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Viewer Questions ~ Podcast Episode 59

Happy Monday everyone. I hope that your week is off to an awesome start. Today on the automotive podcast, I will be taking questions that you sent in via email. To get an automotive question answered, email me Charles(at)HumbleMechanic(DOT)com and put “question for Charles” in the subject. Also if you can ask your question at the top of the email, then give me the details, that would be awesome.

2015 Golf SportWagen
I borrowed a brand new Golf SportWagen for a a few days. That gave me a chance to do a bunch of videos on it for you guys. There is a new playlist on the YouTube channel 2015 Golf SportWagen Videos. Some of the videos include:2015 Golf Sportwagen

  • How to change a tire on 2015 Golf SportWagen
  • How to check fuses 2015 Golf SportWagen
  • How to set the clock 2015 Golf SportWagen
  • How to reset the tire pressure light on 2015 Golf SportWagen
  • and more

I am also working on a full review of the car. That should be out soon.

 Join me today as I take your automotive questions on:

  • Buying a MKIV VR6 GTI
  • Buying a modified car
  • Mechanic tattoos
  • Doing a transmission service
  • Being late or early for a service
  • A.S.E. certifications at a dealer
  • What to do before a dealer interview
  • VW and Audi similarities
  • 2.0t TSI Timing Chain tensioners
  • and more

Trouble viewing? Watch “Viewer Questions ~ Podcast Episode 59” 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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The State Of The Shop

Happy Friday everyone. We are back with another “State Of The Shop” episode of the automotive podcast. These are the show that I recap the last month or so in the shop. I was out of the shop for almost 2 weeks last month, but that doesn’t mean the action stopped. I have really started digging these shows. I think that these and the Viewer Questions shows are my favorite to do. Oh, I changed up the intro a little bit, what do you guys think of it?

Join me as break down:

Trouble viewing? Watch “State Of The Shop ~ Podcast Episode 58” 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.

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Automotive Podcast

Happy Monday everyone. I hope that your April is off to a great start. Today I will be taking your automotive related questions that you sent to Charles(AT)Humblemechanic(DOT)com and put question for Charles in the subject. That really helps me filter the automotive questions the best.

Congratulations!
If you follow the Humble Mechanic Facebook Page, you should know that I gave away a Power Probe 2 last weekend. The folks at Power Probe have been very good to me, and I wanted to pay that forward. So congratulations to the winner. If you didn’t win, don’t worry. I have more tricks up my sleeve.

Join me today as I take your questions on:

  • VW axle recall update
  • Replacing a Catalytic Converter on a 1.8t Jetta
  • What Electronic Power Steering about
  • How is Electronic Power Steering different than traditional power steering?
  • Leaking rear main seals on 2013 Tiguan and newer VWs
  • Transitioning from another manufacturer to VW as a VW tech
  • Pros and Cons of working as a VW tech
  • My relationship with my dealer and this show
  • Some up and coming things with the show
  • VW tech time lapse video
  • Possible reviews of the Golf SportWagon
  • and more

Trouble viewing? Watch “Viewer Questions ~ Podcast Episode 56” 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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Bringing An Old Car To The Dealership For Service ~ AUDIO Podcast Episode 52

Happy Monday everyone. I hope that you all had an AWESOME weekend. It is getting to be car show season soon. Are your projects coming along? Today on the automotive podcast, we are talking about bringing your older car to the dealership for service. This is not a topic we have touched on before. We have talked a little about Bringing a modified car to the dealership before. This is a little different, but not too much.

Join me today as we chat about

  • Welcome a new human to the family
  • Dealer may NOT be the #1 choice for an old car
  • Dealers work mostly on newer cars
  • The amount of MK1 and MK2 VWs at the dealer
  • Why dealers don’t have older repair information
  • Why dealers don’t have old special tools
  • Getting older parts from dealerships
  • Cabrio ABS module
  • and more

Trouble viewing? Watch “Bringing An Old Car To The Dealership For Service ~ Podcast Episode 52” 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 post it in the comments, email me, or use the contact me form! Again, thank each and every one of you for all the support! Don’t forget to subscribe here on the blog for updates.

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Automotive podcast and blog

Today is an AWESOME milestone show. Episode 50 if the Humble Mechanic Podcast.

Today I wanted to share the story with you guys about why I even started this show. It has been an amazingly cool ride along the way. I have all of you to thank for that. If it was not for all of your support, this show would not be what it is. This community would not be what it is. In short, you guys are freaking awesome!

Join me today as we talk about:

  • The journey to Episode 50
  • Why I started the blog
  • How the dealer I work for did Social media
  • Sharing stories about being a mechanic
  • Give people the same experience online that they get at the dealer
  • Why I switched to a video format
  • and more

Trouble viewing? Watch “Why I Started The Show ~ Podcast Episode 50” 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! Again, thank each and every one of you for all the support!

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automotive podcast

Happy Monday everyone. We are back on track with the automotive podcast. Today I will be answering your questions about all things automotive. Remember to submit a question for a show, email me Charles(AT)humblemechanic(dot)com and put question for Charles in the subject. Also, when it comes to diagnostic type questions, give me as much info as you can.

Join me today as I answer your questions on:

  • Huge shout out to PowerProbe
  • PowerProbe Review Video
  • How does giving customers a discount impact a tech
  • Starting a Forum
  • Finding a place to start when diagnosing multiple issues
  • 200 Jetta VR6 issues
  • Diagnosing driveability issues on an engine swap
  • Diagnosing VW electrical issues
  • Diagnosing a no start
  • Paying attention to what the car is telling you
  • and more

Trouble viewing? Watch “Viewer Questions ~ Podcast Episode 44” 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 Questions ~ Audio Podcast Episode 43

Hey everyone. There has been a little bit of a shift in scheduling this week. There was podcast on Monday. I had a ton of great questions, so I didn’t want to miss a show answering them. So today I am answering the questions that you sent to Charles(AT)humblemechanic(dot)com with QUESTION FOR CHARLES in the subject.

Join me on the automotive podcast as we chat about:

  • p1582 faults on a AAA VR6
  • Throttle valve adaptation on VR6
  • HPFP on TDI engines
  • Adding fuel treatment
  • DIYs videos
  • Decarb on 2.0t TSI engines
  • Will I be at SOWO?
  • TDI Passat turbo failures
  • Oil leaks on 2.0t TSI engines
  • Social Media for auto shops, techs, and customers
  • Video about Flat rate
  • DIY 2.0t Intake manifold
  • and more

Trouble viewing? Watch ” Viewer Questions ~ Podcast Episode 43” 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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