoberfest. I want to say that it was great meeting all of you at the show. You will see why I didn’t do an entire video on the show. Remember that if you want to get your question answered on a show like this, email me “Charles(AT)Humblemechanic(DOT)com and put Question For Charles in the subject. You guys sent in some awesome automotive questions, and be sure to keep them coming.

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Join me as I take your questions on:

  • BFI Oktoberfest recap with video
  • My thoughts on modding a VW with Stage 1 tune
  • Adjusting rear camber MKV GTI
  • What causes camber wear
  • Building a MK3 AWD Jetta
  • What is the difference between DEF or Adblue?
  • Buying a used VW CC, and common CC issues
  • What work shoes I wear, and recommend
  • and more

Trouble viewing? Watch “Viewer Automotive Questions and BFI Recap ~ Podcast Episode 105” 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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MK1 VR6 VW Cabriolet

Happy Wednesday everyone. And because it’s Wednesday, it time for Shop Shots! This week we are moving out of the shop, and to an Oktoberfest. On Saturday, the folks at Black Forest Industries hosted their annual BFI Oktoberfest. If you are a social media person, check out the hash-tag #BFIOktoberfest. There are some great pictures and videos. This year I took a few pictures, and a video. I am still working on editing the video so stay tuned for that.

As I mentioned in the podcast, I will be traveling most of the end of October. I will be heading to Virginia next week for a A7 Workshop. That is the HVAC test for ASE certification. I am not exactly sure how the week will play out, but it should be awesome. If you have and questions about ASE type stuff, post them in the comments.

The following week, the folks at Shell invited me back to Texas. This time I will be heading to Austin for the 2014 Formula 1 US Grand Prix. I can’t even tell you guys how awesome that will be. Once I have more information and an itinerary, I will let you know. Get your F1 questions ready. 🙂

MK1 VR6 VW Cabriolet First up, I thought I would post a picture of the Cabby! I worked on the car most of the day Friday before the show. My hope was to get the clipper kit(body kit) fully installed for BFI. I got the kit installed, but sadly didn’t drive the Cabby. There was about 40% chance of rain. As you guys remember, she doesn’t have a top, or wiper blades that function. The cool part is, the car looks more complete with the clipper kit. The bad part is, I found that I have a few weird electrical bugs in the cluster. Maybe next year. :/

Blsvk Forest Industries OktoberfestThis is a shot of the entrance of the show. You can see the BFI building on the right.

Blsvk Forest Industries OktoberfestThere is always a great mix of old and new GTIs

Blsvk Forest Industries OktoberfestTons of people and tons of really cool VWs, Audis, MBs, and BMWs

Blsvk Forest Industries OktoberfestThis is a top notch A3. The car is a highly modified TDI. The owner said something about high 200s for horsepower and mid 500s in torque. Needless to say, this TDI is NUTS!

As always, the BFI Oktoberfest was a good time. It was great to meet some of you and share a beer. If you posted some pictures of the show, let us know. I would love to see more great shots.